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Product Overview

Campus Upgrade Paths

Server Requirements

Maximum Recommended Load

Server Recommendations

Client Requirements

Supported Devices


This chapter describes the factors that you should consider before installing Campus Manager (Campus) on a Windows 2000 or Windows NT system.

This chapter contains:

Product Overview

Campus Upgrade Paths

Server Requirements

Client Requirements

Supported Devices

Product Overview

Campus, a member of the CiscoWorks2000 Family of Products, is a suite of web-based network management tools that enables administrators to obtain various types of graphical views of their network topology and end-user information. Campus Manager is based on a client/server architecture that connects multiple web-based clients to a server on the network.

The CiscoWorks2000 Server supplies tools and services to the Campus Manager applications, including the Asynchronous Networks Interface (ANI) Server. The ANI Server discovers information about network devices and saves it in the ANI database for other applications, including the Campus applications, to access. For more information, refer to Getting Started with the CiscoWorks2000 Server and the CiscoWorks2000 Server and ANI Server online help.

The Campus Manager applications are:

Path Analysis—View the actual path packets take between end nodes on your network.

User Tracking—Locate and display data about users and hosts in your network.

Topology Services—Discover, view, and monitor the physical and logical services on your network.

VLAN Port Assignment—View port information, configure VLANs on a trunk, and move ports between VLANs on your network.

Discrepancy Reports—Discover and view physical and logical discrepancies in your network.

Campus Upgrade Paths

You can upgrade to Campus Manager 3.1 from CWSI Campus 2.4, Campus Manager 3.0, or Campus Manager 3.0.1. For versions of CWSI Campus earlier than version 2.4, uninstall the application or upgrade to CWSI Campus 2.4 before upgrading to Campus 3.1.

Campus requires CiscoWorks2000 CD One, 4th Edition, which is the foundation for the CiscoWorks2000 Family of Products; it includes the CiscoWorks2000 management framework and the ANI Server. When you install CiscoWorks2000 CD One, the previous version of CWSI Campus is removed and its database is preserved.

When you install Campus Manager 3.1, certain data from the preserved database is converted to Campus Manager 3.1 format. This data includes:

SNMP community strings

User Tracking manually entered fields

Seed devices

If you are upgrading from Campus Manager 3.0 or Campus Manager 3.0.1, Topology Services saves certain views during installation. These views include the following:

Layer 2 View

Unconnected Device View

LAN Edge View

For versions of CiscoWorks2000 CD One earlier than the 4th Edition, you must upgrade to CiscoWorks2000 CD One, 4th Edition before installing or upgrading to Campus 3.1.

Caution Uninstalling Campus deletes the ANI database.

Server Requirements

This section describes the system requirements and recommendations for CiscoWorks2000 CD One and Campus Manager 3.1.

The minimum system requirements for CiscoWorks2000 CD One and Campus Manager are shown in Table 1-1.

Table 1-1 Server System Requirements Summary 

Requirement Type
Minimum Requirement1

System hardware

IBM PC-compatible computer with 450 MHz Intel Pentium III processor

CD-ROM drive

Memory (RAM)

256 MB

Available drive space2

4 GB

Virtual memory equal to double the amount of memory (RAM). For example, if your system has 256 MB of RAM, you need 512 MB of virtual memory.

System software

Windows NT 4.0 Workstation or Server (with English or Japanese files) with Service Pack 6a or Windows 2000 with Service Pack 1.

Additional software

CiscoWorks2000 CD One, 4th Edition must be installed before installing Campus. If you installed a version of CiscoWorks2000 CD One earlier than the 4th Edition, upgrade before installing Campus Manager. Refer to Installing and Setting Up CiscoWorks2000 CD One, 4th Edition on Windows 2000 and Windows NT.

1 If other applications are installed, or the number of devices on your network exceeds 500, the requirements might be greater.

2 Do not install CiscoWorks2000 on a FAT file system.

Maximum Recommended Load

The maximum recommended load on servers configured with the minimum server requirements shown in Table 1-1 is 500 Cisco devices and one client at a time.

If other network management applications are installed on your server, additional resources might be required.

Server Recommendations

If your network has more than 500 Cisco devices, the following minimum requirements are recommended:

500 MHz Multiprocessor

512 MB of memory (RAM)

1 GB of virtual memory

Client Requirements

The minimum client system requirements for CiscoWorks2000 CD One and Campus Manager are shown in Table 1-2. The maximum recommended load on clients configured with the minimum requirements shown is 1000 Cisco devices.

Note Before you can access Campus from a client system, the system must be properly configured. For information about configuring clients, refer to Installing and Setting Up CiscoWorks2000 CD One, 4th Edition.

Table 1-2 Client System Requirements Summary 

Requirement Type
Minimum Requirement

System Software and Hardware

Client system:

IBM PC-compatible computer with 300 MHz Intel Pentium processor running Windows NT 4.0 workstation or server, Windows 98, or Windows 2000 Professional.

Solaris SPARCstation or Sun Ultra 10 running Solaris 2.6 or 2.7.

IBM RS/6000 workstation running AIX 4.3.3.

HP-UX workstation running HP-UX 11.0.

Color monitor with video card set to 256 colors.

Memory (RAM)

128 MB


One of the following browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5.
(Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000)
Netscape Navigator 4.75.
(Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Solaris 2.6, Solaris 2.7)

Supported Devices

For information about supported devices, refer to Release Notes for Campus Manager 3.1 on Windows 2000 and Windows NT.