After your devices are up and synchronized, much of the function in Network Director is automatically enabled. However, there are a few additional tasks that you will need to perform to use all the features of Network Director. We suggest that you explore:
Set up a Location View
Location View is one of seven different views, or perspectives, in your network. In Location View, you can manage devices based on a site. Here you define the buildings, floors, wiring closets, and outdoor areas. You can upload floor maps for easy reference and assign devices to a specific spot.
To set up a Location View:
- Click Build in the Network Director banner.
- Select Location View in the View pane to the left of the screen.
- Click Setup Locations in the Tasks pane to start setting up your location, buildings, floors, racks, wiring closets, and outdoor areas.
Enable Trap Forwarding and Alarms for Fault Management
A key component of Network Director is to diagnose problems with precision and ease. Network Director correlates multiple traps from the same device to a single alarm.
You must complete device discovery and the devices must be up before you can enable trap forwarding. Traps are not enabled by default; you need to enable them after device discovery.
- Use Set SNMP Trap Configuration in the Tasks pane of Deploy mode to configure your device to send SNMP traps to Network Director.
- Review the list of alarms in Preferences, located in the Network Director banner. All alarms are enabled by default, but you might want to disable those alarms that are not pertinent to your installation. You can also change the severity of an alarm by using Preferences.
Set up users
After you install Network Director, there is only one username defined: super with the default password, juniper123.
You have the ability to set up users with different Network Director privileges. New Network Director users are set up in Junos Space and follow the roles and privileges as defined in Junos Space. For a complete discussion on how to properly set up users, see Understanding Network Director User Administration.
Configure Network Director API—The Network Director API is a set of Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs that enable network management functions and is installed when you install Network Director. To know more about configuring Network Director API, see Setting Up the Network Director API.
Learn what you can do with Network Director
There are two ways you can become familiar with the functions and features of Network Director:
Use the extensive online help system that guides you through Network Director. Clicking the main Help icon provides a top-down view into the help system; clicking a Help icon on a pane or window provides context-sensitive information. Use the help system to familiarize yourself with Network Director and the different modes and panes in the interface.
Refer to the Network Director User Guide.