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Accessing a Device’s Web-Based Interface from Network Director

 

Network Director enables you to connect to the switches and wireless LAN controllers in your network, using the device Web-based interface.

This topic describes the steps to connect to a switch by using the J-Web interface or to a controller by using Web View. The J-Web interface is a graphical user interface, using which you can monitor, configure, troubleshoot, and manage switches. Web View is a web-based management application that enables you to perform common configuration and management tasks on wireless devices.

You can connect and configure a device by using the J-Web interface or Web View only if the device is configured to accept HTTP or HTTPS as a management service. You can configure HTTP or HTTPS as a management service using the Device Common Settings profile. For more information, see Creating and Managing Device Common Settings .

To connect to a device using the J-Web interface or Web View:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • In the View pane, select the device to which you want to connect.

    • In the Topology view, locate the device to which you want to connect.

  2. Do one of the following:
    • While selecting the device in the View pane, select Build mode and select Tasks pane > Device Management > Launch Web View.

    • While in the Topology View, select the device for which you want to launch the Web connection and click Device Management > Launch Web View.

    The Web View or J-Web Login page appears.

  3. Enter the username and password to connect to the selected switch and click Login.

    If the credentials that you entered are valid, the system displays the J-Web or Web View home page for the selected device.

Note

Any configuration changes you make to a device using the Web interface qualify as out-of-band changes in Network Director. Out-of-band configuration changes can cause the configuration state of a managed device to become out of sync, which indicates that the device configuration no longer matches the Build mode configuration for the device. Use the Resynchronize Device Configuration task in Deploy mode to resynchronize the device configuration.