Suite Admin Dashboard


The Suite Admin Dashboard displays the following information:

  • The Suite Admin to administer the CloudCenter Suite as described in Initial Administrator Setup.

  • Additional modules that you can install on an as-needed basis. 

Who Can Access the Suite Admin Dashboard?

The Suite Admin Dashboard is visible to suite administrators configured by the Initial Administrator.

Navigating to the Suite Admin Dashboard

To access the Dashboard, bookmark the page to ensure easy navigation. During the course of using the Suite Admin documentation, you will see instructions to navigate to the Suite Admin Dashboard. This step implies that the suite administrator must access this home page to perform the remaining procedure!

Contents of the Suite Admin Dashboard

The Suite Admin Dashboard is made up of multiple panes:

  • The header

  • The left tree pane

  • The main display pane

  • The footer

The Header

The CloudCenter Suite uses the same header for all modules installed by the Suite Admin. As such, the following items are displayed for all modules in their respective dashboards:

  • Edit Profile: Your account profile is based on the user configuration setup as displayed in the following screenshot. 

    • When you click the Edit Profile link, you see the profile settings based on your user level and user configuration:

      • If a user was created in the Suite Admin, then that user can edit profile details available in the Actions dropdown as displayed in the following screenshot.

      • If a user was created using SSO setup, then this SSO user cannot reset password after logging into the CloudCenter Suite. 

        • SSO users can only changing their photo in their profile page.

        • The options displayed in the above screenshot are not be available to SSO users.

    • Suite Administrators: 

      • Must provide the following information either with the AD setup or when adding users individually: First Name, Last Name, and Email.

      • Can configure one or more of the following details as name-value pairs or from an AD setup: Name, Designation, Location, Department, Phone, Group, Type, and other details.

      • Once configured, users can change the following details:

        • Personal profile information by clicking Actions > Change your Personal Info

        • User Password by clicking Actions > Change your Password

  • Generate API KeyYou need an API management key to use CloudCenter Suite APIs. The suite administrator can generate/regenerate the API management key for any user within their tenant). See API Management Key for details.

  • Module Navigation: To switch back and forth between the module dashboards and/or the Suite Admin dashboard as displayed in the following screenshot. See Module Lifecycle Management for details.

  • Offline RepoAfter you create a VM from the OVA, you can use the VM as an offline repository server. If you set up this connection, the icon displays a green status circle as displayed in the following screenshot. See Offline Repository Configuration for details.

  • Additionally, the Suite Admin dashboard also lists Cluster Management icons and notifications. See Kubernetes Cluster Management for details.

The Tree Pane

The Tree pane is displayed to the left of your screen and displays a list of items that you can configure as the suite administrator. The options in the tree pane differ based on your module selection and your user level. 

From this pane, the suite administrator for example, can perform the following tasks:

The Display Pane

The default view for the Display pane is a list of modules to administer:

  • The Suite Admin – Continue reading this section for additional details.

  • The Workload Manager – See Workload Manager for additional details.

  • The Action Orchestrator – See Action Orchestrator for additional details.

  • The Cost Optimizer – See Cost Optimizer for additional details.

Each module represents your ability to install and administer each module. While the Suite Admin is not a typical module, it alerts the suite administrator to additional configuration capabilities.

The Footer

The footer provides links to the main Cisco website – while the footer configuration defaults to Cisco, the Suite Administrator can change the following items as described in Manage Tenants > Branding Information Tab.

  • CloudCenter Suite Documentation 

  • Terms of Service

  • Online Privacy Policy

  • Trademark information

  • The CloudCenter Suite being used

See the following release notes for version-specific information:

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