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 The The EMA Platform is bundled with the ConnexIP OS package and is accessible through configured host management interfaces. This application is available from a port (port 444) different from the default EMA service port. The EMA Platform handles activities like SBC application installation and upgrade as well as host troubleshooting, and contains other OS utilities. 

Following are the prerequisites to use your PC to launch the EMA Platform:

  • The PC must support Windows XP or later
  • The PC must support one of the following browsers:
    • Internet Explorer (IE): Versions 9, 10, and 11
    • Mozilla Firefox: Version 31 and above
    • Google Chrome: Version 32 and above
  • The PC must be installed with OpenJDK Runtime Environment 6 update 19 or later to support the OpenJDK console
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The SBC is delivered with sample self-signed X.509 certificates. Please be aware that even though these sample certificates will allow you to use HTTPS to access the SBC from EMA Platform, BMC and EMA interfaces, using this protocol with the sample certificates is not a truly secure access method. If your organization requires a more secure access, refer to Uploading New SSL Certificates using BMC for instructions on uploading replacement SSL certificates to meet your organization's security requirements. 


Use the following procedure to launch the EMA Platform in one of two ways:

    1. From the BMC GUI
    2. From a Web browser – Enter https://<mgtport_ip>:444 in a Web browser, where <mgtport_ip> is the management port IP address. 
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Launch the EMA Platform Application From BMC GUI or Web Browser

  1. Perform either step a or b to launch the EMA Platform from either BMC GUI or a Web browser, respectively.
    1. From BMC GUI menu bar, click the Platform Manager Port 0 or Platform Manager Port 1, as shown in Figure 1.

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      On the Platform Manager, "Port 0" is associated with the MGMT0 port interface and "Port 1" is associated with MGMT1 port interface.

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      This method is not applicable for SBC SWe.

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      1BMC Main Screen

    2. Type https://<IP Address>:444 into a web browser and press Enter.
      where, <IP Address> is the default management interface IP address. The EMA Platform Login dialog displays similar to the figure below.

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      1Login screen

  2. Login to the EMA Platform using default credentials:

    Username: admin
    Password: admin
    Note: If you provide incorrect login credentials, an error message is displayed.
     

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    1EMA Platform Mode - Login Error


  3. The EMA Platform main screen similar to the figure below .

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    1Platform Manager Main Screen

    Note: If you log on to the EMA Platform Mode when an installation procedure is being carried out, you are prompted with the following message:

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    1EMA PLatform Mode - Ongoing Installation Message

  4. Navigate to Monitoring > Dashboard > System and Software Info. This screen displays system information and SBC software details.

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Security Enhancement - SBC Allows Only One Concurrent EMA Session

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This security enhancement is available for SBC Core version 07.00.00R000 onward.

This enhancement enables the EMA application (including EMA in Platform Mode) to disable concurrent user login sessions. Once a new session is established, any existing session is terminated immediately. When an EMA user attempts to log on, the system validates for any open sessions with the same username. If any existing user session is identified, the user is immediately logged out from the application and allows the new user to log on to the system.

 

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This is applicable all the EMA users (local users, radius users, PKI Certificate based users, and CAC users). 

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