Cisco Configuration Engine Installation & Setup Guide, 1.5 for Linux
Installation on Linux System
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Installation on Linux System

Table Of Contents

Installation on Linux System

Cisco IOS Dependences

Console Access

Serial Connection Settings

Installing the Software

Data Migration from Release 1.4 to 1.5

Export Data to a Remote FTP Site

Install Release 1.5 Software

Run datamigrate and Setup the System

Synchronize Clocks


Installation on Linux System


This chapter provides information about how to install the Cisco Configuration Engine 1.5 software on a Cisco 2116 Intelligence Engine running Linux.

Cisco IOS Dependences

Table 1-1 lists Cisco IOS versions with corresponding versions of Cisco Configuration Engine including feature limitations associated with each version.

Table 1-1 CNS Configuration Engine and Cisco IOS Dependencies

Cisco IOS
Configuration Engine
Limitations

12.3

1.3.2 or later

 

12.2(11)T

1.2 or later

 

12.2(2)T

1.2 or later with no authentication.

Applications are unable to use exec commands or point-to-point messaging.


Console Access

Normal terminal login to the system is supported by way of system KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) connections on the rear panel.

You can redirect console output to either the serial port or the local KVM connection by choosing linuxserial or linuxvga, respectively, at the Linux boot screen.

Serial Connection Settings

The serial connection settings are as follows:

9600 baud
8 data bit
N (No)parity
1 stop bit

Installing the Software

The Cisco Configuration Engine software is contained on a CD-ROM that is in the accessory kit.

To install the software, follow these steps:


Step 1 Verify that the Cisco 2116 system is powered down.

Step 2 Power on the system and quickly insert the Cisco Configuration Engine CD-ROM in the CD drive.

Step 3 Push the Reset button to restart the system from the CD-ROM.

The software installs automatically. When the install sequence completes, the system automatically ejects the CD-ROM and restarts into Linux from the hard drive.

Step 4 Go to "Running Setup" section to run the Setup program.


Data Migration from Release 1.4 to 1.5

The Data Migration function allows you to upgrade your system to from Release 1.4 to Release 1.5, then populate your directory with the data you established for the prior release.

This is a three-step process:

1. Export data to a remote FTP site.

2. Install Release 1.5 software.

3. Retrieve data from the FTP site and setup the system.

Export Data to a Remote FTP Site

Before exporting the data, it is assumed that the Cisco 2116 has already been setup and is up running.


Step 1 Insert the Release 1.5 CD-ROM into the CD drive of the Cisco 2116 to be upgraded.

Step 2 To mount the CD, login as root.

Step 3 Type:

mount /mnt/cdrom

Step 4 Change directory into:

/mnt/cdrom/DataExport

Step 5 Issue the data export command:

./dataexport


Tip Make sure you type the period (.) prior to the command.


Step 6 Follow the sequence of prompts to enter information of the FTP site and storage location (absolute pathname including filename).

Following are the prompts of dataexport:

Notes

Sample user inputs are shown in bold text.

Entering Data Export
Type ctrl-c to exit

Enter FTP server (hostname.domainname or IP address): sername.cisco.com
Enter DNS server IP address: 171.69.226.120
Enter username used for FTP server: smith
Enter FTP password: *****
Re-enter FTP password: *****
Enter absolute pathname of data file on FTP server: /users/smith/migration.tar

Install Release 1.5 Software

To re-image the system, while the Release 1.5 CD-ROM is still in the CD drive:


Step 1 Enter the sync command two times:

[root@mainstreet root]# sync

[root@mainstreet root]# sync

Step 2 Restart the system by pressing the Reset button.


Run datamigrate and Setup the System

After the system rebooted from the new installation, the following prompts appear:

This Appliance is not configured.
Please login as setup to configure the appliance.
localhost.localdomain login:

To migrate data and setup the Cisco 2116, follow these steps:


Step 1 Login as root with password blender.

Step 2 Start data migration with the command:

datamigrate

The script proceeds in three stages:

1. Acquire information of the FTP server that stores the migration data and retrieve the data.

2. Start Release 1.5 Setup prompts and setup the system.

3. Populate internal directory storage with retrieved data.

Following are the prompts of datamigrate:

Notes

Sample user inputs are shown in bold text.

You must configure eth0 or eth1. Press <Enter> to skip!

Enter eth0 IP address: 10.1.19.102
Enter eth0 network mask: 255.255.255.0
Enter eth0 default gateway IP address: 10.1.19.6
Enter FTP server (hostname.domainname or IP address): sername.cisco.com
Enter DNS server IP address: 171.69.226.120
Enter username used for FTP server: smith
Enter FTP password: *****
Re-enter FTP password: *****
Enter absolute pathname of data file on FTP server: /users/smith/migration.tar

Synchronize Clocks

The clock (date and time) on the Cisco 2116 and the clock on the PC you use to access the Cisco Configuration Engine Administration Guide, 1.5 user interface should be synchronized. This is particularly important when scheduling an update-image job for a future time (refer to the Cisco Configuration Engine Administration Guide, 1.5).

For this operation, the client-side check to ensure you have entered a valid time value is done using the clock on the PC with the browser used to access the Configuration Engine 1.5 user interface. Consequently, if the Cisco 2116 clock is behind the PC clock, the user interface does not allow the job to be scheduled.

For example, if the Cisco 2116 clock read 11:10 while the PC clock read 12:10, the user interface will not allow a job to be scheduled before 12:10. It will issue an error message: Please input a future time.