After a successful validation, you see a Congratulations message.
If the Host (or IP address), Username, or Password entries were invalid, you see a Could Not Connect message.
If either the server or any of the VMs do not meet requirements, you see a message indicating connection problems. This message has a link to a log file. Open this file to see whether the servers are valid and whether all VMs match the deployment profiles.
Sample log file showing summary of invalid results
VM Validation Results: Wed Jun 20 08:05:36 EDT 2012
Valid Systems: 0 of 1
ESX Server: sideB
ESX Server Properties Valid: true
VM Layout Valid: false.
The information at the top of the log is a summary of the results. This log shows that the server is valid but the VM layout is not.
Sample log showing invalid server
This shows that the server does not have the required number of CPU Cores.
Required Version: 5.0.0
Required Min CPU Cores: 20
Required Min Memory (MB): 95000
Required HD(s) (GB): [1392, 1949, 273]
Required Bios <Major version>: C260
Required Vendor: Cisco Systems Inc
Found Version: 5.0.0
Found CPU Cores: 10
Found Memory (MB): 98185
Found HD(s) (GB): [1392, 273, 1949]
Found Bios: C222.214.171.124b.0.102620111637
Found Vendor: Cisco Systems Inc
Sample log showing valid VM
Virtual Machines Matching Defined Profiles:
Profile: Unified CCE Data Server
OS: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
CPU Cores: 4
RAM (MB): 8192
HD(s) (GB): [80, 750]
VMWare Tools Version: 8384
There are three log entries for invalid VMs:
- Required Profiles without Matching Virtual Machines
This means system does not have VMs present
that match our requirements.
- Optional Profiles without Matching Virtual Machines
This means that the CVP Reporting profile, which is
defined as optional, does not exist on the system. This does
not block validation.
- Virtual Machines without Matching Profiles
This means the system has VMs that do not match
requirements. They might be extra VMs or incorrectly-configured VMs.
Capacity and Validation Rules Pages in the User Interface
Two screens in the user interface, both accessed by tabs on the Home menu, show additional system information, with indicator for what you must address:
Capacity Info shows the maximum capacity that Packaged CCE supports, whether your system is within those limits, and what percentage of the maximum is currently used. For example, if the maximum capacity is 100 reason codes and your system has 300, the capacity indicator will be red.
System Validation shows the software specifications for which Packaged CCE has been qualified and whether your system conforms to those rules. For example, if exactly 9 ECC Variables are required for CVP and your system has 8 or 10, the Is Valid indicator will be red.
Validation for Other System Types
For Packaged CCE: CCE-PAC-M1 Lab Only, the same Capacity Info and System Validation checks apply. There is no VM Validation for these lab systems.
For all other deployment types, no VM validation, Capacity Info, or System Validation takes place.