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1507 - Using NIOS Global Smart Folders


Someone else on your team has created a Global Smart Folder named Networks by Building and Department. Please make use of this Global Smart Folder for yourself.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes






Grid Manager UI




  • Read-only access to Grid

Course References

  • 1002: Using the NIOS Grid Manager UI

  • 1005: Using NIOS EA and Smart Folders

Lab Initiation

Access jump-desktop

Once the lab is deployed, you can access the virtual machines required to complete this lab activity. To initiate the lab, click on the jump-desktop tile and login to the Linux UI:

Username: training

Password: infoblox

Initiate lab

To initiate the lab, double-click the Launch Lab icon on the Desktop.

Launch Lab

Launch Lab

Choose the lab number from the list and click OK.

After clicking OK, you will see a pop-up message with a brief description of the lab task. If the description looks correct, click Yes to continue lab initiation.

Lab initiation will take a couple of minutes to finish.

Once complete, you will see another pop-up message with the login credentials and the URL for the Grid Manager’s User Interface. Note that the credentials may differ from those from prior labs.

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Task 1: Linking to a Global Smart Folder

Login to the GM web interface. Navigate to Smart Folders. Choose the Global Smart Folder and create a link. Expand the Smart Folders tab under Finder to view live results from this newly linked Global Smart Folder.


Task 1 Solution: Linking to a Global Smart Folder

Login to the GM web interface and link the Global Smart Folder Networks by Building and Department

  1. Login to NIOS GM web interface

  2. Navigate to Smart FoldersGlobal Smart Folders

  3. Select Networks by Building and Department

  4. Link the Smart Folder by clicking Create Link icon

  5. Networks by Building and Department is now available in the finder panel under Smart Folders

  6. After linking, Networks by Building and Department also becomes available under My Smart Folders

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