This chapter describes how to start using the northbound interface of Prime Central for Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS). You can manage services through a variety of associated requests or operations.
The various requests and operations are explained in Chapter 2 "Understanding Web Service Interface".
This guide also includes feature descriptions, sample Web-service Definition Language (WSDL) extract, typical workflow steps, and other relevant information.
This chapter contains the following sections:
This guide is intended to be a technical resource for application developers who want to use the northbound interface to retrieve the data from Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) deployments and implementations.
To use this guide, you need an advanced level of understanding of Internet network design, operation, and terminology. You also need to understand the basic concepts of Prime Central for HCS.
You should also understand high-level programming languages such as Java, or an equivalent language. and know the following:
•XML and XML Schema
•Web Service Definition Language (WSDL)
•Web Services standards:
The Prime Central for HCS offers two types of northbound interfaces:
This document describes both event format and web services interfaces.
Prime Central for HCS uses Web Services standards. The client must be able to connect to Prime Central for HCS using HTTPS.
For SNMP trap interface, the client must have SNMP trap listening capability.