Introduction to Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM Virtual Appliance 8.1.2
The Cisco Prime
Network Registrar IPAM virtual appliance aims at eliminating the installation,
configuration and maintenance costs associated with running Cisco Prime Network
Registrar IPAM on a local system. It also guarantees portability and thus
reduces the risk in moving Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM from one machine
You must get a
license of Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM virtual appliance, and download
the virtual appliance from Cisco.com. Upon initializing the virtual appliance,
and after running the configurenetwork and configureipam scripts, you have to
add the license file. Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM will then be up and
running, available to be configured.
This is different
from just downloading a copy of Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM and
installing it on a server or virtual machine provided by the customer, in that
the operating system on which Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM runs is also
provided in the virtual appliance.
The Cisco Prime
Network Registrar IPAM virtual appliance supports VMware ESXi 5.0 or later
How the Cisco Prime
Network Registrar IPAM 8.1.2 Virtual Appliance Works
The virtual appliance
consists of a virtual machine in the OVA format, which contains a runnable
guest OS (CentOS 6.5) and Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM 8.1.2 installed on
that OS. When the virtual appliance is deployed, Cisco Prime Network Registrar
IPAM 8.1.2 is already pre-installed and is configured by running the
configureipam script, after the network configuration is complete by running
the configurenetwork script. .
How to Download the
Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM 8.1.2 Virtual Appliance
Do the following to
download the Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM virtual appliance:
|| Download the
IPAM OVA file from
www.cisco.com and place
it in a location which is accessible from the VMWare vSphere client.
|| Connect to the
VMWare Server where you want to deploy the OVA and highlight the server name.
Template and click
button to the location of the OVA.
the dialogues and make changes as appropriate.
|| Once the Deploy
process completes, start the virtual machine and right click to choose
|| Set a root
password for the virtual appliance when you are prompted to. There is no
To view the disk
space availability, do the following: :
- In the vSphere Client window,
select the host/server on which the virtual Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM
8.1.2 appliance resides.
of the Summary tab, displays the capacity of the disk and the CPU and memory
- Select the virtual machine
and click the
of the Summary tab displays the disk space details for the machine.
To monitor the disk
space availability using the console, do the following:
|| Select the
virtual machine in the vSphere Client window and either click the
Console tab on
the right pane or right-click the virtual machine name and choose
|| Log in as root
and type df -k. The disk space details are displayed.
If the disk
space on the disk mounted on /data is not enough, then you should increase the
size of the disk (see the
Increasing the Size of Disk).
Increasing the Size
script causes the data partition, /dev/sdb1 to grow to be the size of the
entire data disk. It is trivial to expand the size of the data disk that the
operating system sees, using VMware. To ensure that the operating system
recognizes the bigger disk, you have to restart the VM and run the
growfilesystem after increasing the size of the disk.
the growfilesystem script, ensure that you backup the entire /data/incontrol
directory and that it is not stored anywhere in the file system under /data.
Running the growfilesystem script after restarting the VM ensures that the
filesystem uses all the space in the partition.
If you need a
bigger disk, do the following:
|| Stop the VM.
|| Increase the
size of the disk by changing the size in the Virtual Machine Properties window.
To open the Virtual Machine Properties window, you have to select the host
name, right-click, and choose Edit Settings.
|| Restart the VM.
This ensures that the partition for the Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM data
covers the entire disk.
|| After the VM is
up and running, log in as the root user and run the growfilesystem script:
the size of the partition to be the size of the disk
ext3 filesystem into an ext2 filesystem
filesystem to be the size of the partition (which is now the size of the disk)
ext2 filesystem back into an ext3 filesystem
Make sure Cisco Prime Network Registrar IPAM services are
stopped before you run growfilesystem script.
If you experience any issues while working with the Cisco Prime Network
Registrar IPAM 8.1.2 virtual appliance, we recommend you to do the following:
Examine the log files in /opt/incontrol/log. Look particularly for
errors in the log files as these signal exceptional conditions. If you are
unable to resolve the problem and you have purchased Cisco support, then submit
a case to Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) regarding the problem.