Installation and Setup Guide for Campus Manager 3.3 on Solaris
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Table Of Contents


Product Overview

Campus Upgrade Paths

Server Requirements

Checking Required Disk Space

Maximum Recommended Load

Server Recommendations

Client Requirements

Supported Devices


This chapter describes the factors that you should consider before installing Campus Manager (Campus) on a Solaris system.

This chapter contains:

Product Overview

Campus Upgrade Paths

Server Requirements

Client Requirements

Supported Devices

Product Overview

Campus, a member of the CiscoWorks family of products, is a suite of web-based network management tools that enables administrators to obtain various types of graphical views of their network topology and end-user information. Campus Manager is based on a client/server architecture that connects multiple web-based clients to a server on the network.

The CiscoWorks Server supplies tools and services to the Campus Manager applications, including the Asynchronous Networks Interface (ANI) Server. The ANI Server discovers information about network devices and saves it in the ANI database for Campus applications, to access. For more information, see User Guide for Campus Manager, User Guide for CiscoWorks Server, online help for the CiscoWorks Server and online help for the ANI Server.

The Campus Manager applications are:

Path Analysis—View the actual path that packets take between
end nodes/ devices on your network.

User Tracking—Locate and display data about users and hosts in your network.

Topology Services—Discover, view, and monitor the physical and logical services on your network.

VLAN Port Assignment—View port information, configure VLANs on a trunk, and move ports between VLANs on your network.

Discrepancy Reports—Discover and view physical and logical discrepancies in your network.

Campus Upgrade Paths

You can upgrade to Campus Manager 3.3 from both Campus Manager 3.1and Campus Manager 3.2.

Campus Manager 3.3 requires CiscoWorks Common Services 2.2, which is the foundation for the CiscoWorks family of products.

When you install CiscoWorks Common Services, the previous version of Campus Manager is removed and only its database is preserved. When you install Campus Manager 3.3, certain data from the preserved database is converted to Campus Manager 3.3 format. This data includes:

SNMP community strings

User Tracking manually entered fields

Seed devices

User Tracking preferences

Path Analysis preferences

Topology views including Layer 2 View, Unconnected Device View and LAN Edge View

You must upgrade to CiscoWorks Common Services 2.2 before installing or upgrading to Campus 3.3.

Caution Uninstalling Campus deletes the ANI database.

Server Requirements

This section describes the system requirements and recommendations for CiscoWorks Common Services 2.2 and Campus Manager 3.3.

The minimum system requirements for CiscoWorks Common Services 2.2 and Campus Manager 3.3 are shown in Table 1-1.

Table 1-1 Server System Requirements Summary  

Requirement Type
Minimum Requirement 1

System hardware

Sparc Ultra 10

CD-ROM drive

Memory (RAM)

512 MB

Available drive space2

4 GB on the partition on which you install the product (the default is /opt)

Swap space equal to double the amount of memory (RAM). For example, if your system has 512 MB of RAM, you need 1024 MB of swap space.

/tmp directory

Must be on a swap partition.

System software

Solaris 2.7 or 2.8.3
Campus Manager supports US-English and Japanese versions of Solaris Operating Systems. It does not support any other language version. Set the default locale to US-English for US-English version and Japanese for Japanese version.

Additional software

You must install CiscoWorks Common Services 2.2 before installing Campus. If you installed a version of CiscoWorks Common Services earlier than 2.2, upgrade to 2.2 before installing Campus Manager 3.3. See Installation and Setup Guide for CiscoWorks Common Services on Solaris.

Netscape Navigator 4.76 (if you are using the desktop on the server system).

Note For Solaris, use Netscape Navigator downloaded only from the Sun site.

1 If other applications are installed, or the number of devices on your network exceeds 500, the requirements might be greater.

2 For information about verifying disk space, see the "Checking Required Disk Space" section.

3 Patch 106292-05 must not be installed.

Checking Required Disk Space

To verify the amount of available disk space in each of the specified partitions and directories, enter:

# df -k directory

where directory is the partition or directory for which you want to check the available disk space.

Maximum Recommended Load

The maximum recommended load on servers configured with the minimum server requirements shown in Table 1-1 is 500 Cisco devices and one client at a time.

If other network management applications are installed on your server, additional resources might be required.

Server Recommendations

If your network has more than 500 Cisco devices, the following minimum requirements are recommended:

A Sparc Ultra 60 processor

512 Mb of memory (RAM)

1 GB of swap space

Client Requirements

The minimum client system requirements for CiscoWorks Common Services 2.2 and Campus Manager 3.3 are shown in Table 1-2. The maximum recommended load on clients configured with the minimum requirements shown in Table 1-2 is 2000 Cisco devices.

Note Before you can access Campus from a client system, you must configure the system properly. For information about configuring clients, see Installation and Setup Guide for CiscoWorks Common Services on Solaris.

Table 1-2 Client System Requirements Summary 

Requirement Type
Minimum Requirement

System Software and Hardware

Client system:

IBM PC-compatible computer with 300 MHz Intel Pentium processor running Windows 2000 (Professional or Server), or Windows XP with Service Pack 1.

Solaris SPARCstation or Sun Ultra 10 running Solaris 2.7 or 2.8.

Color monitor with video card set to 24 bits color depth.

Memory (RAM)



One of the following browsers:

On Windows 2000 and Windows XP clients:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (version 6.0.2600.0000) or Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 1 (version 6.0.2800.1106),

Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and above, and Java plug-in version 1.3.1.

To verify the JVM, select View > Java Console from Internet Explorer and Tools > Server > Java Console from Netscape Navigator.

Netscape Navigator 4.78 and 4.79 for Windows.

On Solaris clients:

Netscape Navigator 4.76 for Solaris 2.7 and 2.8.

Note For Solaris, use Netscape Navigator downloaded only from the Sun site.

Supported Devices

For information about supported devices, access the Supported Devices table at the following location: