To download and launch the Cisco DCNM client, follow these steps:
Step 1 On the computer that you want to use the Cisco DCNM client on, open a web browser and go to the following address:
For example, if the Cisco DCNM server IP address is 126.96.36.199 and the web server port is 8080, use the following address:
The browser shows the Cisco DCNM client page.
Step 2 Click
Launch Cisco DCNM Client
The Cisco DCNM server sends the dcnm.jnlp file to the browser. This file should be opened with the Java Web Start Launcher.
Step 3 If the browser prompts you, choose to open the dcnm.jnlp file. You do not need to save the file.
The Cisco DCNM client installer verifies that Java is already installed on your system. If the installer does not find the supported version of Java on the computer, the installer prompts to you to install Java version 1.5.0_11.
Note The Cisco DCNM client installer requires Internet access to download the Java version 1.5.0_11 JRE. If the system cannot access the Internet, use another system to download the Java installer, copy it to the system that you want to install the Cisco DCNM client on, install Java, and restart the Cisco DCNM client installation. You can download Java version 1.5.0_11 JRE from the Java[tm] Technology Products Download web site, at http://java.sun.com/products/archive. The Java version 1.5.0_11 JRE is listed as JRE 5.0 Update 11.
If your network environment requires a proxy connection to permit the download of the Java installer, ensure that the proxy settings are configured in Internet Options, available from the Control Panel. For more information, see http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/proxy_note.html.
Step 4 If the installer prompts you to install Java version 1.5.0_11, follow these steps:
to begin installing the supported version of Java.
b. If a security warning notifies you that the Java installer was digitally signed by an expired certificate, click
to continue the installation.
c. Complete the Java installation wizard.
Tip To specify whether the supported version of Java is the default version used by browsers installed on the computer, choose Custom setup on the License Agreement dialog box. Later in the Java installation, on the Browser Registration dialog box, you can specify the browsers that should use the Cisco DCNM-supported Java version.
The Cisco DCNM client installs on the computer.
Note You might need to wait a minute or longer while the installer installs the software.
The Cisco DCNM client login window opens.
Step 5 In the Cisco DCNM client login window, do the following:
a. In the DCNM Server box, type the hostname or the IP address of the Cisco DCNM server.
By default, the DCNM Server box contains the IP address of the Cisco DCNM server that you downloaded the Cisco DCNM client from.
b. In the Username box, enter your Cisco DCNM username. If you are logging into Cisco DCNM for the first time after installing the server, enter the local administrator name that you specified during the server installation. For more information, see the “Default Administrator Credentials” section.
c. In the Password box, enter the password for the Cisco DCNM username that you specified.
d. (Optional) If you need to change the Cisco DCNM server port, click
and enter the port number in the Port box. The default Cisco DCNM server port number is 1099; however, you can specify a different port number when you install or reinstall the Cisco DCNM server.
The Cisco DCNM client opens.
If you are deploying Cisco DCNM for the first time, see the “Deploying Cisco DCNM” section.
For information on how to use the Cisco DCNM client, see Chapter4, “Using the Cisco DCNM Client”