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Switch to MCN Console

To add and configure the MCN site, you must first log into the Management Web Interface on the appliance you are promoting to the MCN role, and switch the Management Web Interface to MCN Console mode. MCN Console mode enables access to the Configuration Editor in the Management Web Interface to which you are currently connected. You can then use the Configuration Editor to add and configure the MCN site.

Note

Switching to MCN Console mode changes the operating mode of the Management Web Interface mode only, and not the active role of the appliance itself. To promote an appliance to the role of MCN, you must first add and configure the MCN site and activate the configuration and software package on the designated MCN appliance.

To switch the Management Web Interface to MCN Console mode, do the following:

  1. Log into the Management Web Interface on the appliance you want to configure as the MCN.

  2. Click Configuration in the main menu bar of the Management Web Interface main screen (blue bar at the top of the page).

  3. In the navigation tree (left pane), open the Appliance Settings branch and click Administrator Interface.

    This displays the Administrator Interface page in the middle pane.

  4. Select the Miscellaneous tab.

    This displays the Miscellaneous administrative settings page.

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    At the bottom of the Miscellaneous tab page is the Switch to [Client > MCN Console section. This section contains the Switch Console button for toggling between appliance console modes.

    The section heading indicates the current console mode, as follows:

    • When in Client Console mode (default), the section heading is Switch to MCN Console.
    • When in MCN Console mode, the section heading is Switch to Client Console.

    By default, a new appliance is set to Client Console mode.

    MCN Console mode enables the Configuration Editor branch in the navigation tree. The Configuration Editor is available on the MCN appliance, only.

    Note

    Before proceeding to the next step, make sure that the appliance is still set to the default (Client Console mode). The section heading should be: Switch to MCN Console.

  5. Click Switch Mode to set the appliance mode to MCN Console mode.

    This displays a dialog box prompting you to confirm that you want to switch to MCN mode.

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  6. Click OK.

    This switches the console mode to MCN Console mode, and terminates the current session. A success message displays, along with a countdown status indicating the number of seconds remaining before the session terminates.

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    After the countdown completes, the session is terminated and the login page appears.

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  7. Enter the Administrator user name and password, and click Login.

    • Default Administrator user name: admin

    • Default Administrator password: password

    After logging in, the Dashboard displays, now indicating that the appliance is in MCN mode.

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    The next step is to open a new configuration and add the MCN site to the Sites table, and begin configuring the new MCN site.

Switch to MCN Console

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