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About This Guide

About This Guide

This section discusses the objectives, audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco Hub/Ring Manager for Windows Getting Started Guide.

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Document Objectives

This publication will step you through initial site preparation, installation, configuration and operation of Cisco Hub/Ring Manager for Windows. The appendices provide additional details on supporting components of network management software.


This publication is designed for the person managing the Token Ring network, including the network-management PC that is running Cisco Hub/Ring Manager for Windows. This guide assumes that you are familiar with the basic concepts and terminology used in internetworking, and that you understand your network topology and the protocols you will route. This guide also assumes that you have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows environment and HP OpenView.

This guide does not contain information on HP OpenView, nor does it contain information about setting up or configuring your Cisco 2517. For information on the Cisco 2517, refer to the Cisco 2517 Router/Hub User Guide.

This guide is also useful for data communications specialists, who are responsible for performing network management and troubleshooting, and for distributed systems operators, who are responsible for monitoring the network.

Related Documentation

For additional information, refer to the following Cisco Systems publications:

Note Document titles might vary slightly depending on the software release.

All of these documents are available on UniverCD, Cisco's interactive online library of product information. To order UniverCD or paper documentation, refer to "Ordering Cisco Documentation," which was shipped with your product.

See also your HP OpenView for Windows user guide.

Document Organization

The Cisco Hub/Ring Manager for Windows Getting Started Guide is organized as follows.

If you directly connect your network-management PC over the RS-232 serial link, you can use the TTT.EXE program to perform your initial configuration including the SPSET function that is described in your Cisco 2517 Router/Hub User Guide. TTT.EXE provides the required ANSI terminal emulation that makes SPSET look correct and work properly on your console.
In addition, TTT.EXE is present on the NMS firmware agent. However, within the NMS, TTT.EXE is used for a different purpose. The ROUTER command on the NMS card is actually a batch file (like a macro) that uses the TTT.EXE program in its firmware to establish a terminal emulation session to the router console port of your Cisco 2517. The terminal emulation session, in turn, enables you to configure the router portion of your Cisco 2517.

Naming Conventions

This document is written under the assumption that HP OpenView is installed in the C:\OV directory.

This section discusses some of the terms commonly used in this document:

After you complete the hardware and software setup, you will use the network maps that are part of HP OpenView to help you gather immediate visual reporting of all device status. You can also use audible alarms as well as textual reports to track network activity.

Document Conventions

This publication uses the following conventions to convey instructions and information:

Command descriptions use these conventions:

Examples use these conventions:

Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this guide.

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