Preparing to Install Application Networking Manager 3.2/3.1
This chapter describes what you need to know and steps you need to perform in order to install or upgrade ANM. This chapter includes the following sections:
•Becoming the Root User
For detailed hardware and Cisco IOS requirements, see the Supported Devices Table for Application Networking Manager 3.2/3.1 at:
Note You can upgrade to ANM 3.2 from either ANM 3.1 or ANM 3.0. You can only upgrade to ANM 3.1 from ANM 3.0. An upgrade from ANM 1. 2 to ANM 3.0 requires an intermediate upgrade to an appropriate ANM 2.x release. We recommend that you initially upgrade to ANM 2.2 before you upgrade to ANM 3.0 as described in this document. See the Installation Guide for Application Networking Manager 2.2 and 2.1 for details.
ANM is a client-server application that enables you to perform all of the following functions:
•Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the functions of data center devices.
•Create policies for operations, applications owners, and server administration staff to activate and suspend network-based services without knowledge of, or ability to, change network configuration or topology.
•Manage the Application Control Engine (ACE) module, ACE appliance, Catalyst 6500 series chassis, Catalyst 6500 Virtual Switching System (VSS) 1440, and Cisco 7600 series routers.
•Allow activation/suspension of real and virtual servers of Cisco Content Services Switch (CSS), Cisco Content Switching Module (CSM), and CSM-S.
•Allow activation/suspension of VIP answers and DNS rules for the Cisco Global Site Selector (GSS).
The server runs on a dedicated Linux machine where you will need to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The client runs on supported versions of Internet Explorer or Firefox web browsers. A pair of ANM servers can be configured to run in High Availability mode. The ANM server deployment is shown in Figure 1-1.
Figure 1-1 ANM Server Deployment
You can install ANM only on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 servers (RHEL 5). The required version for this release is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (base server) Update 2 (5.2), Update 3 (5.3) 32-bit Server Edition (Linux 2.6 Kernel), or Update 4 (5.4).
During an ANM installation, MySQL (Sun's RDBMS) is automatically installed. If your system contains a different version of MySQL than the one used by ANM, it will be replaced with the version used by ANM during installation.
Tip If you are installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 servers (RHEL 5) for the first time, to avoid installation failures or incompatibilities, see the "Red Hat Operating System Installation Tips" section.
Your server must also meet the following minimum requirements:
Note No external software or libraries are needed to install ANM.
•A dedicated Linux server for ANM.
•A minimum of 2 GB random access memory (RAM); we recommend 4 GB RAM as a minimum for optimum performance.
•A minimum of 120 GB hard drive.
•Disk space requirements for ANM components as listed in Table 1-1.
Note Because ANM can potentially span multiple partitions, the disk requirements are listed on a directory basis. The partition that contains the specified directory must have at least the specified amount of free space indicated in Table 1-1.
Table 1-1 ANM Disk Space Requirements
•3-GHz Pentium III CPU or equivalent (dual processor supported; application is multithreaded but performance/capacity increase has not been specified).
•100-Mbps Ethernet interface for a single ANM configuration.
•One ANM server license for the active or primary server that you can download to the machine after installation by using the product authorization key (PAK).
If you are installing ANM with fault-tolerant high availability (HA), ensure that you have the following:
•Two full-duplex 100-Mbps Ethernet interfaces
•Two hosts with unique hostnames
•Primary IP addresses of both hosts configured on the same subnet (requirement)
•Secondary IP addresses (used as heartbeats) of both hosts configured on the same subnet (requirement)
•An additional ANM server license for the standby or backup server
Note For more information about high availability functions, see the User Guide for the Cisco Application Networking Manager 3.2/3.1.
Each client that runs ANM must meet the following minimum requirements:
•IBM-compatible computer with 2-GHz or faster Pentium processor
•At least 1-GB minimum RAM
The client must run one of the following operating systems:
•Windows XP Professional with Service Packs 2 and 3
•Windows Vista with Service Pack 1
•Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (base server)
The client requires one of the following browsers:
•Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0 with Service Pack 2 on Windows XP or Windows Vista
•Firefox 3.5 on Windows XP or Windows Vista
Becoming the Root User
To install ANM, you must be logged in as the root user on the system where you want to install ANM.
As the root user, you can adversely affect your operating environment if you are unaware of the effects of the commands that you use. If you are a relatively inexperienced Linux user, limit your activities as the root user to the tasks described in this publication.
From the Linux command line, log in as the root user by entering the following at the prompts:
> login: root
> Password: root-password
If you are already logged in, but not as the root user, use the su command to change your login to root:
# su -
# Password: root-password