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Planning to Install Cisco Wireless Manager

Planning to Install Cisco Wireless Manager

This chapter contains the following sections:

Overview of the Cisco Wireless Manager

Cisco Wireless Manager is a UNIX-based solution that you can run locally from the Cisco Wireless Manager server console or remotely (rlogin, Telnet, rsh) from a UNIX workstation or a PC.

Note   Cisco Wireless Manager runs as a part of the Cisco Element Management Framework (CEMF). Refer to the CEMF documentation for a description of the CEMF features.

Cisco Wireless Manager enables you to perform the following network management functions:

Cisco Wireless Manager supports the following features:

About Autodiscovery

The Autodiscovery feature of the Cisco Wireless Manager:

About the Topology View

The Topology view provides the following hierarchical view of the network and its elements:




P2MPLine Card




Other SNMP discoverable objects

About Fault Management

Cisco Wireless Manager integrates fault management with Cisco EMF/EM, so that you can use the following features:

The Event Browser allows you to:

The Alarm Management feature:

About Configuration Management

Optionally, you can run the Cisco Wireless Manager with Cisco IP Manager, so that you can create templates and configure Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband routers in a single or batch mode.

The configuration templates contain a template body and template data.

You can also perform device-specific configurations with the help of CiscoView. You can start CiscoView for Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband routers and for subscriber units.

For detailed information on CiscoView, refer to the CiscoView Quick Reference Guide.

About Security Management

Cisco Wireless Manager provides security management on the Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband routers. You can use the CEMF launchpad to create and set the User Name and Password Authentication feature.

For detailed information, refer to the CEMF Users' Guide.

About Performance Management Reports

You can obtain the following graphical and tabular performance reports for the point-to-multipoint wireless system and for all the routers deployed under a site.

With tabular reports, you can see a selected group of performance parameters for a selected Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband router or a group of routers.

The following predefined reports are available for subscriber unit performance:

About Inventory Management Reports

You can obtain the following uBR inventory reports from the Cisco Wireless Manager:

Additional information for uBR, radio linecard, upstream, downstream, subscriber units, and CPEs is available through Management dialog boxes.

About the Software Download Feature

With the software download feature, you can:

About the Troubleshooting Feature

With the troubleshooting tool, you can:

System Components for the Cisco Wireless Manager

The Cisco Wireless Manager system includes the following components:

Figure 1-1:
Components of the Cisco Wireless Manager System

You can add additional wireless modem management with multiple Cisco Wireless Manager servers. When multiple Cisco Wireless Managers are used, management data is not distributed or synchronized between the management systems.

Hardware Requirements for the Cisco Wireless Manager

Software Requirements for the Cisco Wireless Manager

Each Cisco Wireless Manager server contains the following software components. Each component is packaged on a separate CD-ROM.

Cisco Wireless Manager Client Requirements

Requirements for Local and Remote Users

Local users can start the Cisco Wireless Manager from the Sun machine with the software installed. There are no additional requirements for local users.

You can also remotely log in to the Cisco Wireless Manager (rlogin, Telnet, rsh) by running Cisco Wireless Manager from an X-session display on a UNIX workstation or a PC.

See the following requirements for a UNIX workstation for the Cisco Wireless Manager:

See the following requirements for a PC for the Cisco Wireless Manager:

About Cisco uBR7200 Series Universal Broadband Router Requirements

Cisco Wireless Manager supports the management of Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband routers with the following Cisco IOS releases:

Enabling SNMP on the Cisco uBR7200 Series Routers

The Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband router must be SNMP enabled in order to be managed by Cisco Wireless Manager. You can do this by using the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI).

Note   You can set the SNMP read-only string used by Cisco Wireless Manager to read Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband routers data as part of the autodiscovery process. This read-only string must match the Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband router string setting. If the strings do not match, Cisco Wireless Manager will not discover the Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband routers.

To set Read-Only (RO) and Read-Write (RW) community strings as public and private respectively, enter the following commands on the router in privileged mode:

snmp-server community public RO

snmp-server community private RW

Enabling SNMP Traps on the Cisco uBR7200 Series Routers

Configure a destination for SNMP traps, so that the Cisco Wireless Manager can receive and process SNMP traps from the Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband routers.

Tip You can enter multiple host IP addresses to forward traps to multiple SNMP management stations.

For more information about SNMP configuration, refer to the Cisco IOS documentation.

Step 1   To enable the wireless specific SNMP traps, configure the Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband routers by entering the following commands:

snmp-traps enable traps radiomp

snmp-server enable traps snmp authentication linkdown linkup coldstart warmstart

snmp-server trap-source [interface port/slot]

snmp-server host [IP address] [community string]

Step 2   On the radio interface, enter the following commands:


radio-su-onoff-trap interval [interval]

Wireless Subscriber Unit Requirements

Cisco Wireless Manager supports the following Wireless subscriber units:

You must enable SNMP on the subscriber units, so that they can be managed by the Cisco Wireless Manager. Set the community strings to the same community strings that are set for the uBR.

Enabling SNMP on the Subscriber Units

To set Read-Only (RO) and Read-Write (RW) community strings as public and private respectively, enter the following commands on the router in privileged mode:

snmp-server community public RO

snmp-server community private RW

About Cisco IP Manager

Optionally, you can install Cisco IP Manager 2.0 Lite to provide Cisco uBR7200 series universal broadband router configuration by using
Cisco IP Manager templates.

Refer to the Cisco IP Manager 2.0 installation documentation for a complete list of the Cisco IP Manager 2.0 Lite requirements.

Note   For CiscoView requirements and Cisco  Broadband Troubleshooter (Flaplist Analyser) requirements, refer to the documentation for the respective devices.

Posted: Fri Sep 27 23:23:52 PDT 2002
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