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  • Cisco Video Surveillance Virtual Machine Deployment and Recovery Guide for UCS Platforms, Release 7

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  • Cisco Video Surveillance OL-28101-08

    C O N T E N T S

    Preface iii

    Revision History iii

    Audience iv

    Command Syntax Conventions iv

    C H A P T E R 1 Deploying Cisco Video Surveillance Virtual Machines on the UCS Platforms 1-1

    Contents 1-1

    Introduction 1-2 Audience 1-2 Logical Topology 1-3 Summary Steps 1-3 Requirements 1-5

    Platform Requirements 1-5 vSphere Client Requirements 1-5

    Obtaining the Software Images 1-7

    Installing and Configuring the Cisco VSM Virtual Machine 1-9 Installing the Cisco VSM Virtual Machine 1-9 Verify the VMFS Maximum Heap Size 1-13 Adding Hard Disks for Media Storage 1-14 Defining the VLAN for the VM 1-20 Configuring NTP Servers on the Blade 1-22

    Powering On the Cisco VSM Virtual Machine 1-25

    Change the Default VM Password 1-26 Release 7.5 and Later: CLI Method 1-26 Release 7.2 and Earlier: GUI method 1-27

    Creating Video Repositories 1-28 Usage Notes 1-28 Understanding the Integration Script 1-29 Understanding Mount Points 1-29 Internal and External Storage Limitations 1-29 Obtaining the Storage Partition Script 1-29

    32-bit Red Hat OS (Release 7.0 to Release 7.2) 1-29 64-bit Red Hat OS (Release 7.5 and Higher) 1-30

    Understanding the Script Options 1-31

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    Release 7.5 and Later: Adding Storage Partitions 1-31 Run the Script With No Options 1-31 Run the Script with the Restore Option 1-34

    Release 7.2 and Earlier: Adding Storage Partitions 1-36 External Storage Script: Release 7.2 and Earlier: 1-36 Internal Storage CLIs: Release 7.2 and Earlier 1-41

    Completing the Initial Server Setup Using the Management Console 1-43 Usage Notes 1-43 Default Network Settings 1-43 Complete the Setup Wizard 1-44

    (Optional for Release 7.2 and Earlier) Using the Guest OS to Configure the VM Network Settings 1-45

    Testing Network Connectivity 1-48

    C H A P T E R 2 Recovering Cisco Video Surveillance VMs on the Cisco UCS Platforms 2-1 Assumptions 2-1 Summary Steps 2-2 Detailed Instructions: Recovering the VSM on the UCS 2-3

    C H A P T E R 3 Configuring HA for Cisco VSM Operations Manager Release 7 VM Deployments 3-1

    Scope 3-1

    Overview 3-2 Logical Design 3-2

    Configuration 3-3 Checklist 3-4 Cluster Configuration 3-4 Configuring vSphere HA Parameters 3-6

    Host Monitoring 3-6 Admission Control 3-7 Virtual Machine Options 3-7 VM Monitoring 3-8 Datastore Heartbeating 3-10

    Observation 3-10 Cluster Status 3-10 Host Status 3-11 Virtual Machine Status 3-12

    Licensing & Support 3-12

    Verification 3-12

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  • Preface

    Last Updated: May 1, 2014

    This document includes instructions to deploy a virtualized Cisco Video Surveillance server on a supported Cisco Unified Computing System platform. This document also includes instructions to recover a virtual machine image (.OVA), and configure high availability.

    Revision History Table 1 Cisco Video Surveillance API Programming Guide Revision History

    Release Revision Date Change Summary

    Release 7.0.0 November, 2012 Initial draft.

    Release 7.0.1 March, 2013 Added Release 7.0.1 support.

    Release 7.0.1 May, 2013 • Added support for the Cisco UCS E-Series platform,

    • Added Recovery instructions (see the “Recovering Cisco Video Surveillance VMs on the Cisco UCS Platforms” section).

    • Added VM HA instructions (see the “Configuring HA for Cisco VSM Operations Manager Release 7 VM Deployments” section).

    • Updated the “Related Documentation” section.

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  • Audience This document is intended for use by Cisco System Engineers, Cisco Advanced Services Engineers, Physical Security Advanced Technology Provider (ATP) partners, and technical field staff that are developing and implementing VSM Release 7.5 or later in a virtualized environment.

    A successful implementation also requires additional knowledge in the following areas:

    • VMware vSphere (version 5.0)

    • Cisco UCS platform installation and management

    • Cisco Video Surveillance Release 7.5 installation and configuration

    Command Syntax Conventions Table 2 describes the syntax used with the commands in this document.

    Release 7.5 March, 2014 • Added Release 7.2 and 7.5 OVA support.

    • Revised the Deployment instructions for the following:

    – Added “Verify the VMFS Maximum Heap Size”

    – Added “Change the Default VM Password”

    – Added CLI instructions to “Change the Default VM Password”

    – Revised “Creating Video Repositories” for instructions to use a script.

    – Updated the “Requirements” for Release 7.5 and additional 7.0-7.2 requirements.

    – Updated “Adding Hard Disks for Media Storage” for Release 7.2 and earlier to add a paravirtual type SCSI controller to the virtual machine to control the video storage volumes.

    – Revised “Completing the Initial Server Setup Using the Management Console” to include the initial network setup.

    – Updated the “Internal and External Storage Limitations”

    – Numerous minor changes and edits

    Table 1 Cisco Video Surveillance API Programming Guide Revision History (continued)

    Release Revision Date Change Summary

    Table 2 Command Syntax Guide

    Convention Description

    boldface Commands and keywords.

    italic Command input that is supplied by you.

    [ ] Keywords or arguments that appear within square brackets are optional.

    { x | x | x } A choice of keywords (represented by x) appears in braces separated by vertical bars. You must select one.

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