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First Published: 2020-07-13

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C O N T E N T S

C H A P T E R 1

C H A P T E R 2

Cisco Business Dashboard Overview 1

About Cisco Business Dashboard 1

Audience 1

Related Documents 2

Terminology 2

System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard 3

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard 5

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard with AWS 5

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Cisco Business Dashboard Overview

This chapter contains the following sections:

About Cisco Business Dashboard , on page 1

Audience, on page 1

Related Documents, on page 2

Terminology, on page 2

System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard, on page 3

About Cisco Business Dashboard

Cisco Business Dashboard provides tools that help you monitor and manage your Cisco Business network.

Cisco Business Dashboard automatically discovers your network, and allows you to configure and monitor all supported Cisco Business devices such as switches, routers, and wireless access points. It also notifies you the availability of firmware updates, and about any devices that are no longer under warranty or covered by a support contract.

Cisco Business Dashboard is a distributed application which is comprised of two separate components or applications: the main Cisco Business Dashboard application, also referred to as the Dashboard , and one or more instances of Cisco Business Dashboard Probe, also referred to as the Probe .

A single instance of Cisco Business Dashboard is installed at a convenient location in the network. From the

Dashboard user interface, you can get a high-level view of the status of all the sites in your network, or concentrate on a single site or device to see information specific to that site or device.

An instance of the Cisco Business Dashboard Probe is installed at each site in the network and associated with the Dashboard. The probe performs network discovery and communicates directly with each managed device on behalf of the Dashboard.

Certain network devices support being directly associated with the Dashboard and managed without a probe being present. When network devices are being managed directly in this way, all management functions are available for the device, but the network discovery process may not be as comprehensive as when a probe is present.

Audience

This guide is primarily intended for network administrators who are responsible for Cisco Business Dashboard software installation and management.

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Related Documents

Related Documents

The documentation for Cisco Business Dashboard is comprised of a number of separate guides. These include:

• Installation Guides

The following table lists all the installation guides for Dashboard software that can be deployed on different platforms. Refer the path provided in the location column for details:

Supported Platforms Location

Amazon Web Services This document.

Oracle VirtualBox

Microsoft Hyper-V

Cisco Business Dashboard & Probe Installation Guide for Oracle VirtualBox

Cisco Business Dashboard & Probe Installation Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

VMWare vSphere,

Workstation and Fusion

Cisco Business Dashboard & Probe Installation Guide for VMWare

Ubuntu Linux

(Dashboard and Probe) and Raspbian Linux

(Probe only)

Cisco Business Dashboard & Probe Installation Guide for Linux

• Quick Start Guide —This provides details on performing the initial setup for Cisco Business Dashboard using the most commonly selected options. Refer to Cisco Business Dashboard Quick Start Guide .

• Administration Guide —This is a reference guide that provides details about all the features and options provided by the software and how they may be configured and used. Refer to Cisco Business Dashboard

Administration Guide .

• Device Support List —This list provides details of the devices supported by Cisco Business Dashboard and the features available for each device type. For a list of all the devices supported by Cisco Business

Dashboard, refer to Cisco Business Dashbaord - Device Support List .

Terminology

Term

Hyper-V

Open Virtualization Format (OVF)

Description

A virtualization platform provided by Microsoft Corporation.

A TAR archive containing one or more virtual machines in OVF format. It is a platform-independent method of packaging and distributing Virtual Machines (VMs).

Open Virtual Appliance or Application

(OVA) file

Package that contains the following files used to describe a virtual machine and saved in a single archive using .TAR packaging:

• Descriptor file (.OVF)

• Manifest (.MF) and certificate files (optional)

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Term

Raspberry Pi

Raspbian

VirtualBox

Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)

Virtual Machine (VM)

Description

A very low cost, single board computer developed by the Raspberry

Pi Foundation. For more information, see https://www.raspberrypi.org/ .

A Debian-based linux distribution optimized for the Raspberry Pi.

For more information, see https://www.raspbian.org/ .

A virtualization platform provided by Oracle Corporation.

Virtual hard disk is a disk image file format for storing the complete contents of a hard drive.

A virtual computing environment in which a guest operating system and associated application software can run. Multiple VMs can operate on the same host system concurrently.

A virtualization platform provided by VMWare Inc.

• VMWare ESXi

• VMWare Fusion

• vSphere Server

• VMWare Workstation vSphere Client User interface that enables users to connect remotely to vCenter

Server or ESXi from any Windows PC. You can use the primary interface for vSphere Client to create, manage, and monitor VMs, their resources, and the hosts. It also provides console access to

VMs.

System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard

Cisco Business Dashboard is available for Amazon Web Services (AWS) through the AWS Marketplace

( https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace ). To run Cisco Business Dashboard in AWS, you will need an AWS account. The following AWS instances types are supported:

• c5.large—up to 300 devices under management

• c5.4xlarge— up to 2500 devices under management

Cisco Business Dashboard is administered through a web user interface. To use this interface, your browser must be one of the following:

• Apple Safari (macOS only)—2 most recent major versions

• Google Chrome—Latest version

• Microsoft Edge—2 most recent major versions

• Mozilla Firefox—Latest version

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System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard

Note When using Safari, check that the certificate from Cisco Business Dashboard Probe is set to Always Trust .

Otherwise, certain functions that depend on the use of secure websockets are expected to fail. This is a limitation of the Safari web browser.

Your network must allow all instances of Cisco Business Dashboard Probe and directly managed network devices to establish TCP connectivity with Cisco Business Dashboard. For more details on the ports and protocols used, see Frequently Asked Questions in the Cisco Business Dashboard Quick Start Guide .

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Installing Cisco Business Dashboard

This chapter contains the following sections:

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard with AWS, on page 5

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard with AWS

Cisco Business Dashboard is available for Amazon Web Services (AWS) through the AWS Marketplace

( https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace ). Navigate to the AWS Marketplace and search for Cisco Business

Dashboard to locate the product listings. Two options are available:

• Cisco Business Dashboard (Metered)

• Cisco Business Dashboard (BYOL)

These options differ mainly in the way that device licenses are obtained. The Metered option is a usage-based model where you are charged for device licenses based on the number of devices under management on an hourly basis, and those charges are simply added to your monthly AWS bill.

With the BYOL option, device licenses are managed using Cisco Smart Licensing in exactly the same way that they would be if the Dashboard was deployed on your own hardware. Device licenses may be purchased through your Cisco reseller.

Note At this time, the Metered option does not support integration with the Kaseya VSA. To integrate with the

Kaseya VSA, you must select the BYOL option.

Prior to deploying Cisco Business Dashboard with AWS, you must have an AWS account. For help in getting started with AWS, see https://aws.amazon.com/getting-started/ .

To deploy Cisco Business Dashboard with AWS, use the following steps:

1.

Log on to your AWS account and navigate to the AWS Marketplace at https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace .

2.

In the search box, search for Cisco Business Dashboard. Select the listing corresponding to your preferred licensing model.

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The Metered option allows you to be charged for device licenses based on real time usage and have those charges applied to your monthly AWS bill. The Metered model does not currently support integration with the Kaseya VSA.

The BYOL option requires Cisco Smart Licensing to operate, and is functionally identical to the other deployment models for Cisco Business Dashboard.

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3.

Click Continue to Configuration to configure your instance. Select your preferred software version and the region where the instance is to be deployed. In general, it is best to choose a region that is located close to the networks being managed.

4.

Click Continue to Launch . Depending on the product option you selected, you may be able to launch the instance directly from the AWS Marketplace (Launch from Website) or you may have to launch the instance from the EC2 console (Launch through EC2). Either way, you will be required to specify certain parameters to configure the instance.

• The instance type should be selected based on the number of network devices you expect to manage.

• The VPC and Subnet Settings should be chosen to ensure that the Dashboard will be reachable by all the probes being managed and that the web UI will be accessible to any users requiring access to the Dashboard.

• The security group should be chosen to allow the protocols and services required by Cisco Business

Dashboard. For details, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions in the Cisco Business Dashboard

Quick Start Guide . You may also create a security group based on the seller settings. These settings enable access to the Dashboard only for the minimum protocols required by the Dashboard, but allow access from any IP address.

• Select or create a keypair to allow you to access the Cisco Business Dashboard operating system.

Ensure you store the keypair in a safe location as you will not be able to retrieve it from AWS after it has been created, and you will not be able to access the Cisco Business Dashboard operating system without the assigned keypair.

5.

Launch the instance. You may manage the instance through the EC2 console.

After the instance has launched, the Cisco Business Dashboard application will start automatically. Refer to the Cisco Business Dashboard Quick Start Guide for details of how to access the application and perform initial setup.

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