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CiscoView CD Installation Instructions

Table Of Contents

CiscoView CD Installation Instructions

System Requirements for CiscoView

Mounting on a Sun/SunOS Workstation

Mounting from a Local CD-ROM Drive

Mounting from a Remote CD-ROM Drive

Mounting on Sun/Solaris

Mounting from a Local CD-ROM Drive

Mounting from a Remote CD-ROM Drive

Mounting on HP-UX

Mounting from a Local CD-ROM Drive

Mounting from a Remote CD-ROM Drive

Installing CiscoView

Starting a Sun/SunOS Installation

Installing on Sun/Solaris

Starting an HP Installation

Continuing the Installation

Unmounting the CD-ROM Drive

Loading Management Information Base (MIB)

HP OpenView MIB Files

SunNet Manager MIB Files

Starting CiscoView

Starting CiscoView from SunNet Manager

Starting CiscoView from a Device Icon Pop-up Menu

Starting CiscoView from HP OpenView

Starting CiscoView from the Command Line

Using the Context-Sensitive Online Help System

Displaying a Device with CiscoView

Troubleshooting

Adding New Device Support

Removing CiscoView

Licensing Agreement and Copyright Information


CiscoView CD Installation Instructions


This instruction book provides information about installing and running CiscoView on your network management station. You can install CiscoView on an HP system or Sun or Solaris workstation, either as a standalone application or on top of the system network management platform.

CiscoView is a GUI-based device management software application that provides dynamic status, statistics, and comprehensive configuration information for Cisco Systems switch and internetworking products.

CiscoView allows you to display a graphical representation of each network device, display configuration and performance information, perform minor troubleshooting tasks, and control and configure specific devices. For CiscoPro and Catalyst 3000 devices, you can also configure EtherChannels and EtherDomains.

System Requirements for CiscoView

Before you install CiscoView, make sure that your system meets the system requirements shown in Table 1, and the hardware and software requirements shown in Table 2.

Table 1 CiscoView Typical System Requirements

 
Operating System
Available Disk Space
RAM
Sun

Solaris 1.x
(SunOS 4.1.3,
SunOS 4.1.3_U1, or SunOS 4.1.4)

Solaris 2.4 with recommended patches as of March 16, 1996

70 MB1

32 MB

HP

HP-UX
A.09.03/A.09.04/A09.05

70 MB1

32 MB

1 Minimum install requirement is 45 MB.


Table 2 CiscoView Hardware and Software Requirements

 
Sun
HP
Hardware

Sun SPARCstation
Color monitor

HP 9000 system
Color monitor

Software

Windowing system

Network management software (not required)

X11R4 or X11R5
OpenWindows 3.0 or 3.3
Motif 1.2

SunNet Manager 2.2.2
HP OpenView 3.3

Motif or HP VUE 3.0

HP OpenView 3.3


If you are installing CiscoView on a Network File System (NFS) mounted drive, you need root authority on the NFS partition.

Mounting on a Sun/SunOS Workstation

This section describes how to mount CiscoView on a SunOS 4.1.x system.

Mounting from a Local CD-ROM Drive

Insert the CiscoView CD-ROM disk into the CD-ROM drive; then perform the following steps:

1 Log in as root, or become the superuser by entering su and the root password at the command prompt.

2 If the /cdrom directory does not already exist, enter the following command to create it:

# mkdir /cdrom

3 Mount the CD-ROM drive by entering the following command:

# mount -rt hsfs /dev/sr0 /cdrom 

Mounting from a Remote CD-ROM Drive

Insert the CiscoView CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive; then perform the following steps on the remote machine.

1 Perform Step 1 from the previous section, "Mounting from a Local CD-ROM Drive."

2 Use a text editor to create an /etc/exports file, if one does not exist.

3 Add the following line to the /etc/exports file:

/cdrom -ro

4 Ensure that your workstation is enabled as an NFS server.

Verify NFS server status with the following command:

# ps -ax | grep nfsd | grep -v grep

Both nfsd and rpc.mountd daemons must be running for a workstation to be an NFS server. If no nfsd daemons are running, start some with the following command:

# nfsd 8 &

Verify rpc.mountd daemon status with the following command:

# ps -ax | grep rpc.mountd | grep -v grep


If no rpc.mountd daemon is running, start one with the following command:

# /usr/etc/rpc.mountd -n

5 To mount the CD-ROM drive, enter the following command:

# /etc/mount -rt hsfs /dev/device_name /cdrom 

The -r option mounts the CD-ROM drive in read-only mode, and the -t option indicates the type of file system, where hsfs specifies a file system with an ISO 9660 standard or High Sierra standard with Rock Ridge extensions. The device_name argument specifies the device that you mount, usually sr0. If you do not use these options, media error messages may appear on the console.

6 Run exportfs -a with the following command:

# exportfs -a

7 Go to the local machine.

8 Become the superuser by entering su and the root password.

9 Create a /cdrom directory, if one does not already exist, by entering the following command:

# mkdir /cdrom

10 To mount the CD-ROM drive, enter the following command:

# /etc/mount -r remote_machine_name:/cdrom /cdrom

Mounting on Sun/Solaris

This section describes how to mount CiscoView on a Sun/Solaris 2.4 system.

Mounting from a Local CD-ROM Drive

Insert the CiscoView CD-ROM disk into the CD-ROM drive; then perform the following steps:

1 Become the superuser by entering su and the root password at the command prompt, or log in as root.

2 If the /cdrom directory does not already exist, enter the following command to create it:

# mkdir /cdrom

3 Mount the CD-ROM drive. It is automatically mounted onto the /cdrom directory. If you are running File Manager, a separate File Manager window displays the contents of the CD-ROM disk. If the /cdrom directory is empty because the CD was not mounted, or if File Manager did not open a window displaying the contents of the CD-ROM disk, verify if the vold daemon is running by entering the following command:

# ps -e | grep vold | grep -v grep

If the system does not display anything, start the vold daemon with the following command:

# /usr/sbin/vold &

The vold daemon manages the CD-ROM device and performs the mounting.

Proceed to the appropriate section to perform your installation.

Mounting from a Remote CD-ROM Drive

Insert the CiscoView CD-ROM disk into the CD-ROM drive; then perform the following steps on the remote machine.

1 Perform Steps 1 and 2 from the previous section, "Mounting from a Local CD-ROM Drive."

2 Use a text editor to create an /etc/dfs/dfstab file, if one does not exist.

3 Ensure that your workstation is enabled as an NFS server.

Verify NFS server status with the following command:

# ps -ef | grep nfs | grep -v grep

If your machine is enabled as an NFS server, the following daemons should be running: /usr/lib/nfs/nfsd and /usr/lib/nfs/mountd.

If these daemons are not running, enable your machine as an NFS server with the following command:

# /etc/init.d/nfs.server start

4 Add the following line to the /etc/dfs/dfstab file:

share -F nfs -o ro /cdrom 

5 Mount the CD-ROM drive. It is automatically mounted onto the /cdrom directory. If you are running File Manager, a separate File Manager window displays the contents of the CD-ROM disk. If the /cdrom directory is empty because the CD was not mounted, or if File Manager did not open a window displaying the contents of the CD-ROM disk, verify if the vold daemon is running by entering the following command:

# ps -e | grep vold | grep -v grep

If the system does not display anything, enter the following command:

# /usr/sbin/vold &

The vold daemon manages the CD-ROM device and performs the mounting.

6 Go to the local machine.

7 Become the superuser by entering su and the root password.

8 Create a /cdrom directory, if one does not already exist, by entering the following command:

# mkdir -p /cdrom/cv

9 To mount the CD-ROM drive, enter the following command:

# /usr/sbin/mount -r remote_machinename:/cdrom 
/cdrom/cv

By default, CiscoView is installed in /opt/CSCOcv.

Mounting on HP-UX

This section describes how to mount CiscoView on HP-UX 9.0x systems.

Mounting from a Local CD-ROM Drive

Insert the CiscoView CD-ROM disk into the CD-ROM drive; then perform the following steps:

1 Become the superuser by entering su and the root password at the command prompt, or log in as root.

2 If the /cdrom directory does not already exist, enter the following command to create it:

# mkdir /cdrom

3 Mount the CD-ROM drive by entering one of the following commands.

# mount -t cdfs -o ro /dev/device_name /cdrom

An example of a device name is /dev/dsk/c201d2s0.

Proceed to "Installing CiscoView" to perform your installation.

Mounting from a Remote CD-ROM Drive

Insert the CiscoView CD-ROM disk into the CD-ROM drive; then perform the following steps on the remote machine.

1 Perform Steps 1 and 2 from the previous section, "Mounting from a Local CD-ROM Drive."

2 Use a text editor to create an /etc/exports file, if one does not exist.

3 Add the following line to the /etc/exports file:

/cdrom -ro

4 Ensure that your workstation is enabled as an NFS server.

Verify NFS server status with the following command. Both nfsd and rpc.mountd daemons must be running for a workstation to be an NFS server.

# ps -e | grep nfsd | grep -v grep

If no nfsd daemons are running, start some with the following command:

# nfsd 8 &

Verify rpc.mountd daemon status with the following command:

# ps -e | grep rpc.mountd | grep -v grep

If no rpc.mountd daemon is running, start one with the following command:

# /usr/etc/rpc.mountd -n

5 To mount the CD-ROM drive, enter the following command:

# /etc/mount -rt cdfs /dev/device_name /cdrom 

The -r option mounts the CD-ROM in read-only mode. The -t option indicates the type of file system, where cdfs specifies a file system with an ISO 9660 standard or High Sierra standard with Rock Ridge extensions. device_name is the device that you mount, usually dsk/c201d5s0. If you do not use these options, media error messages may appear on the console.

6 Run exportfs -a with the following command:

# exportfs -a

7 Go to the local machine.

8 Become the superuser by entering su and the root password.

9 Create a /cdrom directory, if one does not already exist, by entering the following command:

# mkdir /cdrom

10 To mount the CD-ROM drive, enter the following command:

# /etc/mount -r remote_machinename:/cdrom /cdrom

Proceed to "Installing CiscoView" to perform your installation.

Installing CiscoView

This section describes how to install CiscoView on a SunOS or Solaris workstation, or an HP system. After the initial steps to begin the installation, the procedure is the same for both Sun and HP systems.

Starting a Sun/SunOS Installation


Note   Before installing CiscoView, you should save and close your SunNet Manager maps. Also, you should enter the following command to remove the /var/tmp/unbundled directory (if it exists):


# rm -rf /var/tmp/unbundled/*

To install CiscoView on a Sun/SunOS workstation, first copy the files from the CD-ROM drive by entering the following commands at the system prompt:

# cd /cdrom
# ./extract_unbundled

Make sure to include the ./ in the ./extract_unbundled command.

Installing on Sun/Solaris

The installation process on Solaris 2.4 requires you to install the CiscoView packages, modify the kernel configuration file, and run the configuration scripts.

To install CiscoView on a Solaris platform, perform the following steps:

1 Extract the files from the CD-ROM by entering the following command:

# pkgadd -d /cdrom all

2 Answer yes each time pkgadd prompts whether you want to install a package.

Starting an HP Installation

To install CiscoView on an HP system, exit HP OpenView and install the files from the CD-ROM drive by entering the following commands at the system prompt:

# su root
# cd /cdrom
# ./setup.sh

Continuing the Installation

After you start the installation, a series of prompts appear. You can press Return to accept the default value (shown first in parentheses) for each prompt. This procedure does not describe each prompt that appears.

1 Respond to the program prompt:

Do you want to continue(y/n)?

If you answer yes (the default), the installation begins and copyright information about the product and the terms of the Cisco licensing agreement are displayed, followed by a prompt:

Do you agree to the terms of this copyright (y/n)?

Enter y (or press Return) to continue the installation.

2 The screen displays a series of prompts about the following variables: the installation location for CiscoView (you can change this when prompted), file owner and group, installation location for the app-defaults file, integration of CiscoView with a network management system, and device options. You can select which devices you want to install from the list (the default is all devices).

Enter y or press Return in response to each prompt to continue the installation.


Note   You can press Ctrl-C at any time to terminate the installation. If you terminate before the installation is complete, you must perform the installation from the beginning.


3 The installation program displays a summary of your answers before you confirm the installation. Review this summary to check your responses to the installation prompts.

If your responses are all as you want them to be, enter y or press Return to perform the installation.

As the installation proceeds, the file names are listed on the screen as they are installed. The engine takes approximately 7 to 15 minutes to install, depending on your system speed. Each CiscoView package takes approximately 3 to 5 minutes to install.

4 Check /tmp/ciscoinstall.log for errors. Save this file; it can help you with troubleshooting if you have problems with the installation.

After the installation has been completed, messages similar to the following are shown on the screen:

INSTALLATION COMPLETE A complete logfile is located in 
/tmp/ciscoinstall.log.  Update your PATH to include 
/usr/nms/CV/bin, etc.
=====================================================
========== Software Install Tool Completed. =========
=====================================================

5 Source $NMSROOT/etc/install.cshrc.

6 Set the path to the CiscoView binaries.

In the C shell, add the following line to the .login (for each CiscoView user) or .cshrc file:

%set path=($path /usr/nms/bin)

In the Bourne shell, add the following line to the .profile file:

$ PATH=${PATH}:/usr/nms/bin export PATH

Unmounting the CD-ROM Drive

1 To unmount the CD-ROM drive from your SunOS or HP machine, enter the following commands as superuser:

# cd /
# umount /cdrom 

You do not need to do this step for Solaris.

2 To eject the CD-ROM disk, either press the eject button on the CD-ROM drive (HP machines), or type:

# eject /cdrom

3 Remove the CD-ROM disk and store it in a safe place.

Loading Management Information Base (MIB)

This section describes how to load MIB files for CiscoView.

HP OpenView MIB Files

If you are using HP OpenView, you need to load MIB files into the HP OpenView Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) MIB database after installation. This enables the CiscoView and Health Monitor applications to query devices for information.

To load the MIB files, enter:

$NMSROOT/bin/cvinstall -f

Note that the system takes 15 to 20 minutes to load all 57 MIB files.

SunNet Manager MIB Files

If you are using SunNet Manager (SNM), MIB files are automatically copied into the correct SNM directory.

Before installing CiscoView, you should save your SNM maps. After CiscoView is installed, run SNM with the -i option (snm -i) so that all MIB schema, CiscoView application registration, and device registration information is taken into account.

Optionally, you can run SNM with the -q option (snm -i -q). This option displays information about each schema as it is loaded.

Starting CiscoView

This section describes how to start CiscoView from SunNet Manager, HP OpenView, or the UNIX command prompt on either a Sun or HP system.

If you are using HP OpenView, skip to the section "Starting CiscoView from HP OpenView." To start CiscoView from the UNIX command line, skip to "Starting CiscoView from the Command Line."

Starting CiscoView from SunNet Manager

You can start CiscoView from the SunNet Manager Tools menu. To access it, you need to restart SunNet Manager as follows (this procedure assumes that CiscoView is in your path):

1 Save your existing SunNet Manager database and exit the program.

2 Restart SunNet Manager by entering the following command at the system prompt:

hostname% snm -i

The SunNet Manager main window appears.

3 To start CiscoView, select Tools>CW - CiscoView.

Starting CiscoView from a Device Icon Pop-up Menu

To start CiscoView from a device icon, perform the following steps:

1 In the SunNet Manager Properties sheet for the device, enter the Read community string for the device you want to view.

2 In the SunNet Manager network map, display the popup menu for the device by clicking on the device.

3 Choose CiscoView from the popup menu.

The CiscoView window is displayed with a graphical representation of the specified device (also referred to as a panel).

Starting CiscoView from HP OpenView

Before starting CiscoView from HP OpenView, launch HP OpenView by entering ovw on the UNIX command line.

To start CiscoView, select Monitor>CiscoView from the HP OpenView main window.

Starting CiscoView from the Command Line

To start CiscoView from the UNIX command line, enter the following at the system prompt:

hostname% nmcview -host device_name -rd 
read_community_string

For example, the following command starts CiscoView and displays the device named "charlie" with the Read community string "over."

hostname% nmcview -host charlie -rd over

The CiscoView window is displayed with a graphical representation of the specified device (also referred to as a panel).

Make sure that the PATH environment variable includes the path to the CiscoView executables.

Using the Context-Sensitive Online Help System

Use the help system to get information about using the CiscoView interface, navigating within the product, finding information on a specific topic, and viewing information about device, port, and card configuration and performance.

Table 3 shows the different ways of accessing online help.

Table 3 Accessing Online Help Information

For information about ...
Do this ...

The help system for specific products

Select Help>Contents.

How to use the help system

Select Help>Using Help.

How to use CiscoView features

Select Help>Using CiscoView.

The current CiscoView version

Select Help>About CiscoView.

How to view Configuration and Performance (dashboard) windows and field descriptions

Click the Help button in the window or search within the help system.

How to change a component value

Press the Help button over the field.


Displaying a Device with CiscoView

After you start CiscoView, you will see the CiscoView main window. To display a device, either select a device from a network map, or follow these steps:

1 In the File menu, select Open Device.

The File - Open Device window is displayed.

2 Complete the fields in the File - Open Device window as follows:

In the Host field, enter the host name or IP address of the device you want to display.

In the Read Community field, enter the Read Community string specified by your network administrator (unless Public has already been specified).

In the Write Community field, enter the Write Community string specified by your network administrator (unless Public has already been specified). The correct Write Community string allows you to change certain device settings.

3 Click OK to display the panel of the specified device.

Troubleshooting

If you cannot open the specified device in CiscoView, you receive a message indicating that the device is unmanageable. This message indicates one of the following conditions:

The SNMP server is not set in the device. You can still ping the device from the management station.

You have entered an incorrect community string in the File - Open Device window.

The management station cannot reach the device and cannot successfully ping the device.

Adding New Device Support

To add devices to CiscoView (incremental installations), access the Cisco Systems online support channel, Cisco Connection Online (CCO), formerly known as Cisco Information Online (CIO). Instructions on how to download additional devices for CiscoView using the cvinstall command are on CCO or on the anonymous ftp server, in the Network Management section of the Software Image Library.

Removing CiscoView

If you encounter problems during installation, you might want to reinstall CiscoView. Before reinstalling CiscoView, you must first remove it.

To remove CiscoView from a Sun workstation, enter the following commands (this removes only the files in the ciscoview.mfs directory):

# cd /var/sadm/csco
# ./rmprod ciscoview

To remove CiscoView from an HP system, enter the following commands:

# rmfn -l CVIC
# rmfn -l CISCO-VIEW

To clean up either a Sun workstation or an HP system, you should check to see if any user files exist in the directory tree. If you do not find any user files, you can delete the directory.

# find /usr/nms -type f -print
# rm -rf /usr/nms 

Licensing Agreement and Copyright Information

AtmDirector, Catalyst, CD-PAC, CiscoAdvantage, CiscoFusion, Cisco IOS, the Cisco IOS logo, CiscoLink, CiscoPro, CiscoRemote, Cisco Systems, CiscoView, CiscoVision, CiscoWorks, ClickStart, ControlStream, EtherChannel, FastCell, FastForward, FastManager, FastMate, FragmentFree, HubSwitch, Internet Junction, LAN2LAN Enterprise, LAN2LAN Remote Office, LightSwitch, Newport Systems Solutions, Packet, PIX, Point and Click Internetworking, RouteStream, SMARTnet, StreamView, SwitchProbe, SwitchVision, SwitchWare, SynchroniCD, The Cell, TokenSwitch, TrafficDirector, VirtualStream, VlanDirector, WNIC, Workgroup Director, Workgroup Stack, and XCI are trademarks; Access by Cisco, Bringing the power of internetworking to everyone, and The Network Works. No Excuses. are service marks; and Cisco, the Cisco Systems logo, CollisionFree, Combinet, the Diamond logo, EtherSwitch, FastHub, FastLink, FastNIC, FastSwitch, Grand, Grand Junction, Grand Junction Networks, the Grand Junction Networks logo, the Highway logo, HSSI, IGRP, Kalpana, the Kalpana logo, LightStream, Personal Ethernet, and UniverCD are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.
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