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Administration Portal Overview

 

The Administration Portal in Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) provides a Web-based UI that service providers (SPs) and operating companies (OpCos) can use to manage physical and virtual resources, add and manage tenants, monitor system performance, perform administrative tasks (such as manage users and roles), and so on.



Administration Portal supports role-based access control (RBAC), which means that the roles assigned to users determine their access privileges and the actions that they can perform. The following predefined roles are available in Administration Portal:

  • SP Admin (SP Administrator)

  • SP Operator

  • OpCo Admin (OpCo Administrator)

  • OpCo Operator

Administrator users have read access and write access to the Administration Portal UI and API capabilities, whereas operator users only have read access. Administrators can also create more users with specific roles and access privileges.

Note

In the cloud-hosted version of CSO (managed by Juniper Networks), the SP Admin and SP Operator roles are available only for Juniper Networks.

Administration Portal supports both local authentication and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)-based authentication for single sign-on (SSO). When you log in to Administration Portal, the main menu (left sidebar) that is displayed and the actions that you can perform depend on your access privileges. Table 1 displays the main menu available in the Administration Portal and a brief description of each menu item, and a link to the relevant topic in the Contrail Service Orchestration Administration Portal User Guide.

Table 1: Administration Portal Main Menu

Main Menu

Description

Favorites

View the list of pages that you have marked as favorite. You can mark pages that you frequently visit to Favorites.

To mark a page as favorites, click the star icon on the right corner of each page.

Dashboard

Access a user-configurable dashboard that you can customize with available widgets (also known as dashlets).

For more information, see About the Administration Portal Dashboard.

Monitor

Monitor or view the following:

Resources

Manage the following resources:

Configuration

Configure or manage the following:

Note: You use the Network Designer tool (part of the Designer Tools) to create and publish network services.

Tenants

Manage tenants and OpCos: See About the Tenants Page and About the Operating Companies Page.

Administration

Perform various administrative tasks including the following:

Table 2 lists the icons on the top right corner of the Administration Portal and a brief description of each icon.

Table 2: Administration Portal Icons

Icons

Description

Running Jobs

Displays the list of jobs that are currently in progress. Click Review All to view the list of all jobs on the Jobs page.

For more information on the Jobs page, see About the Jobs Page.

Scheduled Jobs

Displays the list of jobs that are scheduled. Click Review All to view the list of all scheduled jobs on the Jobs page.

For more information on the Jobs page, see About the Jobs Page.

Scope

Displays the scope of a user.

If you are an SP administrator or an OpCo administrator, you can change the scope from All Tenants to a specific tenant. For more information on switching the scope, see Switching the Tenant Scope.

Alarms and Alerts

Displays the following two tabs:

  • Alarms—Displays the list of alarms that are generated by the device along with the timestamp and the severity of the alarm. Click Review All to view the details about the generated alarms on the Alarms page. For more information about the Alarms page, see About the Alarms Page.

  • Alerts—Displays the list of alerts that are generated by the device along with the timestamp and the severity of the alert. Click Review All to view the details about the generated alerts on the Alerts page. For more information about the Alerts page, see About the Generated Alerts Page

Feedback

Click this icon to provide feedback about the product or report any issues that you are facing.

User Name

Displays the user name of the user who has currently logged into CSO.

Resize

Click this icon to resize the page to full screen.

Help Menu (?)

Click this icon to access the following panels and online help documentation:

  • Getting Started panel

  • What’s New panel

  • Quick Help panel

  • Help Center

  • Release Notes

  • About Panel

Optionally, you can personalize the navigation mode and the theme in the portal. To personalize the portal:

  1. Click the icon on the lower left corner of the portal. You have an option to personalize the following settings:
    • Navigation Mode

    • Theme

    • Invert colors

  2. Select one of the following navigation modes:
    • Side Menu (default option)—Click this option if you want the main menu items to appear on the left pane.

    • Horizontal Menu—Click this option if you want the main menu items to appear horizontally on the top bar.

  3. Select one of the following themes:
    • Default—Click this option if you prefer the background color of the portal to be blue.

    • Grey—Click this option if you prefer the background color of the portal to be grey.

  4. Enable the toggle button if you prefer to invert the colors.

The changes are immediately applied to the portal.

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