Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution 9.1.1 Installation Guide
Chapter 1: Introduction
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This chapter describes the Prime Central for HCS software. Prime Central for HCS is intended for use in a Managed Service Provider (MSP) Network Operations Center (NOC). Prime Central for HCS provides a single-pane view of assurance data in the hosted environment and provides various summaries and reports. Prime Central for HCS acts as a bridge among customer-specific implementations of the following domain managers, in a virtualized environment:

Prime Central for HCS monitors the following domain managers:

Cisco Unified Operations Manager (CUOM)


Cisco Unified Computing System Manager (UCSM)

Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) - SAN

Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) - LAN

Note To upgrade your Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) 8.6.2, HCS 9.0.1, to HCS 9.1.1 see Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution 9.1.1 documents.

Prime Central for HCS aggregates data from multiple instances of these domain managers, so that a user logging into Prime Central for HCS, can view aggregated customer data in a single window. It comprises a set of administration and dashboard portlets.

The dashboard portlets enable you to aggregate data from each virtualized instance of CUOM, Infrastructure Monitoring, UCSM, DCNM-SAN, and DCNM-LAN.

Prime Central for HCS as a service assurance management platform, has following key capabilities:

A scalable, extensible, and a high-performance platform.

All components deployable in virtualized fashion on UCS platform.

The platform has a northbound interface.

Prime Central for HCS supports service provider dashboard to view the events generated from domain managers.