Prisma SD-WAN Web Interface—At a Glance

Let us learn about the Prisma SD-WAN web interface.
The Prisma SD-WAN web interface is the starting point and the only interface you need for all network-related tasks and activities for your enterprise. Through the web interface, you can set up, administer, monitor, and troubleshoot sites, devices, networks, and applications. You can monitor application performance on all networks, secure and control applications and networks through network and security policies. You can also isolate and troubleshoot issues within the network through the alerts and alarms.
The Prisma SD-WAN web interface contains six key tabs to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot your wide area network and its applications – Dashboard, Map, Policies, Activity, Reports, and CloudBlades. An icon on the web interface provides alerts and alarms for troubleshooting the network.
Key Tabs
Description
Dashboard
Dashboard provides analytical information at a glance and visibility into the device connectivity status and link quality metrics of all your secure fabric links between the various sites.
Map
Provides a view of the Topology, Sites, Claimed Devices, Unclaimed Devices. Enables configuration of branches, data centers, and devices, including the ION 1000, ION 2000, ION 3000, ION 7000, and ION 9000.
Policies
Enables setting up of network policies, stacked policies, and event policies for enterprise applications. These include Path, Quality of Service (QoS), and Network Address Translation (NAT) policy sets and policy set stacks containing Path, QoS, and NAT policies rules respectively. It also enables the setting of security policy sets containing security policy rules for an enterprise.
Activity
Provides a view of the activity charts of the network and individual applications through network analytics, media analytics, link quality, flow browser, routing statistics, and system information related data.
Reports
Provides auto-generated report packages, enabling IT administrators insight into the health, security, and performance of their WAN network and applications.
CloudBlades
Enables cloud delivered infrastructure at the branch with one click service integration.
User Name
Provides user profile information including user administration, system administration, notifications, link to documentation, and the logout option.
Alerts and Alarms
Displays alerts and alarms in the system for all WAN-related issues.
App Switcher
Use App Switcher to switch seamlessly between your Palo Alto Networks applications.
You can view and access the App Switcher feature only if you access the Prisma SD-WAN web interface from the Palo Alto Networks hub. If you access the Prisma SD-WAN web interface directly, you will not be able to view the
App Switcher
icon.
Following are few of the visual indicators that you can see on the Prisma SD-WAN web interface after your sites and devices are set up.
  • On all the Map screens (Topology, Sites, Claimed, and Unclaimed Devices), any filters and Map settings applied, including the stoplight color preferences, is retained and persist across sessions with the controller user interface. The blue badge on top of the filter icon with the number indicating how many filters are applied is a visual indicator for you on the filter criterion set.
  • The MAP Settings provide different viewing options. On the Map, a Site's status color can be changed from the default to view by connectivity. Each site's connectivity is computed based on the status of its VPN overlay connections. The Stoplight color option enables viewing sites on the map in two different ways. The default option is to view by the Alarm status for the site.
  • From
    MAP Settings
    Site Connectivity
    , a Summary Indicator Bar appears on the top of the screen. You can click the color bar for a graphical view of the site connectivity summary. From the graphical view, click a color in the chart legend to navigate directly to the filtered site list. For example, to view sites with full connectivity, click
    Green
    .
  • When a site is selected the following information is displayed:
    • The site type-Branch or Data Center
    • Number of circuits
    • Number of devices allocated to the site
    • Site Tags
    There are three major tabs that display site specific details:
    • Site Summary
      - Used for Analytics and Troubleshooting
    • Configuration
      - Used for Site and Device Configuration
    • Overlay Connections
      - Used to view the status of all VPN Overlay Connections.
    Starting with release 5.6.1, you can view an interactive dashboard that presents a graphical view of the site summary data. The new Site Summary Dashboard provides a greater visibility into health and metrics of site, circuit, and other details.

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