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Site Management

 

About the Site Config Page

To access this page, click the Devices tab and select Configuration in the left-nav bar. Then sort the device tree by site and click the site that you want to edit. By default, this page starts in the Config tab.

The Site Config page displays information for the selected site. A site represents a geographic location shared by colocated devices.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can edit or delete the selected site from this page.

Field Descriptions

Table 1 explains the fields in the Site Config page.

Table 1: Fields on the Site Config Page

Field

Description

Site Name

The site’s name. This name must be unique.

Latitude

The site’s latitude in degrees. This can only be edited if the site does not contain any devices.

Longitude

The site’s longitude in degrees. This can only be edited if the site does not contain any devices.

Contact

The site’s contact information. Enter the contact information for the person administering the site. This is optional.

Address

The site’s civic address. Enter the address of the site. This is optional.

Description

A description of the site. Add text to further describe the site. This is optional.

Editing a Site’s Parameters

Use this procedure to edit an existing site’s parameters.

  1. Click the Devices tab, select Configuration in the left-nav bar, and sort the device tree by site. Then, click the site you want to edit.
  2. Edit the site’s parameters as desired by clicking inside each text box and typing the new string. See Table 1 for a description of the parameters.
  3. To save your changes, click Save.
  4. To discard your changes, click Reset.
  5. To delete the site, click Delete. You can only delete a site if the site does not contain any devices.

About the Site Location Page

To access this page, click the Devices tab and select Configuration in the left-nav bar. Then sort the device tree by site, click the site that you want to edit, and select the Location tab.

The Site Location page displays the location tree for the selected site. The location tree is optional and provides a structured way for you to specify additional location information (such as building, room, and rack) for devices at a site. Once you set up the tree, you can associate devices to a location in the location tree during device discovery. After you discover the device, the location information is shown as a text string in the Device Config page (see About the Device Config Page).

Tasks You Can Perform

You can edit the location tree for the selected site.

Field Descriptions

Table 2 explains the location tree hierarchy in the Site Location page.

Table 2: Location Tree Hierarchy on the Site Location Page

Field

Description

Site

The name of the site.

Building

The name of the building.

Room

The name of the room.

Rack

The name of the rack.

Editing a Location Tree

Use this procedure to edit a location tree for a site. Every site has a default location tree that you can edit to serve your needs.

  1. Click the Devices tab and select Configuration in the left-nav bar. Then sort the device tree by site, click the site that you want to edit, and select the Location tab.

    The location tree appears. If this is the first time you are editing the location tree for this site, the default tree is shown.

  2. To expand or hide location information for branches beneath a node in the tree, double-click the box at that node.
  3. To add a building to a site:
    1. Select the site box and click New.

      The Create New Building dialog appears.

    2. Enter the Name of the building and click Submit.

      The dialog closes and the building you just added is shown in the location tree under the site.

    3. When you add a building, a default room and rack are added as well. Double-click the building to see the default room and rack.

  4. To add a room to a building:
    1. Select the building box and click New.

      The Create New Room dialog appears.

    2. Enter the Name of the room and click Submit.

      The dialog closes and the room you just added is shown in the location tree under the building.

    3. When you add a room, a default rack is added as well. Double-click the room to see the default rack.

  5. To add a rack to a room:
    1. Select the room box and click New.

      The Create New Rack dialog appears.

    2. Enter the Name of the rack and click Submit.

      The dialog closes and the rack you just added is shown in the location tree under the room.

  6. To edit the name of a building, room, or rack, select the building, room, or rack and click Edit.

    Change the Name in the ensuing dialog and click Submit

  7. To delete a building, room, or rack, select the building, room, or rack and click Delete.

    You cannot delete the last rack in a room or the last room in a building, nor can you delete the building that is part of the default tree.

  8. Click Save to save your changes.

About the Site Devices Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, categorize the device tree by site, and click the site that you want to edit. This places you in the Site Config page. From here, select the Devices tab.

The Site Devices page lists the devices found at the selected site.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can view the list of devices found at the selected site.

Field Descriptions

Table 3 explains the fields in the Site Devices page.

Table 3: Fields in the Site Devices Page

Field

Description

Device

The IP address of the device.

Model

The model or device type.

Vendor

The vendor of the device.

Software Version

The software version that the device is running.

Viewing the List of Devices at a Site

Use this procedure to view the list of devices at a site.

  1. Start from the Devices Configuration page, categorize the device tree by site, click the site that you want to view, and select the Devices tab.

    A table displaying the list of devices found at the site is shown. See Table 3 for an explanation of the table headings.

  2. To search, copy, print, or save the table, see Working with Tables.

About the Site Operations Upgrade Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, categorize the device tree by site, and click the site that you want to edit. This places you in the Site Config page. From here, select Operations>Upgrade.

The Site Operations Upgrade page is where you go to simultaneously upgrade the software of all devices at a site.

Tasks You Can Perform

If all the devices at the site are of the same type, then you can perform a software upgrade on all devices at the selected site simultaneously. If the devices are not all of the same type, or if you only want to perform a software upgrade on a subset of devices, see About the Device Operations Upgrade Page.

Field Descriptions

See Field Descriptions.

Upgrading the Software on a Device

See Upgrading the Software on a Device.

About the Site Operations Backup Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, categorize the device tree by site, and click the site that you want to back up. This places you in the Site Config page. From here, select Operations>Backup.

The Site Operations Backup page displays the list of devices that you can back up from the selected site.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can back up the configuration database for all devices found at the selected site. If you only want to back up a subset of devices at the selected site, see About the Device Operations Backup Page.

Note

You can only back up devices that support the same file transfer protocol (FTP or SFTP). If some devices at the site can only use FTP while others can only use SFTP, then you must back up these devices separately.

Field Descriptions

See Field Descriptions.

Backing Up the Device Configuration Database

See Backing Up the Device Configuration Database Manually.

About the Site Operations Restart Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, categorize the device tree by site, and click the site that you want to restart. This places you in the Site Config page. From here, select Operations>Restart.

The Site Operations Restart page displays the list of devices that you can reboot from the selected site starting in release 18.4.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform a warm or cold reboot of all devices at the selected site. If you only want to reboot a subset of devices at the selected site, see About the Device Operations Restart Page.

Note

You can reboot all devices at a site only if all devices support the type of restart that you want to perform.

Field Descriptions

See Field Descriptions.

Restarting All Devices at a Site

See Restarting a Device.

About the Site Operations NTP Servers Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, categorize the device tree by site, and click the site that you want to back up. This places you in the Site Config page. From here, select Operations>Set NTP Servers.

The Site Operations NTP Servers page displays the list of devices that you can back up from the selected site.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can back up the configuration database for all devices found at the selected site. If you only want to back up a subset of devices at the selected site, see About the Device Operations Backup Page.

Note

You can only back up devices that support the same file transfer protocol (FTP or SFTP). If some devices at the site can only use FTP while others can only use SFTP, then you must back up these devices separately.

Field Descriptions

See Field Descriptions.

About the Site Operations Date Time Page

To access this page, start from the Devices Configuration page, categorize the device tree by site, and click the site that you want to back up. This places you in the Site Config page. From here, select Operations>Set Date and Time.

The Site Operations Date Time page displays the list of devices that you can back up from the selected site.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can back up the configuration database for all devices found at the selected site. If you only want to back up a subset of devices at the selected site, see About the Device Operations Backup Page.

Note

You can only back up devices that support the same file transfer protocol (FTP or SFTP). If some devices at the site can only use FTP while others can only use SFTP, then you must back up these devices separately.

Field Descriptions

See Field Descriptions.