This instruction book provides information about installing and running CiscoWorks Windows in conjunction with Hewlett-Packard's OpenView for Windows (HP OpenView Professional Suite) and Network Node Manager for Windows NT.
CiscoWorks Windows is comprehensive network management software that lets you easily manage your small to medium business network or workgroup. Information such as dynamic status, statistics, and comprehensive configuration information is available for Cisco routers, switches, hubs, and access servers. CiscoWorks Windows can manage Cisco's NetBeyond extended network system of modular, stackable LAN and WAN products as a single device.
For more information about using CiscoWorks Windows, see Overview for CiscoWorks Windows.
This section provides CiscoWorks Windows software and hardware requirements.
You must install one of the following Microsoft (MS) operating systems with TCP/IP enabled to run CiscoWorks Windows:
CiscoWorks Windows uses the native WINSOCK stacks supplied with these operating systems.
The following components are the minimum hardware requirements for running CiscoWorks Windows:
You can install CiscoWorks Windows in one of two ways:
You can use CiscoWorks Windows as a standalone application in the following situations:
If you install CiscoWorks Windows as a standalone application, only the CiscoView and Configuration Builder applications are operational.
You can use CiscoWorks Windows with HP OpenView for Windows or HP OpenView Network Node Manager for Windows NT to perform the following operations:
CiscoWorks Windows provides an option to load its MIB into HP OpenView for Windows or HP OpenView Network Node Manager for Windows NT database during installation. The loading of the MIBs might take a significant amount of time. If you choose not to load the MIBs during installation, you can integrate them into the network management platform database later, if necessary. These MIBs can be used with the SNMP browser for troubleshooting. For detailed instructions about loading MIBs after installation, see the section "Loading the Management Information Base (MIB)".
This installation procedure performs the following functions:
To install CiscoWorks Windows, perform the following steps:
1. Insert the CiscoWorks Windows CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Enter the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive followed by a colon, a backslash, and setup, then click OK, for example,
3. Click Next.
4. Enter your name and company name, then click Next.
5. Click HP OpenView for Windows, HP Network Node Manager, or StandAlone, depending on your installation environment, then click Next.
6. Click No if you do not want to integrate the MIBs. Click Yes if you do want to integrate the MIBs.
7. Keep the default or enter the directory in which you want to install CiscoWorks Windows. You can click the Browse button to find the directory. After choosing the destination directory, click Next.
8. The Device Installation dialog box appears. Select individual devices or click Select All to select all devices, then click OK.
9. To begin the file installation, click Next.
10. Select an option, then click Finish to complete the CiscoWorks Windows installation. The options that appear depend on your installation type, as follows:
If you are using HP OpenView for Windows or HP OpenView Network Node Manager for Windows NT and you do not wish to integrate the CiscoWorks Windows MIBs during installation, you can integrate them later using the command line interface. Do this by running the OVMIBS.BAT file, which is located in the MIBS subdirectory of the directory in which your Network Management platform is installed.
MIB compilation is useful only for browsing the Cisco MIBs using HP OpenView for Windows or HP OpenView Network Node Manager for Windows NT and integrating the Cisco traps with HP OpenView Network Node Manager for Windows NT. Therefore, if you do not plan to browse the Cisco MIBs frequently, it is recommended that you do not compile the MIBs when integrating CiscoWorks Windows with HP OpenView for Windows or HP OpenView Network Node Manager for Windows NT. If you do compile the MIBs while integrating with HP OpenView Network Node Manager for Windows NT, you might encounter some warnings.
Perform the following procedure to start CiscoWorks Windows applications:
1. If you have installed CiscoWorks Windows in standalone mode, double-click the CiscoView icon in the CiscoWorks Windows Program Manager group in Windows NT 3.51 or select Start>Programs>CiscoWorks Windows>CiscoView in Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 to start CiscoView.
2. If you are using HP OpenView for Windows, you must rediscover all network maps to properly display Cisco devices. 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 display information for a Cisco device, do one of the following:
Depending on your type of installation, the following programs are listed:
This section provides a quick reference to downloading device packages from CCO.
If you do not have Internet access, skip this section. To receive updated packages, you can order the Cisco Network Management Support CD-ROM. For additional information, see the "Downloading Device Packages" chapter in the Overview for CiscoWorks Windows.
For a detailed description of downloading from CCO, see one of the following:
To download device packages from CCO, perform the following steps:
1. Verify that you are running CiscoView Version 4.1 or later by starting CiscoView (see the section "Starting CiscoWorks Windows Applications" for instructions) and selecting Help>About CiscoView.
2. Close CiscoView by selecting File>Exit.
3. Create a permanent location for the cv_pkgs directory, for example, c:\cv_pkgs.
4. Access CCO.
(a) Enter the following URL in your Web browser to access the Software Image Library:
(b) At the prompts, enter your CCO user ID and password.
(a) Call the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at 800 553-2447 or 408 526-7209, and state the name of the product you are using. You are transferred to the appropriate person to obtain your special access code.
(b) Enter the following URL in your Web browser:
(c) Enter your special access code in the Other Software Products/Special Files section.
(d) Select the device tar file and a download option.
5. Download the device tar file into the cv_pkgs directory.
(a) In the Network Management Products section, select the CiscoView Upgrade Planner pointer to the CiscoView packages. To review the README file, 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.
(b) Reenter your password, if required.
(c) If required, click Save File or select File>Save As, depending on the browser you are using.
(d) 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.
(e) Close the Web browser.
6. Unzip the device tar file.
(a) Start WinZip. If you are using Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0, select Start>Programs>WinZip 6.1 32-bit. If you are using Windows NT 3.51, select File>Run>WinZip.
(b) Click the Open icon on the WinZip main menu.
(c) In the Look in field, select the drive and directory (c:\cv_pkgs) containing the device file.
(d) Select the tar file, then click Open.
(e) Select the Extract icon.
(f) In the Extract dialog box, select All files and Overwrite Existing Files.
(g) Make sure the name of the Extract To directory is correct, for example, c:\cv_pkgs.
(h) Click Extract.
(i) Close WinZip.
7. Add the package file to CiscoView.
(a) Go to the Program Manager and restore CiscoWorks Windows by clicking its icon.
(b) Double-click the Install Device icon. The Setup program starts.
(c) Go to the directory containing the package file (c:\cv_pkgs).
(d) Select the device package you want to load, then click OK.
(a) Select Start>Programs>CiscoWorks Windows.
(b) Click Install Device. The Setup program starts.
(c) In the Select Package dialog box, select the directory containing the package file (c:\cv_pkgs).
(d) Select the device package you want to load, then click OK.
8. View the device.
The downloading is complete. If there are any problems, check the cvnstall.log file in the C:\temp directory or see Overview for CiscoWorks Windows for installation messages.
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Posted: Thu Nov 7 21:19:00 PST 2002
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