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CS1000E Rls. 7.5 Installation

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6. Preconfigure and predeploy network elements

We added the CS1000 to the secure domain, doing this before deployment will preload some of the CS1000 deployment options...

Access Deployment Manager:

From the main UCM screen navigate to Network/Software Deployment. The first time visiting this screen you'll be prompted to enter the admin username and password.

Upload the .nai files:

Before pre-deploying applications, the NAI file(s) containing the software must be loaded. Copy the .nai file(s) to the installation USB memory stick, and plug the stick into a Deployment Server card USB port.

On the left click Software Loads.
Choose Deployment Server for the software location. This will produce another dropdown box with USB Device pre-selected. Click Browse. All available .nai files will be offered as options to upload. There should probably only be one file on the drive. Select the .nai file to upload and click Add Load. An upload from the USB drive may take about a minute. BEWARE: It's not unusual for uploads to fail. If the upload does fail, try it again!

Once the upload is successful, click Deployment View on the left.

The Deployment View main screen is made up of three drop down boxes on the top and a field of information below. The third drop down box, View, determines what is shown in the field below. In Servers view, you can see what Linux Servers and VxWorks Servers are configured. Before any assignments can be made under any other view, you must have the servers defined.

The next view option is the Network Services view. Here you can add IM Presence, MAS, NRS, SIP Trunk Bridge, and Subscriber Manager. The next view option is the CS1000 Systems view, sample image below, where the CS1000 system is added. In order to have applications associated with a CS1000, such as signaling server and Element Manager, there must be a CS1000 system.

The first drop down box along with one to three buttons to the right - depending on the view, provides options to add, edit, or delete components. The middle drop down box is only present in Servers view.

Proceed, to pre-deploy and pre-configure the backup security server, the CS1K, and all applications. With 3 CPDC cards, applications maybe defined as follows:

UCM0 - Element Manager Leader, NRS Primary, Subscriber Manager
UCM1 - Element Manager Follower, NRS Alternate

The Media Application Server (MAS) is a standalone unit, no other applications can be added to it.

Add the backup security server:

Note: If you had already joined the backup security server (UCM1) to the Secure Domain, it will already exist.

Add a VxWorks Call Server:

Note: If you had already joined the Call Server to the Secure Domain, it will already exist and just need configuring...

Add the NRS:

Add the signaling servers and Element Manager:

Back on the Deployment Server main screen in Servers view, the field on the lower part of the screen should show CPDC cards and CS1000 core(s). In the Status column the VxWorks Communications Servers (VxCS) remain preconfigured until registered, when they change to configured. The Linux servers stay predeployed until they are committed and deployed. The Predeployed Applications column displays the applications assigned to each Linux server. There are several columns to the right with useful information intuitively easy to understand.

Commit configuration then deploy applications on the primary security server:

The primary security server's status column will now show Deployed. The Deployed Applications column shows what applications, or services, reside on that server.

Apply the Service-pack:

Having deployed our applications, we can now load the Service-pack. The Service pack applies additional patches depending on the deployed applications, and so should always be run AFTER deployment.

Having previously uploaded the Service Pack (via SFTP) to /var/opt/nortel/patch/sp, we can now load and install it!

Login locally to each CPDC card, with admin2, and use the commands: spload <filename.zip>, followed by spins to install. The command spstat will display the Service pack status.

Always patch the PRIMARY UCM0 first, then the backup UCM1, followed by any Member servers.

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