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Field Notice: FN - 63200 - SCA-BB 3.5.0 - SCMS-SM RADIUS Listener Configuration Is Missing When Performing New Install

Field Notice: FN - 63200 - SCA-BB 3.5.0 - SCMS-SM RADIUS Listener Configuration Is Missing When Performing New Install

February 17, 2009


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Revision History

Revision Date Comment
1.1
17-FEB-2009
Revised steps in Workaround section.
1.0
06-FEB-2009
Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected Comments
SCE SCAS BB - 3.5.0
Service Control Application System BroadBand 

Problem Description

When performing a clean install of the Subscriber Manager (SM) version 3.5.0, the internal configuration file required by the RADIUS Listener (rpi.ini) is not loaded properly. Several features rely on the information stored in this internal file, such as, RADIUS Listener package association and property monitoring. These features do not work after performing a clean install as the configuration cannot be loaded.

This does not happen when the SM is upgraded from an earlier version to version 3.5.0, since the required internal configuration file already resides in the ~pcube/sm/server/root folder.

Background

For a new Subscriber Manager v3.5.0 installation, a configuration file required for the RADIUS Listener (rpi.ini) is not loaded properly.

Problem Symptoms

As the Radius Listener doesn't initialize properly, following error message shows up:
-bash-2.05b$ p3sm --load-config  
New configuration was not applied due to the following errors: 
Error - Missing mandatory property property_name in section [Radius.Property.AggregationObjectID]. 
Error - Missing mandatory property property_type in section [Radius.Property.AggregationObjectID]. 
-bash-2.05b$ 

Workaround/Solution

Workaround

1. Create rpi.ini file under sm root:

~pcube/sm/server/root/
2. Copy the below configuration to the rpi.ini file:
#----- start rpi.ini configuration ----- 


# Cisco System - Radius Listener Internal Configuration File For Engage 3.1.0   and up 

# Cisco Service Control Properties configuration sections

# (Property.name1,Property.name2,...,Property.XXX)

[Radius.Property.Package]

# SCA-BB property name

property_name = packageId

# the type of the property (type "integer" or "string" or "boolean")

property_type = integer

#-----------------------------------------------------------------------

[Radius.Property.AggregationObjectID]

# SCA-BB property name

property_name = monitor

# the type of the property (type "integer" or "string" or "boolean")

property_type = integer

#-----------------------------------------------------------------------

[Radius.Property.VirtualLinkUpstream]

# SCA-BB property name

property_name = upVlinkId

# the type of the property (type "integer" or "string" or "boolean")

property_type = integer

#-----------------------------------------------------------------------

[Radius.Property.VirtualLinkDownstream]

# SCA-BB property name

property_name = downVlinkId

# the type of the property (type "integer" or "string" or "boolean")

property_type = integer

#----- end rpi.ini configuration -----
3. Load the SM configuration with the p3sm command:
p3sm --load-config

Solution

Upgrade to a newer version once open referred DDTS is fixed.

DDTS

To follow the bug ID link below and see detailed bug information, you must be a registered customer and you must be logged in.

DDTS Description
CSCsx31806 (registered customers only) SM 3.5.0: RADIUS Listener configuration is not loaded on fresh install

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