|| Launch VMware
vSphere Client or through VMware vSphere Web Client. For more information, see
5.1 Documentation Center.
Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance application bundle from
Cisco.com and save to a
Browse and navigate to the location where you saved
the Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance respective OVA file. Click
|| In the
Template Details window, verify the details about the OVA file,
including the product name, version, and size, and then click
Accept to accept the end-user license agreement.
|| In the
Name window, specify a name for the template that you
are deploying. The name must be unique within the inventory folder and can
contain up to 80 characters. In the
Location window, select the inventory location where you want to
deploy the OVA, and click
|| In the
Format window, select
provisioned format to store on the virtual disks, and then click
In case of
multiple networks during Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance OVA deployment,
ensure that the virtual machine network you select belongs to Cisco Prime
Collaboration Assurance and is reachable.
|| In the
Wizard, enter the required parameters in the respective fields. For
detailed information, see the section on
Properties section, under
Mode, you can select either the
Service Provider (MSP) mode of deployment.
0 to deploy Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance in
the Enterprise mode.
1 to deploy Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance in
the MSP mode.
Communications Operations Dashboard is not supported in MSP mode.
|| Verify the
options in the
Complete window, and then click
Finish to start the deployment.
progress bar in the
Deploying Virtual Appliance window to monitor the
appliance that you deployed appears in the left pane of the vSphere Client,
under the host
information on Cisco Prime Collaboration 12.x, see the chapter on "Overview of
Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance" in
Cisco Prime Collaboration
Assurance Guide - Advanced.
||Power ON the
Virtual Machine to start the Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance installation
process. Open VMConsole of the deployed Virtual Machine to monitor the sequence
of installation steps to determine whether it is success or failure. The
installation takes a maximum of 30 minutes to complete.
installation is successful, Root Access and VMConsole Access is disabled by
installation fails, system will be in the monitoring state for an hour after
which Root Access and VMConsole Access will be enabled.
Enabling Root Access and
VMConsole Access: Root Access and VMConsole Access is automatically enabled
when the Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance detects configuration errors.
Access is enabled to rectify any configuration errors that has caused the
installation to fail.
Disabling Root Access and
VMConsole Access: Root Access and VMConsole Access is again disabled
whenever all the Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance processes come up
successfully or when reboot is issued for the next time.