Cisco 7600 Series Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide, 12.1E
Product Overview
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Product Overview

Table Of Contents

Product Overview

Configuring Embedded CiscoView Support

Understanding Embedded CiscoView

Installing and Configuring Embedded CiscoView

Displaying Embedded CiscoView Information


Product Overview


The Cisco IOS on the Catalyst 6500 Series Switches product supports the following hardware and software:

Supervisor Engine 2, Policy Feature Card 2 (PFC2), and Multilayer Switch Feature Card 2 (MSFC2); and in Catalyst 6500 series switches:

Switch Fabric Module

Fabric-enabled switching modules

Fabric-enabled switching modules with a distributed forwarding card (DFC)

Supervisor Engine 1, PFC, and MSFC or MSFC2

All Layer 2 and Layer 3 configuration from the same user interface

Except for VLANs, Layer 2 and Layer 3 configuration is stored in a standard IOS configuration file

Refer to the Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.1 E on the Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 Supervisor Engine and MSFC publication for complete information about the chassis, modules, and software features supported by the Catalyst 6500 series switches:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat6000/12_1e/ol_2310.htm

The Cisco IOS on the Catalyst 6500 Series Switches product supports configuration using:

CLI—See Chapter 2, "Command-Line Interfaces"

SNMP—Refer to the IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide and Command Reference at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121cgcr/index.htm

IOS web browser interface—Refer to "Using the Cisco Web Browser" in the IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide and Command Reference at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121cgcr/index.htm

Embedded CiscoView—See the "Configuring Embedded CiscoView Support" section.

Configuring Embedded CiscoView Support

These sections describe the Embedded CiscoView support available with Release 12.1(20)E and later releases:

Understanding Embedded CiscoView

Installing and Configuring Embedded CiscoView

Displaying Embedded CiscoView Information

Understanding Embedded CiscoView

The Embedded CiscoView network management system is a web-based interface that uses HTTP and SNMP to provide a graphical representation of the switch and to provide a GUI-based management and configuration interface. You can download the Java Archive (JAR) files for Embedded CiscoView at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/netmgmt/ciscoview/embed-cview-planner.shtml

Installing and Configuring Embedded CiscoView

To install and configure Embedded CiscoView, perform the following steps:

 
Command
Purpose

Step 1 

Router# dir device_name

Displays the contents of the device.

If you are installing Embedded CiscoView for the first time, or if the CiscoView directory is empty, skip to Step 4.

Step 2 

Router# delete device_name:cv/*

Removes existing files from the CiscoView directory.

Step 3 

Router# squeeze device_name:

Recovers the space in the file system.

Step 4 

Router# archive tar /xtract tftp:// ip address of tftp server/ciscoview.tar device_name:cv

Extracts the CiscoView files from the tar file on the TFTP server to the CiscoView directory.

Step 5 

Router# dir device_name:

Displays the contents of the device.

In a redundant configuration, repeat Step 1 through Step 5 for the file system on the redundant supervisor engine.

Step 6 

Router# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 7 

Router(config)# ip http server

Enables the HTTP web server.

Step 8 

Router(config)# snmp-server community string ro

Configures the SNMP password for read-only operation.

Step 9 

Router(config)# snmp-server community string rw

Configures the SNMP password for read/write operation.


Note The default password for accessing the switch web page is the enable-level password of the switch.


For more information about web access to the switch, refer to "Using the Cisco Web Browser" in the IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121cgcr/fun_c/fcprt1/fcd105.htm

Displaying Embedded CiscoView Information

To display the Embedded CiscoView information, enter the following EXEC commands:

Command
Purpose

Router# show ciscoview package

Displays information about the Embedded CiscoView files.

Router# show ciscoview version

Displays the Embedded CiscoView version.