NorthStar Controller Web UI Overview
The NorthStar Controller web UI has five main views:
Figure 1 shows the buttons for selecting a view. They are located in the top menu bar.
The availability of some functions and features is dependent on user group permissions.
The Dashboard view presents a variety of status and statistics information related to the network, in the form of widgets. Figure 2 shows a sample of the available widgets.
The Topology view is displayed by default when you first log in to the web UI. Figure 3 shows the Topology view.
The Topology view is the main work area for the live network you load into the system. The Layout and Applications drop-down menus in the top menu bar are only available in Topology view.
The Nodes view, shown in Figure 4, displays detailed information about the nodes in the network. With this view, you can see node details, tunnel and interface summaries, groupings, and geographic placement (if enabled), all in one place.
The Analytics view, shown in Figure 5, provides a collection of quick-reference widgets related to analytics.
The Work Orders view, shown in Figure 6, presents a table listing all scheduled work orders. Clicking on a line item in the table displays detailed information about the work order in a second table.
Functions accessible from the right side of the top menu bar have to do with user and administrative management. Figure 7 shows that portion of the top menu bar. These functions are accessible whether you are in the Dashboard, Topology, Nodes, Analytics, or Work Orders view.
The user and administrative management functions consist of:
User Options (user icon)
More Options (menu icon)
Administration (the options available to any particular user depend on user group permissions)
The “Admin only” functions can only be accessed by the Admin.
Authentication (Admin only)
License (Admin only)
Subscribers (Admin only)
System Settings (Admin only)
Users (Admin only)
Documentation (link to NorthStar customer documentation)
Planner Desktop (launches the NorthStar Planner Java client UI, without closing your NorthStar Controller web UI)
About (version and license information)