SonicWALL CDP System Settings
System Interface Overview
This section provides a brief overview of the System pages.
Provides a display of system messages, alerts, system information and CDP data. System information includes the appliance model number and serial number, CPU description, total memory, up time, version, and operating system type.
Provides a graphical and textual display of the RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) status for the hard drives on the SonicWALL CDP appliance.
Allows the administrator to configure passwords, mail settings, alerts, Global Management Services (GMS), and Offsite services. Also allows the administrator to restore from the Offsite service.
Provides the administrator the ability to set the system time and add or delete NTP servers.
Allows the administrator to check for upgrades, purge data, reset the appliance, and import or export policy and system settings.
Provides the administrator with a view of CPU information, interfaces, memory utilization, network information, appliance processes, and storage statistics.
Understanding the System Status
The System > Status page provides a system summary for the SonicWALL CDP appliance and basic usage statistics for all attached agents.
The Status page allows the administrator to view the general status of the appliance and its configured agents. The left pane provides Administrative Settings , which provides basic information about the appliance, disk usage, offsite settings and default policy. The right side of the Status page has two tabs: Activity and Agent Summary . The Activity tab provides information about CDP processes, including Disk Space Saver, Revision Limiter, and Offsite Uploader. The Agent Summary tab provides summaries by agent including disk space used, disk space available, and number of files backed up.
The following tables provide a description of the fields in the Status window.
System Status Panel
System Info Panel
Understanding System RAID
The System RAID page provides a graphical and textual display of the RAID status for the hard drives on the SonicWALL CDP appliance. The page refreshes the status display every 30 seconds.
The System RAID page is available only on appliances that have a RAID controller, including the SonicWALL CDP 6080 and 5040. Some earlier models also provide RAID. The System > RAID page for a SonicWALL CDP 6080 is shown in Figure 1 :
Figure 1 System > RAID Page
The SonicWALL CDP 6080 can operate with either four or eight hard drives, while the SonicWALL CDP 5040 accommodates four drives. In SonicWALL CDP 6080 with four drives, the drives in the secondary array are shown as cover plates at the top of the graphic, as in Figure 1 .
If there is any problem with the RAID configuration on any of the drives, the display will indicate the status of the drive. RAID will continue to function normally when one drive is impaired or removed, but data can be lost if two or more drives are unavailable to the RAID controller. Figure 2 shows a removed drive.
Figure 2 Drive Removed
When the drive is replaced, the display indicates the replacement, but the status remains as Degraded until the array begins rebuilding. Figure 3 shows a replaced drive.
Figure 3 Drive Replaced
Soon after replacing the drive, the RAID array begins rebuilding, shown in Figure 4 .
Figure 4 Array Rebuilding
For information about the using the RAID related commands available in the SonicWALL CDP command line interface, see the “Command Line Interface Reference” section .
If a SonicWALL CDP 6080 Expansion Pack is installed, the secondary array along the top of the image will display the status of those drives. For full instructions on installing the Expansion Pack, see the SonicWALL 6080 Getting Started Guide .
For information about replacing a single hard drive on the SonicWALL 6080 or 5040 appliance, see the SonicWALL 6080 Getting Started Guide or SonicWALL 5040 Getting Started Guide .
Configuring the System Settings
Configuring the System Settings allows the administrator to change passwords, configure email alerts, enable GMS, and define Offsite options. This section contains the following subsections:
Changing the Password
Follow these steps to change your password in the Web Management Interface.
Step 1 Navigate to System > Settings . Two fields, Password and Verify Password , are visible in the Password tab .
Step 2 Specify the desired password in the Password field.
Step 3 Re-enter the desired password in the Verify Password and click Apply . You will automatically log out of the Web Management Interface.
Configuring Administrative Email Settings
This section provides configuration instructions specific to the System > Mail page in the Web Management Interface. This page allows you to configure email settings so that you can receive alerts.
To configure email settings:
Step 1 Navigate to System > Settings in the left-hand menu. Select the Mail tab.
• Server (name or IP address) : Provide the SMTP mail server or IP address. For example, mail.mycompany.com.
• Recipient Email Address: Specify the email address where the alert will be sent. For example, email@example.com.
• From Email Address : Specify the email address that will appear as the sender of the email. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org
• From Email Domain : Specify the email domain that will appear in the sender’s email address. For example, mycompany.com.
• User Name (if required) : Specify a user name associated with the email address you specified in From email address , if required. For example, administrator_2.
• Password (if required) : Specify a password associated with the email address you specified in From email address , if required.
Step 3 Select Apply to save these settings. Click the Send Test Email button to send a test email for verification.
Step 4 Check the email account you specified in Recipient Email Address to verify that the email was delivered.
Note If you did not receive your test email, verify that you have provided the correct credentials, that you have Internet connectivity, and that the mail server you specified is available. Failed emails will be stored and sent when a mail server connection is established.
The Alerts tab in the System Settings page allows you to specify the type of alerts to receive.
System Settings Options
You can select to receive any of the following alerts:
Adding a SonicWALL CDP Appliance to GMS
SonicWALL CDP appliances must be running firmware version 2.3 or later to be managed using SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS). For CDP Reporting in SonicWALL GMS, a minimum of SonicWALL CDP 6.0 is required with SonicWALL GMS 6.0.2 (6.0 Service Pack 2). To configure a SonicWALL CDP appliance for management by SonicWALL GMS, perform the following tasks:
Preparing the SonicWALL CDP Appliance
You can manage the SonicWALL CDP appliance from SonicWALL GMS. The System > GMS page provides a way to add the SonicWALL GMS host name or IP address, and to specify the number of seconds between heartbeats sent to the SonicWALL GMS system.
For more information about adding the appliance to SonicWALL GMS management, see “Adding the SonicWALL CDP Appliance to GMS” on page 31 .
To prepare the SonicWALL CDP appliance for GMS management:
Step 1 On the System > GMS page, type the GMS host name or IP address of the GMS server and the port number in the GMS Host Name or IP Address field. The default port is 514.
Step 2 Enter the heartbeat interval, in seconds, in the Heartbeat Interval (seconds) field. The maximum heartbeat interval is 86400 (24 hours).
Step 3 Click Submit .
Adding the SonicWALL CDP Appliance to GMS
To add your appliance to GMS, perform the following tasks:
Step 1 Log in to GMS.
Step 2 Click the CDP appliance tab . If the CDP appliance tab is not visible above the TreeControl pane, click the down arrow button and select CDPs from the drop-down list.
Step 3 In the left-most pane, right click and select Add Unit . The Add Unit popup displays.
Step 4 Enter a descriptive name for the SonicWALL appliance in the Unit Name field.
Step 7 Enter the appliance serial number in the Serial Number field. The serial number can be found in the CDP appliance management interface under General > Status .
Step 8 The management mode defaults to Using HTTPS .
Step 9 Click OK .
It may take up to a minute for the data to load.
The SonicWALL CDP is displayed in the left pane of the SonicWALL CDP interface as a yellow icon, which means the unit has not been acquired by SonicWALL GMS. After the appliance has been acquired, the icon will either turn red, indicating that the appliance status is down, or blue, indicating that the appliance status is up.
It may take up to five minutes for the SonicWALL CDP to establish an HTTPS connection and acquire the SonicWALL appliance for management.
Your CDP is now ready for management using SonicWALL GMS.
To register a CDP appliance, you must perform tasks on GMS and on the CDP appliance through its local user interface. See the following sections:
Registration Tasks on GMS
When a unit is added to GMS, once it is acquired successfully by GMS, it is automatically registered by GMS. However, CDP appliances cannot be used until you complete the registration tasks on the local CDP appliance.
You can also register CDP appliances manually in GMS. To register a CDP appliance:
Step 2 Click the Policies tab.
Step 3 In the center pane, navigate to Register/Upgrades > Register CDPs .
Step 4 Click Register . The scheduler displays.
Step 6 Do one of the following:
• Select Immediate .
• Select the At button and specify a date and time for SonicWALL GMS to perform the registration.
Step 7 Click Accept .
Registration Tasks on the CDP Appliance
After the GMS registration completes, you can perform the local registration tasks on the CDP appliance. For more information on CDP registration, see the SonicWALL CDP Getting Started Guide for your CDP appliance.
To perform local CDP registration tasks:
Step 2 Navigate to Policies > General > Status .
Step 3 In the right pane, locate the Registration Code for use on the local CDP appliance.
Step 4 On the management system for the CDP appliance, point your browser to the SonicWALL CDP Web Management Interface and log in with the default credentials, admin/password.
Step 5 Navigate to the System > Registration/Licenses screen.
Step 6 On the Registration tab, enter the Registration Code obtained from GMS in the Registration Code field.
Step 7 Click the Register button.
Configuring the Offsite Service
The procedure for configuring the downstream CDP appliance to back up data and policy information to the SonicWALL CDP Portal or to an upstream CDP appliance is provided in this section.
For more detailed information about the SonicWALL CDP Offsite and Site-to-Site Backup and Restore feature, see the “SonicWALL CDP Site-to-Site Service Overview” and subsequent sections.
To configure the downstream CDP appliance to back up to the SonicWALL CDP Portal or to an upstream CDP appliance, perform the following steps:
Step 2 Navigate to the System > Settings page and select the Offsite tab.
Step 3 To use the SonicWALL Portal as the upstream destination, leave the Enable SonicWALL Portal checkbox selected and leave PORTAL in the Upstream Appliance Name/IP Address field.
Step 4 To use another SonicWALL CDP appliance as the upstream destination, clear the checkbox next to Enable SonicWALL Portal and type the IP address or the FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) of the upstream CDP appliance in the Upstream Appliance Name/IP Address field.
Note It is important that the upstream and downstream appliances have different IP addresses. Refer to the SonicWALL CDP Getting Started Guide for further information on configuring an appliance’s IP address and domain name.
Step 5 Set the desired number of minutes in the Synchronization Interval field. The default, and minimum, is 15 minutes. To save bandwidth, you can set the interval to a larger number for less frequent synchronization between the downstream and upstream appliances..
Step 6 The Encryption Key is set automatically, and cannot be changed. If you switch between the Portal and another upstream destination, you will see a different key in this field. You can copy the key to your computer clipboard and save it in a text file for secure storage offsite.
Step 7 To specify the maximum bandwidth used during synchronization with the upstream destination, select the Enable Bandwidth Management checkbox, enter the desired numerical value in the field below it, and select kbps , Mbps , or Gbps as the units.
Step 8 To enforce a schedule for synchronization with the upstream destination, select the Enable Bandwidth Management checkbox and then select the desired schedule from the Schedule drop-down list. You can configure an appropriate schedule on the Policy > Schedules page.
Step 9 Click Apply .
Restoring Data Using the Offsite Service
The procedure for restoring data and policy information from the SonicWALL CDP Portal or from an upstream CDP appliance is provided in this section. For more detailed information about the SonicWALL CDP Offsite and Site-to-Site Backup and Restore service, see the “SonicWALL CDP Site-to-Site Service Overview” on page 151 and subsequent sections.
To restore data and policy information from the upstream appliance to the downstream appliance, perform the following steps:
Step 2 Navigate to the System > Settings page and click the Restore from Offsite tab.
Step 4 To restore data, select the Data checkbox.
Step 5 To restore settings and configurations, select the Policy checkbox.
Note Once the old appliance’s settings and configurations are downloaded after selecting the Policy checkbox, the new appliance will begin backing up the local agents immediately. It may not be necessary to download the old data from the upstream appliance.
Step 6 Click Restore from Offsite .
Step 7 A warning message displays. Click Yes to continue.
Note The data on the downstream appliance will be replaced with the data from the upstream appliance.
Step 8 A second warning message displays. Click Yes to continue.
The restore progress displays. Click Close to close the progress page.
Configuring Local Time Zone Settings
You can manually set the system time, date, and time zone on the System > Time page or you can configure the system to use Network Time Protocol (NTP) and configure the NTP servers.
Step 1 Navigate to System > Time in the left-hand navigation menu.
If specific NTP Settings are desired, click on the NTP Settings tab to add server addresses.
Select the time (hh:mm:ss) using the arrow icons. The time will be displayed in 24 hour format. Specify the date (month, day, year) by entering the desired date in the text field, or use the calendar icon to select a date. Select your local time zone from the drop-down menu. Set time automatically using NTP Check this box to allow the time to be set automatically using NTP.
Step 3 Click the Apply button to save the changes. Your SonicWALL CDP appliance is now set to your local time. If the Web Management Interface logs you out, simply log in again.
Administrative System Tasks and Settings
The Administration tab in the System menu provides administrators information about available upgrades. Administrators are able to purge data and reset the device. Exportation and importation of policy and system settings are also accessible from the Administration tab.
Purging Data from the SonicWALL CDP Appliance
In the event that your appliance is damaged and needs to be returned to SonicWALL, you may want to purge its contents, including stored data and agent information.
Caution Purge data erases all agent information, including backup files. Purge data does not change IP or password settings.
To purge data from the SonicWALL CDP appliance, perform the following steps:
Step 1 Navigate to System > Purge Data .
Click Purge Backup Data .Click Yes - Purge Now to confirm and purge backup data.A confirmation message displays upon completion of data purge. Resetting to Factory Defaults
You can reset the SonicWALL CDP appliance to factory default settings on the System > Device Reset page. Resetting appliance to factory default settings will remove all data, as well as all configuration settings and will reboot the appliance.
To reset the appliance to factory defaults:
Step 1 On the System > Device Reset page, click Reset Appliance .
Step 2 In the confirmation page, click Yes to reset the appliance.
The Web management interface provides five diagnostics displays for the SonicWALL CDP appliance on the System > Diagnostics page:
• Memory usage, including free memory, buffers in use, cached, active, inactive, swap usage, mapped pages, and other data
• Network information, including link status, packet count, and other data for eth0 and eth1, and also displays active Internet connections with local and foreign addresses, and information about active UNIX domain sockets
• Storage statistics, including file system name, total file system capacity, disk space used, disk space available, percentage of space used, and the directory name where the file system is mounted
System Licenses and Registration
The System Licenses and Registration page displays details about the license and registration status of security services and supported services.
For the registration procedure, see the “Registering the SonicWALL CDP Appliance” section .
The Registration tab displays the current registration status of the SonicWALL CDP appliance.
Click the Refresh button to update the page after subscribing to a service on MySonicWALL.
This feature allows you to fetch licenses (bypassing Web Management Interface registration), if your SonicWALL CDP appliance is deployed in an environment that does not allow direct or reliable Internet connectivity from the SonicWALL appliance.
To acquire the license:
Step 1 Obtain the encrypted license key information from your mysonicwall.com account for the SonicWALL CDP appliance by clicking on the “View License Keyset” link.
Step 2 Copy the license to the Manual Keyset field on the System > Licenses page.