Inventory Manager Options


Selecting Inventory Manager in the left panel of the Options tab provides the following view, where you can select the path in which Inventory Manager data is stored as well as configure file transfer settings for firmware upgrades.

Changing a value from the system default causes a Default Value button to appear. Selecting this button changes the field back to the system default value.

Data Storage Directory Path Setting

Use this option to specify a different base directory where Inventory Manager data is stored. This data includes capacity planning reports, configuration templates, archived configurations, and property files. If you specify a new data directory, you need to move the data files stored under the old directory to the new directory so ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine can find them.

Data Storage Directory Path

File Transfer Settings

These options specify the FTP, SCP, SFTP, or TFTP file transfer settings used when upgrading firmware.

Select the link for information on the following File Transfer Settings options:

FTP Server Properties Settings

Use these options to set FTP server properties and login information, including specifying the FTP server IP address, setting paths to the root and firmware directories, and setting login information. The FTP server needs access to these directories in order to perform archive operations or firmware/boot PROM upgrades. These settings apply to all users.

FTP Server Properties Settings

Anonymous
Select this checkbox if your FTP server is configured to accept Anonymous logins. Selecting this checkbox disables the Username and Password fields.
Username/Password
Enter your username and password to access the FTP server. By default, your password is displayed as a series of asterisks. Select the Eye icon to display your password.
Firmware Directory Path
The default firmware directory is tftpboot\firmware\images. If you would like to use an alternate firmware directory, enter a path to that directory in this field. The firmware directory must be a subdirectory of the root directory. (For additional information, see How to Upgrade Firmware.)  If you are using an FTP server on a remote system, use the UNC standard described in the following Note when specifying the path.
Root Directory Path
The root directory is the base directory to which the FTP server is allowed access. The FTP server is allowed to create files in or read files from this directory and any of its subdirectories. The default root directory is the tftpboot directory ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine automatically creates when it is installed. To use an alternate root directory, enter a path to that directory in this field.
 NOTE:Keep in mind the following requirements when setting the path to your root directory:
  • If your FTP server is configured with an FTP root directory, it must match the root directory entered here.
  • If your FTP server is not configured with an FTP root directory, change the FTP root directory here to the root of the drive (for example, /root/).
  • If you are using an FTP server on a remote system, use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) when specifying the root directory path. The UNC convention uses two slashes // to indicate the name of the system, and one slash or backslash to indicate the path within the computer.
Use the ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Server's IP
Select this checkbox if your FTP server is on the same machine as the ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Server. Selecting this checkbox disables the Server IP field.
Server IP
Enter the IP address of the device where the FTP server resides.
Server Port
Specify the port number on which your FTP server is configured to run.

SCP Server Properties Settings

Use these options to set SCP server properties and login information, including specifying the SCP server IP address, setting paths to the root and firmware directories, and setting login information. The SCP server needs access to these directories in order to perform archive operations or firmware/boot PROM upgrades. These settings apply to all users.

SCP Server Properties Options

Anonymous
Select this checkbox if your SCP server is configured to accept Anonymous logins. Selecting this checkbox disables the Username and Password fields.
Username/Password
Enter your username and password to access the SCP server. By default, your password is displayed as a series of asterisks. Select the Eye icon to display your password.
Firmware Directory Path
Enter the path to the default firmware directory in this field. The Firmware Directory Path must be a subdirectory of the Root Directory Path. On a system with ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine installed to be owned as root, the default firmware directory is /root/firmware/images/. On a system installed to be owned as netsight, the default firmware directory is /usr/local/Extreme_Networks/NetSight/home/firmware/images.
 NOTE:To ensure this directory is secure, change this path from the tftpboot directory. Using the tftpboot directory may provide access to a third-party.
Root Directory Path
Enter the path to the root directory in this field. The root directory is the base directory to which the SCP server is allowed access. The SCP server is allowed to create files in or read files from this directory and any of its subdirectories. On a system with ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine installed to be owned as root, the default root directory is /root/. On a system installed to be owned as netsight, the default firmware directory is /usr/local/Extreme_Networks/NetSight/home/.

 NOTE:Keep in mind the following requirements when setting the path to your root directory:
  • If your SCP server is configured with an SCP root directory, it must match the root directory entered here.
  • If your SCP server is not configured with an SCP root directory, change the SCP root directory here to the root of the drive (for example, /root/).
  • To ensure this directory is secure, change this path from the tftpboot directory. Using the tftpboot directory may provide access to a third-party.
  • If you are using an SCP server on a remote system, use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) when specifying the root directory path. The UNC convention uses two slashes // to indicate the name of the system, and one slash or backslash to indicate the path within the computer.
Use the ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Server's IP
Select this checkbox if your SCP server is on the same machine as the ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Server. Selecting this checkbox disables the Server IP field.
Server IP
Enter the IP address of the device where the SCP server resides.
Server Port
Specify the port number on which your SCP server is configured to run.

SFTP Server Properties Settings

Use these options to set SFTP server properties and login information, including specifying the SFTP server IP address, setting paths to the root and firmware directories, and setting login information. The SFTP server needs access to these directories in order to perform archive operations or firmware/boot PROM upgrades. These settings apply to all users.

Anonymous
Select this checkbox if your SFTP server is configured to accept Anonymous logins. Selecting this checkbox disables the Username and Password fields.
Username/Password
Enter your username and password to access the SFTP server. By default, your password is displayed as a series of asterisks. Select the Eye icon to display your password.
Firmware Directory Path
Enter the path to the default firmware directory in this field. The Firmware Directory Path must be a subdirectory of the Root Directory Path. On a system, the default firmware directory is /root/firmware/images/. This path needs to be updated when the SFTP server is installed and a valid directory is created. For additional information, see How to Upgrade Firmware.  If you are using an SFTP server on a remote system, use the UNC standard described in the following Note when specifying the path.
 NOTE:To ensure this directory is secure, change this path from the tftpboot directory. Using the tftpboot directory may provide access to a third-party.
Root Directory Path
Enter the path to the root directory in this field. The root directory is the base directory to which the SFTP server is allowed access. The SFTP server is allowed to create files in or read files from this directory and any of its subdirectories. The default root directory is /root/. This path needs to be updated when the SFTP server is installed and a valid directory is created.
 NOTE:Keep in mind the following requirements when setting the path to your root directory:
  • If your SFTP server is configured with an SFTP root directory, it must match the root directory entered here.
  • If your SFTP server is not configured with an SFTP root directory, change the SFTP root directory here to the root of the drive (for example, /root/.
  • To ensure this directory is secure, change this path from the tftpboot directory. Using the tftpboot directory may provide access to a third-party.
  • If you are using an SFTP server on a remote system, use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) when specifying the root directory path. The UNC convention uses two slashes // to indicate the name of the system, and one slash or backslash to indicate the path within the computer.
Use the ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Server's IP
Select this checkbox if your SFTP server is on the same machine as the ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine Server. Selecting this checkbox disables the Server IP field.
Server IP
Enter the IP address of the device where the SFTP server resides.
Server Port
Specify the port number on which your SFTP server is configured to run.

TFTP Server Properties Settings

Use these options to set TFTP server properties, including specifying the firmware directory path, setting the TFTP root directory path, and setting server IP address. These settings apply to all users.

TFTP Server Properties Options

Directory Path
The default firmware directory is tftpboot\firmware\images. If you would like to use an alternate firmware directory, enter a path to that directory in this field. The firmware directory must be a subdirectory of the root directory. (For additional information, see How to Upgrade Firmware.)
Root Directory Path
The root directory is the base directory to which the TFTP server is allowed access. The TFTP server is allowed to create files in or read files from this directory and any of its subdirectories. The default root directory is the tftpboot directory ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine automatically creates when it is installed. To use an alternate root directory, enter a path to that directory in this field.

  NOTE: Keep in mind the following requirements when setting the path to your root directory:
  • If your TFTP server is configured with a TFTP root directory, it must match the root directory entered here.
  • If your TFTP server is not configured with a TFTP root directory, change the TFTP root directory here to the root of the drive (for example, /root/).
  • If you are using a TFTP server on a remote system, use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) when specifying the root directory path. The UNC convention uses two slashes // to indicate the name of the system, and one slash or backslash to indicate the path within the computer.
Server IP
Enter the IP address of the device where the TFTP server resides.

Firmware Refresh Settings

Max Files Parsed
This option controls the maximum number of files to parse when ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine searches the path for device firmware files. The maximum is 65535, and the default is 1000.



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