Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance Guide, 9.5
Setting Up Clusters
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Setting Up Clusters


Setting Up Clusters


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.

If you have deployed Prime Collaboration in MSP mode, you can manage a CTX cluster also. Prime Collaboration cannot manage more than one CTX cluster. Health polling is performed for the CTX application server in the cluster. A CTX cluster has six nodes, comprising two admin nodes, two call engine nodes, and two database nodes. For CTX clusters, the session details are imported from the primary admin server.

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

To manage Cisco TelePresence Manager, Cisco TelePresence Exchange, 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.


Note If you have deployed Prime Collaboration in MSP mode, click Manage CTS-MAN/TMS/CTX 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.

For a CTX cluster: Enter the IP address of the primary and secondary admin 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.

CTX clusters (for MSP deployment mode only): You must enter both the primary and secondary admin server IP addresses.