Table of Contents

Understanding the User Interface
Accessing the BAC Administrators Graphical User Interface
Administrator's User Interface

Understanding the User Interface

This chapter describes how to access the Broadband Access Center (BAC) administrative user interface and explains important aspects about it.

"Using the Broadband Access Center for Cable Administrator User Interface" explains how to use the BAC administrator user interface to perform administrative activities. In addition, "Device Provisioning Engine Command Line Interface" describes the CLI commands used to access, monitor, and control the device provisioning engine (DPE) devices.

Accessing the BAC Administrators Graphical User Interface

Complete this procedure to access the BAC administrator graphical user interface (GUI):

Step 1   Launch your web browser. Table 3-1 lists the browsers supported in this BAC release.

Table 3-1   Browser Platform Support

Platform  Supported Browsers 

Windows 2000 (Service pack 2)

Internet Explorer 6.0 and above

Netscape 4.7 and above

Red Hat Linux (7.1)

Netscape 4.7 and above

Solaris (2.8)

Netscape 4.7 and above

Step 2   Enter the administrator's location using this syntax:

http:// <machine_name>:8100/adminui/


Step 3   The main login page, shown in Figure 3-1, appears.

Figure 3-1   Login Page

Step 4   Enter the default username (admin) and password (changeme). If logging in for the first time:

    a. A prompt appears asking you change the default password. Enter a new password and click OK.

    b. A prompt and link appears to let you enter the technology licenses that you are authorized to use. This link takes you to the Add License Keys page.

Note    Refer to "Configuring Broadband Access Center for Cable," for additional information on entering license keys.

Step 5   Click Login and the Main Menu page, shown in Figure 3-2, appears.

Figure 3-2   Main Menu Page

Note   The Call Agent function is disabled in release 2.5 of the Broadband Access Center for Cable. Please contact your Cisco representative if you desire more information on this function.

Logging Out

Complete this procedure to log out of BAC:

Step 1   Click Logout located at the top, right corner of any administrator page. A confirmation dialog appears.

Step 2   Click OK. This returns you to the User Login page (see Figure 3-1).

Administrator's User Interface

The BAC administrator user interface, as shown in Figure 3-3, is divided into three separate areas: a Banner, Content, and results.

Some BAC administrator pages may also contain View, Delete, Submit, or Reset controls.

Figure 3-3   Administrator User Interface

Selecting Navigation Bar Items

To select a Navigation bar item, simply click the desired Primary Navigation bar item, and then click the appropriate Secondary Navigation bar item. (See Figure 3-3.) Note that the Users option has no secondary options to select from.

The Main Menu

You can select from these options on the Main menu:

After selecting one of these options, you can make further menu selections by clicking the desired menu item in the Primary Navigation bar. In addition, each Primary Navigation bar menu item displays unique options in the Secondary Navigation bar.


You use the Configuration menu item to view and modify various configuration settings for the overall system. These include:


You use the Devices menu item to manage and maintain devices, and perform searches for any device using these search formats:


You use the Server menu to list the current status of these items or for any selected component:


You use the Users menu to add, modify, and delete users. It also provides a brief description of each user.

Scrolling Backward and Forward

Several functions within BAC administrator can result in lengthy lists of information that cannot always be displayed on a single page. BAC allows you to view these pages one at a time through a group of controls located in the lower-left corner of each page. When multiple pages of information are available, the number of pages are also identified. To access a specific page, click the appropriate page number. Click the left ( )and right ( ) arrow controls to move backward or forward respectively, through the number of displayed pages.

Posted: Tue Nov 25 06:44:57 PST 2003
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