Prime Collaboration Deployment Administration Guide, Release 12.1(1) - Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment Administrative Interface Elements [Cisco Unified Communications Manager Version 12.0] (2023)

Clusters table

Cluster Name

Shows the available clusters

Product and Version

Shows the product for which the cluster is added along with its version

Nodes

Shows the number of nodes associated with the cluster

Cluster Type

Shows the cluster type, such as Discovered, New install, or Migration

Discovery Status

Shows the discovery status of a cluster. This field shows one of the following discovery statuses:
  • Contacting

  • Discovering

  • Successful

  • Node Unreachable

  • Timeout

  • Internal Error

Actions

Includes the following options:
  • Edit—Edit an added new node that has not yet been installed

  • Delete—Delete an added new node that has not yet been installed

Show

Allows you to filter cluster tasks by status, by selecting one of the following options from the drop-down list:
  • All—To show all the available clusters

  • Discovered—To show the clusters that are scheduled

  • New Install—To show the cluster that newly installed

  • Migration—To show the clusters that are migrated

Filter

Select a status and click Filter to set a search rule at the bottom of the search window.

Discover Cluster button

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Click this button so that Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment communicates with the servers that are already running Unified Communications applications and adds that cluster information into the Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment inventory

Define Migration Destination Cluster

For information on how to create a migration cluster, see the Create a Migration Cluster.

Specify Clusters page

Enter details for the following fields to configure a destination cluster for a migration task:
  • Source Cluster—From the drop-down list, select a source UC cluster.

  • View Nodes—Click this link to view the available cluster nodes.

  • Active Versions—Shows the active versions of the source UC cluster.

  • Destination Cluster Nickname—Enter a nickname for the destination cluster.

  • Destination Network Settings—Choose one of the following options:
    • Use the source node network settings for all destination nodes—Choose this option to retain the default network options.

    • Enter new network settings for one or more destination nodes—Choose this option to modify the default network settings or enter new network options.

      Note

      If you select the Use the source node network settings for all destination nodes option, same IP address appears for both the source node NAT IP and Dest NAT IP columns on the Assign Destination Cluster Nodes window. If you select the Enter new network settings for one or more destination nodes option, only source hostname appears and not the destination hostname on the Assign Destination Cluster Nodes window.

Assign Destination Cluster Nodes page

  • Source Cluster—Displays the name of the source cluster.

  • Destination Cluster—Displays the name of the destination cluster.

  • Assign Destination Cluster Nodes—Click this button to associate destination virtual machines with nodes in the source cluster.

    Note

    If DHCP is in use on your source node, the destination node is also configured to use DHCP, and you will have no option to change your network settings in this wizard.

Configure NTP/SMTP Settings

Enter details for the following sections to configure NTP and SMTP to the migration nodes when the migration task is run:

Network Time Protocol (NTP) Configuration window—Enter IP address of at least one of the following fields:
  • NTP Server 1

  • NTP Server 2

  • NTP Server 3

  • NTP Server 4

  • NTP Server 5

(Optional) Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Configuration window
  • SMTP Server—Enter IP address of the SMTP server.

Define DNS Settings

(Optional) From the available hosts added along with the functions, check a node to configure DNS setting for the migration cluster nodes and click Assign DNS Settings

Discover Cluster window

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For information on how to Discover a Cluster, see Discover a Cluster.

Cluster Access page

Enter details in the following fields:
  • Choose a Nickname for this Cluster—Enter a nick name for the cluster.

  • Hostname/IP Address of Cluster Publisher—Enter either the host name or the IP address for the publisher node of the cluster.

  • OS Admin Username—Enter the OS administrator user name.

  • OS Admin Password—Enter the password for the OS administrator.

    Note

    Ensure that cluster password is less than 16 characters.

  • Enable NAT—Check this check box to enable NAT for the cluster.

    Note

    When you check the Enable NAT check box, the NAT IP column appears on the Cluster Discovery Progress page.

Cluster Discovery Progress page

This page displays the status of cluster discovery in the following fields:

Cluster Role Assignment page

This page displays the role assignments of cluster in the following fields:
  • Hostname—Shows the host name.

  • Product—Shows the product of the cluster.

  • Functions—Shows the different roles that are assigned to a particular node. For example Publisher,Primary TFTP, Secondary TFTP.

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  • SFTP Server—Shows the location of the ISO files.

    By default the SFTP server is PCD.

  • Edit Settings—Allows to assign more roles or functionality to the node.

Define New UC Cluster window

For information on how to install a new cluster, see the Add New Cluster for Fresh Install.

After you click this button, a wizard appears that guides you to the installation process of a new UC cluster.

Specify Cluster Name window

Choose the Nickname for this cluster—Enter the cluster name

Add Virtual Machines window

Enter details in the following fields:
  • Add Node—Check one or more functions for adding a node from the available check boxes.

  • Notes—(Optional) Add a nodes for the selected cluster.

  • Virtual Machines—Add a node from the available virtual machines.
    Note

    The available VMs are sorted by name and by host. The details of virtual machines, such as VM Name, ESXi Host, and Power State, appear in this window.

  • Show—Allows you to filter virtual machine by status, by selecting options from the drop-down list.

  • Network—Select one of the following options:
    • Static IP address—Enter the details for hostname, IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and NAT IP fields.

    • Use DHCP with Reservations—Enter the IP address that you have a reservation for on your DHCP server (associated with the MAC address for that VM) in addition to the hostname.

  • Products and Functions—From the drop-down list, select a product. In the Functions section, check the appropriate function check boxes for your VM.

    Note
  • Virtual Machines section—Choose a VM for the selected node.

Configure Cluster Wide Settings window

Enter details for the fields of the following sections:

OS Administration Credentials
  • Username—Enter user name of the OS administrator.

  • Password—Enter password of the user name.

  • Confirm Password—Re-enter the same password that you entered in the Password field.

Application Credentials
  • Username—Enter user name of the application user.

  • Password—Enter password of the user name.

  • Confirm Password—Re-enter the same password that you entered in the Password field.

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Security Password
  • Password—Enter the security password for the cluster.

  • Confirm Password—Re-enter the same password that you entered in the Password field.

SMTP Settings (Optional)
  • SMTP Server—Enter the IP address of the SMTP server.

Certificate Information
  • Organization—Enter the name of the organization of which the certificate is being used.

  • Unit—Enter the number of certificates being used.

  • Location—Enter the location where the certificate is being used.

  • State—Enter the state where the certificate is being used.

  • Country—From the drop-down list, select the country where the certificate is being used.

Configure DNS Settings window

(Optional) From the available hosts added along with the functions, check a node to configure DNS setting for a node and click Assign DNS Settings.

Configure NTP Settings

To configure the Network Time Protocol, enter details of at least one NTP server in the following fields. If you are not using DNS, NTP server must be an IP address. If you are using DNS, NTP server can be an FQDN.
  • NTP Server 1

  • NTP Server 2

  • NTP Server 3

  • NTP Server 4

  • NTP Server 5

Note

It is recommended that you define at least IP addresses of two NTP servers

Configure NIC Settings

(Optional) Enter details for the following fields:
  • Hostname, Functions, and MTU size column—From the available servers, check the check box for a server.

  • MTU Size—Enter an MTU size between 552 and 1500 and click Apply to Selected.

  • Apply to Selected—Click this button to apply the MTU size for the selected host.

  • Apply Default MTU—Click this button to apply the default value of MTU size for the selected host.

Configure Time Zones window

Enter details for the following fields to specify the time zone for each cluster node:

FAQs

What is Cisco Prime Collaboration deployment? ›

Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment allows a user to perform tasks (such as migration or upgrade) on servers that are in the inventory. Tasks. Step. To perform any tasks, you must first have clusters in your inventory.

What is PCD migration? ›

Cisco PCD is a migration/upgrade application for Unified Communications applications. Using PCD, you can upgrade the version of existing Unified Communications applications or you can migrate the complete cluster to a new cluster of same or different version.

What does Cisco Prime Infrastructure do? ›

Cisco Prime Infrastructure is a sturdy and comprehensive management tool that helps administrators to view and control networks, devices, and attributes from a central location. In addition, it simplified and automated the tasks performed for both wired and wireless devices.

What is PCD in Cisco? ›

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What is Cisco Prime collaboration provisioning? ›

Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning manages IP communication endpoints and services in an integrated IP telephony, video, voicemail, and unified messaging environment that includes Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity (not applicable for Cisco Prime ...

What is the difference between Cisco Prime and DNA? ›

Cisco Prime works on the network of the executives, improves activities proficiency, diminishes blunders, and describes organization benefits more unsurprising. Cisco DNA Center may be a finished administration and control stage for your organization, planned, made, and administered by Cisco.

What is Cisco Prime Collaboration assurance? ›

For those who don't know, Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance offers integrated monitoring and diagnostics for Cisco Unified Communications, Cisco TelePresence®, and the underlying network infrastructure.

What is Prime collaboration? ›

Cisco Prime Collaboration provides real-time monitoring, proactive troubleshooting, and long term trending and analytics in one integrated product.

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What are the 2 types of migration? ›

Internal migration: moving within a state, country, or continent. External migration: moving to a different state, country, or continent.

What is migration example? ›

For example, salmon start life in rivers and migrate to the sea to feed and grow. After spending up to seven years in the ocean, they migrate back to the rivers they were born in so that they can spawn. Christmas Island red crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis) migrate for similar reasons.

What is migration in social studies? ›

Migration refers to the movement of people from one location to another. Although migration occurs both within and between countries, our discussion concentrates on the latter type of migration, international migration.

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