Administration Guide for the Cisco Unified Application Environment (2.5.1)
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Getting Started

Table Of Contents

Getting Started

Before You Begin

Logging In

Understanding the Cisco Unified Application Environment Administration

Setting Up the Cisco Unified Application Environment


Getting Started


This chapter describes what you need to do to set up the Cisco Unified Application Environment and install applications.

It includes these topics:

Before You Begin

Logging In

Understanding the Cisco Unified Application Environment Administration

You can automate administration tasks using the management service API. For examples and more information, see the Cisco Unified Application Environment wiki.

Before You Begin

Before you begin setting up the Cisco Unified Application Environment make sure:

1. The Cisco MCS server is installed. See Cisco Unified Application Environment Hardware Compatibility Matrix, Release 2.5.1 listed in Related Documentation, page x.

2. The operating system and the Cisco Unified Application Environment are installed using the DVDs shipped with the server. See Installation Guide for the Cisco Unified Application Environment, Release 2.5.1 listed in Related Documentation, page x.

3. You have accessed the Cisco Unified Application Environment Administration using one of these supported browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 or 7.0

Mozilla Firefox

See Installation Guide for the Cisco Unified Application Environment, Release 2.5.1 listed in Related Documentation, page x.

4. You have obtained all the necessary the license files using the Product Authorization Key (PAK) in the Claim Certificate that is shipped with the server.

When you place an order for the Cisco Unified Application Environment, Cisco ships you a Claim Certificate with a Product Authorization Key (PAK). The Claim Certificate provides directions for registering the PAK to obtain the license. You must:

a. Register the PAK that you received using the License Registration web tool that is provided on Cisco.com at the following URL: https://tools.cisco.com/SWIFT/Licensing/PrivateRegistrationServlet.

b. Enter the MAC address of the server for which you are requesting the licenses, and a valid e-mail address.

A license file is generated per the license configuration you purchased, and sent to you using the e-mail address you provided.

Logging In

To log in to the Cisco Unified Application Environment Administration, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 If you have not already done so, in the address bar of the web browser, enter the following URL: http://<serverIPaddress>/cuaeadmin.

Step 2 At the login page, enter the username administrator, and the password you set the first time you accessed the console after installation.

Step 3 Click Log In.


Understanding the Cisco Unified Application Environment Administration

The Cisco Unified Application Environment Administration contains the following menu options described in Table 2-1:

Table 2-1 Cisco Unified Application Environment Administration Menu Options 

Menu Option
Sub-Menu Option
For information, see...

System

Global Parameters

License Management

Redundancy

Managing System Settings, page 3-1

Users

List Users

Add User

Managing Users, page 4-1

Applications

List Applications

List Triggers

Managing Applications, page 5-1

Plugins

List Plugins

Managing Plugins, page 6-1

Connections

List Connections

Add Connection

Groups

Managing Connections, page 7-1

Serviceability

Server Logs

Services

Trace Configuration

Usage Statistics

Diagnostics

Alarms

Serviceability, page 8-1



Tip You can automate administration tasks using the management service API. For examples and more information, see the Cisco Unified Application Environment wiki.


Setting Up the Cisco Unified Application Environment

After completing these tasks listed in Table 2-2, you can use the Cisco Unified Application Environment to deploy and execute converged voice and data applications.

Table 2-2 Setting Up the Cisco Unified Application Environment 

Task
Purpose
Related Topics

1.

Upload license files.

See Uploading a License, page 3-6

2.

(Optional) Configure Cisco Unified Media Engine(s). If you have applications that use media capabilities, you must identify the servers that have media software activated and licensed.

See Managing Connections, page 7-1

See Setting Parameters for the Cisco Unified Media Engine, page 3-3

3.

(Optional) Configure a Telephony Server.

Every IP telephony system must contain at least one telephony server. If you have applications that perform telephony operations, you must configure one or more connections to serve as endpoints for making and receiving calls to and from the Cisco Unified Application Server.

See Managing Connections, page 7-1

4.

Install Applications.

See Installing an Application, page 5-5