Configuring the Web GUI

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Configuring the Web GUI
The web-based GUI is used to configure the Cisco Edge 300 series switch and monitor the status locally
or remotely. The implementation of the web GUI configuration causes no conflict between the Smart
Install configuration and local configuration.
In an Smart Install (SMI) environment, the web GUI only monitors the configuration status. The
configurations are retrieved from the running-config file of SMI. In a non-SMI environment, you can
configure and monitor the Cisco Edge 300 through the web GUI. The web GUI then generates a Clish
configuration file for the local Clish to execute. The local Clish records the configurations that have been
done and provides feedback to the web GUI.
To configure the Cisco Edge 300 series switch using the web-based GUI, follow these steps:
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Login, page 5-2
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Welcome, page 5-3
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Basic Configuration, page 5-3
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WiFi AP Configuration, page 5-8
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VLAN Configuration, page 5-9
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Ethernet Configuration, page 5-10
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Monitoring the Status, page 5-10
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Login
Login
You can access the web-based GUI at https://[Cisco Edge 300’s IP address] and log in to the web portal
locally or remotely by entering the password of root.
Figure 5-1
Login Page
Choose the Remember password option so that the next time you visit the website, you can directly
enter the relevant page.
Note
If you access the web GUI by Internet Explorer and enable the remember password function, make sure
that the date and time on the Cisco Edge 300 series switch is correct. The stored cookies are used for
future authentication. If the date and time of Cisco Edge 300 is not correct, the authentication fails and
the remember password function does not take effect.
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Welcome
Welcome
After you log in to the web GUI, you will see the Welcome page.
Figure 5-2
Welcome Page
The Welcome page shows the brief introduction of the Cisco Edge 300 Series switches and their features
and capabilities.
Basic Configuration
In the Basic tab, you can configure the basic information of Cisco Edge 300 series switch, import and
export a configuration file, and configure IP addresses. The Basic tab consists of the following three
sections:
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Basic Information
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Importing and Exporting a Configuration File
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IP Configuration
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Basic Configuration
Basic Information
You can configure host name, login GUI, resolution, WiFi mode, bluetooth, language, timezone, NTP
server, and log size in the basic information section.
Figure 5-3
Basic Information Configuration
When the Cisco Edge 300 series switch is in WiFi AP mode, click the Switch to Client Mode button to
switch to WiFi client mode. If it is in the WiFi client mode, click the Switch to AP mode button to switch
to the AP mode.
The language options in the language drop-down list are associated with the following values of the
language support Clish command:
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1=en_US.utf8, English (US)
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3=es_MX.utf8, Spanish (Mexico)
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4=zh_CN.utf8, Simplified Chinese
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6=zh_TW.utf8, Traditional Chinese (TW)
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7=pt_PT.utf, Portuguese (PT)
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9=th_TH.utf8, Thai
When the modifications for resolution, hostname or language are applied, or a configuration file is
imported, the switch needs to be rebooted. An indication in red will appear next to the item that you have
changed, as shown in Figure 5-4.
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Figure 5-4
Reboot Indication of Basic Information Changes
Although timezone settings will take effect immediately, some applications or services may need to be
restarted to reload the new timezone (for example, the rsyslog service). You are recommended to reboot
the system after changing the timezone.
When you click the Apply button on the bottom right of the Basic tab, a prompt window is displayed so
that you can choose if you want to reboot the switch right now.
For other fields, clicking the Apply button applies the changes to the switch directly. A prompt message
of “Changes apply successfully” is displayed to confirm the changes.
Note
Clicking Restore resets all the fields on the Basic tab to factory default values.
Importing and Exporting a Configuration File
There are three types of configuration files on the Cisco Edge 300 series switch:
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Startup config—Local configurations of the Cisco Edge 300 series switch stored in
/etc/startup-config.
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Mode file—The file used to mark whether the startup config is local or smartinstall, and whether the
WiFi mode is ap or client.
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WiFi client network configuration—Stored in /etc/wpa_supplicant.
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Basic Configuration
You can import or export a configuration file for the Cisco Edge 300 series switch in the Basic tab.
Figure 5-5
Import and Export
Importing a Configuration File
You can import a configuration file from either the USB storage or a local directory. If you choose to
import a configuration file from the USB storage, the configuration is automatically detected, mounted,
and imported from the external USB storage.
Note
An imported startup config or overall configuration needs a reboot to take effect. An imported wifi client
network configuration will take effect immediately if the Cisco Edge 300 series switch is in wifi client
mode.
To import a configuration file, follow these steps:
Step 1
Choose one of the following import types:
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overall—Copies all the three configuration files together.
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wifi-network-only—Copies the startup config and WiFi client network configuration.
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startup-config—Copies the mode file and startup config local together.
Step 2
Enter the path of the configuration file in the Import Path field.
Step 3
Click Import to import the configuration file.
Note
If you click the Import button while the Import Path is empty, a warning message is displayed.
Exporting a Configuration File
You can export a configuration file to either the USB storage or a local directory. If you choose to export
a configuration file to the USB storage, the configuration is automatically detected, mounted, and
exported to the external USB storage.
To export a configuration file, follow these steps:
Step 1
Choose one of the following export types:
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overall—Copies all the three configuration files together.
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wifi-network-only—Copies the startup config and WiFi client network configuration.
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startup-config—Copies the mode file and startup config local together.
Step 2
Enter the destination that you want to export the configuration file in the Export Path field.
Step 3
Click the Export button to export the configuration file.
Note
If you click the Export button while the Export Path field is empty, a warning message is
displayed.
IP Configuration
You can choose DHCP or static mode in the IP Configuration section of the Basic tab. By default, the
Cisco Edge300 series switch uses DHCP to obtain IP address.
Figure 5-6
Note
IP Configuration
If you choose DHCP as the IPv4 connection type, the IPv4 address, IPv4 netmask, and IPv4 default
gateway fields are disabled and greyed out. Only the DNS server can be configured for DHCP mode.
Configuring Static IP Address
To configure the static IP address, follow these steps:
Step 1
From the IPv4 connection type drop-down list, choose Static.
Step 2
Enter IPv4 address, IPv4 netmask, and IPv4 default gateway.
Note
A warning message is displayed if the value entered is invalid.
Step 3
Enter DNS server information.
Step 4
Click Apply to apply the changes.
Note
Clicking Restore resets all the fields in the Basic tab to factory default values.
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WiFi AP Configuration
Note
If you change the IP address of Cisco Edge 300 series switch by using the web GUI, you need to enter
the new IP address in the address box of the browser. Otherwise, the configuration and monitoring
feature will be unavailable because the original IP address no longer exists.
WiFi AP Configuration
You can configure SSID name, radio, broadcast SSID, wireless mode, channel number, channel
allocation, channel bandwidth, transmit power, MCS, Multicast-MCS, IGMP snoop, and security in the
WiFi tab.
Note
The Wifi AP configuration can only be visible when the Cisco Edge 300 series switch is in AP mode.
Figure 5-7 shows the WiFi tab.
Figure 5-7
WiFi AP Configuration
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VLAN Configuration
VLAN Configuration
You can click the gear icon on the right of the Vlan column to add or remove VLANs. You can also
choose a port type of Gi1, fe1, fe2, fe3, and fe4 in the Mode field. When the port type is trunk, you can
choose a native VLAN in the select list on the right of the table.
Figure 5-8 shows the Vlan tab.
Figure 5-8
Vlan Configuration
It is recommended that you keep Use untagged cpu vlan in gi1 checked, otherwise, the system may lose
network connection due to wrong configuration.
Note
When the Cisco Edge 300 series switch is in Wifi client mode, CPU and Wifi interface are invisible.
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Ethernet Configuration
Ethernet Configuration
You can configure the status (for downlink), output-queue-strategy, pause (for downlink), priority,
rate-limit, speed, duplex, enable, and disable in the Ethernet tab.
Figure 5-9
Ethernet Configuration
Monitoring the Status
You can monitor the status of system, version, network, WiFi, Ethernet port, other devices, logs, system
status, and Ethernet/Wifi/Bluetooth/USB status in the Status tab. (See Figure 5-10, Figure 5-11, and
Figure 5-12.)
Figure 5-10
Monitoring the Status–System, Version Information, and Network
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Figure 5-11
Monitoring the Status–Wifi, Ethernet Port, and Other Devices
Figure 5-12
Monitoring the Status–Logs
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