Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router NAM Installation and Configuration Note, 5.1
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Table Of Contents

About This Guide

Organization

Audience

Conventions

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


About This Guide


Product Numbers:

WS-SVC-NAM-1

WS-SVC-NAM-1-250S

WS-SVC-NAM-2

WS-SVC-NAM-2-250S

This document describes how to install the Catalyst 6500 series switch or Cisco 7600 series router running Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module (NAM) software and how to configure the NAM using the command-line interface (CLI) for the operating system supporting your NAM (Cisco IOS).

The Cisco Prime portfolio of enterprise and service provider management offerings supports integrated lifecycle management of Cisco architectures and technologies based on a service-centric framework. Built on an intuitive workflow-oriented user experience, Cisco Prime products help increase IT productivity and reduce operations costs through innovative management solutions for the network services, infrastructure, and endpoints.

You can also use the NAM application to configure the NAM. The Cisco Prime NAM online help and user guide describes its use.

Organization

This publication is organized as follows:

Chapter
Title
Description

Chapter 1

Overview

Presents an overview of the Catalyst 6500 series switch, Catalyst 6000 series switch, or Cisco 7600 series router Network Analysis Module (NAM).

Chapter 2

Requirements for the Network Analysis Module

Describes the hardware and software requirements for the NAM.

Chapter 3

Getting Started

Describes how to configure the NAM.

Chapter 4

Administering the Network Analysis Module

Describes how to administer the NAM from the CLI for each switch operating system.

Chapter 5

Troubleshooting the Network Analysis Module

Provides troubleshooting information for the NAM.


Audience

Only trained and qualified service personnel (as defined in IEC 60950 and AS/NZS3260) should install, replace, or service the equipment described in this publication.

This guide is designed for network administrators who are responsible for setting up and configuring Network Analysis Modules (NAMs) to monitor traffic and diagnose emerging problems on network segments. As a network administrator, you should be familiar with:

Basic concepts and terminology used in internetworking.

Network topology and protocols.

Basic UNIX commands or basic Windows operations.

Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Item
Convention

Commands and keywords

boldface font

Variables for which you supply values

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Displayed session and system information

screen font

Information you enter

boldface screen font

Variables you enter

italic screen font

Menu items and button names

boldface font

Selecting a menu item in paragraphs

Option > Network Preferences

Selecting a menu item in tables

Option > Network Preferences



Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the guide.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

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