Installation and Setup Guide for Campus Manager 4.0 on Solaris
Changes in Campus Manager 4.0
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Changes in Campus Manager 4.0

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Changes in Campus Manager 4.0

Changes and Enhancements

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Changes in Campus Manager 4.0


This appendix provides information about the changes in Campus Manager 4.0 compared to Campus Manager 3.3.

Changes and Enhancements

Campus Manager 4.0 focuses on delivering management support for new Layer2 technologies. It is built on Common Services 3.0 and is a part of the LMS 2.5 bundle release. In this release, the major change on the server side architecture is the refactoring of ANI server. On the client side, the User Tracking application has been redesigned and now appears with a new look and feel.

The changes and enhancements in Campus Manager 4.0, vis-a-vis the earlier releases, are:

ANI re-factoring for performance and scalability improvements

In the previous versions of Campus Manager application, ANI was running as a single process to perform device discovery, device data collection, user tracking, and servicing query and configuration from clients.

To enable ANI to scale better for larger networks, separate transient processes for data collection engines and a daemon process for servicing query and configuration for clients are being run now.

Campus Manager 4.0 has:

ANIServer process as a daemon

Transient Device Discovery process

Transient UT Major acquisition

The device data collection, query and configuration service continue to be performed in the continuously running ANIServer process.

Network Discovery

You can:

Provide seed devices (From the Seed Device page Campus Admin Page)

Set the SNMP read credentials (From the SNMP setting page in Campus admin page)

Run a discovery - (Run the discovery immediately or schedule to run it later)

The discovery process discovers devices and updates the Device Credential Repository (DCR) with the credentials for the devices.


Note The devices discovery process updates only the DCR. Campus Manager cannot manage the devices until you run a Data Collection process.


Data Collection

You can choose devices to be managed by Campus Manager from the devices in DCR, or through data collection filters (IP subnets or VTP domains)

Support for SNMPv3

Campus Manager can discover devices configured with SNMPv3 credentials

Support for IPv6

Campus Manager can discover IPv6, manage IPv4, and dual stack IPv6 devices

Expanded support for VLAN and VTP, including PVLANs and VTPv3

You can create a primary VLAN, a secondary VLAN of different types and associate it to a primary VLAN, assign or move ports to secondary VLANs, configure the promiscuous port, and create PVLAN mapping.

You can verify the VTPv2 or VTPv3 related information for the devices managed by Campus Manager.

You can apply VTP server filter, transparent filter, or client filter for VTPv2 or VTPv3 domains in Topology Maps.

Support for MSTP/MISTP/PVST+

Support for different types of Spanning Tree Protocol - PVST, MST, MISTP

Ability to view the STP parameters on a per switch-cloud, per vlan or instance, per port basis

Ability to configure parameters on a per port, per device and also across devices

Ability to view / change the instance-to-VLAN mapping (for MST / MISTP)

Ability to configure preferred VLANs on trunk ports

Find the recommended optimal root for a switch cloud. Highlight the computed Optimal Root (switch) on Topology Map.

Find the recommendation for setting up the number of STP instances on a switch cloud. Highlight the recommended instances on the Map.

Find the recommendation for reduction of number of STP instances.

Highlight the instance to which the other instances can be merged.

Mapping a new VLAN to recommended instance.

Highlight the instance on the Map.

Ability to change certain STP parameters and view the result prior to applying the changes in the network

Support for configuration of EtherChannels and Inter-VLAN routing

Configure multiple links between switches as EtherChannel.

Configure the EtherChannel load balancing parameters.

Support for TDR

Non Java based user interface for User Tracking application and Campus Manager Administration.

User Tracking application that can run without the Java plug-in.

Integration with Common Services 3.0 components like OGS, UII, Security/ACS, DCR, CW Homepage

Trunking

Configuring a link between two switches as a trunk

Configuring the allowed and disallowed VLANs on a trunk

Navigation

The changes in the navigation for Campus Manager applications are described in the following tables:

Adminstration

User Tracking

Table D-1 Administration 

Task
CM 3.3 Navigation
CM 4.0 Navigation

Device Discovery Settings

Click Campus Manager > Server Configuration > Setup > ANI Server Admin > Discovery Settings

1. Click Campus Manager > Adminstration

The Campus Administration window appears.

2. Click Admin > Device Discovery > Discovery Settings

Data Collection Settings

Click Campus Manager > Server Configuration > Setup > ANI Server Admin > Discovery Settings

1. Click Campus Manager > Adminstration

The Campus Administration window appears.

2. Click Admin > Campus Data Collection > Data Collection Filters

SNMP Settings
(Device Discovery)

Click Campus Manager > Server Configuration > Setup > ANI Server Admin > SNMP Settings

1. Click Campus Manager > Adminstration

The Campus Administration window appears.

2. Click Admin > Campus Device Discovery > SNMP Settings

SNMP Settings
(Campus Data Collection)

Click Campus Manager > Server Configuration > Setup > ANI Server Admin > SNMP Settings

1. Click Campus Manager > Adminstration

The Campus Administration window appears.

2. Click Admin > Campus Data Collection > SNMP Timeouts and Retries

Device Discovery

Click Campus Manager > Server Configuration > Setup > ANI Server Admin > Discovery Schedule

1. Click Campus Manager > Adminstration.

The Campus Administration window appears.

2. Click Admin > Campus Data Collection > Data Collection Filters

Debugging Options

Click Campus Manager > Server Configuration > Setup > ANI Server Admin > Debugging options

1. Click Campus Manager > Adminstration

The Campus Administration window appears.

2. Click Admin > Campus Data Collection > Debugging Options

Scheduling Jobs for Path Analysis

Click Campus Manager > Administration > Job Schedule > Path Analysis

1. Click Campus Manager > Adminstration

The Campus Administration window appears.

2. Click Admin > Schedule Path Analysis

Group Administration

Click Campus Manager > Administration > Topology Groups

1. Click Campus Manager > Adminstration

The Campus Administration window appears.

2. Click Admin > Groups

Discrepancies

Click Campus Manager > Administration > Network Discrepancies

1. Click Campus Manager > Adminstration.

The Campus Administration window appears.

2. Click Admin >Network Discrepancy

Reports

Click Campus Manager > Server Configuration > Diagnostics > Discovery Metrics

1. Click Campus Manager > Adminstration.

The Campus Administration window appears.

2. Click Reports tab

User Tracking Administration

Click Campus Manager > User Tracking

1. Click Campus Manager > User Tracking.

The Campus User Tracking window appears.

2. Various User Tracking Adminstrative tasks can be performed from here.


Table D-2 User Tracking 

Task
CM 3.3 Navigation
CM 4.0 Navigation

Report Startup Options

1. Click Campus Manager > User Tracking

The Campus User Tracking window appears.

2. Click Edit >Preferences

1. Click Campus Manager > User Tracking

The Campus User Tracking window appears.

2. Click Report Jobs

Creating Layouts

1. Click Campus Manager > User Tracking

The Campus User Tracking window appears.

2. Click Layout >Add Layout

1. Click Campus Manager > User Tracking

The Campus User Tracking window appears.

2. Click Custom Layouts

Creating Custom Reports

1. Click Campus Manager > User Tracking

The Campus User Tracking window appears.

2. Click Query >Simple Query

1. Click Campus Manager > User Tracking

The Campus User Tracking window appears.

2. Click Custom Reports

Scheduling User Tracking Jobs

1. Click Campus Manager > Administration > Job Schedule > User Tracking

1. Click Campus Manager > User Tracking

The Campus User Tracking window appears.

2. Click Reports > Report Generator

Different Modes of User Tracking Acquisition

Click Campus Manager > Server Configuration > Setup > ANI Server Admin > User and Host Acquisition

1. Click Campus Manager > User Tracking

The Campus User Tracking window appears.

2. Click Acquisition

User Tracking CLI options

At Command Prompt, Enter:

# ut options username password

At Command Prompt, Enter:

# ut options -u username -p password