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This preface describes who should read the Cisco 6500/7600 Series Manager User Guide, how it is organized, and its document conventions.


This guide is written as a technical resource for network managers, system administrators (the people responsible for managing the network), network analysts (those who configure the network), and operators.

It is assumed that you have a basic understanding of network design, operation, and terminology, and that you are familiar with your own network configurations. It is also assumed that you have a basic familiarity with UNIX and have read and understood the Cisco Element Management Framework User Guide.


This guide is organized as follows:

Chapter Title Description

Chapter 1

Product Overview

Provides a context for the Cisco 6500/7600 Series Manager.

Chapter 2

Basic Concepts

Describes basic concepts of the Cisco Element Management Framework (CEMF) and the concepts of network and service management associated with the C65/76M using CEMF.

Chapter 3

Getting Started

Describes the order of the tasks you should perform to get started with the C65/76M software.

Chapter 4

Deploying the C65/76M

Describes the deployment and commissioning process for the C65/76M.

Chapter 5

Physical Object Dialog Boxes

Describes the C65/76M dialogs for physical objects and the management functions that can be carried out.

Chapter 6

Logical Object Dialog Boxes

Describes the C65/76M dialogs for logical objects and the management functions that can be carried out.

Chapter 7


Describes how to create and apply C65/76M profiles.

Chapter 8

Alarms and Alarm Management

Describes the alarms that are raised in CEMF by the C65/76M.

Related Documentation

In addition to this guide, the following documents are available for the Cisco 6500/7600 Series Manager:

The following documents are available for the Catalyst 6000 family switches:

The following documents are available for the Cisco 7600 Internet Router:

For information about MIBs, refer to this URL:

Conventions and Terminology

This publication uses the following conventions:

Convention Description

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface. Names of onscreen elements that you click or select are in boldface. When describing user actions, keystrokes are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

[   ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

{ x | y | z }

Alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.


A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

screen font

Terminal sessions and information the system displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic screen font.


The symbol ^ represents the key labeled Control—for example, the key combination ^D in a screen display means hold down the Control key while you press the D key.

<   >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords are in angle brackets.

Notes use the following conventions:

Note   Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the publication.

The Cisco EMF software supports a three-button mouse. The buttons are configured as follows:

This guide uses the following conventions and terminology:

In situations that allow more than one item to be selected from a list simultaneously, the following actions are supported:

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The Cisco TAC is available to all customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product, technology, or solution. Two types of support are available through the Cisco TAC: the Cisco TAC Web Site and the Cisco TAC Escalation Center.

Inquiries to Cisco TAC are categorized according to the urgency of the issue:

Which Cisco TAC resource you choose is based on the priority of the problem and the conditions of service contracts, when applicable.

Cisco TAC Web Site

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If you have Internet access, it is recommended that you open P3 and P4 cases through the Cisco TAC Web Site.

Cisco TAC Escalation Center

The Cisco TAC Escalation Center addresses issues that are classified as priority level 1 or priority level 2; these classifications are assigned when severe network degradation significantly impacts business operations. When you contact the TAC Escalation Center with a P1 or P2 problem, a Cisco TAC engineer will automatically open a case.

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Posted: Mon Apr 22 11:54:40 PDT 2002
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