Cisco Prime Provisioning Administration Guide, 6.4
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Manage Control Center

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Manage Control Center








Reporting Mechanism

Manage Control Center

This chapter explains how to view and change the properties in the Dynamic Component Properties Library (DCPL); how to view status information about a host, servers, the WatchDog, and logs; how to define collection zones; and how to install license keys.

This chapter contains the following sections:



Reporting Mechanism


Hosts allows you to manage the various servers. To access Hosts:

Choose Administration > Control Center > Hosts.

The Control Center Hosts window appears.

Note Only the Logs buttons are enabled by default when there is no host selected. When the host is selected by checking the check box, the Logs buttons is disabled and the other buttons are enabled.

Click any of the buttons and proceed as follows:

Details—Available only when the host system is chosen.

Config—Available only when the host system is chosen.

Servers—Available only when the host system is chosen.

Watchdog—Available only when the host system is chosen.

Logs—Available only when no host system selection is made.


For details about a chosen host, follow these steps:

Step 1 Choose a host by checking the check box to the left of the hostname and then click the Details button.

. The Host Details window appears. This shows the details about the chosen host.

Step 2 Click OK to return to the Control Center Hosts window.


To view or change the Dynamic Component Properties Library (DCPL) properties, follow these steps:

Step 1 From the Control Center Hosts window, check a check box next to a hostname for which you want to know the existing properties and then click the Config button.

A window as shown in Figure 2-1, appears. It is a list of all the folders with all the properties. Select each property to view the explanations, defaults, and ranges/rules. If you do not know the property name, you can use a key word and do a Find.

Figure 2-1 Properties

Step 2 Click the arrow to expand each folder.

The result could be more subfolders and the final level is the property name.

Step 3 Click on an entry to get details and instructions on how to change the value, as shown in the example in Figure 2-2.

Figure 2-2 Properties Detail Example

Step 4 For each property that can be modified, you can modify the value and click Set Property. If when making your modifications, you want to return to the previous settings, click Reset Property.

Step 5 After making all the changes you choose in each of the specific properties, you can click Create Version to create a new version of these properties. This feature gives you the option of saving multiple property sets for future use.

Step 6 To view the values of previous versions of property sets, click the drop-down list on top of the window and select any version you choose.

Step 7 When you click Set to Latest after selecting a version in Step 6, this version is dated as the most current.

Step 8 To return, click to the navigation path you want to use next.


To view the status information about the servers, follow these steps:

Step 1 From the Control Center Hosts window, check a check box next to a hostname for which you want to know the server statistics and then click the Servers button.

A window as shown in Figure 2-3, appears.

Figure 2-3 Servers

Step 2 Check any one check box next to the server you want to address and you have access to Start, Stop, Restart, and Logs. When you click on a specific server name or the Logs button, you get a list of server logs. If you then click on the log name for which you want details, the log viewer appears. You can filter this information in the log viewer. After you complete the task of your choice, you return to Figure 2-3.

Step 3 You can click a different server and click the button for the process of your choice. Or you can unclick the server choice and click OK.

Step 4 After you click OK in Figure 2-3, you return to the Control Center Hosts window.


To view the log information about WatchDog, follow these steps:

Step 1 From the Control Center Hosts window, check a check box next to a hostname for which you want to know the WatchDog logs and then click the Watchdog button.

A window as shown in Figure 2-4, "WatchDog Logs," appears.

Figure 2-4 WatchDog Logs

Step 2 Click on a specific WatchDog log name in the Name column to get the contents of that log. You can filter the information in this log. Click OK to return to Figure 2-4.

Step 3 You can repeat the process in Step 2 or click OK to return to the Control Center Hosts window.


To view install and uninstall logs for the Master server, follow these steps:

Step 1 From the Control Center Hosts window, be sure that no check boxes are checked.

Step 2 Click the Logs drop-down list and select Install or Uninstall.

The window that appears is the log of installations or uninstallations, dependent on your selection in Step 2.

Step 3 Click the link in the Name column to view the detailed log information.

Step 4 Click OK to return to the window.

Step 5 Click OK again to return to the Control Center Hosts window.


Licensing is where you install license keys, which is the only way to access services and APIs. The full version license key that is delivered, provides unlimited activation and unlimited VPNs and optional set of TEM activation license keys separately. To access Licensing:

Choose Administration > Control Center > Licensing.

To install license keys, follow these steps:

Step 1 Choose Administration > Control Center > Licensing, and a window as shown in Figure 2-5, appears.

Figure 2-5 Choose Administration > Control Center > Licensing

Step 2 From the Installed Licenses table, click the Install button, as shown in Figure 2-5. The Installed Licenses table explains the current statistics. The columns of information tell the Type of license keys you have installed (which can include ACTIVATION, API-L2VPN, API-L3MPLS, L2VPN, L3MPLS/VPN,MPLSDIAG, TE, TE/BRG, TE/RG, VPLS, VPN); the Size, which is valid for the ACTIVATION (licensed maximum global count of services), TE (number of TE-enabled nodes), or the VPN (maximum number of VPNs licensed); the Usage, which gives the number currently used for the rows; and the Date Updated, which reflects the refresh of the license usage (on an hourly basis, by default).

Note When you purchase a full version license key all features except TE, TE/BRG, TE/RG are activated with unlimited activation and unlimited VPNs.

Note The TE licenses can be purchased separately based on the number of nodes/devices available in the inventory. The total number of devices and corresponding device type, IOS/XR version, and platform info is reported by utilizing the reporting mechanism available with the product. Refer Reporting Mechanism for the details of executing a reporting mechanism. When you purchase Traffic Engineering Management (TEM), you automatically receive TE, TE/BRG, and TE/RG licenses. All of these licenses must be installed to have access to all the Cisco Prime Provisioning TEM features, including Planning Tools for protection planning (backup tunnels). The TE license serves as an activation license for the maximum number of TE-enabled nodes to be managed by TEM (you purchase licenses and upgrade licenses based on a range of nodes); the TE/RG license enables primary tunnel placement; and the TE/BRG license enables the Fast ReRoute (FRR) protection function

Step 3 In the resulting Enter License Key window, enter a License Key that you received on your Right to Use paperwork with your product.

Step 4 Click Save.

Your newly installed license appears in an updated version o f the Installed License table, as shown in Figure 2-5.

Step 5 Repeat Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4 for each of the Right to Use documents shipped with your product.

Note Upgrade licenses are only available for TE and when you receive multiple Right to Use documents to upgrade TE, be sure to enter the licenses in correct order. For example if you are upgrading from 100 to 200 TE node counts there are two step to upgrade, enter the license to upgrade to 100 to 150 and then enter license key to upgrade from 150 to 200

Reporting Mechanism

Reporting mechanism is a tool used to export the devices available in the inventory. The report includes device name, device type, platform, and IOS/IOS XR version.

To execute the reporting tool:

Step 1 Source the environment from provisioning home directory.

./ shell

Step 2 Make sure, necessary execute permissions are available for the following files:

<PRIMEF _HOME>/resources/nbi/scripts/getDevices
<PRIMEF _HOME>/resources/nbi/scripts/queries/DevicesQuery
<PRIMEF _HOME>/resources/nbi/scripts/util/Login
<PRIMEF _HOME>/resources/nbi/scripts/util/checkForErrors

Step 3 Execute the following script from <PRIMEF_HOME>/resources/nbi/scripts


Step 4 The resulting report can be found in <PRIMEF _HOME>/resources/nbi/scripts/Devices_Info.csv.