Following are the migration procedures for Resource Manager (RM) and Resource Node (RN):
Take the back up of an existing data
Step 1 Login to the MXE UI with the following url: http://<ip>/mxeui/
Step 2 Enter the user name as admin and password.
Step 3 Go to Tools -> Upload License sub-tab.
Figure 1 Upload License
Step 4 Save the license host ID for generating the new license.
Figure 2 License Host ID
Step 5 Click the Tools -> Backup sub-tab.
Figure 3 Backup
Step 6 Click the Backup button. A pop-up will appear. Click OK to start the backup.
Figure 4 System Backup Start
On successful completion, Backup succeeded message will appear.
Figure 5 Backup Successful
Step 7 To download the backup, click ‘Click here to download’ link.
Figure 6 Backup download
Step 8 Perform the following steps to take the backup of Pulse Vocabulary file:
Note This step is applicable only for pulse analytics users.
1. Login to the Pulse UI using the following url: https://<mxeip>/pulse.
2. Enter the username as ncpadmin and password.
Figure 7 Pulse analytic login page
3. Go to the Vocabulary ->Download Pulse Vocabulary link. Save the downloaded file.
Note Do not save the file within MXE 3500, as all the data will be lost during upgradation.
Figure 8 Pulse Vocabulary
Note If migrating to the different hardware, restore the original IP Address, Network Mask and Default Gateway, of the hardware containing MXE 3500, v3.5. Shutdown the system.
Installing MXE 3500, v3.5 through USB or image file
Step 1 Plug in the USB device into the hardware and reboot the system.
Step 2 Press F6 key to enter in the boot menu.
Step 3 Select the USB device, and go to the step 4.
Note Refer the section a and b, if installing through image file using CIMC KVM where BIOS version is 1.x and refer section c, d and e, if installing through image file using CIMC KVM where BIOS version is 2.x.
Figure 9 USB device
a). Map the image file to CIMC KVM virtual media.
Figure 10 Virtual media
b). Select the Cisco vKVM-Mapped vHDD1.22, after power cycle the server, followed by F6 (Boot menu option).
Figure 11 Boot Menu
c). Using CIMC KVM BIOS 2.0.3, the MXE image can be browsed and mapped using Virtual Media -> Map Removable Disk. After selecting the image file, check the Read Only option and then click the Map Device.
Figure 12 Virtual Media
d). On CIMC Web UI, Server ->BIOS option, update the Configure Boot Order option and set the VMKVMHDD as the first boot order.
Figure 13 BIOS
e). Reboot the Server. On KVM Console, Power -> Power Cycle System (cold boot).
Step 4 (a). For Resource Manager (RM), select the MXE 3500-v3.5-RM installer on MXE 3500, v3.5 boot menu.
Figure 14 MXE3500-v3.5-RM Installer
It will start MXE 3500, v3.5 installation.
(b). For Resource Node (RN), select the MXE 3500-v3.5-RN installer on MXE 3500, v3.5 boot menu.
Figure 15 Resource Node
It will start MXE 3500, v3.5 installation. A warning pop-up will appear during the installation.
Note There are mainly two stages of installation process:
- Pre-installation: Installation of the ESXi host on device and copying the software bundle that may take up to 1 hour.
- Post installation: Extraction of the two VMOS after auto-reboot of the system. It may take up to 20 minutes.
Figure 16 MXE UI
On successful installation, system will power down.
Note Below step is applicable only for installation using image where CIMC BIOS version is 2.0.3.
After completion of the Pre- installation process, the image should be unmapped to the device (After Pre-installation, device will reboot. Uncheck the mapped image, as shown below in the screen shot).
Note Neglect the message or warning in KVM Console.
Figure 17 Virtual Media
Note System will reboot.
Figure 18 Post Installation Process
Figure 19 MXE UI
Step 5 Click the Power on Server button.
If you are not using CIMC KVM remote management, Power on the hardware manually by pressing the power button.
Figure 20 MXE UI
After power on, welcome screen will appear. It may take some time for the welcome screen to appear.
Figure 21 Welcome Screen
Step 1 On MXE 3500, v3.5 welcome screen, press F2 key to configure the ESXi.
Step 2 Enter the user name and the password.
Note Default user name is root and password is change_it.
Step 3 Select the Configure Management Network option and press Enter.
Figure 22 Management Network
Step 4 Select the IP Configuration option and press Enter.
Figure 23 Management Network
Step 5 Select the Set static IP address and Network Configuration option. Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway. Press Enter.
Figure 24 Management Network
Step 6 Select DNS configuration option and press Enter.
Figure 25 DNS Configuration
Step 7 Enter the primary DNS server details and press Enter.
Figure 26 DNS Server Details
Step 8 Press ESC key to log out from the ESXi configuration. When you press ESC, a pop-up will appear to save the configuration. Press Y to save the configuration.
Figure 27 Management Network
MXE IP Configuration
Step 1 Launch ESXi server IP using web browser and click the Download vSphere Client link to download the client and install on the local machine.
Figure 28 VMware ESXi
Step 2 Launch the vSphere client and login to the ESXi server. The username is root and password is change_it.
Figure 29 vSphere client
Figure 30 WINOS
Step 3 Select the WINOS >Console tab.
Step 4 Click Skip to activate later.
Note Windows Activation will be performed later as described in the Windows Activation section in the end.
Figure 31 WINOS
Once you click the Skip button, Windows screen will appear.
Figure 32 Windows Login Screen
Step 5 Press Ctrl+ Alt key to come out from the Windows screen.
Step 6 Select the NCOS -> Console tab.
Step 7 Enter the default user name and password.
Note The user name is admin and password is change_it.
Figure 33 NCOS
For RM, following screen will appear:
Figure 34 NCOS for RM
For RN, following screen will appear:
Figure 35 Management Network
Step 8 Enter the IP Address, Network Mask and Default Gateway. Click OK
Note The IP address should be same as MXE 3500, v3.3.x IP address. If you are migrating from a different hardware, shutdown the previous machine in order to avoid IP conflict.
Figure 36 Management Network
Step 9 Enter the host and domain name. Click OK.
Figure 37 Host and Domain
Step 10 Enter the DNS server details. Click OK.
Figure 38 DNS Server
Step 11 Enter the NTP server details (Optional).
Figure 39 NTP Server
Step 12 Enter the show and share integration details (Optional). Click OK.
Note Perform this step only for RM installation.
Figure 40 Show and Share Integration
Step 13 Enter the TCS integration details. click OK.
Note Perform this step only for RM installation.
Note This is an optional step.
Figure 41 Cisco TCS Integration
It will display the Cisco MXE Appliance Configuration Menu screen.
Step 14 Select the Exit System option.
Figure 42 Exit NCOS
Restore the backup data
Step 1 Launch MXE UI with the following url: http://<ip>/mxeui/
The User Name and Password is ‘admin’ by default.
Figure 43 MXE UI
Step 2 Login into the MXE UI and go to Tools -> Restore tab.
Figure 44 Menu Restore
Step 3 Browse the backup file and click the Restore button.
Figure 45 File Restore
On successful completion, ‘Restore successful’ message will appear.
Figure 46 Restore successful
Step 4 Update the MXE Admiration->System Settings->Local Output section and click Save.
Under Local Output section, Local Output Directory must be c:\temp and Use Local Output for Encoders check-box must be Checked. See the highlighted section of
System Settings Administration
Figure 47 System Settings Administration
Step 5 Install the latest Quick Time Installer on Windows VM and restart the Windows VM.
Step 6 Go to the Tools -> Upload License sub-tab to upload a new license provided by the licensing team.
Note Provide the new and old host ID to the licensing team to request a new MXE License.
Restore the pulse-vocab (applicable for pulse users only)
Step 1 Launch pulse UI with the following URL: https://<mxe-ip>/pulse.
Note The default username and password is ncpadmin and change_it.
Figure 48 Pulse UI
Step 2 The configured IP will be shown as above, user need to click the Save button once.
Step 3 Click the Vocabulary tab; click upload pulse vocabulary; Browse for the backup vocabulary file if any and then click the Submit button.
Figure 49 Restore Vocabulary
Step 4 Go to Administration tab -> Configuration Update and then click the Update Now button.
Figure 50 Update Configurations
Windows Activation can be performed in two ways:
1. Activating Directly using Internet.
2. Activating using phone [Internet is not available].
Activating Directly using Internet
Following are the procedures of Windows Activation using Internet:
Note Internet should be accessible from your Machine, in-case your LAN supports the Internet access or either you have a proxy server for your LAN.
Step 1 Enable Internet on Windows.
a. Disable the Firewall. Administrative Tools -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security-> Windows Firewall Properties, make the Firewall state off.
Figure 51 Windows Firewall
b. Set the Proxy Server. IE -> Internet options -> Connections -> LAN Settings.
Figure 52 Internet Option
c. Verify through browser (IE), whether you can access Internet.
Step 2 Go to Server Manager -> Local Server. On Product ID, click the link ‘Not Activated’.
Figure 53 Server Manager
Step 3 Enter the Product key.
Figure 54 Product Key
Once you enter the product key, a thanks message will appear as shown in the below screen shot.
Figure 55 Thanks Message
Activating using phone
Following are the procedures of Windows Activation using Phone:
Step 1 Launch Administrator: Windows Power Shell.
Step 2 Type Slmgr.vbs /ipk <product-key>
Step 3 Press Enter.
Figure 56 Administration Windows Power Shell
Step 4 Press OK.
Step 5 Type Slui4 in command prompt and press Enter.
Step 6 Select your country or region from the drop-down list.
Figure 57 Country or Region
Step 7 Click Next.
Step 8 Call on the toll free number and follow the IVR (Interactive voice response).
Figure 58 Installation ID
Figure 59 Confirmation ID
Note After you provide your Windows Installation ID, you will get a Confirmation ID. Enter the Confirmation ID and click Activate Windows button. You will get a message ‘Thanks, you are all done’.
You can see at Product ID with the activated message on Server manager ->Local Server.
Figure 60 Activated Message