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Cisco Business Dashboard & Probe Installation Guide for Linux

First Published: 2020-07-13

Last Modified: 2021-04-29

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C O N T E N T S

C H A P T E R 1

C H A P T E R 2

C H A P T E R 3

Cisco Business Dashboard Overview 1

About Cisco Business Dashboard 1

Audience 2

Related Documents 2

Terminology 2

System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard 3

System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard Probe 4

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard 7

Obtaining and Verifying Cisco Business Dashboard Software 7

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard with Ubuntu Linux 7

Removing Cisco Business Dashboard from Ubuntu Linux 8

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard Probe 9

Obtaining and Verifying Cisco Business Dashboard Probe Software 9

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard with Ubuntu Linux 9

Installing on a Raspberry Pi 10

Removing Cisco Business Dashboard from Ubuntu or Raspbian Pi OS 10

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Cisco Business Dashboard Overview

This chapter contains the following sections:

About Cisco Business Dashboard , on page 1

Audience, on page 2

Related Documents, on page 2

Terminology, on page 2

System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard, on page 3

System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard Probe, on page 4

About Cisco Business Dashboard

Cisco Business Dashboard provides tools that help you monitor and manage your Cisco Business network.

Cisco Business Dashboard automatically discovers your network, and allows you to configure and monitor all supported Cisco Business devices such as switches, routers, and wireless access points. It also notifies you the availability of firmware updates, and about any devices that are no longer under warranty or covered by a support contract.

Cisco Business Dashboard is a distributed application which is comprised of two separate components or applications: the main Cisco Business Dashboard application, also referred to as the Dashboard , and one or more instances of Cisco Business Dashboard Probe, also referred to as the Probe .

A single instance of Cisco Business Dashboard is installed at a convenient location in the network. From the

Dashboard user interface, you can get a high-level view of the status of all the sites in your network, or concentrate on a single site or device to see information specific to that site or device.

An instance of the Cisco Business Dashboard Probe is installed at each site in the network and associated with the Dashboard. The probe performs network discovery and communicates directly with each managed device on behalf of the Dashboard.

Certain network devices support being directly associated with the Dashboard and managed without a probe being present. When network devices are being managed directly in this way, all management functions are available for the device, but the network discovery process may not be as comprehensive as when a probe is present.

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Cisco Business Dashboard Overview

Audience

Audience

This guide is primarily intended for network administrators who are responsible for Cisco Business Dashboard software installation and management.

Related Documents

The documentation for Cisco Business Dashboard is comprised of a number of separate guides. These include:

• Installation Guides

The following table lists all the installation guides for Dashboard software that can be deployed on different platforms. Refer the path provided in the location column for details:

Supported Platforms Location

Ubuntu Linux

(Dashboard and Probe) and Raspbian Linux

(Probe only)

This document

Amazon Web Services Cisco Business Dashboard & Probe Installation Guide for Amazon Web

Services

Oracle VirtualBox

Microsoft Hyper-V

Cisco Business Dashboard & Probe Installation Guide for Oracle VirtualBox

Cisco Business Dashboard & Probe Installation Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

VMWare vSphere,

Workstation and Fusion

Cisco Business Dashboard & Probe Installation Guide for VMWare

• Quick Start Guide —This provides details on performing the initial setup for Cisco Business Dashboard using the most commonly selected options. Refer to Cisco Business Dashboard Quick Start Guide .

• Administration Guide —This is a reference guide that provides details about all the features and options provided by the software and how they may be configured and used. Refer to Cisco Business Dashboard

Administration Guide .

• Device Support List —This list provides details of the devices supported by Cisco Business Dashboard and the features available for each device type. For a list of all the devices supported by Cisco Business

Dashboard, refer to Cisco Business Dashboard - Device Support List .

Terminology

Term

Hyper-V

Description

A virtualization platform provided by Microsoft Corporation.

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Term

Open Virtualization Format (OVF)

Description

A TAR archive containing one or more virtual machines in OVF format. It is a platform-independent method of packaging and distributing Virtual Machines (VMs).

Open Virtual Appliance or Application

(OVA) file

Package that contains the following files used to describe a virtual machine and saved in a single archive using .TAR packaging:

• Descriptor file (.OVF)

• Manifest (.MF) and certificate files (optional)

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi OS

VirtualBox

Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)

Virtual Machine (VM)

A very low cost, single board computer developed by the Raspberry

Pi Foundation. For more information, see https://www.raspberrypi.org/ .

Formally known as Raspbian, the Raspberry Pi OS is a

Debian-based linux distribution optimized for the Raspberry Pi.

For more information, see https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/ .

A virtualization platform provided by Oracle Corporation.

Virtual hard disk is a disk image file format for storing the complete contents of a hard drive.

A virtual computing environment in which a guest operating system and associated application software can run. Multiple VMs can operate on the same host system concurrently.

A virtualization platform provided by VMWare Inc.

• VMWare ESXi

• VMWare Fusion

• vSphere Server

• VMWare Workstation vSphere Client User interface that enables users to connect remotely to vCenter

Server or ESXi from any Windows PC. You can use the primary interface for vSphere Client to create, manage, and monitor VMs, their resources, and the hosts. It also provides console access to

VMs.

System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard

Cisco Business Dashboard is distributed as an installer for use with the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

To run Cisco Business Dashboard under Ubuntu Linux, your environment must be running one of the following

Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) releases on a 64-bit Intel architecture platform:

• Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus (Cisco Business Dashboard versions 2.2.x and 2.3.x)

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System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard Probe

• Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa (Cisco Business Dashboard versions 2.3.x and above)

Cisco recommends using the Ubuntu server distribution and only installing packages required by Cisco

Business Dashboard.

The following table lists the compute resources required for Cisco Business Dashboard based on the number of devices under management:

Table 1: Cisco Business Dashboard Compute Resource Requirements

#Device Supported

Up to 300

Up to 2500

# vCPU

2

12

RAM

4GB

24GB

Disk Space

60GB

60GB

Cisco Business Dashboard is administered through a web user interface. To use this interface, your browser must be one of the following:

• Apple Safari (macOS only)—2 most recent major versions

• Google Chrome—Latest version

• Microsoft Edge—2 most recent major versions

• Mozilla Firefox—Latest version

Note When using Safari, check that the certificate from Cisco Business Dashboard Probe is set to Always Trust .

Otherwise, certain functions that depend on the use of secure websockets are expected to fail. This is a limitation of the Safari web browser.

Your network must allow all instances of Cisco Business Dashboard Probe and directly managed network devices to establish TCP connectivity with Cisco Business Dashboard. For more details on the ports and protocols used, see Frequently Asked Questions in the Cisco Business Dashboard Quick Start Guide .

System Requirements for Cisco Business Dashboard Probe

Cisco Business Dashboard Probe is distributed as installers for use with the following operating systems:

• Ubuntu Linux distribution running on a 64-bit Intel architecture platform

• Raspberry Pi OS (formally Raspbian) Linux distribution running on a Raspberry Pi

To run the Cisco Business Dashboard Probe on the Ubuntu Linux operating system, your environment must meet the following requirements:

• Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus (Cisco Business Dashboard Probe versions 2.2.x and 2.3.x)

• Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa (Cisco Business Dashboard Probe versions 2.3.x and above)

• CPU: 1x 64-bit Intel architecture

• Memory: 512MB

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• Disk space: 5GB

To run the Cisco Business Dashboard Probe on a Raspberry Pi, your environment must meet the following requirements:

• Hardware: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B/B+ or Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

• Disk space: 5GB

• OS: Raspberry Pi OS (formally Raspbian) Buster

Cisco Business Dashboard Probe is administered through a web user interface. To use this interface, your browser must be one of the following:

• Apple Safari (macOS only)—2 most recent major versions

• Google Chrome—Latest version

• Microsoft Edge—2 most recent major versions

• Mozilla Firefox—Latest version

Cisco Business Dashboard Probe monitors and accesses the network devices that meet the following requirements:

• Must be in the same subnet as the PC that is running the Probe, or be directly attached to a managed device and reachable via TCP/IP

• Must be a Cisco Business or Cisco Small Business 100 to 500 series device

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Cisco Business Dashboard Overview

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Installing Cisco Business Dashboard

This chapter contains the following sections:

Obtaining and Verifying Cisco Business Dashboard Software, on page 7

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard with Ubuntu Linux, on page 7

Removing Cisco Business Dashboard from Ubuntu Linux, on page 8

Obtaining and Verifying Cisco Business Dashboard Software

Cisco Business Dashboard is distributed as an installer for use with the Ubuntu Linux distribution. To obtain the Linux installer, navigate to https://www.cisco.com/go/cbd-sw . Ensure you select the correct installer for your operating system version.

The Linux installer has been signed by Cisco to ensure that the software has not been tampered with. The

Linux installer automatically verifies the cryptographic signature of the package during execution and prior to installation. If the signature verification fails, an error is reported and the installation process aborts. Signature verification is also performed if an upgrade is being performed automatically by the Cisco Business Dashboard application.

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard with Ubuntu Linux

Once you have obtained the Cisco Business Dashboard software, you may install it using the following steps:

1.

Ensure you have a working Ubuntu Linux environment available to host the application. For assistance in setting up Ubuntu Linux, consult the Ubuntu Linux documentation ( https://help.ubuntu.com/ ). The tutorial at https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/install-ubuntu-server may provide a useful starting point.

2.

Copy the installer file to the Ubuntu Linux PC.

3.

Execute the installer using the command sh <filename of installer> . For example, sh cisco-business-dashboard-2.3.0-ubuntu-focal-amd64.sh

. If necessary, enter your password at the sudo prompt.

After the installation process completes, the Cisco Business Dashboard application will start automatically.

Refer to the Cisco Business Dashboard Quick Start Guide for details of how to access the application and perform initial setup.

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Removing Cisco Business Dashboard from Ubuntu Linux

Removing Cisco Business Dashboard from Ubuntu Linux

To remove Cisco Business Dashboard and all its dependencies from an Ubuntu system but retain the

Dashboard’s configuration, do the following:

1.

Log on to the operating system using either the console or SSH.

2.

Enter the command sudo apt-get autoremove cisco-business-dashboard and follow the prompts.

To completely remove Cisco Business Dashboard, its dependencies and configuration from an Ubuntu system, do the following:

1.

Log on to the operating system using either the console or SSH.

2.

Enter the command sudo apt-get --purge autoremove cisco-business-dashboard and follow the prompts.

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Installing Cisco Business Dashboard Probe

An instance of Cisco Business Dashboard Probe is required for each site in your network that you want to manage. The Probe discovers the network, collects performance and configuration data from the discovered devices, and reports that information back to the Dashboard.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Obtaining and Verifying Cisco Business Dashboard Probe Software, on page 9

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard with Ubuntu Linux, on page 9

Installing on a Raspberry Pi, on page 10

Removing Cisco Business Dashboard from Ubuntu or Raspbian Pi OS, on page 10

Obtaining and Verifying Cisco Business Dashboard Probe

Software

Cisco Business Dashboard Probe is provided as a virtual machine image, and as installers for use with the following operating systems:

• Ubuntu Linux distribution running on an Intel architecture PC

• Raspberry Pi OS (formally Raspbian) Linux distribution running on a Raspberry Pi

To obtain the Linux installers, navigate to https://www.cisco.com/go/cbd-sw . Ensure you select the correct installer for your operating system version.

The Linux installers have been signed by Cisco to ensure that the software has not been tampered with. The

Linux installer automatically verifies the cryptographic signature of the package during execution and prior to installation. If the signature verification fails, an error is reported and the installation process aborts. Signature verification is also performed if an upgrade is being performed automatically by the Cisco Business Dashboard

Probe application.

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard with Ubuntu Linux

Once you have obtained the Cisco Business Dashboard Probe software, you may install it using the following steps:

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Installing Cisco Business Dashboard Probe

Installing on a Raspberry Pi

1.

Ensure you have a working Ubuntu Linux environment available to host the application. For assistance in setting up Ubuntu Linux, consult the Ubuntu Linux documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/ ). The tutorial at https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/install-ubuntu-server may provide a useful starting point.

2.

Copy the installer file to the Ubuntu Linux PC.

The network interface of the Linux system should be connected to a VLAN containing the management interfaces for at least one of the network devices. If the Probe is not directly connected to at least one network device, it may be unable to fully discover the network.

3.

Execute the installer using the command sh <filename of installer> . For example sh cbd-probe-2.3.0-ubuntu-focal-amd64.signed.sh

. If necessary, enter your password at the sudo prompt.

After the installation process completes, the Probe application will start automatically. Refer to the Cisco

Business Dashboard Quick Start Guide for details on how to access the application and perform the initial setup.

Installing on a Raspberry Pi

Once you have obtained the Cisco Business Dashboard Probe software, you may install it using the following steps:

1.

Download the Raspberry Pi OS (formally Raspbian) image available at https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/ . The 'lite' image is recommended to maximize the performance of the Probe.

2.

Prepare the Raspberry Pi using the installation guide at https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/README.md

.

3.

Copy the Cisco Business Dashboard Probe Raspberry Pi OS installer file to the Raspberry Pi.

The network interface of the Raspberry Pi should be connected to a VLAN containing the management interfaces for at least one of the network devices. If the Probe is not directly connected to at least one network device, it may be unable to fully discover the network.

4.

Execute the installer using the command sh <filename of installer> . For example, sh cbd-probe-2.3.0-raspbian-buster-armhf.signed.sh

. If necessary, enter your password at the sudo prompt.

After the installation process completes, the Probe application will start automatically. Refer to the Cisco

Business Dashboard Quick Start Guide for details of how to access the application and perform initial setup.

Removing Cisco Business Dashboard from Ubuntu or Raspbian

Pi OS

To remove Cisco Business Dashboard Probe and all its dependencies from an Ubuntu or Raspbian Pi OS system and retain the Probe’s configuration, do the following:

1.

Log on to the operating system using either the console or SSH.

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2.

Enter the command sudo apt-get autoremove cisco-business-dashboard-probe and follow the prompts

To completely remove Cisco Business Dashboard Probe, its dependencies and configuration from an Ubuntu or Raspbian system, do the following:

1.

Log on to the operating system using either the console or SSH.

2.

Enter the command sudo apt-get --purge autoremove cisco-business-dashboard-probe and follow the prompts.

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Removing Cisco Business Dashboard from Ubuntu or Raspbian Pi OS

Installing Cisco Business Dashboard Probe

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