Cisco DCNM Installation and Licensing Guide, Release 6.x
Uninstalling Cisco DCNM
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Uninstalling Cisco DCNM

Uninstalling the Cisco DCNM Management Software

Uninstalling Using the Silent Installer

Uninstalling Cisco DCNM

This chapter describes how to uninstall Cisco DCNM components. For information on troubleshooting uninstallation issues, see the Cisco DCNM Troubleshooting Guide.

Uninstalling the Cisco DCNM Management Software

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 Close all running instances of Cisco DCNM and Device Manager.

Step 2 Choose Start > Programs > Cisco DCNM Server > Uninstall_DCNM .

Alternatively, you can run the following executable file:

INSTALL_DIR\dcm\Uninstall_DCNM\Uninstall
 

where the default INSTALL_DIR value is C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems.

Step 3 Click Uninstall.

Step 4 Click Done .


Note If the Cisco DCNM Client fails to uninstall with an error message, you might need to remove the Cisco DCNM Client from the cache using Java Cache Viewer. To remove Cisco DCNM Client from the cache, choose Start > Run and enter javaws -viewer. Choose Cisco DCNM Client in the java cache viewer and click Delete.



Note For older installations, delete the .cisco_mds9000 folder. Manually delete all desktop icons and program menu items.

On a Windows PC, this folder is created under the Documents and Settings folder (for example, d:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\.cisco_mds9000 if you had installed it as a user Administrator). On a UNIX machine, the default installation folder is /usr/bin.



 

To uninstall the Cisco DCNM applications on a UNIX machine, use the Uninstall_DCNM script, as follows:

sh Uninstall_DCNM

You can find this script in your home folder or the folder that you specified when setting up the link folder during your installation of Cisco DCNM.

Uninstalling Using the Silent Installer

You can uninstall a secondary Cisco DCNM-LAN server on RHEL by using the CLI or for Windows servers, the CLI or a Windows graphical interface.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Stop the Cisco DCNM-LAN server that you want to uninstall. The uninstallation cannot proceed until you stop the Cisco DCNM-LAN server. For more information, see the Cisco DCNM Fundamentals Guide, Release 5.x .

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1 Log into the server with a user account that has the required privileges, as follows:

    • For Microsoft Windows, the user account must be a member of the local administrators group.
    • For RHEL, the user account must be root.

If you are uninstalling Cisco DCNM-LAN on Microsoft Windows and using a remote desktop connection (RDC) to access the Cisco DCNM-LAN server system, start RDC from a command prompt and use the /console option, as follows:

C:\>mstsc /console /v:server
 

where server is the DNS name or IP address of the Cisco DCNM-LAN server system.

Step 2 Start the uninstallation process, as applicable:

    • For Microsoft Windows, from the desktop, choose Start > All Programs > Cisco DCNM Server > Uninstall DCNM . The location of shortcuts depends upon the choices that you made when you installed the Cisco DCNM-LAN server.

Alternatively, you can run the following executable file:
INSTALL_DIR \dcm\dcnm\Uninstall_DCNM\Uninstall DCNM.exe
where the default INSTALL_DIR value is C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems.

    • For RHEL, use the Uninstall_DCNM script, as follows:
sh Uninstall_DCNM

You can find this script in your home folder or the folder that you specified when setting up the link folder during your installation of Cisco DCNM-LAN.

The uninstallation process removes the Cisco DCNM-LAN server software from the secondary server system.

Step 3 Monitor the Cisco DCNM_UninstallLog.log file to determine the status of the uninstall. The Cisco DCNM-LAN uninstaller writes the log file to the home directory of the current user account.