The NSX Cloud Dashboard is the entry point for CSM and NSX Manager. This is where you select the maintenance window for automatic upgrades.

When you log in from the VMware Cloud Services dashboard and request deployment of NSX Cloud for your chosen region, the NSX Cloud Dashboard is the first user interface that opens up.

For every subsequent login, the NSX Cloud Dashboard is the entry point for CSM and NSX Manager.

From the Dashboard you can do the following:

  1. Go to Cloud Service Manager: Click the Cloud Service Manager button. An instance of CSM opens in the current browser window.

  2. Go to NSX Manager: Click the NSX Manager button. An NSX Manager instance opens in the current browser window.

    Note:

    Currently you cannot right-click to open CSM or NSX Manager in a new tab or window. If you want to open both the appliances, log in to the NSX Cloud console from two separate browser tabs or windows to open instances of the NSX Cloud Dashboard from where you can open CSM in one tab and NSX Manager in the other.

  3. Get an overview of your AWS VPCs: In the Inventory tile you can see the number of VPCs and EC2 Instances your AWS account hosts. Hover the mouse pointer over the donut charts for a quick glance at:

    1. The number of VPCs or EC2 Instances (VMs) managed by NSX Cloud.

    2. The state of the managed VPCs, denoted by colors. Green indicates the managed VMs are up and running. Red indicates errors in the managed VMs. Grey indicates unmanaged VMs.

  4. Choose an Upgrade and Maintenance window: NSX Cloud upgrades are pushed automatically to ensure the latest features and bug-fixes are available for your environment. You have the option to pick a day and time from the maintenance window to schedule the upgrade. If you do not make a choice, upgrades are pushed to your deployment on the last available day in the maintenance window.