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C H A P T E R 2


Cisco MGM is based on Cisco’s Element Management Framework (EMF) software, which operates in a distributed environment using a server and clients. This chapter describes the deployment options, software components, hardware requirements, and installation procedures for Cisco MGM, and identifies the Cisco EMF options that are important when you are installing Cisco MGM.

Deployment Options

The following types of deployment are available:

Server with local client. (See Figure 2-1.)A client can be local or remote. A local client is one that is running on the server itself.

Server with local and remote clients. (See Figure 2-2.)A remote client is running on a Sun workstation separate from the server.

Server with Local Client

Every deployment includes Cisco EMF erver and Cisco MGM extensions. Processes on the server keep track of the current state of the network, user access, and events. The Cisco EMF clients provide the user interface to the system. When you install a Cisco EMF server, you automatically add a local client. (See Figure 2-1.)

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Chapter 2 Installation

Deployment Options

Figure 2-1Server With Local Client

Local client:

Installed on the Cisco MGM server

Cisco MGM server

Element management domain

Management LAN/WAN

Network element domain







Network elements


Note You can also log on to the server from a PC runningX-windowemulation software, such as ReflectionX or Exceed.

Server with Remote Clients

A Cisco EMF deployment can have additional clients installed on separate workstations. (See Figure 2-2.)A client installation retrieves management information from the Cisco EMF server and

displays it on the user interface. Using clients that run on separate hosts frees system resources on the server and improves overall performance. You can install client software from a local CD ROM drive; you do not need to mount files across a network.

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