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Changing Scale on Prime

I'm currently running Prime Inf 1.3 using a medium ova install. I have a device license of 2500.

Is there anything stopping me from upgrading to the large ova, or even  going to Prime 2.0 and the new Standard image?    


Changing Scale on Prime

Changing Scale on Prime

As your network grows, you will approach the maximum  device/interface/flow rating for your OVA. You will want to check on  this from time to time (for details, see and Checking on Device and Interface Usage and Checking on System Disk Usage).

If you find Prime Infrastructure is managing 80 per cent or more of your  system resources or of the counts recommended for the size of OVA you  have installed, Cisco recommends that you address this using one or more  of the following approaches, as appropriate for your needs:

Add disk —VMWare OVA technology enables you to add disk space to an existing  server easily. You will need to shut down the Prime Infrastructure  server and then follow the instructions VMWare provides on expanding physical disk space. Once you restart the virtual  appliance, Prime Infrastructure will make use of the additional disk  space automatically.

Limit collection—Not  all data Prime Infrastructure is capable of collecting will be of  interest to you. For example: If you are not using the product to report  on wireless radio performance statistics, you need not collect or  retain that data, and can disable the Radio Performance collection task.  Alternatively, you may decide that you need only the aggregated Radio  Performance data, and can disable retention of raw performance data. For  details on how to do this, see Controlling Background Data Collection Tasks.

Shorten retention—Prime  Infrastructure defaults set generous retention periods for all of the  data it persists and for the reports it generates. You may find that  some of these periods exceed your needs, and that you can reduce them  without negative effects. For details on this approach, see Controlling Report Storage and Cleanup and Controlling Data Retention.

Off load backups and reports —You can save space on the Prime Infrastructure server by saving reports and backups to a remote server. For details, see Setting Up Remote Repositories.

Migrate to a new server —Set  up a new server that meets at least the minimum RAM, disk space and  processor requirements of the next higher level of OVA. Backup your  existing system, then restore it to a VM on the higher-rated server. For  details, see Restoring From Backups.


Changing Scale on Prime


It's worth saying that you cannot send reports to an external server (or at least it isn't documented) in PI. The Administration -> System Settings -> Reports page may show a repository field but if you hover over the ? (or look at the 2.0 documentation) you can see it's limited to /localdisk/ftp/...

If you can and it's just not documented then  it'd be good if you could provide details.


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