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Ask The Expert: Understanding, Implementing, and Troubleshooting Cisco Prime Network

Ask questions and learn about Cisco Prime Network with Cisco experts Vignesh Rajendran Praveen and Jaminder Singh Bali.

Cisco Prime Network is and  Cisco Prime Network provides cost-effective device operation, administration and network fault management for today’s complex and evolved programmable networks (EPNs). It is a single solution to support both the traditional physical network components, as well as compute infrastructure, and the virtual elements found in data centers. Automated configuration and change management combined with advanced troubleshooting and diagnostics greatly help service providers enable proactive service assurance. Additionally, the flexible and extensible architecture is designed to support the multivendor environment, helping to lower operational costs.

This event runs January 5 through January 16, 2015.

Vignesh Rajendran Praveen is a High Touch Engineer with the Focused Technical Services team supporting Cisco's major Service Provider customers in Routing, Switching, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technologies and Cisco Prime Network related issues. Previously at Cisco he has worked as a Network Consulting Engineer for Enterprise Customers and as a Customer Support Engineer for Service Provider customers. He has been in the networking industry for ten years and holds CCIE certification (#34503) in the Routing and Switching as well as Service Provider tracks.

Jaminder Singh Bali is a Customer Support Engineer working in SP-NMS TAC team, supporting Cisco's major service provider customers in Cisco Prime Network, Performance and Prime Central related issues. His areas of expertise include Oracle, Linux and NMS applications. He has been in the industry for past six years.

 

Remember to use the rating system to let the experts know if you have received an adequate response. 

The Experts might not be able to answer each question due to the volume expected during this event. Remember that you can continue the conversation in Network Infrastructure community, sub-community, LAN, Switching and Routing discussion forum shortly after the event. This event lasts through January 16, 2015. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other community members.

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Hi Karthi,It is possible to

Hi Karthi,

It is possible to implement Prime Network without unit server. The AVMs 101 & above where the VNEs for the respective network elements are modeled can be hosted in the Prime Network Gateway server, provided there is enough memory. By this way we can avoid the unit server. But this way of implementation may not scale well & could be suitable only for small networks.

 

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Thanks & Regards,

Vignesh R P

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Hi,Are all Cisco devices

Hi,

Are all Cisco devices supported by Prime Network ?

Thanks,

Jerome

 

Hello Jerome, A variety of

Hello Jerome,

 

A variety of Cisco devices are supported by the the Cisco Prime Network. I would encourage you to go through the below links on the user guide depending the version of Cisco Prime Network being used.

"Cisco Prime Network Supported Cisco Virtual Network Elements (VNEs)"

"Cisco Prime Network Supported Cisco VNEs - Addendum"

Below is the link for the user guide.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/cloud-systems-management/prime-network/products-user-guide-list.html

 

Hope this would help in providing you more clarity.

 

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Thanks & Regards,

Vignesh R P

 

Hi Vignesh,It was useful

Hi Vignesh,

It was useful.

Thanks,

Jerome

 

 

So can Cisco Prime Network

So can Cisco Prime Network support non Cisco Products ?

Thanks,

Jerome

Hi Jerome,Cisco Prime Network

Hi Jerome,

Cisco Prime Network is capable of supporting other vendor devices like Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei etc.

 

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Thanks & Regards,

Vignesh R P

 

 

 

Thanks a lot Vignesh.

Thanks a lot Vignesh.

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  - Why focus on 2 products

 

 - Why focus on 2 products and or what are the core differences between prime network and prime infrastructure ?

M.

Hi, Prime Infrastructure is a

Hi,

 

Prime Infrastructure is a discovery engine with element management capacity like an EMS. It is more suitable for the Enterprise customers to manage individual elements.

Whereas Prime Network provides end to end management of the complete network. It is a NMS suitable for Service Provider customers.

 

 

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Thanks & Regards,

Vignesh R P

 

 

Collaborator

Vignesh,I do not really get

Vignesh,

I do not really get the difference between  Prime Network and Prime Infrastructure from your explanation. If I mangage all individual elements of a network I also manage the complete network from end to end so where is the difference ? Is there a difference in functionallity (config  management, alarming, etc.)? At least it seems to me that Prime Network still supports legacy devices where Prime Infra only supports latest devices (even not Cat 2970, 3550)

regards,

Martin

Hi Martin,The Cisco Prime

Hi Martin,

The Cisco Prime Network supports core communication protocols/technologies like MPLS TE, MPLS VPN, ISIS, OSPF etc used between the Network Elements whereas Cisco Prime Infrastructure is not capable of the same. For example if ISIS between two routers goes down in the network, Prime Network would create a ticket for this and all the events leading to the protocol going down would be correlated under the ticket. Once ISIS comes up this ticket would be cleared.

Hope this explanation provides more clarity.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Vignesh R P

 

 

 

Collaborator

Thanks, yes, this makes it

Thanks, yes, this makes it clearer.

regards,

Martin 

  

Beginner

Hi experts, I was wondering

Hi experts,

 

I was wondering how would I be able to use Cisco Prime LMS version 4.2.2 to push shutdown commands only to ports that are "notconnect" across my entire network?

 

Sandy

Hi Sandy, This thread is

Hi Sandy,

 

This thread is meant for discussion related to Cisco Prime Network. Cisco Prime LMS is outside the scope of this thread and we would like to remain within the scope, for the sheer reason of not diluting this thread.

 

Apologies for the same & thanks a lot for understanding.

 

Warm Regards,

Vignesh R P

Hello,Kindly confirm if it is

Hello,

Kindly confirm if it is possible to implement Cisco Prime Network without Unit Servers.

Regards,

Karthi

 

 

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