H3C iMC BIMS User Manual-5.0-5PW102

 

 

H3C iMC

Branch Intelligent Management System

User Manual

 

 

Hangzhou H3C Technologies Co., Ltd.

http://www.h3c.com

 

Software version: iMC BIMS 5.0 (E0102)

Document version: 5PW102-20110329


Copyright © 2011, Hangzhou H3C Technologies Co., Ltd. and its licensors

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Notice

The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made in the preparation of this document to ensure accuracy of the contents, but all statements, information, and recommendations in this document do not constitute the warranty of any kind, express or implied.


Preface

H3C iMC Branch Intelligent Management System (BIMS) User Manual is organized as follows:

Configuration guide

Content

1 About iMC BIMS

Describes the main functions and application scenarios of iMC BIMS.

2 iMC BIMS installation

Describes the installation requirements and references.

3 Exploring iMC BIMS

Elaborates on the basic functions and the operation of iMC BIMS.

4 Managing networks with iMC BIMS

Describes how to manage networks with iMC BIMS.

5 FAQ

Describes the problems users may encounter when they are using iMC BIMS and the solutions to them.

6 Acronyms

Lists the acronyms used in the document and their full spellings.

 

This preface includes:

·           Audience

·           Conventions

·           Obtaining documentation

·           Technical support

·           Documentation feedback

Audience

This documentation is intended for:

·           Network planners

·           Field technical support and servicing engineers

·           Network administrators working with the H3C iMC Branch Intelligent Management System (BIMS)

Conventions

This section describes the conventions used in this documentation set.

GUI conventions

Convention

Description

Boldface

Window names, button names, field names, and menu items are in Boldface. For example, the New User window appears; click OK.

Multi-level menus are separated by angle brackets. For example, File > Create > Folder.

 

Symbols

Convention

Description

 CAUTION

An alert that calls attention to important information that if not understood or followed can result in data loss, data corruption, or damage to hardware or software.

NOTE

An alert that contains additional or supplementary information.

 

Obtaining documentation

You can access the most up-to-date H3C product documentation on the World Wide Web at http://www.h3c.com.

Click the links on the top navigation bar to obtain different categories of product documentation:

[Technical Support & Documents > Technical Documents] – Provides hardware installation, software upgrading, and software feature configuration and maintenance documentation.

[Products & Solutions] – Provides information about products and technologies, as well as solutions.

[Technical Support & Documents > Software Download] – Provides the documentation released with the software version.

Technical support

customer_service@h3c.com

http://www.h3c.com

Documentation feedback

You can e-mail your comments about product documentation to info@h3c.com.

We appreciate your comments.



Exploring iMC BIMS

Getting started

Logging in with a web browser

Based on the Browser/Server (B/S) architecture, iMC BIMS is accessible through a browser. To start iMC BIMS, launch the web browser and in the address bar enter http://192.168.4.112:8080/imc or https://192.168.4.112:8443/imc.

 

 

NOTE:

·       The previously mentioned IP address and port number should be the same as those in the actual installation environment.

·       HyperText Transport Protocol Secure (HTTPS) provides a more secure mode for accessing a server. When you are using the HTTPS address format to log in to the system through IE 7.0 SP1 or later version, a message about the certificate error may appear. For solutions, see FAQ.

 

Figure 1 Sample login page

 

Type the operator and password, and then click Login to enter the homepage.

 

 

NOTE:

·       You can use the default operator and password admin for the first login. For security, it is recommended to change the password after you have logged in. For description about how to change the password, see FAQ.

·       You can add operators with different privileges in iMC BIMS. For detailed instructions, see iMC BIMS help.

 

Table 1 Requirements for the web browser

Item

Description

Supported web browsers

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1, Mozilla Firefox 3.0, and their later versions

 

 

NOTE:

In case of web page problems, see FAQ for troubleshooting.

 

Understanding the GUI

Figure 2 shows the iMC BIMS GUI (take the homepage as an example).

Figure 2 iMC BIMS GUI (homepage)

 

The iMC BIMS GUI is organized into four areas, as described in Table 2.

Table 2 Description about the iMC BIMS GUI

No.

Name

Description

(1)

Management links

Show information about the current operator and the related links.

(2)

Functional tabs

Provide configuration entries to the management functions, facilitating function switch.

(3)

Navigation tree

Lists links to functions provided on the current tab.

(4)

Operation area

Displays operation functions available and operation-related information.

 

Figure 2 shows the following information:

·           The current operator is admin. You can place the cursor on the name to view the login time and IP address.

·           The device status snapshot shows the number and alarm severity status of devices by category. The device status includes warning, major, minor, critical, normal, and unknown.

·           The device group snapshot and device class snapshot respectively show all device groups and all device classes in the system. The status of a device group is the highest device severity level in the group.

·           The device groups, device class icons, and the pie chart are displayed all as links. You can click any link to view the related device list in the operation area. For example, to view a list of devices that are running properly, click the green area of the pie chart.

Tips for easy operation

iMC BIMS provides a complete, powerful online help system. After logging in to iMC BIMS, you can click Help to get help. The iMC BIMS help has the following features:

·           Full text search: You can type key words to search for related information throughout the help system.

·           Context-sensitive help: Some configuration pages provide a Help link for you to get the help information pertinent to the specific configuration tasks.

The iMC BIMS help is accessible in any of the following ways:

·           Access the full help: Click Help in the management links, as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3 Link to full help

 

·           Access the help information for a specific page: Click  at the upper right corner of a configuration page (the page for viewing the device configuration, for example), as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4 Help link on a specific configuration page

 

·           View tooltips: Place your cursor on the  icon, if any, to view the parameter input, as shown in Figure 5 (take adding an operator as an example).

Figure 5 Tooltips for parameter input

 


Managing networks with iMC BIMS

CPE devices in a WAN feature large quantity and dynamic IP addresses. Therefore, iMC BIMS uses the OUI and serial number to uniquely identity a CPE device.

To manage a CPE device in a WAN with iMC BIMS, first complete these operations in the iMC BIMS system: Configure system settings, add CPE authentication users, and add the CPE device. Then, log in to the CPE device, configure CPE WAN Management Protocol (CWMP) parameters, which must be the same as those configured in iMC BIMS. After the CPE device configuration is complete, and the CPE device actively accesses iMC BIMS, iMC BIMS can manage it.

You can manage the actively connected devices by their privilege, back up their configurations, and deploy the configuration file and device software for them.

The following sections describe a typical iMC BIMS configuration procedure. Log in to iMC BIMS as an admin, and then perform the following configurations.

System settings

System settings needed include default polling time, periodic inform interval, device access parameters, CPE device adding policy, and common password. iMC BIMS provides default settings for some parameters, and you can modify them as needed.

Log in to iMC BIMS, and then click the System tab to enter the page shown in Figure 6.

Figure 6 System Configuration

 

On the page, click System Settings in the System Configuration area to enter the System Settings page.

Figure 7 System Settings

 

The following describes the system settings:

·           File Server Parameters: Set the file server status, enabled or disabled. In a NAT environment, you can enable the file server function to perform device backup and deployment operations. When the file server is enabled, the IP address of the file server must be configured.

·           Default Polling Interval: Interval for iMC BIMS to poll the connection status of devices. If any device is found unreachable, iMC BIMS changes the status of the device.

·           Periodic Inform Interval: Default interval for the device to access iMC BIMS. The device actively reports its current status when accessing iMC BIMS.

·           Device Access Parameters: Username and password used by iMC BIMS to connect to a CPE device. iMC BIMS can actively connect to the device only if the username and password are the same as those for the CPE to access iMC BIMS. A newly added CPE device needs to use the username and password when accessing iMC BIMS.

·           CPE Device Adding Policy: Specifies whether to automatically add CPE devices that actively access iMC BIMS

·           Common Password: If the username and password used by iMC BIMS to connect to a CPE device are not the same as those for the CPE to access iMC BIMS, common password authentication is enabled. The common password is bims by default, and you can change it as needed.

Click OK to complete your configuration.

Adding CPE authentication users

CPE authentication user information corresponds to the username and password of the Auto-Configuration Server (ACS), namely, the iMC BIMS server. iMC BIMS provides a default CPE authentication user, and you can add CPE authentication users as needed.

Click the System tab, and select CPE Authentication User in the navigation tree to enter the page for CPE authentication user management, as shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8 CPE Authentication User

 

Click Add to enter the Add CPE Authentication User page.

Figure 9 Add CPE Authentication User

 

Type the username, password, and description. Then click OK.

Add CPE devices

CPE devices can be added to iMC BIMS either automatically or manually.

·           Automatically

On the System Settings page, select Yes from the Add CPE Device Automatically drop-down list. An automatically added CPE device is named as “OUI + serial ID”.

·           Manually

The status of a manually added CPE device is unknown, or in other words, iMC BIMS considers the device a virtual device before the device accesses iMC BIMS. When the device accesses iMC BIMS and passes authentication, iMC BIMS updates the status of the device. You can define a name for a CPE device when adding the device to iMC BIMS.

Click the Resource tab, and select Add Device in the navigation tree to enter the Add Device page.

Figure 10 Add Device

 

To add a device to iMC BIMS, input the following information:

·           Device Name: Name of the device to be added.

·           OUI: OUI of the vendor, which must be valid.

·           Serial ID: Serial ID of the device. The combination of OUI and serial ID uniquely identifies a device.

·           Device Group: Group to which a device belongs after it is added to iMC BIMS. By default, a device does not belong to any group.

Click OK after your configuration.

Configuring CWMP parameters of a CPE

To enable a CPE device to communicate with iMC BIMS, you need to configure the following CWMP parameters for the device:

·           ACS URL: URL that the CPE uses to access the iMC BIMS server.

·           ACS username and password: Username and password used by the CPE to access the iMC BIMS server. The username and password should be the same as those configured in the iMC BIMS system settings.

·           CWMP status

The following shows an example:

# Enter CWMP view.

[H3C] cwmp

# Configure the host name or IP address (http://10.153.129.5 in this example) and port of the iMC BIMS server. The default port number for the CPE to access the iMC BIMS server is 9090.

[H3C-cwmp] cwmp acs url http://10.153.129.5:9090

# Configure the username used by the CPE to access the iMC BIMS server.

[H3C-cwmp] cwmp acs username vicky

# Configure the password used by the CPE device to access the iMC BIMS server. If the common password is disabled, a corresponding CPE authentication user must exist and the password must match to enable the CPE device to access iMC BIMS.

[H3C-cwmp] cwmp acs password 12345

# Configure the username used by iMC BIMS to access the CPE. The username must be the same as that configured in Device Access Parameters.

[H3C-cwmp] cwmp cpe username bims

# Configure the password used by iMC BIMS to access the CPE. The password must be the same as that configured in Device Access Parameters.

[H3C-cwmp] cwmp cpe password imcbims

# Configure the outgoing interface on the CPE to connect to iMC BIMS.

[H3C-cwmp] cwmp cpe connect interface Ethernet0/0

After you save your configuration, the device automatically initiates a connect request to the iMC BIMS server. The device is added into the iMC BIMS system after passing the authentication.

To view information about the newly added device, click the Resource tab, and select Resource Management > All Devices in the navigation tree. If the status of the device is normal, you can back up and deploy the configuration file of the device, and upgrade the software of the device.

Configuration backup

To facilitate management of CPE device configurations, you can create a backup task that is executed immediately or periodically at any given time as needed in iMC BIMS. The following shows how to create a backup task that is executed immediately.

Click the Configuration tab, and select Backup Configuration in the navigation tree to enter the Configuration Backup page.

Figure 11 Configuration Backup

 

Click Add on this page to enter the Add Device Configuration Backup Task page.

Figure 12 Add Device Configuration Backup Task

 

Type the Task Name, select the Operation Time, and Execution Time, and then click Select Device. In the popup dialog box, select the device whose configuration is to be backed up. Then, confirm the information, and click OK.

To view the execution status of the task, return to the Configuration Backup page.

Figure 13 Configuration Backup

 

Deploying device configuration

iMC BIMS allows you to deploy the configuration file of multiple devices in batches, greatly reducing your workload. The following shows an example of deploying a device configuration file.

Click the Configuration tab, and select Deployment Guide in the navigation tree to enter the Deployment Guide page. On the Deployment Guide page, click Deploy Configuration to enter the Deploy Configuration – Select Device page.

Figure 14 Deploy Configuration – Select Device

 

Select the folder and file name of the configuration template, select the file type to be deployed, select whether to update the baseline configuration or not, and then select one or multiple target devices. Click Next to enter the Deploy Configuration – Set Task Attributes page.

Figure 15 Deploy Configuration Set Task Attributes

 

Type the task name, select the task execution type (One-off or Periodical), set the task execution time, type the task description, and click Finish. Then you can view the execution status of the task in the Deployment Task List.

Figure 16 Deployment Task

 

Deploying device software

iMC BIMS allows you to select a software file in the device software library and deploy it to one or more devices in batches. The following shows an example of deploying a device software file.

Click the Configuration tab, and select Deployment Guide in the navigation tree to enter the Deployment Guide page. On the Deployment Guide page, click Deploy Software to enter the Deploy Software page.

Figure 17 Deploy Software

 

Click Select and select the software you want to deploy on the dialog box that appears. Type the task name, select the task execution time, type the task description, select one or multiple target devices, and click OK. Then you can view the execution status of the task in the Deployment Task List.

Figure 18 Deployment Task

 

Auto deploying device configuration/software

To facilitate deploying of configuration or software to devices that access the network for the first time, iMC BIMS offers auto deploying device configuration and auto deploying device software functions. You can create automatic device configuration/software deployment tasks by device or device class.

Auto deploying device configuration

This function allows you to create an automatic device configuration deployment task, which deploys the specified configuration file or configuration segment to the device accessing the network for the first time. You can perform auto deploy configuration by device or by device class.

By device

Click the Configuration tab and select Deployment Guide in the navigation tree. Click By Device in the Auto Deploy Configuration field to enter the Auto Deploy Configuration – Select Device page.

Figure 19 Auto Deploy Configuration – Select Device

 

Select the folder and file name of the configuration template, the file type to be deployed, whether to update the baseline configuration or not, and one or multiple target devices. Click Next to enter the Auto Deploy Configuration – Set Task Attributes page.

 

 

NOTE:

On the Auto Deploy Configuration – Select Device page, if you select a configuration template that contains parameters to be configured and click Next, you enter the Auto Deploy Configuration – Configure Parameters page. When you complete setting the parameters, click Next to enter the Auto Deploy Configuration – Set Task Attributes page.

 

Figure 20 Auto Deploy Configuration – Set Task Attributes

 

Type the task name and description, and click Finish. Then you can view the execution status of the task in the Deployment Task List.

By device class

Click the Configuration tab and select Deployment Guide in the navigation tree. Click By Device Class in the Auto Deploy Configuration field to enter the Auto Deploy Configuration page.

Figure 21 Auto Deploy Configuration

 

Select the folder and file name of the configuration template, type the task name and task description, select the file type to be deployed, and select one or more classes of devices. Click OK to create an automatic device configuration deployment task.

Auto deploying device software

This function allows you to create an automatic device software deployment task, which deploys the specified software to the device accessing the network for the first time. You can perform auto deployment of device software by device or by device class.

By device

Click the Configuration tab and select Deployment Guide in the navigation tree. Click By Device in the Auto Deploy Software field to enter the Auto Deploy Software page.

Figure 22 Auto Deploy Software

 

Click Select and select the software you want to deploy on the dialog box that appears. Type the task name and description. Click OK to create an automatic device software deployment task.

By device class

Click the Configuration tab and select Deployment Guide in the navigation tree. Click By Device Class in the Auto Deploy Software field to enter the Auto Deploy Software page.

Figure 23 Auto Deploy Software

 

Click Select and select the software you want to deploy on the dialog box that appears. Type the task name and task description. Click Select Class, and select one or more classes of devices on the dialog box that appears. Click OK to create an automatic device software deployment task.

Comparing general configuration files

This function allows you to compare the configuration file of two devices. The configuration file types include the following options: Current Startup Configuration, Current Running Configuration, Backup History, and Baseline Configuration.

Click the Configuration tab, and select Configuration Comparison in the navigation tree to enter the General Configuration Comparison page.

Figure 24 General Configuration Comparison

 

Select the devices and configuration files to be compared, and click OK. Then the comparison page appears and shows the differences between the selected files.

Auto restoring configuration/software to baseline

When interacting with a device for the first time of the day, iMC BIMS automatically compares the device configuration/software with the baseline version, and deploys the baseline version to the device if the device configuration/software is inconsistent with the baseline version.

Click the Configuration tab, and select Configuration Center in the navigation tree to enter the Configuration Center page. In the configuration center list, click the  icon in the Operation column of the target device, and select Configuration Management to enter the Configuration Management page.

Figure 25 Configuration Management

 

To enable the device to automatically restore to the baseline version, click the Disabled link next to the Restore Configuration To Baseline or Restore Software To Baseline option. To disable the device from automatically restoring to the baseline version, click the Enabled link next to the Restore Configuration To Baseline or Restore Software To Baseline option.

Displaying device interaction logs

iMC BIMS allows you to query device interaction information, which includes device requests and file upload complete notifications.

Click the Resource tab, and select Device Interaction Log in the navigation tree to enter the Query Interaction Log page.

Figure 26 Device Interaction Log

 

Type the device name, description, start time, and end time, and then click Query. Interaction logs that match the query conditions are displayed. To view all interaction logs, click Reset.

Adding an alarm definition

This function allows you to add or modify an alarm definition.

Click the Alarm tab, and select Alarm Definition in the navigation tree to enter the Alarm Definition page. Click Add to enter the Add Alarm Definition page.

Figure 27 Add Alarm Definition

 

Type the alarm name and alarm code, select the alarm level, type the alarm description, alarm cause, remediation suggestion, and maintenance experience, and click OK.

Setting alarm notification

To notify administrators of the network alarm status in time, iMC BIMS offers the following alarm notification methods: mail notification and message notification.

Setting the mail server

This function helps you configure the mail server. Before setting mail notification, set the mail server.

Click the System tab, and then click the Mail Server Settings link to enter the Mail Server Settings page.

Figure 28 Mail Server Settings

 

Type the server address, and select whether to enable authentication. If you select the Require Authentication option, type the username and password. Type the sender’s mail address, and then click Test Mailbox to test connection to the mail server. Click OK.

Setting mail notification

With the mail notification function, iMC BIMS informs the maintainers of alarms (including the name of the alarming device, alarm name, alarm level, alarm time, and alarm cause) by sending emails.

Click the Alarm tab, and select Alarm Notification in the navigation tree to enter the Alarm Notification page.

Figure 29 Alarm Notification

 

Click Add above the mail notification list to enter the page for adding a mail notification rule.

Figure 30 Add Mail Notification

 

Type the rule name and destination mail address, select the concerned alarm levels, concerned devices, and concerned alarm levels, set the time range for each day in the format of 00:00-24:00, and click OK.

Setting an SMSC

This function helps you configure the short message service center (SMSC). Before setting message notification, set an SMSC. SMSC settings include the virtual port that connects the message sending device to the SMSC server, baud rate, country code, and SMSC number.

Click the System tab, and then click the SMSC Settings link to enter the SMSC Settings page.

Figure 31 SMSC Settings

 

Select the serial port and baud rate, type the country code and SMSC number, and click OK.

Setting message notification

With the message notification function, iMC BIMS informs the maintainers of alarms (including the name of the alarming device, alarm name, alarm level, alarm time and alarm cause) by sending messages.

Click the Alarm tab, and select Alarm Notification in the navigation tree to enter the Alarm Notification page. Click Add above the message notification list to enter the page for adding a message notification rule.

Figure 32 Add Alarm Notification

 

Type the rule name and telephone number, select the concerned alarm levels, concerned devices, and concerned alarms, set the time range for each day in the format of 00:00-24:00, and click OK.

Viewing real-time reports

iMC BIMS lists all pre-defined report templates that the current user can operate. The report template types include Device Asset Report, Device Connectivity Summary Report, and Device Connectivity Detail Report.

You can view real-time report data based on the report template on a popup window. You can save, print, and zoom in/out the real-time report.

Click the Report tab, and select Report Template List in the navigation tree to enter the Report Template List page.

Figure 33 Report Template List

 

Click the  icon in the View column of the target report template to enter the real-time report page.

Figure 34 Real-time Report

 

Adding a scheduled report

iMC BIMS generates scheduled reports based on the report template by collecting data according to the specified rules. It supports daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, and yearly reports.

You can view the report file directly, or by customizing the report processing policy (for example, sending the report file by email).

This section describes how to add a scheduled report.

Click the Report tab, and select Scheduled Report in the navigation tree to enter the Scheduled Report List page.

Figure 35 Scheduled Report List

 

Click Add to enter the page for adding a scheduled report.

Figure 36 Add Scheduled Report

 

Click Select to select a report template, type the scheduled report name, select the scheduled report type, set the start date and end time, select the report type, set whether to send reports by emails, and click OK.

Configuring device attributes in batches

To facilitate configuration of device attributes and reduce repeated configuration, iMC BIMS allows batch configuration of the inform interval, polling interval, access parameters, and auto restore strategy.

Click the Resource tab, and select Batch Operate in the navigation tree to enter the Batch Operate page.

Figure 37 Batch Operate

 

·           Configure Inform Interval: Allows you to configure the interval for accessing iMC BIMS for multiple devices in batches.

·           Configure Polling Interval: Allows you to configure the interval for the system to poll the specified devices in batches. iMC BIMS reads the configuration information on the specified CPE devices at this interval.

·           Configure Access Parameters: Allows you to configure the username and password used by iMC BIMS to access specified CPEs in batches.

·           Set Auto Restore Strategy: Allows you to batch configure multiple devices to automatically restore device configuration or software to the baseline version.

To perform batch configurations:

On the Batch Operate page, click Configure Inform Interval to enter the Periodic Inform Interval page.

Figure 38 Periodic Inform Interval

 

Click Select Device and select one or more devices on the popup device list. On the Periodic Inform Interval page, type the inform interval, and click Apply.

On the Batch Operate page, click the Set Auto Restore Strategy link to enter the page for setting the auto restore strategy.

Figure 39 Set Auto Restore Strategy

 

Click Select Device, and select one or more devices on the popup device list. Set the connection request username and connection request password. Click OK.

Device diagnosis

The device diagnosis function enables you to test whether a device is reachable by using the IP ping function.

Click the Resource tab, and select IP Ping Test in the navigation tree to enter the IP Ping Test page.

Figure 40 IP Ping Test

 

On the page, enter the IP ping parameters as needed, and click Select Device. In the popup dialog box, select the device to be tested. Then, on the IP Ping Test page, click Test.

Figure 41 IP Ping Test Result

 

WAN IP connection management

iMC BIMS allows you to query, add, modify, and delete the WAN IP connections of the selected CPE device, and view detailed information about the WAN IP connections.

A WAN connection connects to the Internet. It is implemented through common IP.

Figure 42 WAN IP Connection Management

 

Figure 43 WAN IP Connection Details

 

WAN PPP connection management

iMC BIMS allows you to query, add, modify, and delete WAN PPP connections, and view detailed information about the WAN PPP connections.

A WAN PPP connection is implemented through PPP dial-up.

Figure 44 WAN PPP Connection Management

 

Figure 45 WAN PPP Connection Details

 

WAN DSL link configuration

iMC BIMS allows you to view and configure WAN DSL links. If Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is used at the physical layer of a WAN link, DSL-related parameters must be configured.

Figure 46 WAN DSL Link Management

 

Figure 47 WAN DSL Link Configuration

 


FAQ

Problems you may encounter when you are using web browsers to access iMC BIMS and solutions

Table 3 lists the solutions to different problems.

Table 3 Problems and solutions

Problem

Solution

Some operations may cause web page or system data errors.

Avoid the following operations:

1. Switch between pages with the Forward or Back button.

2. Open a new window through File > New > Window with IE, or through File > New Window with Firefox.

3. Open two Firefox windows on a computer at the same time to access the same iMC BIMS server.

4. Enter too many characters in a text box.

5. Click the Stop icon of the browser when the page displays a progress bar. After that, you cannot proceed with any operation until you click the Refresh icon of the browser, which brings you back to the homepage of the system.

6. In a short period, frequently click an object (such as the button, link, or menu) in the browser.

How to set IE 7.0 so that links are not opened in new tabs?

Set as follows:

1. Start IE and select Tools > Internet Options.

2. Select the General tab, and then click Settings.

3. Select Always open pop-ups in a new window in the When a pop-up is encountered: area.

A white screen appeared suddenly during operation. What shall I do?

This is a rare problem caused by IE incompatibility and resolution errors. From the right-click menu, select Refresh to refresh the page.

The page does not respond when being closed in IE 6.0 SP2.

This is due to an inherent defect in the IE. This problem does not exist in IE SP 1, IE SP 3, or Firefox.

I failed to log in to the system through IE running on a newly installed Windows OS. What shall I do?

The cause is that IE has a higher security level by default in a fresh OS.

1. Set the security level to Medium.

·       Start IE and select Tools > Internet Options.

·       Select the Security tab, and then click Custom Level.

·       In the popup dialog box, set the security level to Medium.

2. Add the website of the system to the trusted sites.

·       Start IE and select Tools > Internet Options.

·       Select the Security tab, Select Trusted sites, and then click Sites.

·       Add the website of the system on the popup dialog box.

When using Firefox to access the iMC BIMS system, what operations should be avoided for security?

After logging in to the iMC BIMS system through Firefox, click Go back one page to return to the login page. Then clicking Go forward one page brings you back to the system without typing your user information. For security, it is recommended that you click Logout at the upper right corner or close the web browser to exit the system.

When I upload a small file that is only a few bytes in size through Firefox, the upload may fail.

If such failure occurs, you can upload the file through IE, or use another client to upload.

The web page I printed with IE did not have background colors. How to solve the problem?

Perform the following configuration to print background colors:

·       Start IE and select Tools > Internet Options.

·       Select the Advanced tab.

·       Select the Print background colors and images check box under Printing.

When I used IE for network management, the progress bar did not display the progress. Why?

This is caused by the IE inherent limitations and does not affect the use of the function. The progress bar is displayed properly with Firefox.

Note:

Except the preceding problems, check the plug-in settings of the browser to ensure the normal operation of the iMC BIMS.

 

What should I pay attention to when logging in to the operating system?

To install and run iMC BIMS normally, we recommend you to use an administrator account to log in to the operating system.

How to change the login password of the admin?

Solution: Log in to the iMC BIMS system as an admin and perform the following operations:

·           Click the System tab.

·           Select Modify Password in the navigation tree of Operator Management.

·           Enter the old password and new password, and confirm the new password. Click OK.

When I used IE 7.0 or later to log in through HTTPS, an error message as shown in Figure 48 appeared. How to deal with it?

Solution: Use HTTPS to log in to iMC BIMS, as shown in Figure 48, and perform the following:

Figure 48 Error message upon HTTPS login

 

1.          View certificate error information

Click Continue to this website (not recommended) to enter iMC BIMS login page, as shown in Figure 49.

Figure 49 Certificate Error

 

Click Certificate Error to view the certificate error message, as shown in Figure 50. Then click View certificates, and then the Certificate dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 51.

Figure 50 Certificate Invalid

 

In the Certificate dialog box, click Install Certificate, as shown in Figure 51.

Figure 51 Certificate

 

2.          Import certificate

In the Certificate dialog box, click Install Certificate. The Certificate Import Wizard page appears, as shown in Figure 52.

Figure 52 Certificate Import Wizard

 

Click Next. The Certificate Store dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 53.

Figure 53 Certificate Store

 

Select Place all certificates in the following store and click Next, as shown in Figure 53.

Figure 54 Completing the Certificate Import Wizard

 

Click Finish to complete the import operation. The Security Warning page appears, as shown in Figure 55.

Figure 55 Security Warning

 

Click Yes after checking the security warning information, as shown in Figure 55.

Figure 56 Import success notification

 

Click OK on the dialog box shown in Figure 56.

3.          Modify IE options

After certificate import operation is complete, you need to modify IE options as follows:

Start IE and select Tools > Internet Options.

Select the Advanced tab.

De-select the option of Warn about certificate address mismatch*, as shown in Figure 57.

Figure 57 Internet Options

 

When some commands configured in the Execute Command After Export field of the data export function were executed, the CPU utilization kept high for a long time. Why?

Solution: Make sure that the commands have no GUIs included, are executed at the background, and can automatically exit after execution.

When iMC BIMS runs for a period of time, the memory utilization becomes extremely high and cannot recover. What shall I do?

Solution: You can solve the problem by changing the maximum buffer size for the SQL server. Do the following:

Run the setsqlservermaxmem.bat script in the installation directory\client\bin directory. The parameters are as follows:

·           -server IP address: IP address of the server. This is an optional parameter. By default, the IP address of the current PC is displayed.

·           -saPwd password: Password of the sa user. This is a required parameter.

·           -maxMem maxmem: Maximum buffer size to change, in MB. This is an optional parameter. By default, the current buffer size is displayed.

Suppose that the installation directory is G:\Program Files\iMC. To set the buffer size of the database to 1024 MB, run the setsqlservermaxmem -server 127.0.0.1 -saPwd sa -maxMem 1024 command in the G:\Program Files\iMC\client\bin directory.

Note that:

·           The buffer size in actual use may be greater than that you configured because the database itself uses some buffer.

·           The preceding configurations become effective after you reboot the database.

Can I modify the system time when iMC BIMS is running?

Solution: You are not recommended to manually modify the system time when iMC BIMS is running. If you do so, data confusion or process errors may occur.

If iMC BIMS process errors are caused by system time modification, restart iMC BIMS-related processes (including the Intelligent Deployment Monitoring Agent and the H3C iMC Server services).

When I try to log in to iMC BIMS through the management PC, the system displays an insufficient system resource error. What shall I do?

Solution: You can solve the problem by changing the Java heap size of the system. Do the following:

The Java heap size is in the range of 256 to 1024 MB. You can change the Java heap size to 1024 MB, for example in a 32-bit operating system. Table 4 lists different Java heap sizes specific to the number of online operators in a 64-bit operating system.

Table 4 Parallel table of online operator numbers and foreground configurations

Nodes

Online operators

Java heap size

0 to 200

20

1 GB

10

200 to 1000

30

2 GB

10

500 to 2000

30

4 GB

10

2000 to 5000

50

8 GB

20

5000 to 10000

50

16 GB

20

 


Acronyms

Table 5 Acronyms

Acronym

Full spelling

ACS

Auto-Configuration Server

BIMS

Branch Intelligent Management System

CPE

Customer Premises Equipment

CWMP

CPE WAN Management Protocol

DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

iMC

Intelligent Management Center