Launching CloudByte ElastiCenter

CloudByte ElastiCenter is a browser based console which you can launch using any of the popular browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

Note:Ensure that you have updated Adobe Flash Player to the most recent version.

To access ElastiCenter,

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
  2. Specify the URL in the following format: https://IP Address

Note:The IP Address you specify is the one that you configured in the installation screen. See Installing CloudByte ElastiStor. Installing CloudByte ElastiCenter.

Authentication

You need credentials (username and password) to log in to CloudByte ElastiCenter.

  1. After installation is completed, launch ElastiCenter using the URL in the following format: https://IP Address.

welcome_cloudbyte_elasticenter_login_page

  1. Specify the following default credentials:
CredentialsValue
User nameadmin
Passwordpassword

After you login, you can change the password.

Reset password and configure auto-alert options

After you log in, you are prompted to:

  • Change your password
  • Update your profile. CloudByte Technical Support might use this information to contact you when your storage infrastructure encounters any issues.
  • Review the auto-alert details that CloudByte Technical Support collects automatically. Technical Support might use the information to resolve potential problems that your storage infrastructure encounters. You have the option not to share particular information.

To reset password and configure auto-alert options,

  1. Login to ElastiCenter using the default credentials (admin|password). The following screen appears:

elasticenter_change_password

  1. Specify a new password and then confirm.
  2. Update your profile.
  3. Review the auto-alert information, and uncheck the options that you do not want to share.
  4. Click Update.

Replacing default SSL Certificate

The connection between ElastiCenter and browser is secured using SSL. If required, you can replace the default certificate using the following procedures.

Note:The utility used to perform the following tasks is keytool. You can use a utility of your preference.

  1. In the ElastiCenter console, run the command as shown in the following example:
     keytool -genkey -alias primarycb -keyalg RSA -keystore myprimary.keystore -keysize 2048
    . At prompt, provide password and the domain details.
  2. In the ElastiCenter console, generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) by executing the command as shown in the following example:
    keytool -certreq -keyalg RSA -alias primarycb -file mycertreq.csr -keystore myprimary.keystore
    . You are then prompted to specify a password for keystore.
  3. Get the CSR signed by the trusted CA. (for example, VeriSign or Thawte).
  4. (Optional) Append the certificate with intermediate CA and trusted root CA.
  5. Import the CA’s certificate into your keystore as a trusted certificate using the following command
  6. keytool -importcert -file verisign.cer -keystore myprimary.keystore -alias primarycb
  7. Copy the keystore to the directory
    /usr/local/apache-tomcat-6.0.33/conf
    .
  8. Edit the following lines in the file
    server.xml
    in the directory
    /usr/local/apache-tomcat-6.0.33/conf/
  9. keystoreFile="conf/myprimary.keystore"
    keystorePass="cloudbyte"
  10. Run the following command to shut down Tomcat:
    /usr/local/apache-tomcat-6.0.33/bin/shutdown.sh
  11. Kill Java processes using the following command:
     pkill java
  12. Execute the following command to ensure that no Java process is running:
    pgrep java
  13. Start Tomcat using the command
    /usr/local/apache-tomcat-6.0.33/bin/startup.sh