7.4.1 Getting Started



Invoking Web Client


  1. Open a JavaScript enabled Web Browser. Check for Supported Web Browsers.

  2. Type http://<machine_name>:<port> in the address bar and press Enter. <machine_name> is the name of the machine where Web NMS Server runs. By default, Web NMS Server runs on port 9090. Example:


Invoking Web Client: Address Bar URL Example


  1. The login page is displayed. Web client option is selected by default. Enter a valid user name and password. This provides an authenticated access to Web NMS. By default, the user name and password are root and public respectively for unconfigured systems.


Login Screen

  1. Click Login.

On performing this, the Web Client is launched in the Web browser.


To log out from Web Client


Understanding Basic Components of Web Client Work Area


Once you have logged into the Web Client, the major components that you see are:

  1. Module Tabs

  2. The "Monitoring" dashboard

The "Monitoring" dashboard view is present in the home page that is displayed on logging on to the Web Client. When navigating to other pages by clicking on the Module Tabs, the below components will be visible in addition to the Module Tabs.

  1. Module Tree

  2. Module Links

  3. Alarm Count Panel

Back option (top right side) is provided in all the pages of the Web Client which helps you in returning to the last page that you viewed. The user name is displayed on the top right side of the Web Client. For example, if you have logged in with user name "root", the same is depicted next to the Back option.




Module Tabs


The different module tabs available in the Web Client are

Clicking each tab displays the respective module view on the right-side frame of the Web Client.


The "Monitoring" dashboard.


The "Monitoring" dashboard, which is the sample dashboard of the home page projects critical persistent data in a user friendly interface. The following widgets are associated to the sample "Monitoring" dashboard.

 A different set of widgets can be associated to a dashboard. These dashboards can be customized extensively with just mouse clicks. The drag and drop functionality in dashboards provides enhanced user experience to design the Home Page as per the users requirement. For more details on creating Widgets, please refer to the section Working with Dashboards and Working with Widgets.



Module Links


Links are provided in all the list views and map views to perform various operations like adding maps, adding custom views, searching objects, customizing columns etc. This facilitates easy access to the required information.


Module Tree


A tree is provided on the left-side of the Web Client which contains various nodes. This tree differs from module to module. Clicking each of the tree nodes displays related information on the right-side frame of the Web Client. For example, in the Network Maps view, clicking Routers node on the tree displays all the routers discovered in the network.


Alarm Summary


For complete information, refer to Alarm Summary in Working with Alarms.



Personalizing the Web Client


The Web Client can be personalized using themes. The themes are used to change the look of the web client. WebNMS supports the Light Gray/White combination Gainsboro and the Black NOC theme. By default, the Web Client is displayed with the Light Gray/White Gainsboro themes.


To apply other themes

    1. Click Personalize provided at top right-side of the Web Client. The Personalize page is displayed.

    2. Select the desired theme. A preview of the theme is shown in the same dialog.

    3. Click Apply.

On performing this, the complete Web Client's look and feel is changed to the theme you chose.



To disable the alarm summary

    1. Click Personalize provided at top right-side of the Web Client. The Personalize page is displayed.

    2. Deselect the Alarm Summary radio button.

    3. Click Apply.

    On performing this, the Alarm Summary will not be displayed in the Web Client.





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