After your initial setup, most of your interaction with the SmartServer will be through the SmartServer Central Management System (CMS).  You will use the CMS to define device types, plan your sites, and to manage, monitor, and control your devices.  You can access the CMS from any client with a web browser.  Following is an example of a CMS dashboard viewed from a web browser. 

There is also a video on the SmartServer IoT Training Videos page that provides a tour of the SmartServer IoT CMS.   Click here for the CMS User Experience Tour video.

To open the SmartServer CMS, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your client can communicate with the SmartServer as described in Connecting through a LAN).

  2. Open a web browser (supported browsers are current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge) and enter one of the following addresses to open the SmartServer CMS (prior to SmartServer 2.8 you had to specify port 8443, this is no longer required starting with SmartServer 2.8:

    (where SmartServer_IPaddress is the IP address of your SmartServer)

    (where nnnnnn is the SmartServer's install code. See Connecting through a LAN)

    You can also open the CMS from the SmartServer Configuration web page by clicking CMS in the top margin of the page, as shown in the following figure.

    The CMS opens in the browser allowing you to log in. 

    Note: To avoid having browsers display a security warning when users access the CMS webpage or the SmartServer webpage, you can set up port forwarding for the SmartServer IoT and switch from using self-signed certificates. Another option to accomplish the same thing is to set up a CNAME record.

  3. Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields. The default username is apollo and the default password is printed on the label on the bottom of the SmartServer. If you changed either the username or password, use the username and password you selected. Use the defaults if you did not change them.

    The default administrator username is admin (the admin password is the same as the apollo user password).

  4. Click LOGIN.

  5. If you are logging in to the SmartServer CMS for the first time, read the end-user licensing agreement and accept it if you agree.

  6. If your login credentials are verified, the SmartServer CMS main page appears. To customize your working environment, refer to the Customize Your CMS Dashboard section.  When you first log into the SmartServer CMS, the dashboard appears similar to the image shown below (without the yellow numbers).

    Parts of the CMS are number-highlighted with descriptions and links for more information as follows:

(1)  Company logo – see Managing Customer Accounts for information about editing the logo.

(2)  Software version – see Release Notes for more information about this release.

(3)  Device Management Mode (DMM) or Independent Management Mode (IMM) – see Switching off LON Management for more information.

(4)   – collapses and expands the widget menu bar.

(5)  Dashboard name (default or custom) – see Customize Your CMS Dashboard for more information about creating, renaming, and removing dashboards.

(6)   – Notifications button (available with SmartServer IoT 3.2 Update 2 and higher). Click to turn user notifications on/off. See Setting Notifications in the Customize Your CMS Dashboard section for more information.

(7)   – see Using this Documentation for more information. Click to access help.

(8)   Settings button (available with SmartServer IoT 2.7 Update 1 and higher) enables you to edit the dashboard, as well as to export or import SmartServer IoT configuration files. Settings Export is used to create a zip file of the SmartServer configuration (including the device list, as well as device type, DLA, connection, etc. files), which can be deployed to one or more SmartServers. Settings Import is used to import one or more of these SmartServer configuration zip files. See Deploying a SmartServer Image to Multiple SmartServers for more information.

(9)  EPS – reflects events per second. Keep his number below 40 EPS for quad core SmartServer and below 20 EPS for dual core SmartServers.  See Editing Datapoint Properties for more information.

(10)  CPU – reflects CPU usage. See Managing the SmartServer SD Card for more information about system usage.

(11)   – reflects the user interface language (English).

(12)  Widget menu bar – lists the widgets appearing on the dashboard. See Customize Your CMS Dashboard for more information about configuring dashboards.

(13)   – expands the widget.

(14)   – closes the widget. 

(15)  SmartServer IoT – lists your devices. You can find additional information about devices in the following sections: Site Provisioning, Site Integration, and Site Maintenance.

(16)  Apollo Owner – specifies the user. See Defining Users for more information about configuring users.

(17)  User alarm and warning information – see Showing User Warning and Error Messages for more information. Click to display the alarm and warning information in the Users widget.

(18)  Logout – enables you to logout of the CMS. Click to log out of the CMS.

(19)  Widgets  see Customize Your CMS Dashboard for more information about configuring widgets on the dashboard.

7. To log out of the SmartServer CMS, click the LOGOUT button () located at the bottom left of the page.