This instruction book provides information about installing and running CiscoWorks Windows on your network management station.
CiscoWorks Windows is a GUI-based device management software application that provides dynamic status, statistics, and comprehensive configuration information for Cisco Systems internetworking products.
CiscoWorks Windows allows you to display a graphical representation of each network device, display configuration and performance information, perform minor troubleshooting tasks, and control and configure specific devices.
For more information about using CiscoWorks Windows, see the CiscoWorks Windows Getting Started Guide.
Note To install CiscoWorks Windows, you must be an administrator or a user with administrative rights.
This installation procedure performs the following functions:
Detects any existing CiscoWorks Windows or CiscoVision installation.
Allows you to automatically remove an existing CiscoWorks Windows or CiscoVision installation.
Incrementally installs all required files.
Note If you are upgrading from Configuration Builder 1.1 or 2.0 to Configuration Builder 2.1, back up all Configuration Builder 1.1 or 2.0 data files before beginning the installation procedure. For a list of data file types, see the "Using CiscoWorks Windows Features" chapter in the CiscoWorks Windows Getting Started Guide.
Perform the following procedure to install CiscoWorks Windows:
1. Insert the CiscoWorks Windows CD into your CD-ROM drive.
If you are using Windows 95/Windows NT 4.0, select Start>Run, or select Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and click Install.
If you are using Windows NT 3.51, select File>Run.
2. Enter the letter that indicates the CD-ROM drive followed by a colon, a backslash, and setup and click OK. For example:
The Welcome dialog box appears.
3. Click on Next.
The User Information dialog box appears.
4. Enter your name and company; then click on Next.
The Select Installation Option dialog box appears.
5. Click on HP OpenView, or StandAlone; then click on Next.
If you choose HP OpenView, you must have the network management platform installed; otherwise, this program exits. You can re-run the CiscoWorks Windows installation program after installing the appropriate network management platform. If you choose StandAlone, only the CiscoView and Configuration Builder applications are operational. The Choose Destination Location dialog box appears.
6. Keep the default or enter the directory in which you want to install CiscoWorks Windows. A browse button is provided for finding the directory. After choosing the destination directory, click on Next.
If either CiscoWorks Windows or CiscoVision exists on your system, you can choose to install the new version in the same directory. This automatically uninstalls the previous version. If you choose to install CiscoWorks Windows in a different directory, the previous version is not uninstalled and might not function properly.
7. The Device Installation dialog box appears. You can choose the individual devices you want to install or choose Select All to select all devices; then click on OK.
To install devices later, choose Cancel.
The Start Copying Files dialog box appears.
8. To begin the file installation, click on Next.
The Copying Files display appears, showing you the percentage of the program successfully installed.
If the message "Not Enough Disk Space" displays, the setup program terminates. You need to free up disk space. A minimum of 130 MB is required, depending on the number of devices you install. See the section, "System Requirements" for more information. The Setup Complete dialog box appears.
9. Select an option; then click Finish to complete the CiscoWorks Windows installation. The options that appear for you depend on your installation type.
For a standalone installation, you can view the README file and run CiscoView. For an HP OpenView installation, you can either restart your computer now or restart it later.
If you are using HP OpenView, you need to load MIBs into the HP OpenView Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) MIB database after installation. This allows the CiscoView and Health Monitor applications to query devices for information.
To load the MIBs, run the batch file ovmibs.bat. This file is located in the subdirectory MIBS under the directory in which HP OpenView is installed.
Perform the following procedure to start CiscoWorks Windows:
1. Double-click on the CiscoWorks Windows icon in the CiscoWorks Windows Program Manager Group for Windows NT 3.5.1 or select Start>Programs>CiscoWorks Windows>CiscoWorks Windows in Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0.
2. If you are using HP OpenView, you must rediscover all network maps to properly display Cisco devices.
If you are using HP OpenView, use the HP OpenView Autodiscovery menu options to discover your network and create a network map. See the HP OpenView for Windows documentation for details.
3. To start a CiscoWorks Windows application, either double-click on the CiscoView icon in standalone mode or double-click on a Cisco device within the network map.
Note HP OpenView uses a significant amount of memory. If you have trouble starting CiscoWorks Windows, see the section, "HP OpenView Memory Issues" in the CiscoWorks Windows Getting Started Guide.
Depending on your type of installation, the following programs are listed:
If you installed CiscoWorks Windows on HP OpenView, you should have: Configuration Builder, CiscoWorks Windows (which starts HP OpenView), the README File, Install Device, Uninstall Device, and Uninstall CiscoWorks. Click on README to read CiscoWorks Windows software release information.
If you installed CiscoWorks Windows in a standalone mode, you should have: Configuration Builder, CiscoView, the README file, Install Device, Uninstall Device, and Uninstall CiscoWorks.
There are two methods for downloading, downloading from CCO and downloading from FTP. For information on downloading from FTP, see the Software Library Web page or the CiscoWorks Windows Getting Started Guide.
In the Software Image Library Network Management Products section, select the CiscoView Upgrade Planner pointer to the CiscoView packages.
To review the package README, click on the README filename and select a download option.
To select a device tar file, click on the device filename and select a download option.
Reenter your password, if required.
If required, click Save File or File>Save As, depending on the browser you are using. If a filter window appears, enter the complete destination pathname for the downloaded device.
If a filter window appears, enter the complete destination pathname in the Selection section of the filter window for the downloaded device, for example, c:\cv_pkgs\device_name.
The CiscoWorks Windows Getting Started Guide contains information on the following:
Performing Incremental Device Support: see "Downloading to a PC" in the chapter, "Downloading Device Packages."
The Cisco Network Management Support CD-ROM contains the latest Cisco network management device and application support files. These files are organized into product packages and provide up-to-date management support for the latest Cisco devices for all supported platforms. For more information, refer to your Product Catalog or CCO.
Uninstalling Devices: see "Removing Devices" in the chapter, "Downloading Device Packages."
Uninstalling CiscoWorks Windows: see "Removing CiscoWorks Windows" in the chapter, "Introducing CiscoWorks Windows."
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