Cisco IPICS Server Installation and Upgrade Guide, Release 2.0(1)
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Overview

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Overview

Installation Overview

Installed Components

System Requirements


Overview


This chapter provides an overview of the Cisco IPICS software installation. It also contains information about system requirements for the Cisco IPICS server software and the PMC application.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Installation Overview

Installed Components

System Requirements

Installation Overview

The Cisco IPICS software is installed on supported Cisco Media Convergence Servers (MCS). The installation process involves first installing the Cisco IPICS operating system and then installing the Cisco IPICS server software. All of the software that you need for Cisco IPICS is included in the installation package.

You can perform the Cisco IPICS operating system software and Cisco IPICS server software installations in the same session, or you can install the Cisco IPICS operating system software in one session and then install the Cisco IPICS server software at a later time.

The software that installs the Cisco IPICS operating system and Cisco IPICS server software is mostly automated, but it does require some user interaction to complete.

Table 1-1 describes the steps that you need to perform to set up the installation of the Cisco IPICS operating system software.

Table 1-1 Cisco IPICS Operating System Setup

Step
Description

Cisco IPICS operating system setup utility

This procedure allows you to disable default features that may be incompatible with the Cisco IPICS operating system.

Cisco IPICS operating system installation

This procedure overwrites the hard drive and installs files on the server. A progress window displays as the files are being installed.

GRUB bootloader

This procedure loads the operating system image in a process that is called firstboot. The Cisco IPICS operating system runs firstboot only once, just after the operating system is installed for the first time. You do not interact with the GRUB bootloader.

Kudzu hardware detection utility

This procedure configures the Intel Serial ATA (SATA) controller. Depending on the server hardware that you use, the Kudzu utility also performs initial hardware detection of the Ethernet interfaces so that you can configure them later for IP connectivity.

Password creation for the root user

This procedure allows you to set the password for the root user, who has access to all the commands and files in the Cisco IPICS server.

IP connectivity setup

This procedure allows you to set the IP addresses for the Ethernet interfaces, the Domain Name Service (DNS) information, and the system date and time.

Root user login

This procedure allows you to log in to the Cisco IPICS server as the root user and check network connectivity.


For more information about the steps that you need to follow to install the Cisco IPICS operating system software, see the "Installing the Cisco IPICS Operating System" section.

Table 1-2 describes the steps that you need to perform to set up the installation of the Cisco IPICS server software.

Table 1-2

Step
Description

End user license agreement

This window displays the end user license agreement for the Cisco IPICS server software. You must accept this agreement to continue with the installation.

Password creation for the ipics user

This procedure permits you to create a password for the ipics user, who performs all administrative tasks in the Cisco IPICS Administration Console.

Password creation for the ipicsadmin user

This procedure enables you to create a password for the ipicsadmin user, who has the Cisco IPICS operating system privileges that are related to the database server files and folders.

Package installation

This window displays the progress of the installation and the Cisco IPICS files that the installer writes to the server. This installation also installs the Cisco IPICS policy engine (hereafter referred to as policy engine).

Uninstaller creation

This procedure creates a utility to uninstall the Cisco IPICS software.

Option to restart the server

This procedure allows you to choose between restarting the server immediately or at a later time.


Cisco IPICS Server Software Setup

For more information about the steps that you need to follow to install the Cisco IPICS server software, see the "Installing the Cisco IPICS Server Software" section.

Installed Components

The Cisco IPICS installation includes the Cisco IPICS server software, version 2.0(1), with the following components:

Cisco IPICS Administration Console (Cisco IPICS version 2.0(1))

Cisco IPICS Data Store (IBM Informix Dynamic Server)

Cisco IPICS Web Application Server (tomcat service)

Cisco Security Agent (CSA)


Note Refer to the Cisco IPICS Compatibility Matrix for information about the specific versions that Cisco IPICS uses for each component.


System Requirements

Refer to the Cisco IPICS Compatibility Matrix for the list of hardware and software components that Cisco supports for use with Cisco IPICS.