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Accessing UCP Advisor

You access UCP Advisor from the VMware vSphere Web Client.

  1. Log on to the VMware vSphere Web Client using your vCenter Administrator credentials.

  2. From the Home menu, located in the upper left area of the vSphere Web Client window, select UCP Advisor.

  3. If a UCP System has not yet been registered, you will need to register one by clicking on the plus (+) sign.

  4. Enter the relevant details as follows, then click Submit:

    • Appliance ID:

      This is the descriptor ID for the appliance.

    • UCP System Name:

      A common name used to refer to the UCP system.

    • UCP Controller Host:

      The controller VM IP address.

    • UCP Gateway Host:

      The gateway host IP address.

    • Model:

      The UCP appliance model type; could be CI, HC, or Logical UCP.

    • vCenter Address:

      The vCenter IP address.

    • vCenter Username:

      The user name for the vCenter.

    • vCenter Password:

      The password for the vCenter.

    After you enter the details, the specified UCP system is made available.

  5. Click on the icon representing the UCP system. You are provided a choice of compute, storage, or network devices on the UCP Advisior window.

  6. Click on the icon representing the type of devices you want to manage. Depending on the type of device you select, you see a listing of available devices. Following is an example of a storage device listing.

  7. In the Navigator window (or listing of devices shown on the right), double-click on the device you want to access. As an example, the management window for the selected storage system device is shown with the Manage tab selected.

  8. Click the Summary tab to get general information about the device, or click the Manage tab to access various management options.