EPEL Packages or Extra Packages for Enterprise
To mount NTFS File System for RHEL 6 or RHEL 7:
Note This procedure is applicable for online repository only (with active internet connectivity)
Step 1 Execute the following command to enable EPEL repository:
For RHEL 6.x:
# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm
For RHEL 7.x:
# wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
Step 2 Execute the following command to install NTFS-3G packages for enabling support for NTFS file system:
If there is any error in EPEL repository while installing any packages, execute the below command:
# sed -i 's/https/http/g' /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo; sleep 2; yum install ntfs-3g -y
Step 3 Execute the following command to enable NTFS support for file managers:
# yum install ntfsprogs -y
Note This procedure is applicable for online repository only (with limited internet connectivity)
Step 1 Download the NTFS-3g and Ntfsprogs packages:
Step 2 Install the NTFS-3g packages by executing the following command:
Step 3 Install the NTFSprogs packages by executing the following command:
# rpm -ivh ntfsprogs*.rpm
To deploy the Cisco Prime Optical virtual appliance:
Note Make sure to identify the network information of the VM to deploy such as the hostname, domain name, IP address, netmask/prefix, default gateway, and DNS.
Step 1 Insert the Cisco Prime Optical Server installation USB drive—Linux in your workstation.
Wait for the automatic discovery of the device.
You can find the OVF file at the following location:
Step 2 If you have the Cisco Prime Optical Server installation USB drive image file (80-101212-01.img) instead of the physical media, enter the following commands to mount it:
losetup /dev/loop1 80-101212-01.img
mount -t ntfs /dev/loop1 /mnt
Navigate to the PrimeOptical_10_6 directory to locate the PrimeOptical10.6 ovf file.
Step 3 Start the VMware vSphere Client and enter the IP address or name of the host that needs to be directly managed.
Step 4 Enter the username and password of the VMware server.
Step 5 Click Login.
Step 6 Choose File > Deploy OVF Template.
Step 7 Navigate to the OVF template file (va.ovf), then click Next.
Step 8 Verify OVF details, and then click Next.
Step 9 Specify the virtual appliance name and location for the template that you are deploying, then click Next.
Step 10 Select the VM host or cluster on which you want to run the OVF template, then click Next.
Step 11 Navigate to and select the resource pool (if required) where you want to run the OVF template (check with the VMware setup administrator), and then click Next.
Step 12 Select a datastore to store the deployed OVF template, and then click Next.
On this page, the datastore is a logical repository that has already been configured on the destination cluster or host. Select a datastore that has enough space to store the VM and all its virtual disks.
Step 13 Select a disk format to store the virtual disks, and then click Next. See “ About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies ” in VMware vSphere documentation for disk format details.
Step 14 Verify the details of the OVF file, the name of the virtual appliance, size, host, and storage details, then click Finish to start the deployment. Consult your system administrator for more information on the VMware setup.
This may take a while to complete. Check the progress bar in the Deploying Virtual Application window to monitor the task status.
After the deployment task has successfully completed, a confirmation window appears.
Step 15 Click Close.
The virtual appliance that you deployed is listed under the host, in the left pane of the vSphere client.
Step 16 Enter the following commands to unmount the image file and free the device:
Booting and Configuring the Prime Optical Virtual Appliance
To boot and then configure the Prime Optical virtual appliance:
Step 1 After deploying the virtual appliance, select the virtual machine name in vSphere, right-click it and choose Open Console.
Step 2 Choose Power > Power On, and then click in the window.
During initial boot of the newly deployed machine, you will be prompted to enter root (system) credentials (password is cisco!).
The VM is reachable only through the console till the network configuration is done.
Step 3 Configure IP, DNS, Domain name, and host file name manually.
How to configure network manually:
a. Identify the VM net if (ifconfig -a) (ex: eth1). Execute the following command:
b. Go to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and execute the following command:
c. Backup ifcfg-eth0.
mv ifcfg-eth0 to ifcfg-eth0.orig
d. Copy ifcfg-eth0.orig to ifcfg-eth1.
cp ifcfg-eth0.orig ifcfg-eth1
e. Edit ifcfg-eth1 file:
– fix ethx.
– fix the harware address.
– fix UUID.
– fix the gateway.
– fix the domain.
– fix the netmask.
– fix the IP.
f. Save the ifcfg-eth1 file and Exit when you are done editing.
g. Change the DNS server in /etc/resolve.conf.
h. Update the hosts file entry with the new IP and hostname in the format (For example: 10.58.236.181 cpo98 cpo98.cisco.com").
i. Edit the /etc/sysconfig/network and fix the hostname.
j. Restart network service.
k. Power-off the VM and check connectivity
Step 4 Login to the new VM remotely.
Step 5 Run the /opt/CiscoTransportManagerServer/bin/opt_sysconfig.sh script and change the new IP and the hostname of the new VM as prompted by the script.
You should see a success message once the script is executed with the changes.
Step 6 When you are prompted, reboot the VM by executing the following command:
Step 7 After reboot, the VM is reachable using SSH and Prime Optical will start to boot. It may take some time.