Adding CMS Cluster/Server to Monitoring Server

To set up the Monitoring Server to monitor CMS, carry out the following procedures.

Adding a CMS Cluster and an initial Meeting Server

Open and log on to the Web Application - Administration tool.

In the server panel, click on the Monitoring Server that is to be configured.

This will open the Home page for this server.

From the Home page under the UC & Infrastructure Configuration section, click the Add System button.

On the Add New Unified Communication Monitoring page go to the Meetings section. Select Cisco Meeting Server from the drop-down list and then click the Add button.

This will open the Add Cisco Meeting Server Cluster page.

Cluster Details

Add the following details for the CMS cluster that is to be monitored:

Display Name:

(Mandatory) This is a user-defined name given to the cluster. This name is used to identify the system in the various data Displays. The display name must only use: A-z, 0-9, - or _. Do not use - or _ at the start or end.

Display names must be no more than 18 characters in length.

Customer Name:

(Optional) This field can be completed with a user-defined customer name. This is used for grouping purposes only and does not affect the actual cluster name. If this field is completed, the details will be visible in the various Displays and will group like customer names together.

The customer name is saved globally in the configuration, i.e. after the first UC system is added with a customer name, the next time another system is added, the customer field will be automatically populated. Customer name must only use: A-z, 0-9, space, !, ', /, - or _.

Site Name:

(Optional) This field can be completed with a user-defined site (location) name, e.g. 'London'. It is used for grouping purposes only and does not affect the actual cluster name. If this field is completed, the details will be visible in the various Displays and will group like site names together. Site name must only use: A-z, 0-9, space, - or _.

Cisco Meeting Server Details

Complete the following fields with details of an initial Cisco Meeting Server. Additional servers can be added after the cluster has been created.

Device Name:

Enter the name of any of the servers in the CMS cluster. Name must only use: A-z, 0-9, - or _. Do not use - or _ at the start or end.

IP Address:

Enter the IP address of the Meeting Server.

Port

Default 445. Port used for data collection. If the Cisco default port of 445 is changed then this field must also be updated.

CLI Port

Default 22. Port is used to connect to the SSH terminal in order for the Command Line Interface to retrieve CMS certificate information.

Cisco Meeting Server Web API Credentials

These are the API credentials that will be used to send web requests to the CMS Administration web interface. This interface is used for data collection only.

User Name:

Enter a user name with API access rights to the CMS Administration web interface.

The user name must not contain spaces or these special characters: " / \ [ ] : ; | = , + * ? < >.

Password:

Enter the applicable password.

If a new user Web API account is required or to enable the Web Admin interface, refer to Setup Cisco Meeting Server User Credentials.

Cisco Meeting Server Mainboard Management Processor (MMP) Command Line Interface Credentials

These are the credentials to be used to connect to the SSH terminal in order for the Command Line Interface to retrieve CMS certificate information.

User Name:

Enter a user name with access rights to the SSH terminal.

The user name must not contain spaces or these special characters: " / \ [ ] : ; | = , + * ? < >.

Password:

Enter the applicable password.

If a new CLI user account is required, refer to Setup Cisco Meeting Server User Credentials.

Databases and Thresholds

Normally, once the configuration is complete, a number of Databases and Thresholds need to be started. The "Start standard databases and thresholds' setting, which is activated by default, will automatically carry this out after the configuration has been added. Should it not be required to start the Databases and Threshold, this setting can be disabled by unchecking the adjacent check box.

When completed, click the Add button to save the changes, or click the Cancel button to cancel the current activity and return to the previous screen without saving any changes.

Repeat this procedure from Step 2 for any further clusters that are to be monitored or go to the next procedure to add any additional servers to this cluster.

Adding Additional Meeting Servers

The initial configuration page will add one Meeting Server to the CMS cluster. Should further servers need to be added to the cluster, they can be included by using the following procedure.

From the Web Application - Administration tool, expand the systems configured under the monitoring node.

Click on the CMS cluster name that further CMS servers are to be added to.

The Update Cisco Meeting Server Cluster page will be displayed.

Click on the Add Meeting Server button.

Complete the Meeting Server details in the fields at the bottom of the server list, i.e. Name, IP Address, HTTP Port and CLI Port.

To configure further Meeting Servers in this one update, click on the Add Meeting Server button again.

To remove an unnecessary Meeting Server, if there is any, click the Remove button next to the appropriate server entry.

Click the Update button to commit the changes.

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