Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance Guide - Advanced, 10.0
Setting Up Clusters
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Setting Up Clusters

Setting Up Clusters

Prime Collaboration manages the following clusters:

  • Cisco TelePresence Manager
  • Cisco TMS
  • Cisco VCS
  • Cisco Unified CM

If you are using more than one Cisco TelePresence Manager (CTS-Manager), or Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (TMS) in your network, you must configure these applications in a cluster for the Prime Collaboration application to manage; that is, Prime Collaboration cannot manage two standalone CTS-Manager, or TMS.

Prime Collaboration monitors only the application servers. It does not monitor the database instances. Health polling is performed for all the CTS-Manager, or Cisco TMS application servers in the clusters.

For CTS-Manager or TMS clusters, the session details are imported from the primary CTS-Manager or Cisco TMS as defined on the Manage Clusters page.

Managing Cisco TelePresence Manager, or Cisco TMS clusters

Before discovering Cisco TelePresence Manager, Cisco TMS, or clusters, you must enter the cluster details in the Manage Cluster page. During the discovery of Cisco TelePresence Manager or Cisco TMS, Prime Collaboration uses the cluster details, along with the device credentials (Device Work Center > Manage Credentials) and discovers the management applications.

To manage Cisco TelePresence Manager or Cisco TMS clusters:


    Step 1   Choose Operate > Device Work Center.
    Step 2   From the Device Work Center page, click Manage CTS-MAN/TMS Cluster.
    Step 3   In the Manage Clusters window, enter the cluster name and choose an item from the cluster type drop-down list.
    Step 4   For a CTS-MAN cluster: Enter the IP addresses of the primary, secondary, hot standby, and the load-balancer servers. (The Primary Server IP address and hot standby or secondary are mandatory; only load-balancer server is optional.)

    For a TMS cluster: Enter the IP address of the primary active server, and the secondary active or passive server.

    Step 5   A new cluster is added when you click Add.

    Perform logical discovery to discover these clusters. For information on logical discovery, see Device Discovery Methods. When you are discovering clusters for the first time in your network, you can enter primary, secondary, hot standby and load-balancer server details for CTS-MAN and TMS clusters. Later, to update inventory or rediscover, you can provide only the primary server details of CTS-MAN and TMS clusters.