Celerra Tools

Launch Celerra Manager

Celerra Manager is a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) that you can use to remotely manage Celerra Network Servers. You can run Celerra Manager from any computer with a supported web browser. Celerra Manager comes in a Basic Edition (the default version bundled with the Celerra Network Server) and an Advanced Edition, which is available separately.

With Celerra Manager - Basic Edition, you can log in to one Celerra Network Server during a Web browser session. If you purchase Celerra Manager - Advanced Edition, you can log in to and manage several Celerra Network Servers during the same browser session.

Note: Celerra Manager does not require a separate installation; it is automatically installed with Celerra. Before launching Celerra Manager, you must ensure that the client is correctly configured.

Prerequisites

  • Ensure that the required Java and Web browser software is installed on the client machine on which you will run Celerra Manager. Java and Web browser software required on client machines lists the supported Java and Web browser versions.
     
  • Enable acceptance of first-party and third-party cookies in your Web browser. Cookies allow Celerra Manager to use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encrypted connection between your client computer and the Control Station of the Celerra Network Server. A cookie is used to store a unique session identifier after you log in, and is valid only for the current session.

To enable these cookies in Internet Explorer:

  1. Select Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced.
  2. Select Override automatic cookie handling.
  3. Select Accept for both First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies.

To enable these cookies in another browser, see the browser’s help.

  • Be sure to disable any password management feature in the browser. For example:
    1. In Netscape under Preferences, click Passwords under the Privacy and Security category.
    2. In the Password Manager section, clear Remember passwords.
  • Launch and log in to Celerra Manager for one Celerra Network Server:

    1. Start your Internet Explorer or Netscape browser and type this URL to launch Celerra Manager:

      http://<Control-Station_hostname_or_IP_address>

      The hostname and IP address of the Control Station for the Celerra Network Server are usually set by EMC personnel during Celerra installation. Check with your company’s Network Administrator if you do not know the hostname or address.
       
    2. Answer OK or Yes to pop-ups that appear.
       
    3. If you get a message that the website’s certificate is from an authority the browser does not recognize:

      In Internet Explorer, select View Certificate, and select Install Certificate.

      In Netscape, choose to temporarily install the certificate.
       

    4. After you respond to all pop-ups, the Celerra Manager login page appears.

      The login banner displays on the login screen; it appears above the username and password login prompt. The banner displays whenever the system is turned on or a user logs in. To create a customized login banner see, Creating a customized login banner from the CLI.
       
    5. On the login page, type a user name and password set up on the Celerra Network Server and click Login.

      If the login defaults are still set on the Celerra Network Server, you can log in with the user name nasadmin or root and use the default password nasadmin for both accounts. For maximum security, EMC strongly recommends changing the default passwords for these accounts as soon as possible.
       
    6. After you respond to all pop-ups, the Celerra Home page for the Celerra Network Server appears, open to the Status tab for the server.

      The message of the day (MOTD) appears in a pop up after the user successfully logs in. To create a customized message of the day see, Creating a message of the day (MOTD) from the CLI.

    After an installation or an upgrade, it takes longer to open a Celerra Manager page than it will on subsequent visits.

    To launch and log in to Celerra Manager on additional Celerra Network Servers during the same browser session, see Logging in to additional Celerra Network Servers.

    Java and Web browser software required on client machines


    You must install the following software on client machines you plan to use to run Celerra Manager.

    Java Runtime Environment

    EMC strongly recommends the use of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2_06 or a later 1.4.2 revision on client machines that will run Celerra Manager. You can get an installable version of JRE 1.4.2 from the Sun Microsystems website at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html, or from the Celerra Applications and Tools CD.

    The use of Celerra Monitor, provided with Celerra Manager - Advanced Edition, requires installation on the client computer of the Java Web Start package. This package is part of JRE 1.4.2 revisions.

    Note: You can use JRE 1.4.0 or 1.4.1 with Celerra Manager, but you may see performance issues with these earlier revisions.

    Caution: Celerra Manager is not supported with JRE 1.5 and later revisions.

    Web browsers

    The use of Celerra Manager has been tested on client machines with the Internet Explorer and Netscape Web browsers.

    Internet Explorer

    EMC requires the use of Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 to run Celerra Manager.

    Netscape

    EMC requires the use of Netscape 6.2.3 or later to run Celerra Manager. For the best Netscape experience with Celerra Manager, EMC recommends using Netscape 7.1 or a higher 7.x revision.
    Celerra Manager is not supported with Netscape 8.0 or later revisions.

    Firefox

    EMC requires the use of Firefox 1.5 to run Celerra Manager.

    Web browser caveats

    Some actions in Celerra Manager are designed to open a new browser window. If your browser is set to block pop-ups, these windows cannot open. To use these functions, you must either disable pop-up blocking entirely or allow pop-ups for the site. Also, note that some browsers open a new window in a new tab.

    Caution: Do not use the Web browser's Back button to move around in Celerra Manager. Using the browser's Back button does not update or refresh Celerra Manager pages correctly and can produce errors.
     

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