This guide describes how to install, upgrade and uninstall Prime Central for HCS. This chapter describes the Prime Central for HCS software.
Note Prime Central for HCS was earlier known as Hosted Collaboration Mediation. Currently, you do not have the option of upgrading your HCM 1.2 software to Prime Central for HCS 1.0.1. You have to perform a fresh installation following the steps outlined in the chapter, Installing, Upgrading and Uninstalling Prime Central for HCS. To upgrade your Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) 8.6.2 to HCS 9.0.1, see Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution 8.6.2 documents.
Prime Central for HCS is intended for use in a Managed Service Provider (MSP) Network Operations Center (NOC). The main component in Prime Central for HCS is called Service Assurance. Prime Central for HCS provides a single-pane view of assurance data in the hosted environment and provides various summaries and reports. Prime Central for HCS acts as a bridge among customer-specific implementations of the following domain managers, in a virtualized environment:
•Cisco Unified Operations Manager (CUOM)
•Cisco Unified Computing System Manager (UCSM)
•Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) - SAN
•Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) - LAN
Prime Central for HCS aggregates data from multiple instances of these domain managers, so that a user logging into Prime Central for HCS, can view aggregated customer data in a single window. It comprises a set of administration and dashboard portlets.
The dashboard portlets enable you to aggregate data from each virtualized instance of CUOM, Infrastructure Monitoring, UCSM, DCNM-SAN, and DCNM-LAN.
Prime Central for HCS as a service assurance management platform, has following key capabilities:
•A scalable, extensible, and a high-performance platform.
•All components deployable in virtualized fashion on UCS platform.
•The platform has a northbound interface.
Prime Central for HCS supports service provider dashboard to view the events generated from domain managers. See Installing, Upgrading and Uninstalling Prime Central for HCS for:
•Prime Central for HCS Server Requirements
•Prime Central for HCS Client Requirements
•Prime Central for HCS Default Ports
•Before Installing Prime Central for HCS
•Installing and Starting Prime Central for HCS
•After Installing Prime Central for HCS
•Installation of Prime Central for HCS is now complete. You can now log into the application and verify. Additionally, Uninstalling Prime Central for HCS