Geneos Web Console

Overview

The Geneos Web Console is a key component in the plan to simplify and modernise the Geneos user interface, allowing easy monitoring of significantly larger scaled enterprises.

It is accessed through a web browser and is served from Gateway Hub, so there are no additional packages to install.

The functionality provided by the Web Console will continue to evolve with subsequent releases of Geneos as components are updated and more are introduced to the new stack. Although current functionality centres around Gateway Hub administration, the Web Console will complement, and ultimately replace, Active Console 2 and Gateway Setup Editor.

Intended audience

This guide is currently intended for Geneos administrators who are storing metric and event history in Gateway Hub.

Prerequisites

Gateway Hub must already be installed and configured to access the Web Console. For instructions on installing Gateway Hub, see Install.

Port 8888 must be externally accessible on each Gateway Hub to access the Web Console.

Browser requirements

The Web Console is supported by the following browsers:

Browser Minimum requirements
Internet Explorer IE 11 and above.
Firefox Firefox 45 and above.
Google Chrome Most current version.
Microsoft Edge MS Edge 40.x.

Hardware recommendations

Component Recommended Setup Minimum Requirements
Screen resolution 1280px width 1024px width

Load Balancing

By default, the Web Console is accessed directly from a Gateway Hub node on port 8080.

For increased resiliency and simpler navigation, use a load-balancer to share traffic between different nodes. This can also be used to map traffic to port 443, allowing simpler navigation (for example https://geneos.mydomain.com).

Access the Web Console

To access the Web Console, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to https://<hostname>:8080 in your browser.
  2. Replace hostname with the location of your Gateway Hub instance.

Note: You cannot access most of the pages of the Web Console without a valid Gateway Hub licence. See Add licence keys.

The Web Console is secured using the SSO Agent that is bundled with Gateway Hub. For instructions on configuring the SSO Agent, see SSO Agent User Guide.

The log in process for the Web Console differs depending on if Kerberos has been enabled in the SSO Agent:

  • If Kerberos is enabled, the log in is seamless and you are taken directly to the home page.
  • If Kerberos is not enabled, you must provide a user name and password in a browser dialog. Upon successful authentication, you are redirected to the home page.

If log in is unsuccessful, an error screen is displayed.

Web Console pages

Home page

The Web Console homepage shows a simple dashboard of the total number of dataview errors generated from Gateway Hub.

Clicking on the Ingestion Errors button in the centre of the home page directs you to the Ingestion Errors page.

Clicking on the About ITRS Geneos button at the bottom of side panel takes you to the About page. This page has information about your current installation of Gateway Hub.

Web Console side panel

The side panel of the Web Console displays the following options:

Section Sub-section Description

Administration

See Web Console Administration pages.

Ingestion Errors Shows errors related to ingesting data from Geneos.
System Errors Shows errors internal to the Gateway Hub
Licence Shows current licence status for Gateway Hub.
Publishing Page for configuring Kafka publishing.
Storage Contains settings to configure the retention policy and retention period for Gateway Hub data.
Security Page for configuring security settings.

UI settings

UI Settings allow you to configure the appearance of the Web Console. These settings do not affect how data is stored.

To access these settings, click settings at the top right of the screen.

The page has the following options:

Section Description
General Changes the display language and preferred user interface style.
Date and Time Changes the time zone, date, and time format.

Note: UI settings are stored in your current browser.