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This section explains how to connect web interface after starting the server, the basic steps to get started with the product and basic configuration settings required.
Once the server is started successfully, open a browser and connect to the URL
where hostname - host where DeviceExpert Server is running; Default port - 6060
Type the username and password in the login screen and press Enter. By default the username and password will be admin and admin respectively.
Having successfully installed the product, you are now ready to work with it. Getting started with DeviceExpert is a simple 3-step process. Proceed and explore DeviceExpert!
This is to provide the list of devices whose configurations are to be managed. In the web interface, go to Inventory Tab >> Click "New Devices" >> "Discover Device". For more details, click here.
This is to enable DeviceExpert communicate with the device. Go to Inventory Tab >> Select a Device >> Click "Credentials". For more details, click here.
This is to get a copy of device configuration in DeviceExpert. Go to Inventory Tab >> Select a Device >> Click "Backup". For more details, click here.
For any assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All operations of DeviceExpert can be performed through the web UI, which is arranged into various tabs:
Provides the list of all devices discovered/added
Provision for adding schedules to perform various operations such as backup, upload and report generation automatically at the desired time
Government and industry regulations require IT organizations conform to some standard practices. To become compliant to the regulations such as SOX, HIPAA, CISP, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley and others, device configurations should conform to the standards specified. The standards could be anything - ensuring the presence or absence of certain strings, commands or values. DeviceExpert provides utilities to automatically check for compliance to pre-defined rules. Reports on policy compliance and violations are generated in real-time.
Provision for creating custom reports and for customizing the layouts of existing reports as you like
Detailed record of log information related to operations - who invoked what operation, on what device at what time and the result of the operation
Record of log information related to scheduled tasks executed by DeviceExpert
Important operational settings can be carried out from this tab
Product support information
The following is a quick checklist to ensure that all basic configuration necessary for smooth functioning of DeviceExpert, have been done:
Mail Server Settings - A valid mail server setting is required
for DeviceExpert to send various notifications to users. To configure
this, navigate to Admin
>> General Settings >> Mail Settings page and provide
values corresponding to the SMTP server running in your network. For more
details refer the section on Mail
Configure Email address of 'admin' user - The fresh installation of DeviceExpert has a default user account named 'admin'. The 'admin' is a 'root' user for DeviceExpert. The default email id for this user is email@example.com. You need to change it to reflect your admin id. To change this, navigate to Admin -> User Management page, click the 'Edit User' icon in the RHS and provide a suitable email address.
Configure Proxy Settings - In case, you wish to report any issues encountered with the product to to DeviceExpert Support, internet access is required to upload debug logs. If your enterprise network setup is such that you have to go through a proxy server to access the internet, you need to provide the username and password required for internet access. To do this, navigate to Admin -> Proxy Settings page and configure the settings appropriately. For more details refer to the section on Proxy Settings.
Configure options for Disaster Recovery - In the rare event of something going wrong with DeviceExpert, it is important to have a backup of device configuration to recover from the disaster. DeviceExpert provides two utilities to achieve this - backing up the device configuration files or backing up the entire database. Once you have the backup, it is easy to achieve a quick disaster recovery. For more details, refer to the disaster recovery section.
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