Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Release 9.0(1)
Installation – All Nodes
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Installation – All Nodes

Installation – All Nodes

The installation for Unified Intelligence Center is delivered on DVD media. Run the DVD installation on each node and use the same DVD for all nodes.


All nodes in a must be running the same version of Unified Intelligence Center.

Check Media and Hardware

Every installation begins with an optional pre-install media check and includes a hardware check.

    Step 1   Insert the installation DVD into the tray. Then restart or power on the server so that it boots from the DVD.

    You see messages as the pre-install script runs. When the pre-install script ends, the DVD Found screen opens.

    Step 2   In the DVD Found screen, you have the option to perform a media check to verify the integrity of the DVD.



    You want to check the media.

    NOTE that the media check can take up to an hour. If the media check for the Controller passes, you can safely skip the media check when you install the Members.

    Select Yes to begin the verification of the media integrity.

    If the media check passes, select OK. Continue to Step 3.

    If the media check fails, the DVD is ejected and the installation terminates. Contact your support provider for assistance.

    You want to skip the media check.

    Select No.

    Proceed to Step 3.

    Step 3   The Product Deployment Selection screen states that the Cisco Unified Intelligence Center product will be installed. This screen has only one choice—OK. Select OK to open the Proceed with Install screen.

    Clicking OK initiates a check for hard drive sanity, during which the installation checks for a supported hardware platform with the correct number of disks.

    A successful hardware check opens the Proceed with Install screen.

    Note    If the server hardware is unsupported, a message is displayed indicating that the installation cannot proceed, and the installation halts. If you require assistance understanding the message, write it down to facilitate your conversation with your support provider. Refer to the Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Bill of Materials for details on supported hardware.
    Step 4   The Proceed with Install screen shows the version of the product that is currently on the hard drive (if any) and the version of the product that is on the DVD. For the initial installation, the version on the hard drive shows NONE.

    Select Yes at the Proceed with Install screen to open the Platform Installation Wizard screen.

    Step 5   In the Platform Installation Wizard screen, select Proceed to open the Apply Patch screen.
    Step 6   Select No at the Apply Patch screen. You do not apply patches from the Installation wizard. Refer to Chapter 8 - Upgrades and migrations for instructions on upgrading Unified Intelligence Center software with Engineering Specials, Minor Releases, and Maintenance Releases.

    Your selection of No opens the Basic Install screen.

    Note    If you select Yes by mistake and open the Apply Patch screen, select Back.
    Step 7   Choose one of the following options:
    • To enter your configuration information manually and have the installation program install the configured software on the server, choose Proceed and continue with this procedure

    • To do any of the following tasks, choose Skip and continue with the Entering Preexisting Configuration Information procedure:
      • Manually configure the software that is preinstalled on your server - In this case you do not need to install the software, but you must configure the preinstalled software.
      • Perform an unattended installation - In this case, you provide preexisting configuration information on a USB key or floppy disk.
      • Install the software before manually configuring it - In this case the installation program installs the software, then prompts you to configure it manually. You can choose Skip if you want to preinstall the application on all your servers first and then enter information at a later time. This method might cause you to spend more time performing the installation than the other methods.
    Step 8   Select Continue at the Basic Install screen to enter the configuration screens.

    Enter Pre-Existing Configuration Information

    Start here if you have a server that has the product preinstalled or if you chose Skip in the Platform Installation Wizard window.

      Step 1   After the system restarts, the Preexisting Installation Configuration window displays.
      Step 2   If you have pre existing configuration information (Created by Answer File Generator) in a floppy disc or a USB key, insert the disc or the USB key now and choose Continue. The installation wizard will read the configuration information during the installation process.

      If a popup window states that the system detected new hardware, press any key and then choose Install from the next window.

      The Platform Installation Wizard window displays.

      Step 3   To continue with the Platform Installation Wizard, choose Proceed.
      Step 4   In the Basic Install window, choose Continue. Continue with the "Configure basic install" section.

      Configure Basic Install

      The basic install launches a series of screens that present questions and options pertinent to the platform and the setup configuration. There is online help for each wizard screen.


      You can change many of the basic installation configuration settings after the installation using the Set commands in the Command Line Interface (CLI). The CLI is documented in the Administration Console User Guide for Cisco Unified Intelligence Center.

      The first Basic Install wizard screen is Timezone Configuration.

        Step 1   In the Timezone Configuration screen:
        1. Use the down arrow to select the local timezone that most closely matches where your server is located. You can also type the initial character of the timezone to move to that item in the list. The timezone field is based on country/city and is mandatory. Setting it incorrectly can affect system operation.
          Note    Use the same timezone for all nodes.
        2. Select OK to open the Auto Negotiation Configuration screen.
        Step 2   In the Auto Negotiation Configuration screen, select whether or not you want to use automatic negotiation for the settings of the Ethernet network interface card (NIC).



        You want to disable auto-negotiation and specify NIC speed and duplex settings.

        Select No to open the NIC Speed and Duplex Configuration screen, where you can manually configure the settings.

        Proceed to Step 3.

        The ethernet network interface card (NIC) attached to your hub or Ethernet switch supports automatic negotiation.

        Select Yes to open the MTU Configuration screen.

        Proceed to Step 4.

        Step 3   In the NIC Speed and Duplex Configuration screen, configure settings as follows:
        1. Specify the speed of the Network Interface (NIC) card in megabits per second. Speed options are 10 or 100.
        2. Specify the duplex setting of the server NIC. Options are Full or Half.
        3. Select OK to open the MTU Configuration screen.
        Step 4   In the MTU Configuration screen, select No to keep the default setting for Maximum Transmission Units (1500). If you do not accept the default and configure the MTU size incorrectly, your network performance can be affected.

        Your selection of No opens the DHCP Configuration screen.

        Step 5   In the DHCP Configuration screen, select No to open the Static Network Configuration screen.
        Step 6   At the Static Network Configuration screen, enter static network configuration values as follows, referring to the if Configuration Worksheet necessary:
        1. Enter the Host Name.
        2. Enter the IP Address.
        3. Enter the IP Mask.
        4. Enter the GW Address,
        5. Select OK to open the Domain Name System (DNS) Client Configuration screen.
        Step 7   Enter your DNS client information as follows, referring to the if necessary:
        1. Configuration WorksheetEnter the Primary DNS (mandatory).
        2. Enter the Secondary DNS (optional).
        3. Enter the Domain (mandatory).
        4. Select OK to open the Administrator Login Configuration screen.
        Step 8   In the Administrator Login Configuration screen:
        1. Enter the ID for the System Administrator.
        2. Enter and then confirm the password for the administrator.
        3. Select OK to open the Certificate Information screen.
        Step 9   In the Certificate Information screen:
        1. Enter data to create your Certificate Signing Request—Organization, Unit, Location, State, and Country.
        2. Select OK to open the First Node Configuration screen. ("Is this server the First Node in the cluster?")
        Step 10   In the First Node Configuration screen, specify whether you are configuring the first node (the Controller).



        You are installing and configuring the primary node (the Controller).

        Select Yes to open the Network Time Protocol Client Configuration screen.

        Continue to Step 1 in Chapter 3.

        You are installing and configuring a secondary node (a Unified Intelligence Center Member).

        Select No to open the First Node Configuration Warning screen.

        Continue to Complete Configuration for Member Node .