Cisco Prime Optical is a carrier-class, multitechnology management system that integrates the end-to-end management of traditional transport networks and new carrier packet transport networks. It helps to maintain the integrity of existing services as well as deliver interactive, content-based services and high-bandwidth applications.
Prime Optical manages the entire Cisco optical portfolio, including:
•Metro dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM)
•Metro edge and access products
•New Carrier Packet Transport (CPT) System products
Prime Optical also serves as a foundation for integration into a larger overall Operations Support System (OSS) environment by providing northbound gateway interfaces to higher-layer management systems.
Before updating the software image on an NE, check the Release Notes to verify whether the NE software version is supported in this release. See the Release Notes for Cisco Prime Optical 9.5 for the NE software versions that are supported.
Prime Optical is available in two different solutions: Embedded Oracle Database and Not Embedded Oracle Database. See Understanding the Advantages and Limitations of an Embedded Oracle Database for more information on embedded Oracle database and then proceed to Installation and Upgrade Overview to choose your installation or upgrade scenario.
1.1 Understanding the Advantages and Limitations of an Embedded Oracle Database
Installing Prime Optical with an embedded Oracle database offers the following advantages:
•The Prime Optical installer checks all prerequisites and installs Oracle automatically. The installation includes any required Oracle patches.
•Improved security: The oracle user account, SYSDBA Oracle credentials, and Prime Optical database user credentials are hidden and can be changed and used only by Cisco for troubleshooting and configuration.
•User-friendly tools let you browse the schema.
•Redo logs and archive files are reorganized to save disk space.
•You can restore the database to the most recent backup, or to a saved checkpoint.
•The database has automatic resilience, including automatic checks of problems, health checks, and automatic management of tablespace fragmentation.
With an embedded Oracle database, you cannot:
•Change the credentials of the oracle user, Oracle SYSDBA user, or Prime Optical database user.
•Use third-party tools to connect to the Prime Optical Oracle database.
•Modify the Oracle installation (for example, by patching it).
•Use the Oracle Enterprise Manager to manage the database.
1.2 Installation and Upgrade Overview
The following steps describe the typical Prime Optical installation workflow.
Step 1 Check your system requirements before you install Prime Optical or upgrade from an earlier release. See Chapter 2 "System Requirements."
Step 2 To ensure a successful installation or upgrade, use one of the checklists provided for your installation or upgrade scenario as described in Installation Scenarios and Checklists. The checklists are for your reference throughout the installation process. You might find it helpful to print the appropriate checklist and check off each task as you complete it. For upgrading selected data from a previous CTM or Prime Optical release, follow the steps described in Using the Cisco Prime Optical 9.5 Data Migrator Wizard.
Step 3 (Optional) Install Prime Optical GateWay/CORBA: see Chapter 5 "Installing Cisco Prime Optical 9.5 GateWay/CORBA." The Prime Optical GateWay/CORBA option is a CORBA-based interface that provides higher-layer management systems with information for all supported NEs.
Note You must purchase a separate license for Prime Optical 9.5 GateWay/CORBA.
Step 4 Install the Prime Optical client, see Chapter 6 "Installing the Cisco Prime Optical 9.5 Client."
You can install Prime Optical 9.5 as a standalone product or as part of the Prime Central 1.0 suite. After you install Prime Optical in suite mode, it cannot be reverted to standalone mode. Some functionality is disabled when Prime Optical is installed as part of the Prime Central suite.
For information about the Prime Central 1.0 suite, see http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11754/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.
1.2.1 Installation Scenarios and Checklists
To ensure a successful installation or upgrade, use the checklist provided for the installation or upgrade scenario that applies to your setup. To help you keep track of the steps in the installation process, print the appropriate checklist from the PDF, which shows the section number where you will find each task, and check off each task as you complete it.
Note You must complete all the steps in a particular section before proceeding to another section.
The following checklists are available:
•Checklist for Installing Prime Optical and an External Database on the Same Workstation
•Checklist for Installing Prime Optical and an Embedded Database on the Same Workstation
•Checklist for Installing Prime Optical and an External Database on Separate Workstations
•Checklist for Installing Prime Optical and an Embedded Database on Separate Workstations
•Checklist for Migrating selected optical data from your existing CTM or Prime Optical server
Table 1-1 lists the tasks for installing Prime Optical and an external database on the same workstation.
Table 1-2 lists the tasks for installing Prime Optical and an embedded database on the same workstation.
Table 1-3 lists the tasks for installing Prime Optical and an external database on separate workstations.
Table 1-4 lists the tasks for installing Prime Optical and an embedded database on separate workstations.
Table 1-5 shows the task for migrating selected optical data from the existing CTM or Prime Optical server.
Table 1-5 Checklist for Migrating selected optical data from your existing CTM or Prime Optical server
Complete the Steps described in
Migrate selected optical data from your existing CTM 8.5, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, or Prime Optical 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.5 server.
Chapter 4 "Using the Cisco Prime Optical 9.5 Data Migrator Wizard."
With the wizard, you can migrate a subset of an existing database to a newly installed Prime Optical server. You cannot migrate the entire database with this approach.
Note You cannot perform a full upgrade from an earlier CTM or Prime Optical release.