the monitor and keyboard are connected as described in the
Power on the
power is connected and the Power LED status, as shown in
Figure 1. Power
and LED Status - BE7000M Server. When the server is powered
off, the power button LED (3) is orange, and the power supply LED (6) is green.
If not, check the electrical and network connections.
Figure 2. Power
and LED Status - BE7000H Server
Push the power
button (3) and verify that the power button LED the disk LED disk drive change
Watch the boot
process on the monitor.
F8 to open the CIMC Configuration window when
prompted. In the CIMC Configuration window, reset the CIMC password, configure
the management interface IP address, and then exit.
Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) is the management interface for the
C-Series Servers. CIMC runs within the server, allowing remote administration,
configuration, and monitoring of the server via web or SSH command line access.
you are using CIMC for remote console access, browse to the IP address that you
configured and do one of the following:
If you have changed the
CIMC password in step 6, provide the new password.
If you have not changed
the CIMC password in step 6, use the default username
If you use the
default username and password to log in to the Cisco Integrated Management
Controller screen, the system prompts you to change the password. Changing the
password is mandatory.
screen in Figure 3 offers various tasks, such as turning On Locater LED and
launching KVM Console.
Server Properties section, the
Product Name appears as
UCS C240 M4S2 for BE7000M and as
UCS C240 M4SX for BE7000H.
Figure 3. Cisco
Integrated Management Controller Web Interface
Hypervisor for Remote Access
procedure to customize the Hypervisor (VMware vSphere Hypervisor) to enable
remote access from your PC using the vSphere client.
hypervisor has booted, the Direct Console User Interface displays on the
monitor as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4. Direct
Console Screen After Hypervisor Loads.
For release 10.5(1) and
later, you are notified about preinstalled applications.
F2 to enter the System Customization menu as shown
in the following figure.
Hypervisor System Customization Menu. The
default username is
root and password is
Configure Password to change the password.
To assign a
static IP address, enter the Configure Management Network menu, and follow the
instructions on screen to change
Configuration" as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6. Assign
Static IP Address to ESXi Host
PC to the data network, and browse to the new Hypervisor IP address. Verify the
web page as shown in Figure 7.
Figure 7. Hypervisor Welcome Page
already installed on your PC, download and install the vSphere client from the
link on the hypervisor welcome page.
You need internet access to
download the vSphere client from this link. If Internet access is not
available, you can download the client installation file from the datastore.
Some Business Edition applications require
the services of a valid NTP server. Follow these steps to access the ESXi host,
configure NTP, configure fault tolerance for network interface cards (NICs)
using the NIC teaming feature, view preinstalled applications, and browse the
datastore to verify the preloaded collaboration application software.
vSphere client application and type the IP address of the
Figure 8. Access
Hypervisor Using vSphere Client
Use the login
credentials that you previously configured.
you order BE7000 with factory-preloaded embedded license, then the
Hypervisor license is
preinstalled and is therefore ready for use on
delivery. If you need to reapply the license, follow these steps:
Master Serial Number that is shipped with the server. The Master Serial Number
is the license activation key.
serial number is hardcoded for a two-CPU system. You cannot combine it, or
register it, with other licenses at
http://www.VMware.com. You cannot change the
serial number to single-CPU or greater than two-CPU.
Configuration > Software > Licensed
Features, and click
Assign a new license key to this host.
the Master serial number.
OK to close configuration dialogs and apply the
preinstalled applications listed in the
inventory pane of Figure 9.
Configuring and Managing Hypervisor and Virtual Machines
Configuration > Software > Time
Properties to launch the
Time Configuration screen.
Add and type the IP address of NTP server. Repeat
this step to add multiple NTP servers.
General > Start and Stop with
Start button. Click
OK to close the configuration screens.
fault tolerance by using
the NIC teaming feature in VMware:
Configuration > Hardware > Networking.
Switch: vSwitch0," as shown in the figure below.
vSwitch0 Properties, select the tab
Add… to add the NIC that is connected to data
interactive configuration dialogs and close the configuration screens until you
see two or more NICs are added to vSwitch0, as shown in the figure below.
only one NIC is enabled for the Hypervisor and identified as vmnic0.
Figure 10. Fault
Tolerance for Business Edition Network Connectivity
The Hypervisor is now ready to host
virtualized collaboration applications. Virtual machines for five of the most
commonly used collaboration applications are predeployed on the hypervisor for
you. Software for these collaboration applications and additional applications
are also preloaded in the datastore for your convenience.
Configuration > Hardware > Storage.
Datastore to list the datastores in the Business
datastore, then right-click and select
Browse Datastore as shown in Figure 11. Preloaded
software is stored in the /OVA-ISO directory.
Figure 11. Browse
Datastore to View Preloaded Collaboration Virtual Machines and Preloaded
Cisco recommends that you archive the OVA-ISO directory locally. If a server
fails, the replacement product does not include preloaded content.
What to Do Next
Preloaded Files on
In addition to a
number of predeployed virtual machines, Cisco Business Edition servers are
shipped with selected Collaboration application software preloaded on the
datastore. Consider the following points for a basic understanding of the
preloaded file types:
An ISO file
is a DVD image containing application install files.
Virtualization Archive (OVA) is used to package and distribute the virtual
files may include a prepared disk that includes preinstalled software (for
Other OVA files do not include
application software preinstalled. In this case, you must deploy the OVA
template and then install the software using the ISO file that is provided on
datastore (for example,
cucm_10.5_vmv8_v1.9.ova and associated ISO file
To simplify the installation of the BE7000, a number of the most popular application virtual machines have been predeployed, ready for you to add configuration information to complete the installation.
To complete this process, launch the hypervisor console for the virtual machine you wish to use, power on and follow the instructions.
Some collaboration applications (such as Unified Communications Manager, Unity Connection, UCM Instant Messaging and Presence Service and Unified Contact Center Express) also accept a configuration file to automate this process. To use this feature, follow these steps:
The OVA template
file defines the virtual machine for specific applications.
are deployed in seconds, while a packaged OVA may take 10-15 minutes to deploy.
below shows the view of vSphere client after deployment of various
collaboration applications virtual machines. You can also see the time that is
taken to deploy the last two virtual machines.
Figure 12. Deployed
Virtual Machines for Applications Viewed in VSphere Client
In Release 10.5(1) and later, five
applications are preinstalled. If you are deploying virtual machines using any
of these five applications, you can skip the following procedure.
On the vSphere
Client, navigate to
File > Deploy OVF
applications, the OVA that you select determines the virtual machine size and
therefore the capacity. For other applications, virtual machine size is
selected during OVA deployment.
Next to accept license agreements if prompted.
appropriate virtual machine size for your deployment.
meaningful name for the virtual machine.
What to Do Next
all the required virtual machines, complete installation where required and set
up applications that are ready for use.
Applications on Virtual Machines
Unified Communications applications, including Cisco Unified Communications
Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, Cisco
Unity Connection, Cisco Emergency responder, and Cisco Unified Contact Center
Express you can either use answer files to automate the installation process,
or opt for manual installation. The following procedure describes both these
options to install and set up the virtualized applications that are ready for
table describes the approximate installation time for each application:
Approximate Installation Time (In Minutes)
Unified Communications Manager
Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service
Prime Collaboration Provisioning
Unified Contact Center Express and Cisco Unified IP Interactive Voice Response
TelePresence Video Communication Server Control
TelePresence Server Virtual Machine
TelePresence Management Suite
TelePresence Content Server
install multiple applications concurrently to save time.
install Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unity Connection
simultaneously, because they use the same ISO image.
install multiple applications concurrently to save time.
applications take approximately 20 minutes or less to complete installation.
data network administrator and make sure that you collect the network
information that is described in
sequence of installing the applications to minimize the time that is required.
If you want
to use the answer files, follow this step to prepare the required files. Select
Settings from the right-click menu as shown in Figure 14. The
Virtual Machines Properties editing screen appears, as shown in the Figure 15.
any freeware virtual floppy application, convert the
platformconfig.xml file to
*.flp image and copy this *.flp image to the
Generator directory in
the datastore. Name the files as follows to ensure that they are used by the
Cisco Unified Communications Manager:
Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service:
Cisco Unity Connection:
Cisco Unified Contact Center Express:
client, select an application’s virtual machine. The client changes the panel
name to application name, and adds one more tab named
Started". Right click to open the action menu as shown in the figure below.
Figure 13. Select
an Application VM to Edit Settings, Associate the ISO with the VM, Power On,
and Take Any Other Administrative Action
Device Type section, select
Datastore ISO File.
the datastore and select the ISO file for the application.
to check the
Connect at Power On checkbox.
If you have created answer files in
then configure the virtual machine Floppy drive settings to connect to the
appropriate flp file on power on. If you want to enter the configuration
settings manually, go to
Figure 15. Edit Virtual Machine Settings to Connect Floppy Drive to Read
Configuration Settings from FLP File
Options tab, choose
Settings > Boot Options and select
Force BIOS Setup.
boot the virtual machine later, select the
BIOS Boot menu, and then use the
- key to move
Removable Devices down to the bottom of the boot
list to ensure that the virtual machine boots from the DVD drive.
installation of each application, follow these steps:
the virtual machine, right click and choose
Open Console as shown in Figure 13.
If you are
not using installation answer files, follow the interactive installation
procedure in the console. Use the information that you collected in
Installation is complete and successful when you are able to successfully log
in from the console.
For Prime Collaboration,
setup at the
login:" prompt to configure the application and complete installation. After
that, the installation script asks for network information and various
credentials (passwords for admin, root, globaladmin) information.
For a VCS or Expressway
server, set up the application by logging in using the default username
(admin) and password (TANDBERG).
y when asked
wizard [n]:" and continue with interactive installation.
require detailed installation guidance, see the Installation Guide of the
applications on the Cisco Business Edition 7000 Support Documents website,
For More Information
What to Do Next
all required applications, access applications using a web browser. Add
licenses and configure features as required.