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Datto Network Manager: Getting Started

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This article introduces Datto Network Manager and provides an overview of its features. 

Environment

  • Datto Network Manager

Description

Datto Network Manager is the new cloud management platform for configuring and managing Datto networks and networking devices. 

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: The Datto Network Manager Overview page (click to enlarge) 

What's new?

  • A brand new look and feel. It’s more modern, more readable, and incorporates the Datto font and color palette for a layout consistent with other Datto platforms
  • Improved performance
  • Improvements to the user experience, including more logical tool grouping, for faster, more intuitive network management
  • Improved user management in the Datto Partner Portal
  • The Datto Networking Events Log, which lets you see which users are making changes on a network, as well as the changes they make (coming soon)

Accessing Datto Network Manager

In the Datto Partner Portal, click the Status tab, then select Networking Status from the drop-down menu.

Navigating Datto Network Manager

The Site Navigation Menu

The Site Navigation menu lets you move between networks, access individual network device types for management and configuration, and access the voucher and client pages. From the Navigation menu, you can access the following pages:

Network management:

Network Configuration:

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Figure 2: The Navigation menu (click to enlarge) 

The User Settings menu

The Users menu, located in the top right of the screen, contains the following options:

  • Users: lets you administer user information and roles
  • Audit Logs: lets you access the Audit Logs feature
  • Logout: lets you log out of Network Manager

mceclip1.pngFigure 3: The User Settings menu (click to enlarge) 

The Network Information Graph

The Network Information graph gives you at-a-glance information about network performance and usage.

mceclip6.pngFigure 4: The Network Information graph (click to enlarge) 

Top Applications

The Top Applications card shows which applications are using the largest amounts of your network bandwidth.

mceclip8.pngFigure 5: Top Applications (click to enlarge)

Top Clients

The Top Clients card shows the hostname and MAC address of the client devices using the largest amounts of your network bandwidth.

mceclip0.pngFigure 6: Top Clients (click to enlarge)

Top Access Points

The Top Access Points card displays the access points over which the largest amounts of network traffic are flowing. 

mceclip10.pngFigure 7: Top Access Points (click to enlarge)

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