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1 Administration

The Advanced section contains the Metaconsole administration options, between them:

  • The data synchronization between the Metaconsole and the Instances
  • The data management of the Metaconsole
  • The licence management of the Metaconsole
  • The Metasetup where there are:
  • The Instances configuration
  • The Metaconsole configuration options

In this chapter we are going to talk about the Metasetup and the licence management, in the next chapter we will describe in detail the synchronization and data management of the Metaconsole.

1.1 Instance Configuration

In the Metasetup section, besides all the options of the console configuration, there is a tab for the console Setup.

In this tab, we will select the instances. All the configuration process is available at the manual section Install and Configure

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1.2 Metaconsole Configuration

In the Metasetup section we find tabs with the Metaconsole configuration different options:

1.2.1 General Configuration

In this section we find general data of the Metaconsole, such as the language, the date/hour configuration or customization about some sections, among others.

It is possible to customize if we want that the Netflow section would be enabled or disabled, the tree view classified by tags, the visual console and the possibility of web checks creation from the Wizard.

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The parameters that require explanation are:

  • Centralized Management: This option allows us to centrally manage policies and events from Metaconsole, without being able to manage them from the nodes.
  • Enable update manager: This option allows us to activate both the "Offline update manager" and the "Online update manager", which allow us to update the Metaconsole in this configuration.

1.2.2 Password Policy

It is possible to set a password policy with limitations in the password number of characters, expiration, temporary blocking of one user. To know more about the password policy go to the manual section Password policy

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1.2.3 Authentication

To know more about the authentication go to the manual section Authentication.

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1.2.4 Visual Configuration

All configuration related to the data representation. Colors and graph resolution, number of items in the view pagination,etc.You can see more information about the visual configuration in this link.

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1.2.5 Performance

Visualization options, historic, event purging and maximum size of blocks in the data migration.

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1.2.6 File Management

File manager where it is possible to upload and delete the files from the images folder from the Metaconsole installation.

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The Metaconsole code re-uses some images from the normal console code. These images will be not accessible form this manager and it will be necessary to get to the installation manually to manage them.


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1.2.7 String Translation

With the string translation feature it is possible to customize translations.

We do a search of the string in the language that we want to customize. The original string will be shown, the translation to that language and a third column to writte the customized translation.

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1.2.8 Email

Con la utilidad de mail podemos personalizar el envio de mails desde la metaconsola, donde deberemos de configurar la cuenta de mail con la que queremos enviar, por ejemplo, los informes generados.

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1.2.9 Opciones Update Manager

En esta sección podemos modificar las opciones que se van a usar para el Update Manager. Por defecto viene ya configurado para poder realizar la actualización online. Esta sección solo será visible si tenemos activado el "Enable update manager".

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1.2.10 Offline Update Manager

En esta sección podremos actualizar la metaconsola sin necesidad de conectarnos a ningún otro lugar. Solo tendremos que subir los ficheros "rpm" en orden hasta la versión que queremos actualizar, dado que no son versiones acumulativas. Esta sección solo será visible si tenemos activado el "Enable update manager".

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1.2.11 Online Update Manager

En esta sección podremos actualizar la metaconsola de manera automática, solo tendremos que poseer una licencia válida de metaconsola y acceso a internet. Esta sección solo será visible si tenemos activado el "Enable update manager".

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