Site Local UI Usage
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This guide provides instructions on how to access graphical user interface local to a Volterra CE site. The local UI is used to perform certain configuration and management functions locally from the site. The local UI is also used to obtain status related to the Volterra site.
The various functions you can perform using the site local UI are:
- Initial configuration for site provisioning
- Network configuration for wired, wireless, and mobile carrier/LTE networks
- Site status monitoring
- Site services monitoring
- Factory reset
- Collection of debug information
Using the instructions provided in this guide you can access site local UI and perform configuration functions.
Note: The site local UI is more useful in case of private cloud data centres or Volterra hardware where activities such as post installation configurations are required.
- A valid Volterra Account is required.
Note: In case you do not have an account, see Create a Volterra Account.
Any of the following types of sites:
A site token.
Note: In case you do not have a site token, see Create Site Token for instructions.
Site Local UI Operation
The site local UI operation includes initial configuration, provisioning configuration, and other advanced functions such as monitoring, factory reset, or debug collection.
The following video shows how to access site local UI and use it:
Perform Initial Configuration
In case of Volterra site on private cloud or IGW devices, it is required to perform initial configuration for site provisioning after software installation. This can be performed either from the CLI or the local UI. This example covers initial configuration using the site local UI.
Note: For information on configuration using CLI, see the Site Management guides.
Perform the following steps:
Step 1: Power on your device and obtain the device IP address.
- In case of VMware or KVM, boot up your virtual machine after installing software. In case of Volterra IGW, connect to the power source and switch on the device.
- In case of VMware or KVM, find the IP address from the utilities such as vSphere client or the virsh tool. In case of IGW, use tools such as network scanner to find the IP address after connecting to the LAN.
Note: You can also obtain IP address from the IGW device display after connecting the WAN port to your local LAN.
Step 2: Log into the local UI and change initial password.
- Open a browser window and enter
https://<device-ip-address>:65500. This loads authentication popup window.
Passwordfields respectively. Click
- The site local UI loads asking to change the password. Enter the current password. Enter new password and enter the same in the confirmation field. Click
- Refresh the browser to sign in with your new password. The local UI dashboard gets displayed
Step 3: Perform initial configuration for site provisioning.
Statusfield in the dashboard shows
Configure nowto load the device configuration window.
Configure the fields as per the following guidelines:
Token- This is your site token and mandatory for provisioning.
Cluster name- Enter a cluster name and this is mandatory for provisioning. However, you can also set this during registration.
Certified Hardware- This is populated by a default value but you can change it from the drop-down list.
Primary Outside NIC- This is populated by default to
eth0but you can change it from the drop-down list.
Save configuration. Refresh the browser and the status gets updated to
Approvalindicating that the site registration is pending for approval.
Step 4: Perform registration.
- Log into VoltConsole and navigate to
Site Managementin the configuration menu of system namespace. Click
Registrationsin the options. The
Pending Registrationstab loads by default.
- Check that a registration request is displayed for your site. Click ✅ to approve the registration. Enter the required fields in the registration acceptance form as applicable and click
Note: The approval may take few seconds.
- Go back to site local UI and refresh the browser and the status reflects
Provisioning. Wait for few minutes and refresh again and status now shows
Connection Status to Volterra ADNpanel will show information only for one of the nodes of a site. The other nodes will not show the status of site connectivity to the Volterra ADN.
Monitor Site From Local UI
The local UI loads site dashboard view by default. The site dashboard shows site status and detailed system information such as CPU, memory, hardware information , etc. Perform the following steps to monitor your site.
Step 1: Monitor site services.
Services on the left menu to load the service status page. The status
Ready indicates that the site services are ready for operation.
Refreshbutton to obtain the latest status.
Step 2: Monitor DHCP lease.
DHCP leases on the left menu to check the DHCP lease information. In this example, the
eth3 is the inside interface providing DHCP services to the network to which this interface is associated.
Step 3: Monitor site status.
Status on the left menu to obtain detailed site status in JSON format.
Perform Additional Functions
You can perform additional functions such as wireless network configuration, factory reset, collecting debug information, etc. Perform the following steps to carry out additional functions.
Step 1: Configure wireless network access.
Step 1.1: Configure WiFi settings.
WiFi Settingson the left menu and wait for the wireless network scanning completion.
- Click on
Network SSIDfield and select a network as per your choice. Click on
Securityfield to select the security type and enter the security information according to the security selection. Click
Apply Changesto save the wifi settings.
Scan for networksanytime to scan again and refresh the network list. Click
Reset formto reset the settings.
Step 1.2: Configure LTE settings.
Configuring LTE settings requires you to insert mobile carrier LTE SIM into the IGW device. Also, obtain the APN, username, and password from your LTE service provider.
LTE settingson the left menu to load the LTE settings form.
- Enter your access point name in the
- Enter username and password in the
- Enter your connection PIN in the
Apply Changesto save the LTE settings.
Reset formto reset the settings.
Step 2: Change password.
Change password option to change the admin password.
Step 3: Execute CLI commands and obtain results.
Tools option and select an option from the displayed list of
Select tool field. Associated command gets executed and result is returned.
Step 4: Perform factory rest.
Factory resetoption to reset the node to the factory settings. The site status in the dashboard shows
Resetting. This process may take several minutes.
- After this, it is required to perform initial configuration. Refresh the browser and perform the instructions listed in the Perform Initial Configuration chapter.
Note: You can also perform factory reset from the VoltConsole. See Perform Factory Reset for more information.
Step 5: Collect debug information.
Debug infooption to load the debug info window. Click
Collect Debug infoand wait for the debug collection to complete.
Browse debug info filesto display the debug information files collected.