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  • Cisco UCS Performance Manager Installation GuideFirst Published: October 2014

    Release 1.0.0

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    ContentsPreface.................................................................................................................................. 4

    Chapter1:Welcome to Cisco UCS Performance Manager.............................6Preparing Network Devices............................................................................................................................................ 6Preparing Storage Devices...............................................................................................................................................7Preparing Server Devices.................................................................................................................................................8Preparing Hypervisor Devices........................................................................................................................................ 8

    Chapter2:Installing with VMware vSphere................................................. 10Deploying a VMware virtual machine for Cisco UCS Performance Manager.....................................................10Setting the root password..............................................................................................................................................11

    Chapter3:Installing with Hyper-V Manager............................................... 13Creating a Hyper-V virtual machine for Cisco UCS Performance Manager........................................................ 13Installing Cisco UCS Performance Manager............................................................................................................. 14

    Chapter4:Setting up Cisco UCS Performance Manager............................. 17Accepting the License Agreement............................................................................................................................... 17Setting up Users.............................................................................................................................................................. 18Providing a license key...................................................................................................................................................18Adding UCS Domains................................................................................................................................................... 19Adding Infrastructure Devices..................................................................................................................................... 20

    Chapter5:Maintaining Cisco UCS Performance Manager..........................24Downloading Cisco UCS Performance Manager software..................................................................................... 24Updating the Cisco UCS Performance Manager server operating system............................................................24Configuring network device settings........................................................................................................................... 25Configuring DNS settings............................................................................................................................................. 27

    AppendixA:Configuring HTTPS communications.................................... 29Creating a self-signed SSL certificate.......................................................................................................................... 29Configuring the nginx server........................................................................................................................................ 30

    AppendixB:Preparing Windows Systems................................................... 33

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    PrefaceCisco UCS Performance Manager Installation Guide provides detailed instructions for installing Cisco UCS PerformanceManager Express or Cisco UCS Performance Manager. Cisco UCS Performance Manager Express providesmonitoring for Cisco UCS Domains, and Cisco UCS Performance Manager provides monitoring both Cisco UCSDomains and other infrastructure devices. For convenience, this document uses "Cisco UCS Performance Manager"generically. When needed, differences between the two products are noted explicitly.

    Minimum system requirements

    Cisco UCS domain size Cisco UCS Performance Manager virtual machine size

    Category Monitored Servers Cores Memory Storage

    Small 1-50 4 32GB 50GB

    Medium 51-100 8 64GB 100GB

    Large 101-500 12 96GB 150GB

    Note Cisco UCS Performance Manager requires a storage subsystem that supports a minimum of 500 IOPS(input/output operations per second).

    Supported client and browser combinations

    Note All browsers must have Adobe Flash Player 11 installed, or a more recent version.

    Client OS Supported Browsers

    Internet Explorer 10 and above (compatibility mode is not supported)

    Firefox 30 and above

    Windows 7 and 8.1

    Chrome 30 and above

    Firefox 30 and above

    Chrome 30 and above

    Macintosh OS/X

    Safari 7 and above

    Firefox 30 and aboveLinux/RHEL

    Chrome 30 and above

    Related publications

    Title Description

    Cisco UCS Performance Manager AdministrationGuide

    Provides an overview of Cisco UCS Performance Managerarchitecture and features, as well as procedures and examples tohelp use the system.

    Cisco UCS Performance Manager Getting StartedGuide

    Provides specific instructions for using Cisco UCS PerformanceManager in the UCS environnment.

    Cisco UCS Performance Manager Installation Guide Provides detailed information and procedures for installing andupgrading Cisco UCS Performance Manager.

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    Title Description

    Cisco UCS Performance Manager Release Notes Describes known issues, fixed issues, and late-breakinginformation not already provided in the publisheddocumentation set.

    Documentation feedback

    To provide technical feedback on this document, or to report an error or omission, please send your comments toucs-docfeedback@cisco.com. We appreciate your feedback.

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    Welcome to Cisco UCS PerformanceManager 1

    Cisco UCS Performance Manager provides visibility from a single console into UCS components for performancemonitoring and capacity planning. It provides data center assurance of integrated infrastructures and ties applicationperformance to physical and virtual infrastructure performance. This allows you to optimize resources and deliverbetter service levels to your customers.

    Cisco UCS Performance Manager software is distributed as the following, self-contained packages:

    A self-installing ISO package for Microsoft Hyper-V systems A VMware OVA package for vSphere systems

    The packages include both the run-time environment (CentOS 6.5) and the application software, and are ready toinstall on virtual machines. Once a package is ins

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