Monitoring the Dashboard

Purpose

Use the monitoring functionality to view the Dashboard page. The J-Web dashboard provides a unified overview of the system and network status retrieved from SRX Series devices.

If you are using SRX300, SRX320, SRX320-poe, SRX340, SRX345, SRX550m, SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200, or any vSRX2.0 devices, the dashboard page is presented differently. Please see J-Web Dashboard for SRX300, SRX320, SRX320-poe, SRX340, SRX345, SRX550m, SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200, or any vSRX2.0 devices.

The Dashboard is the J-Web GUI framework on SRX Series devices, and it is based on panes. Each pane acts as a separate frame that can be viewed, dragged, minimized, maximized, or hidden. The panes include Chassis View, System Identification, Resource Utilization, Security Resources, System Alarms, File Usage, Login Sessions, Chassis Status, Storage Usage, and Threat Activity.

  • The Threat Activity pane is not available on SRX5400, SRX5600, and SRX5800 devices.
  • For SRX Series devices configured for logical systems, the Logical System Identification and Logical System Profile panes are displayed when you log in as a user logical system administrator. These are the only logical system panes available in Dashboard Preferences.

Action

The Chassis View and several informational panes are displayed by default. To customize the page to include particular panes, click the Open Preferences Dialog icon at the top-right corner of the page to open Dashboard Preferences. From Dashboard Preferences, you can also set the refresh time interval to update the data on the system properties automatically.

Meaning

Table 3 summarizes key output fields in the Dashboard page.

Table 3: Dashboard Monitoring Page

Field

Description

Chassis View

Provides a graphical representation of the hardware chassis.

Displays the front or rear panel view of the device and shows which slots are occupied. When you insert or remove a card, the Chassis View reflects the change immediately.

Changes color to indicate the port link status. For example, the ge port LED is green and steadily on when the port is up and red when the port is down.

Displays Help tips when you hover the mouse over a port.

System Identification

Provides system details such as serial number of the software, hostname, software version, BIOS version, system uptime, and system time.

Resource Utilization

Provides a graphical representation of the CPU, memory, and storage used for both the data and the control planes. The CPU control also shows the load average value for 1 minute when you mouse over CPU Control.

Security Resources

Provides the maximum, configured, and activated number of session, firewall/VPN policies, and IPsec VPNs.

System Alarms

Provides the received time, severity, description of the alarms and the action to be taken.

File Usage

Provides current space requirements for log, temporary, crash, and database files. Click Maintain to download or delete some or all of these files.

Login Sessions

Provides the user credentials, login time, idle time, and host.

Chassis Status

Provides the component temperature and fan tray details of the system. Select View Chassis Status and then select Monitor>System View>Chassis for more information.

Storage Usage

Displays used and available storage and usage information about other system components.

Threat Activity

Provides the most current threats received on the device.

Logical System Identification

Provides the logical system name, the security profile assigned to the logical system, the software version, and the system time.

Logical System Profile

Displays the types of resources that are allocated to the user logical system, the number of resources used and reserved, and the maximum number of resources allowed.

  • If the rescue configuration is not set, the set rescue configuration link directs you to the Maintain > Config management > Rescue page to set the rescue configuration.
  • To use the Chassis View, a recent version of Adobe Flash that supports ActionScript and AJAX (Version 9) must be installed. Also note that the Chassis View is displayed by default on the Dashboard page. You can enable or disable it using options in the Dashboard Preference dialog box, but clearing cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer also causes the Chassis View to be displayed.

J-Web Dashboard for SRX300, SRX320, SRX320-poe, SRX340, SRX345, SRX550m, SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200, or any vSRX2.0 devices

Use the J-Web dashboard page, to view a unified overview of the system and network status retrieved from SRX300, SRX320, SRX320-poe, SRX340, SRX345, SRX550m, SRX1500, SRX4100, SRX4200, or any vSRX2.0 devices.

To use the dashboard, select Dashboard at the top level menu.

Be default, the dashboard Overview page displays the front view of the chassis along with System Identification, Resource Utilization, System Alarms, and Security Resource widgets.

You can refresh the display of the Overview dashboard page by clicking the refresh icon at the top right hand corner of the page.

You can toggle between the front view and rear view of the chassis by clicking Show Rear View or Show Front View. When you insert or remove a card, the Chassis View reflects the change immediately.

You can hover the mouse over a port to see its status. The ports are colored to indicate the port link status. For example, the ge port LED is green and steadily on when the port is up and red when the port is down.

Mouse over the top of each widget to minimize, refresh, and close by using the respective icons.

You can customize your dashboard as per your needs. You can add new widgets to the dashboard page.

To add a new widget to the Overview page:

  1. Click the settings icon at the top right hand corner of the Overview page.

    The Dashboard Widget Preferences popup window appears and lists the various widgets available.

  2. Select the widgets that you want to be displayed in the dashboard Overview page.

    You can also select Chassis Status in the Dashboard Widget preferences window to view the chassis.

  3. The Auto Refresh Time can be selected and the refresh rate can be set by choosing the time interval. The default auto refresh time is 10 minutes.
  4. Click OK to view the selected widgets in the Overview page.

In certain widgets, the link More Details> is displayed at the lower left hand corner of the widget. If you click this link, you will be taken to that respective page in J-Web. For example, if you click More Details> link in the System Alarms widget, you will be taken to the Monitor > Alarms > View Alarms page in J-Web.

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