Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.0 and 8.5
Installation Readiness Checklist and Settings
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Installation Readiness Checklist and Settings

Table Of Contents

Installation Readiness Checklist and Settings

Installation Readiness Checklist

Field Definitions: Installation Readiness Checklist

RAID and BIOS Settings

Accessing Cisco Unified Presence Administration

Accessibility Settings in Cisco Unified Presence Administration

Accessing the Icons in the Window

Accessing the Buttons in the Window


Installation Readiness Checklist and Settings


January 18, 2013

Installation Readiness Checklist

Field Definitions: Installation Readiness Checklist

RAID and BIOS Settings

Accessing Cisco Unified Presence Administration

Accessibility Settings in Cisco Unified Presence Administration

Installation Readiness Checklist

Before you install Cisco Unified Presence, gather information for each server that you are installing in the cluster and print your data for reference as you work. Use Table 1 to record the information you need. The last column in the table shows whether you can change a field after installation, and if so, whether you can change it through the Operating System administration interface or through the Command Line Interface (CLI).

Before You Begin

If you have multiple Cisco Unified Presence servers, make copies of this table and record your entries for each server in a separate table.

Ensure that you enter the values accurately. You cannot change some of the fields after installation without reinstalling the software. If you are unsure about the values you need to enter, see the field descriptions and usage recommendations in the table that follows this checklist.

Because some fields are optional, they may not be relevant to your configuration. For example, you may choose not to set up an SMTP host.

Table 1 Configuration Data 

Configuration Data
Your Entry
Can Entry Be Changed After Installation

Administrator Login

 

No

Administrator Password

 

Yes

CLI: set password admin

Application User Username

 

Yes

CLI:

utils reset ui administrator name

Application User Password

 

Yes

CLI:

utils reset ui administrator password

Security password for Cisco Unified Communications Manager publisher

Note The security password that you set for each Cisco Unified Presence server must be identical to the password used on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Publisher server.

 

Yes

You can change the security password entered during an initial installation in one of two ways:

As you configure the post-installation wizard in Cisco Unified Presence Administration.

In Cisco Unified Presence Administration: select
System > CUCM Publisher

Country

 

Yes

CLI: set web-security [orgunit] [orgname] [locality] [state]

DHCP

 

Yes.

In Cisco Unified OS Administration: select
Settings > IP > Publisher

CLI: set network dhcp

DNS Primary

 

Yes

CLI: set network dns

DNS Secondary

 

Yes

CLI: set network dns

Domain

 

Yes

CLI: set network domain

Gateway Address

 

Yes.

In Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration: select
Settings > IP > Ethernet

CLI: set network gateway

Host Name

Note To change the hostname on a Cisco Unified Presence server, see Changing the IP Address and Hostname for Cisco Unified Presence.

 

Yes

In Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration: select Settings > IP > Ethernet

CLI: set network IP

IP Address

Note To change the IP address on a Cisco Unified Presence server, see Changing the IP Address and Hostname for Cisco Unified Presence.

 

Yes

In Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration: select Settings > IP > Ethernet

CLI: set network IP

IP Subnet Mask

 

Yes

In Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration: select
Settings > IP > Ethernet

CLI: set IP

Cisco Unified Presence Publisher Node Host Name

Note To change the host name on a Cisco Unified Presence server, see Changing the IP Address and Hostname for Cisco Unified Presence.

 

Yes

In Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration: select
Settings > IP > Publisher

Note This only applies if, for network configuration purposes, you changed the hostname on the Cisco Unified Presence publisher server. If you do this, you must update the IP address of the publisher server on subsequent servers in Cisco Unified Presence.

Cisco Unified Presence Publisher Node IP Address.

Note To change the host name on a Cisco Unified Presence server, see Changing the IP Address and Hostname for Cisco Unified Presence.

 

Yes

In Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration: select
Settings > IP > Publisher

Note This only applies if, for network configuration purposes, you changed the hostname on the Cisco Unified Presence publisher server. If you do this, you must update the IP address of the publisher server on subsequent servers in Cisco Unified Presence.

Location

 

Yes

CLI: set web-security

Master Administrator ID

 

No

MTU Size

Note This value must be the same as the value entered on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server. Otherwise the installation will fail.

 

Yes

CLI: set network mtu

Note If you need to change this value for Cisco Unified Presence, you must match it with the value on Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

NTP Server IP Address

 

Yes

In Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration: select
Settings > NTP Servers

Organization

 

Yes

CLI: set web-security

Security Password

 

Yes

CLI: set password security

SMTP Location

 

Yes

In Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration: select
Settings > SMTP, and enter the IP address or Hostname in the SMTP Host Field.

CLI: set smtp

State

 

Yes

CLI: set web-security

Time Zone

 

Yes

CLI: set timezone

Unit

 

Yes

CLI: set web-security


Related Topics

Field Definitions: Installation Readiness Checklist

Changing the IP Address and Hostname for Cisco Unified Presence

Field Definitions: Installation Readiness Checklist

Before You Begin

Review the Installation Readiness Checklist.

Table 2 describes the fields listed in the Installation Readiness checklist in more detail

Table 2 Field Definitions 

Field
Description
Usage

Administrator Login

Specifies the name that you want to assign to the Administrator account.

Ensure the name is unique; it can contain lowercase, alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores. It must start with a lowercase, alphanumeric character.

You should record this mandatory field value for use when signing in to the CLI on the platform or into the Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration.

Note You cannot change this field after installation.

Administrator Password

Specifies the password for the Administrator account.

Use this password to sign in to Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration, Disaster Recovery System, and the CLI.

Application User Username and Password

Specifies the user ID and password for Cisco Unified Presence administration.

Use this user ID and password to sign in to the Cisco Unified Presence administration interface.

DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Select Yes if you want to use DHCP to automatically configure the network settings on your server.

If you select No, you must enter a hostname, IP Address, IP Mask, Gateway, and DNS configuration.

DNS Enabled

A Domain Name System (DNS) server represents a device that resolves a hostname into an IP address or an IP address into a hostname.

The DNS fields only display when you are not using DHCP.

If you do not have a DNS server, enter No. When DNS is not enabled, you should only enter IP addresses (not hostnames) for all network devices in your Cisco IP Telephony network.

If you have a DNS server, we recommend that you enter Yes to enable DNS. Disabling DNS limits the ability of the system to resolve some domain names.

DNS Primary

Cisco Unified Presence contacts this DNS server first when attempting to resolve host names.

Enter the IP address of the DNS server that you want to specify as the primary DNS server. Enter the IP address in dotted decimal format as ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd where ddd can have a value between 0 and 255 (except 0.0.0.0).

Consider this field mandatory if DNS is set to yes.

DNS Secondary

When a primary DNS server fails, Cisco Unified Presence will attempt to connect to the secondary DNS server.

In this optional field, enter the IP address of the secondary DNS. Enter the IP address in dotted decimal format as ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd where ddd can have a value between 0 and 255 (except 0.0.0.0).

Domain

Represents the name of the domain in which this machine is located.

Consider this field mandatory if DNS is set to yes.

Gateway Address

A gateway represents a network point that acts as an entrance to another network. Outbound packets are sent to the gateway that will forward them to their final destination.

Enter the IP address of the gateway in the format ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd where ddd can have a value between 0 and 255 (except 0.0.0.0)

If you do not have a gateway, you must still fill in this field by setting it to 255.255.255.255. Not having a gateway may limit you to being able to communicate with devices only on your subnet.

Host Name

A host name represents an alias that is assigned to an IP address to identify it.

Enter a host name that is unique to your network.

The host name can comprise up to 64 characters and can contain alphanumeric characters and hyphens.

If DHCP is set to no, consider this field mandatory.

IP Address

Specifies the IP address of this machine. It will uniquely identify the server on this network. No other machine in this network should be using this IP address.

Enter the IP address in the form ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd where ddd can have a value between 0 and 255 (except 0.0.0.0).

If DHCP is set to no, consider this field mandatory.

IP Mask

Specifies the IP subnet mask of this machine. The subnet mask together with the IP address defines the network address and the host address.

Enter the IP mask in the form ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd where ddd can have a value between 0 and 255 (except 0.0.0.0).

A valid mask should have contiguous '1' bits on left side and contiguous '0' bits on the right.

For example, a valid mask follows: 255.255.240.0 (11111111.11111111.11110000.00000000)

An invalid mask follows: 255.255.240.240 (11111111.11111111.11110000.11110000)

MTU

The maximum transmission unit (MTU) represents the largest packet, in bytes, that this host will transmit on the network.

Enter the MTU size in bytes for your network. If you are unsure of the MTU setting for your network, use the default value.

Default: 1500 bytes

The MTU setting must be the same on all nodes in a cluster.

SMTP Location

Specifies the name of the SMTP host that is used for outbound email.

Enter the hostname or dotted IP address for the SMTP server. For a host, it can contain alphanumeric characters, hyphens, or periods. For a host name, it must start with an alphanumeric character.

You must fill in this field if you plan to use electronic notification. If not, you can leave it blank.

Time zone

Reflects the local time zone and offset from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Select Yes if you want to change the time zone.

Select the time zone that most closely matches the location of your machine.


Related Topics

Installation Readiness Checklist

RAID and BIOS Settings

During the software installation, the system installer configures the system BIOS and RAID settings for the new operating system and Cisco Unified Presence application.

See the tables below for the BIOS settings and the RAID settings that are set up during installation. If the hardware configuration process fails during installation, you can use boot-time utilities on both the IBM and HP servers to manually configure the RAID and BIOS settings, as advised in Table 3 and Table 4.

Table 3 BIOS Configuration Settings for HP and IBM Servers

HP Servers
IBM Servers

OS Selection: Linux (not applicable on newer models)

OS Selection: Not applicable

Boot order: CD, C:, Floppy

Boot order: CD, C:, Floppy

Post F1 prompt: Delayed

Post F1 prompt: Delayed

Hyperthreading: Enabled

Hyperthreading: Enabled


Table 4 RAID Settings

Cisco MCS 7825 (HP and IBM)
Cisco MCS 7835 (HP and IBM)
Cisco MCS 7845 (HP and IBM)

RAID not applicable

Logical drives: 1

Logical drives: 2

RAID not applicable

Note For the Cisco 7825H1 and the Cisco 7825I1, SATA RAID is enabled, and the RAID type is 1(1+0), with one logical drive.

RAID type: 1(1+0)

RAID type: 1(1+0)


Accessing Cisco Unified Presence Administration

Complete the following procedure to access the Cisco Unified Presence Administration interface.

Procedure


Step 1 Enter https://<server name or IP address>, where the server name or IP address equals the server where Cisco Unified Presence is installed.

Step 2 From Administrative Applications, select Cisco Unified Presence.

Step 3 If the system prompts you about certificates, you must enable HTTPS to secure communications between the browser client and the web server. See the Release Notes for Cisco Unified Presence for more information about how to load the required certificates for the HTTPS connection.

Step 4 Enter the application username and application user password that you specified during installation when the system prompts you for a user name and password. The Cisco Unified Presence Administration interface displays.

Step 5 To access other Cisco Unified Presence interfaces, select an interface from the Navigation drop-down list and select Go.


Accessibility Settings in Cisco Unified Presence Administration

Cisco Unified Presence Administration and Cisco Unified Presence User Options provide functionality that allows users to access buttons on the window without using a mouse. You can perform the following procedures from any point on the window, so the user does not need to scroll or tab through various fields.

Accessing the Icons in the Window

Accessing the Buttons in the Window

Accessing the Icons in the Window

Many windows in Cisco Unified Presence have icons that display at the top of the window; for example, an icon of a disk for Save, an icon that is a plus sign (+) for Add, and so on.

Procedure


Step 1 Press Alt, press 1, and then press Tab.

Step 2 The cursor will highlight the first icon from the left. Press Tab again to move to the next icon.

Step 3 Press Enter to perform the function of the icon.


Accessing the Buttons in the Window

Many of the windows in Cisco Unified Presence have buttons that display at the bottom of the window; for example, a button for Save, a button for Add, and so on.

Procedure


Step 1 Press Alt, press 2, and then press Tab.

Step 2 The cursor will highlight the first button from the left. Press Tab again to move to the next button.

Step 3 Press Enter to perform the function of the button.