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 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 screenshots are not be available to SSO users.

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

  • Besides, English, you have multiple language options to view the CloudCenter Suite UI. See UI Language Availability for additional details.

  • 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 details displayed in the following screenshot:

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

      • User Password by clicking Actions > Change your Password

Last Login Indicator

The log session history information for each CloudCenter Suite session provides details on the last login time, the type of login, and the location (IP address) of the person logging into the session as visible in the following screenshots.


The following table identifies the last login details provided in this section.

FieldPossible ValuesDescription
  • Successful
  • Failed (number of failed attempts)

The number of failed attempts provides a point of verification and allows the user to notice unauthorized use of the CloudCenter Suite system at any given time. The remaining attempts are included in the number listed, but the details are only provided for the last login attempt.

After 10 failed attempts, the system is locked out for 10 minutes. This user can log back in after 10 minutes.

DateMonth, day, year, and timeThe full date and time format of this event is listed here.
ToThe address of your CloudCenter Suite systemThe DNS or IP address of the Suite Admin UI.
FromThe address of the person accessing your systemThe DNS or IP address of the event origination endpoint.
  • SSO
  • Standard
  • Impersonation

This field lists the type of login. If the event was not accessed as an SSO event or an impersonation event, you see Standard login displayed in this field.

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 Repo

After 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.


This feature is available for all modules, however, the notification content feed is only triggered by the Action Orchestrator and Cost Optimizer modules.

The Notifications feature is accessible from any page and can be triggered at any time.

  • If triggered (bell icon), you receive the notification stream for selective events within the module. 

    • Cost Optimizer Events: For example, trend and budget alerts. See Alerts Page for a complete list of notifications.

    • Action Orchestrator Events: For example, overspending alerts. See System Elements > Workflow Events for details.

  • Each notification contains the following details:

    • The event title.

      • Notifications are listed as an aggregation for all modules.

      • The new tab icon indicates that a new tab will be opened for that notification.

    • The event details, if available, for each event.

    • The created timestamp on each notification displays the relative time (for example, 4 hours, 2 days, and so forth) if within 4 weeks and the absolute time (for example, August 10, 2019) if later than 4 weeks.

  • An end user can view module-specific notifications based on their role and access level within the CloudCenter Suite. 

  • The grey, bell icon displays a blue circle (displayed in the following screenshot) when unread notification(s) become available for a module.

  • To view notifications, click the bell icon to open the Notifications Pane to display messages as displayed in the following screenshot. The pane, by default, displays the unread (most recent notification first) notifications tab.

  • To close the Notifications Pane click the X or click outside the pane, within the UI.

Cluster Management

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:

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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