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Identifying and Adding Nodes to Cisco Unified Analysis Manager

Table Of Contents

Identifying and Adding Nodes to Cisco Unified Analysis Manager

Managing Nodes

Node Summary

Adding or Editing a Node

Managing Groups

Adding or Editing a Group

Managing the Trace File Repositories

Adding or Editing a Trace File Repository

Managing the Call Record Repositories

Adding or Editing a Call Record Repository

Defining Trace Templates

Adding or Editing a Template


Identifying and Adding Nodes to Cisco Unified Analysis Manager


This chapter covers the operations involved with identifying which nodes the Unified Analysis Manager can diagnose. This chapter contains the following sections:

Managing Nodes

Managing Groups

Managing the Trace File Repositories

Managing the Call Record Repositories

Defining Trace Templates

Managing Nodes

Once configured, a supported node is added to the Unified Analysis Manager database and will appear on the supported Unified Analysis Manager node list. You can identify a Unified Analysis Manager node in one of three ways:

Importing node and group configuration from a configuration file.

Manually entering node and group information with the Unified Analysis Manager screens.

Discovering Unified Analysis Manager nodes from a seed node. A seed node is one that can return information about all the nodes within a deployment. Once discovered, the nodes can then be added to the node inventory. This option saves you from manually entering details of these nodes.

For Cisco Unified Communications Manager, the first node (publisher) is the seed node. For Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal (Unified CVP), the Cisco Unified CVP OAMP server is the seed node.

This option allows you to perform Add/Edit/Delete and Discover operations on nodes. All configured Unified Analysis Manager nodes (manually entered, imported from a file, or discovered) will be displayed in the list of nodes.

You can use the Nodes option to perform the following functions:

Add—The Add button allows you to manually enter a new node.

Edit—The Edit button allows you to edit a node that has already been configured.

Delete—The Delete button allows you to delete one or more nodes.

Discover—You can use the Discover option, which applies only to a seed node. Use the Discover button to send a query to the seed node, which then returns information about all the nodes within that deployment that the seed node is aware of. Once discovered, the nodes are automatically added to the node inventory.

Test Connectivity—The Test Connectivity button allows you to test connectivity to the node using the configured access information.

Node Summary

The Node summary screen displays all of the nodes currently configured with the Unified Analysis Manager application. Use the following procedure to access the Node summary screen.

Procedure


Step 1 From the Unified Analysis Manager menu, select Inventory > Nodes.

Step 2 The Node summary screen displays with a list of configured nodes and buttons to Add, Edit, Delete, Discover. The Test Connection button allows you to test connectivity to a node. Nodes are listed by Name and Product Type.


Adding or Editing a Node

The following procedure explains how to add a node or edit an existing configuration:

Procedure


Step 1 From the Unified Analysis Manager menu, select Inventory > Node. The Node window displays.

Step 2 Click the Add button to add a node or select a node from the list and click the Edit button to edit an existing configuration. The Add or Edit Node screen displays.


Note Fields on this screen that are marked with an asterisk (*) are required fields.


Step 3 Use the Product Type drop-down list box to select a product.

Step 4 In the IP/Host Name field, enter the host name or the IP address of the node you are adding or editing.

Step 5 In the Transport Protocol field, select the protocol you want to use. Options for this field depend on the Product Type you selected.

Step 6 In the Port Number field, enter the port number on the node that you will be using.

Step 7 In the User Name and Password fields, enter the user name and password that gives you access to the node. Reenter the password in the Confirm Password field.

Step 8 In the Description field, you can optionally provide a brief description of the node you are adding.

Step 9 In the Associated Call Record Repositories and Associated Trace File Repositories fields, use the drop down list to select the respective servers you want to use for the node.

Step 10 Use the Associated Group checkboxes if you want to add the node to an existing group.

Step 11 If you have a NAT or Terminal Server configuration, use the Advanced button to display the Add Node-Advanced screen. Enter the appropriate information in the Alternate IP/Hostname and Alternate Port fields.

Step 12 Click the Save button to add the node. You can use the Cancel button to end the operation without adding the node.

Managing Groups

Within Unified Analysis Manager, you can create groups and add nodes to these groups. Once the nodes are added to a group, the user can perform a set of functions (for example, Trace Collection and Trace Setting) at a group level. A single node can belong to multiple groups. Nested groups will not be supported. Copying a group will not be supported.


Note The AllNodes group is added by default when a node is added in Unified Analysis Manager. Any nodes added to Unified Analysis Manager are part of the AllNodes group by default. The AllNodes group cannot be edited or deleted.



Note The number of groups you can have is limited to 20 and the number of nodes in a group (with the exception of the AllNodes group) is 20.


You can use the Group option to perform the following functions:

Add—Use the Add button to create a group. Once a Group is created, you can add nodes to the group.

Edit—Use the Edit button to select and edit group information. The Edit function also allows you add or delete the node members of the group. You can change which nodes belong to a group by adding or deleting nodes from that group.

Delete—Use the Delete button to delete a Group. This function deletes that group from the Unified Analysis Manager. However, this function does not delete the individual nodes in the group from the Unified Analysis Manager. Nodes must be deleted individually using the Edit button.

For more information, see the "Adding or Editing a Node" section.

Adding or Editing a Group

The following procedure explains how to add a group or edit an existing configuration:

Procedure


Step 1 From the Unified Analysis Manager menu, select Inventory > Node Groups.

Step 2 The Groups window displays. Click the Add button to add a group or select a group from the list and click the Edit button to edit an existing configuration. The Add or Edit Group screen displays.

Step 3 Use the Group Name field to enter the name of the group.

Step 4 Use the Group Description field to enter a brief description of the group.

Step 5 The Select Nodes section contains a list of each configured node. To add a node to the group, highlight the node in the list and click the Add button.

Step 6 When you have finished selecting nodes for the group, click the Add button to add the group or the Update button if you are editing the group content. You can use the Cancel button to end the operation without adding or editing the group.


Managing the Trace File Repositories

This option allows you to perform Add/Edit/Delete operations on trace file repositories for the Unified Analysis Manager. Managed nodes typically use the trace file repository to off load its trace and log files. The Unified Analysis Manager can then connect to the trace file repository to collect logs and traces.

You can use the Trace File Repository option to perform the following functions:

Add—The Add button allows you to manually enter a new server.

Edit —The Edit button allows you to edit a server that has already been configured.

Delete—The Delete button allows you to delete one or more servers.

Test Connectivity—The Test Connectivity button allows you to test connectivity to a server using the configured access information.

For more information, see the "Adding or Editing a Trace File Repository" section.

Adding or Editing a Trace File Repository

The following procedure explains how to add a Trace File Repository or edit an existing configuration:

Procedure


Step 1 From the Unified Analysis Manager menu, select Inventory> Trace File Repositories.

Step 2 The Trace File Repositories window displays with a list of configured servers. Click the Add button to add a new server or highlight a server on the list and click the Edit button to edit an existing configuration.

Step 3 In the IP/Hostname field, enter the name or the IP address of the server you are adding.

Step 4 In the Transport Protocol field, use the drop-down list box to select the protocol you want to use, either SFTP or FTP.

Step 5 In the Port Number field, enter the port number on the server that you will be using.

Step 6 In the User Name and Password fields, enter the user name and password that gives you access to the server. Reenter the password in the Confirm Password field.

Step 7 In the Description field, you can optionally provide a brief description of the server you are adding.

Step 8 In the Associated Nodes field, use the check boxes to select the nodes that will have access to the server.

Step 9 If you have a NAT or Terminal Server configuration, use the Advanced button to display the Add Trace File Repository-Advanced screen. Enter the appropriate information in the Alternate IP/Hostname and Alternate Port fields.

Step 10 Click the Add button to add the server or Edit to update the configuration. You can use the Cancel button to end the operation without adding the server.


Managing the Call Record Repositories

This option allows you to perform Add/Edit/Delete operations on call record repositories for the Unified Analysis Manager. Managed nodes typically see the Call Record Repository to store the call data in a database. The Unified Analysis Manager can then connect to the Call Record Repository to get detailed call data.

You can use the Call Record Repository option to perform the following functions:

Add—The Add button allows you to manually enter a new server.

Edit—The Edit button allows you to edit a server that has already been configured.

Delete—The Delete button allows you to delete one or more servers.

Test Connectivity—The Test Connectivity button allows you to test connectivity to a server using the configured access information.

For more information, see the "Adding or Editing a Call Record Repository" section.

Adding or Editing a Call Record Repository

The following procedure explains how to add a call record repository or edit an existing configuration:

Procedure


Step 1 From the Unified Analysis Manager menu, select Inventory > Call Record Repositories.

Step 2 The Call Record Repositories window displays with a list of configured servers. Click the Add button to add a new server or highlight a server on the list and click the Edit button to edit an existing configuration.

Step 3 Use the Repository Type drop down list to select the product type for the node that will be accessing the server.

Step 4 In the Hostname field, enter the name of the server you are adding.

Step 5 In the JDBC Port field, enter the port number on the server that you will be using.

Step 6 In the JDBC User Name and JDBC Password fields, enter the user name and password that gives you access to the server. Re-enter the password in the Confirm Password field.

Step 7 In the Description field, you can optionally provide a brief description of the node you are adding.

Step 8 Use the Nodes Available for Association to select the nodes that will have access to the server.

Step 9 If you have a NAT or Terminal Server configuration, use the Advanced button to display the Add Call Record Repository-Advanced screen. Enter the appropriate information in the Alternate Hostname and Alternate Port fields.

Step 10 Click the Add button to add the server or Edit to update the configuration. You can use the Cancel button to end the operation without adding the server.


Defining Trace Templates

If you have large number of nodes in a group, the Unified Analysis Manager provides templates as a shortcut for selecting components to change trace levels. You can also use templates to establish the new trace levels for nodes. You can also use template for collecting logs and trace files.

You can use the Templates option to perform the following functions:

Add—The Add button allows you to create a new template. When adding a template you should note that you are doing so for node types and not actual nodes. For a given node type, there is a known fixed set of components and services.

Edit—The Edit button allows you to edit an existing template.

Clone—The Clone button allows you to save an existing template as a new template without replacing the original one.

Delete—The Delete button allows you to delete a template.

Import—Use the Import button to import predefined templates from a flat file.

Export—Use the Export button to export a template to a flat file.

For more information, see the "Adding or Editing a Template" section.

Adding or Editing a Template

The following procedure explains how to add a template or edit an existing configuration:


Note Unified Analysis Manager has default templates which cannot be edited or deleted.


Procedure


Step 1 From the Unified Analysis Manager menu, select Inventory> Templates.

Step 2 The Templates window displays. Click the Add button to add a template or select a template from the list and click the Edit button to edit an existing configuration. The Add or Edit Template screen displays.

Step 3 Use the Name field to enter the name of the template.

Step 4 Use the Description field to enter a brief description of the group.

Step 5 The Product Types section contains a list of products supported by the Unified Analysis Manager. When you select a product from this list, the associated components display in the Component Name field.

Step 6 For each component displayed, you can apply a trace level by using the drop down list in the Trace Level field.


Note Not all components are available for setting trace levels with this screen.


Step 7 You can indicate if you want to collect trace logs for the component by checking the box in the Collect field.

Step 8 Click the Add button to add the template or Edit to update the configuration. You can use the Cancel button to end the operation without adding the server.