Managing Nexfs with the Webconsole

A running Nexfs server can be managed with the integrated management web console accessible using a compatible modem web browser.

 

By default the integrated webconsole can be accessed over port 9200 using the uri endpoint /nexfsconsole, for example http://localhost:9200/nexfsconsole (Change localhost the ipaddress or DNS resolvable hostname of the Nexfs Server)

The admin webconsole is started by default, but can be disabled with the MGMTWEBSERVERENABLED Nexfs configuration. 

 

Note: Disabling the web console will also disable the management API, but nexfscli can still be used

 

 The port that the webconsole listens on can be changed using the MGMTWEBSERVERPORT configuration or the 'API / MgmtWeb Server Port' on the advanced setting page in the admin console, currently changing the port requires Nexfs to be restarted.

The default login and secret password to access the webconsole is:

Login: nexfsadmin

Secret: nexfsadminsecret

Nexfs can also be managed with the Linux command-line utility nexfscli or the Nexfs Management API

Most configuration changes can be made using the webconsole, a small set of less used actions can only be performed using nexfscli, currently this includes acceptance of the Nexustorage Nexfs Terms & Conditions.

The admin console can only be used to configure and manage Nexfs while the Nexfs server is online, you can use nexfscli when Nexfs is offline.   

The webconsole is also released as opensource on github, the webconsole only uses the methods available over the Nexfs management api, allowing the nexfs community to review the webconsole code for examples on using and coding against the management api. The Nexfs community will be able to install their own customised version of the webconsole with a later planned release of Nexfs.

Using the admin webconsole

 

  • Logging into the Nexfs Admin Webconsole

When you fist connect to the Admin Webconsole or if you existing session has expired due to inactivity you will be prompted to login


 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Enter your login name (ACCESSKEY)

  2. Enter your passphrase (SECRETKEY)

  3. Click on the Login button 

 

  • Login Failure

If your login attempt is unsuccessful, Nexfs will show a "Login Failed" message along with (1) a "show reason" button, clicking on the "show reason" button will give details of why the attempt was not successful, in the above example the password (secretkey) was incorrect.

  • Admin Portal Navigation

  1. Select the main category section from the left hand menu 

  2. If a category has sub sections, you select the required sub section from the category specific top menu

  3. Some sub sections include an addition level of options, these are presented and can be selected under the category specific top menu 

 

  • Admin Portal Help

 

When help is available your pointer will display as a question mark this will mostly occur when your pointer is over a label, clicking when the pointer is a question mark will display the help text for that item. The help text window will close automatically when the pointer is moved away from the help window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Example of question mark indicating help text is available

  2. Example help text

 

Also, see managing Nexfs using the Nexfs management API and nexfscli

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