VNS3:ms Setup


When launching a VNS3:ms instance or VM, it is recommended a static public IP (e.g. Elastic IP) is associated and used. The use of the static IP allows remapping during instance version upgrades or DR failover scenarios.

VNS3 MS Login Page - extrasmall

Login to the VNS3:ms Web UI at https://your-vns3-ms-ip. UI is served over https (port 443). The default user is admin and the default password is [instance-id] in AWS or changeme in other environments.

VNS3 MS Dashboard Page

Change VNS3:ms password and API key

VNS3:ms now includes safety features that restrict some functionality until the password and API key are changed from their default settings. As VNS3:ms can control your VNS3 deployments (and potentially your Cloud VLAN), it is important to select strong passwords and regenerate the API key to ensure the system is secure.

Cohesive Networks also recommends using two factor authentication for UI access.

Resetting the UI password and API key:

  • Click the admin menu in the top right corner of the VNS3:ms UI.
  • Select Change password.
  • Change the VNS3:ms UI password and click Update Password.
  • Click Regenerate Key.

VNS3 MS Passwords API Key

NOTE: Cohesive Networks does not have any key access or remote access to your VNS3 Controllers unless provided by you. If you forget these passwords we cannot recover them for you.

System Status

Click Systems Status to view instance specific status information for the particular VNS3:ms device. In addition to instance utilization information there are counts for the number of virtual networks, topologies, controllers, etc. that are being monitored.

VNS3 MS Admin System Status Page