This section contains an overview of the areas
and tools that comprise the Cisco VXC Manager Administrator Console
(details on each item in the Administrator Console are provided in
their respective chapters in this guide).
The Cisco VXC Manager Administrator Console is
a snap-in to the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). It allows you
to quickly view important information about the Cisco VXC Manager
system, and helps you to easily perform all of the device
management duties that are required to run and maintain your Cisco
VXC Manager environment.
Figure 1. Cisco VXC Manager
The tree pane of the Administrator Console
contains several functional managers (nodes). Each of these
managers has a set of automated tools that help you to perform your
administrator duties and daily activities in that functional
Device Manager—View and manage the devices within
your Cisco VXC Manager environment (see Device Manager).
Package Manager—View and manage the Cisco VXC
Manager packages (images, configurations, and so on) which can be
distributed to managed devices (see Package Manager).
Update Manager—View and manage the schedules for
Cisco VXC Manager package distribution to managed devices, and the
schedules for synchronizations between Remote Repositories and the
Master Repository (see Update Manager).
Report Manager—Create and view the Cisco VXC
Manager reports (see Report Manager).
Configuration Manager—Configure your Cisco VXC
Manager system preferences and environment designs so that Cisco
VXC Manager meets your specific needs (see Configuration Manager).
The top of the details pane of the
Administrator Console contains various task command icons and
features, and a listing of the items contained in the selected node
or folder of the tree pane. For example, you can open a folder
named Finance in which you have placed a View you have created to
display all of the devices in your finance department.
The bottom of the details pane of the
Administrator Console contains details and task options for the
items listed in the top of the details pane. For example, if you
choose a device listed in your finance department, the bottom of
the details pane provides tabs (General Info, Hardware Info,
Network Info, Application Info, Deployed Package, Log History,
Custom Info, Disk Details, and Remote Sessions) that contain
information on the various details of the device. To view the
information you want about the device, click the appropriate
The panes of the Administrator Console allow
you to drag and drop items for easy task performance.