Working with Admin Console

This article introduces you to the Admin Console interface.
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This article introduces you to the Admin Console interface.
 
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Admin Console Features
Admin Console provides the following infrastructure management capabilities:
  • View hubs and associated robots and archives. 
  • Import and download packages.
  • Deploy packages to robots on one or more hubs.
  • Manage probes:
    • View the probes deployed to each robot.
    • Activate, deactivate, restart, or delete probes.
    • Access the probe configuration GUIs and Raw Configure.
    • Access the Probe Utility.
    • View probe log files.
  • Manage probe security settings.
  • Manage bus users.
  • Export any list in the main pane as a CSV file.
Logging in to Admin Console
You can access Admin Console in a standalone webpage.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Enter the following URL in a browser:
     
    http://<target_hub_IP_address>:<wasp_port>/adminconsoleapp
     
    By default, the wasp probe uses port 80. Cookies must be enabled in your browser for Admin Console to function correctly.
  2. Enter a valid CA UIM username and password.
Navigating Admin Console
You can navigate your infrastructure using the breadcrumbs at the top of the Admin Console window, or by drilling into a hub or a robot listed in the left or right panes. 
Information is displayed in Admin Console based on the hub or robot you select; tabs and menu options vary depending on whether a hub or a robot is selected. 
Viewing Hub Information
When you log in to Admin Console, the default landing page is the 
Info
 tab for the primary hub in your CA UIM installation. The 
Info
 tab displays the status of the selected hub's robots and licenses and summarizes properties about the hub. The left pane lists the hubs in the domain, starting with the primary hub (Primary Hub Icon). Select a different hub from the list to view the 
Info
 tab for the hub you select.
In addition to the 
Info
 tab, the following tabs are available when a hub is selected: 
Robots
Archive
Deployment Activity
, and 
Licenses
The above-mentioned licensing functionality is no longer available in CA UIM 9.2.0. From CA UIM 9.2.0 onward, hub/robot- and probe-level licensing requirements have been removed. Deploy the hub, robot, and distsrv versions released with CA UIM 9.2.0 to remove the license dependency. If you want to continue with the older versions of hub and probes that require an extension of the license, contact Support so that they can assist you in extending the license (if required).
Robots
The 
Robots
 tab displays a list of the robots deployed to the selected hub. The hub robot (Hub Robot Icon) is shown at the top of the list. You can use the 
Actions
 menu or the inline menu button (Inline Menu Button Icon) to restart or remove the robots listed.
Archive
Each hub that has the automated_deployment_engine probe has archive functionality in Admin Console. You can download and deploy packages from any hub that has archive functionality.
If a hub has archive functionality, its 
Archive
 tab displays the local versions and the web versions of packages. The 
Local Version
 column of the 
Archive
 tab displays packages that are present on the file system of the selected hub. This is also sometimes called the 
local archive
. Admin Console communicates with a central server, or 
web archive
, to obtain the list of packages displayed in the 
Web Version
 column. The web version of a package must be downloaded to the local archive prior to being deployed. However, you can deploy a package from a local archive to any robot in your infrastructure.
Deployment Activity 
When you deploy a package, you are automatically redirected to the 
Deployment Activity
 tab, where you can view the progress of deployments. If necessary, you can cancel queued deployments. Filters are available to help you locate queued deployments or failed deployments that you want to re-attempt.
Licenses
The 
Licenses
 tab is where you can view, add, or delete probe licenses. You can also configure the license of the selected hub on the 
Licenses
 tab, or on the 
Info
 tab.
The above-mentioned licensing functionality is no longer available in CA UIM 9.2.0. From CA UIM 9.2.0 onward, hub/robot- and probe-level licensing requirements have been removed. Deploy the hub, robot, and distsrv versions released with CA UIM 9.2.0 to remove the license dependency. If you want to continue with the older versions of hub and probes that require an extension of the license, contact Support so that they can assist you in extending the license (if required).
Viewing Robot Information
When you select a robot in your environment, the 
Info
 tab displays the status of the probes deployed to the selected robot. The 
Info
 tab also summarizes properties about the selected robot. 
In addition to the 
Info
 tab, the following tabs are available when a robot is selected: 
Probes
Installed Packages
, and 
Environment Variables
.
Probes
The 
Probes
 tab displays the probes deployed to the selected robot. CA UIM uses probes to monitor your system, send alarms, and generate dashboards.
Probes must be configured for your specific monitoring requirements. 
Installed Packages
After a package has been deployed to a robot, if the package is a probe, it is displayed in both the 
Installed Packages
 tab and the 
Probes 
tab. If the package is not a probe, it is only displayed in the 
Installed Packages
 tab.
Environment Variables
The 
Environment Variables
 tab displays the environment variables applicable to the selected robot, based on the operating system and probes installed.