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Cloud GMS Getting Started Guide

Introduction to the Management Interfaces

This section describes the SonicWall Cloud GMS management interface.

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Management Interface Introduction

SonicWall Cloud GMS is a Web-based application for configuring, managing, monitoring and gathering reports from SonicWall firewalls. This section provides an introduction to the main elements of the Web-based management interface.

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Login Screen

The login screen allows you to securely log in to SonicWall Cloud GMS using your MySonicWall user ID and password. The SonicWall Cloud GMS management interface is available at cloud.MySonicWall.com after completing registration.

Multi-Firewall Management

SonicWall Cloud GMS provides next generation management capability by allowing you to manage multiple firewalls over HTTPS. Functions such as creating tasks, posting policies, scheduling tasks, and more are easily completed across multiple appliances at the Unit and Group levels.

Management Interface

The SonicWall Cloud GMS management interface is the main control panel for Cloud GMS. The management interface allows you to add and modify appliances, complete monitoring and reporting tasks, set policies for managed appliances, and configure SonicWall Cloud GMS settings.

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Navigation Tabs

The SonicWall Cloud GMS management interface navigation tabs are located at the top of the management interface.

The Console tab provides tools to customize options and to manage Cloud GMS settings that affect the environment globally.

Left Pane

The left pane of the Cloud GMS management interface provides a tree control that displays the current SonicWall Cloud GMS view and a list of managed appliances.

The left-pane tree control provides the ability to switch between views and displays the current state of each appliance under management. A single box in the tree control indicates a node at appliance or unit level. Two boxes in the tree control indicates a node at a group level. A global node at the top of the tree control is indicated by a three-box icon. The color and additional images superimposed on these icons provide useful status information. For detailed information about appliance states, refer to Description of Managed Appliance States .

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NOTE: If there is only one appliance visible in the Left Pane, then the Left Pane automatically collapses to present a larger screen for the rest of the UI.

Center Pane

At the top of the Center pane there are two sub-tabs:

Policies – Provides policy configuration options for managed appliances.
Flows – Provides IPFIX-based Flow Reporting on the global, group, or appliance level.

The current selection in the center pane is indicated by the highlighted item. The center pane options change based on the navigational tab and left-pane selections, and selections in the center pane modify the display in the right pane. For example, the figure in Right Pane illustrates the contents of the right pane when the global view is selected in the left pane and System > Status is selected on the Policies tab in the center pane.

Right Pane

The right pane displays the available status or tasks based on the current selection of navigational tab and left pane and center pane options. Configurations completed in the right pane modify global, group, or appliance settings. For example, the right pane image above displays the status and tasks available for the Policies navigation tab, left pane selection GlobalView, and center pane selection System > Status.

 

Description of Managed Appliance States

This section describes the meaning of icons that appear next to managed appliances listed in the left pane of the SonicWall Cloud GMS management interface.

 

Status Icon

Description 

One blue box indicates that the appliance is live and communicating with Cloud GMS. The appliance is accessible from the SonicWall Cloud GMS, and no tasks are pending or scheduled.

Two blue boxes indicate that appliances in a group are live and communicating with Cloud GMS. All appliances in the group are accessible from SonicWall Cloud GMS and no tasks are pending or scheduled.

Three blue boxes indicate that all appliances in the global node of this type (Firewall/SMA) are live and communicating with Cloud GMS. All appliances of this type are accessible from SonicWall Cloud GMS and no tasks are pending or scheduled.

One blue box with a lightning flash indicates that one or more tasks are pending or running on the appliance.

Two blue boxes with a lightning flash indicate that tasks are currently pending or running on two or more appliances within the group.

Three blue boxes with a lightning flash indicate that tasks are currently pending or running on three or more appliances within the group.

One blue box with a clock indicates that one or more tasks are scheduled on the appliance.

Two blue boxes with a clock indicate that tasks are currently scheduled to execute at a future time on two or more appliances within the group.

Three blue boxes with a clock indicate that tasks are currently scheduled to execute at a future time on three or more appliances within the group.

One yellow box indicates that the appliance has been added to SonicWall Cloud GMS management (provisioned), but not yet acquired.

Two yellow boxes indicate that one or more appliances in the group have been added to SonicWall Cloud GMS management, but not acquired.

Three yellow boxes indicate that one or more of the appliances of this type (Firewall/SMA) have been added to SonicWall Cloud GMS management, but not acquired.

One yellow box with a lightning flash indicates that one or more tasks are pending on the provisioned appliance.

Two yellow boxes with a lightning flash indicates that tasks are pending on two or more provisioned appliances within the group.

Three yellow boxes with a lightning flash indicates that tasks are pending on three or more provisioned appliances within the group.

A green circle with the number 1 in the middle indicates that the unit is in an HA pair and is currently the Primary unit.

A yellow circle with the number 2 in the middle indicates that the unit is in an HA pair and is currently on backup.

One red box indicates that the appliance is no longer sending heartbeats to SonicWall Cloud GMS .

Two red boxes indicate that one or more appliances in the group are no longer sending heartbeats to SonicWall Cloud GMS.

Three red boxes indicate that one or more of the global group of appliances of this type (Firewall/SMA) are no longer sending heartbeats to SonicWall Cloud GMS.

One red box with a lightning flash indicates that the appliance is no longer sending heartbeats to SonicWall Cloud GMS and has one or more tasks pending.

Two red boxes with a lightning flash indicate that one or more appliance in the group are no longer sending heartbeats to SonicWall Cloud GMS and have two or more tasks pending.

Three red boxes with a lightning flash indicates that the appliance are no longer sending heartbeats to SonicWall Cloud GMS and have three or more tasks pending.

A box with a dot in the top-left corner indicates that the appliance is being managed by Cloud GMS using a static IP address.

This icon indicates a fail over to a secondary Ethernet port.

This icon indicates the a modem is connected using a dialup.

This icon indicates the wireless is connected using WWAN.

This icon indicates the unit’s Task Pending status is “Immediate.”

This icon indicates the unit’s Task Pending status is “Scheduled.”