Understanding the User Interface
Cisco Prime Collaboration Manager is a thin client web-based application. You need Mozilla Firefox and Adobe Flash Player to view all Cisco Prime CM features.
The following sections provide details on the Cisco Prime CM user interface components that are visible on most of the pages:
Cisco Prime CM contains the following static global toolbar at the top-left of the page (see Figure 2-1):
Figure 2-1 Global Toolbar -Top-left
•Home—Launch point for a video collaboration dashboard for all alarmed sessions. This is the home page for the Cisco Prime CM application.
•Monitoring—Contains menus to launch (see Figure 2-2):
–Monitoring tasks: Sessions and endpoints.
–Fault Management tasks: Alarms and events.
Figure 2-2 Monitoring Menu Options
•Inventory—Launch point for device management tasks.
•Administration—Contains menus to launch (see Figure 2-3):
–Management tasks: Job, user, and license management.
–Configuration tasks: Device monitoring, system, timezone, and refresh interval configurations.
Figure 2-3 Administration Menu Options
Cisco Prime CM contains the following static global toolbar at the top-right of the page (see Figure 2-4):
Figure 2-4 Global Toolbar-Top-right
•Refresh—Refreshes the current active page.
•Help—Launches the Cisco Prime Collaboration Manager help pages.
•E-Learning—Launches the Cisco Prime Collaboration Manager training VODs.
•About—Launches the About page.
•Admin (an user)—Indicates which user has logged into the Cisco Prime CM application. Hover the mouse over the user login link to access the Change Password link.
•Log Out—Enables you to log out from the Cisco Prime CM application.
See Toolbar Icons to know the icons.
Cisco Prime CM contains the following static global toolbar at the bottom-right of the page (see Figure 2-5):
Figure 2-5 Global Toolbar-Bottom-right
•Alarm Browser—Launches the alarm browser within the active page (bottom half of the page).
•Alarm Summary—Launches the alarm summary window, displaying all critical, major, and minor alarms.
•Critical, Major, and Minor—Launches the alarm browser, listing the devices or sessions that contain the alarms.
The Cisco Prime CM UI provides sub-menus (see Figure 2-6) at the page-level (callout 1 in Figure 2-6) and table-level (callout 2 inFigure 2-6) in some of the pages. For the table-level sub-menus, you need to select items in the table and perform the tasks.
Figure 2-6 Sub-menus
A dashlet is a portion of the page that allows you to minimize and maximize the user interface, based on your requirement. This feature is available on the Home page. There are three dashlets on the Home page that you can minimize and maximize:
•Sessions in Progress with Alarms
•Endpoints Alarms Summary
•Video Collaboration Service Infrastructure
You can use the Filter feature to display specific information on the Cisco Prime CM user interface. The Filter icon is provided wherever the data is displayed in a tabular format. The following are the different types of filters available on the Cisco Prime CM client:
This filter allows you to narrow down the data inside a table by applying a filter to a specific table column or columns. The operator used with this filter is Contains. To apply different operators, use the Advance Filter option.
To launch the quick filter, select Quick Filter from the Filter drop-down menu.
To clear the Quick Filter, click the Filter button.
This filter allows you to narrow down the data in a table by applying a filter, using multiple operators, such as Does not contain, Does not equal, Ends with, Is empty, and so on.
You can choose the filter pattern (table column names) and operator from the drop-down menu. In addition, you need to enter the filter criteria, based on the data available in the Cisco Prime CM database.
To launch advance filter, select Advance Filter from the Filter drop-down menu.
Figure 2-7 Advance Filter
You can save the filter criteria used in the Advance filter (see Figure 2-7). To save the filter criteria:
1. Enter the advance filter criteria.
2. Click Go.
The data is filtered, based on the filter criteria.
3. Click the Save icon.
The Save Preset Filter window appears.
4. Enter the name for the Preset Filter and click Save.
You can view the saved filter in the Preset Filter drop-down menu.
To clear, the Advance Filter, click the Filter button.
Cisco Prime CM provides predefined keywords to filter the data. In addition to this, the saved Advance Filter criteria is also listed in the Present Filter drop-down menu. See Advance Filter for details on how to save the filter criteria.
This feature is available in some of the pages, such as Device Management page, Alarms, and Event browsers. To launch preset filter, select the available values from the Show drop-down menu.
On the Home and Session Monitoring pages, along with the quick and advance filters, you can also filter data, based on the icon types (see Figure 2-8). Click on any one of the icons to filter the data in the table. The selected filter icon text is highlighted. This filter supports only one criteria. That is, if you have filtered on the in-progress sessions, you cannot filter data again on the listed in-progress sessions.
To deselect it, click on another icon.
You must use either Quick Filter or Advance Filter to filter on multiple criteria. Click All Sessions to reset the filter. The All Sessions icon is not applicable to Quick Filter and Advance Filter.
Figure 2-8 Icon-based Filters
This icon appears when you hover over the mouse inside a table (specific table columns) or on a topology pane.
This icon helps you to launch a quick view window. This window contains a high-level summary on a endpoint, network devices, service infrastructure, session, or network link, based on the page from where you launch the window. This window also contains cross-launch links that enable you to add an endpoint or a session to watch list, launch the Session Monitoring page and so on.
Figure 2-9 displays quick view for a session:
Figure 2-9 Quick View for a Session
Cisco Prime CM allows you to customize tables. You can select the columns that you want to view on the Cisco Prime CM user interface. You can also lock a table row to either the top or bottom of the table (see Figure 2-10).
Figure 2-10 Customizing Tables
Configuring Timezone and Refresh Interval
You can configure the refresh interval and the timezone that you want to view on the Cisco Prime CM web client.
The page that is active is refreshed, based on the configured refresh interval. In addition to this active page, the Alarm Browser and Alarm Summary panes (located at the bottom of the page) are also refreshed at the same interval.
All pages and tables contain Refresh icons that you can click on to refresh the page or table.
To configure the Cisco Prime CM client refresh interval and timezone:
Step 1 Choose Administration > User Preference Configuration.
The User Preference Configuration page appears.
Step 2 Choose the refresh interval from the Refresh Interval drop-down menu.
By default, the refresh interval is set to 5 minutes.
Step 3 Choose the Cisco Prime CM client timezone from the Timezone Selection drop-down menu.
By default, the timezone is set to your browser timezone.
Step 4 Click Save.
To configure the Cisco Prime CM server timezone:
Step 1 Log into the Cisco Prime CM server with the account that you have created during installation. By default, it is admin.
Step 2 Enter the following command to list the supported timezones:
Step 3 Enter the following commands to set the timezone for the Cisco Prime CM server:
cm/admin(config)# config t
cm/admin(config)# clock timezone US/Pacific
Step 4 Enter the following command to copy running-configuration to startup-configuration:
Step 5 Enter the following command to restart the Cisco Prime CM server:
cm/admin# application stop emsam
cm/admin# application start emsam
Step 6 Wait for 2-3 minutes and enter the following command to check the Cisco Prime CM application status:
cm/admin# show application status emsam
The sample output of the status command is shown below:
Environment variables already set!
STAT PID USER COMMAND ELAPSED
S<l 3951 root Decap_main 2-20:03:35
SNl 4252 cmuser emsam_diag 2-20:03:02
SNl 4194 root emsam_fault 2-20:03:06
SNl 3957 root emsam_mq 2-20:03:34
SNl 4030 root emsam_poller 2-20:03:26
SNl 4022 root emsam_tomcat 2-20:03:27
SNl 3930 mysql mysqld 2-20:03:38
SN 3768 root mysqld_safe 2-20:03:39
Step 7 Enter the following command to verify whether the timezone is set to the new value: