CSS Basic Configuration Guide (Software Version 7.20)
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

How to Use This Guide

Related Documentation

Symbols and Conventions

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Documentation CD-ROM

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Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

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Technical Assistance Center

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Preface


This guide provides instructions for the basic configuration of the Cisco 11500 Series Content Services Switch (CSS). Information in this guide applies to all CSS models except where noted. For information on CSS administration, refer to the Cisco Content Services Switch Administration Guide. For configuration information on advanced features, refer to the Cisco Content Services Switch Advanced Configuration Guide.

The CSS software is available in a Standard or optional Enhanced feature set. The Enhanced feature set contains all of the Standard feature set and also includes Network Address Translation (NAT) Peering, Domain Name Service (DNS), Demand-Based Content Replication (Dynamic Hot Content Overflow), Content Staging and Replication, and Network Proximity DNS. Proximity Database and Secure Management, which includes Secure Shell Host and SSL strong encryption for the Device Management software, are optional features.


Note You must enter a Standard software license key when you boot the CSS for the first time. For details about activating a CSS software option, refer to the Cisco Content Services Switch Administration Guide.


This preface describes the following topics:

Audience

How to Use This Guide

Related Documentation

Symbols and Conventions

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Audience

This guide is intended for the following trained and qualified service personnel who are responsible for configuring the CSS:

Web master

System administrator

System operator

How to Use This Guide

This guide is organized as follows:

Chapter
Describes How to

Chapter 1, Configuring Services

Create and configure services. This chapter also contains an overview on the association between services, owners, and content rules.

Chapter 2, Configuring Owners

Create and configure owners. This chapter also describes how to configure owner attributes such as a DNS balance type, address, billing information, case sensitivity, and DNS type.

Chapter 3, Configuring Content Rules

Create and configure content rules. This chapter also describes how to assign a content rule to an owner, configure a virtual IP address, add a service to a content rule, and activate, suspend, and remove a content rule.

Chapter 4, Configuring Sticky Parameters for Content Rules

Configure sticky parameters for content rules such as subnet mask, inactive timeout, string range, string operation, string prefix and string skip length.

Chapter 5, Configuring Source Groups, ACLs, EQLs, URQLs, NQLs, and DQLs

Configure source groups, access control lists, Extension Qualifier Lists, Uniform Resource Locator Qualifier Lists, Network Qualifier Lists, and Domain Qualifier Lists.

Chapter 6, Configuring HTTP Header Load Balancing

Configure HTTP header load balancing including creating a header field group, configuring a header field entry, associating a header field group to a content rule, and showing header field groups.

Chapter 7, Configuring Caching

Configure content caching for proxy, reverse proxy, and transparent caching configurations.


Related Documentation

In addition to this document, the Content Services Switch documentation set includes the following:

Document Title
Description

Release Note for the
Cisco 11500 Series Content Services Switch

This release note provides information on operating considerations, caveats, and CLI commands for the Cisco 11500 series CSS.

Cisco 11500 Series Content Services Switch Hardware Installation Guide

This guide provides information for installing, cabling, and booting the 11500 series CSS. In addition, this guide provides information about CSS specifications, cable pinouts, and troubleshooting.

Cisco Content Services Switch Administration Guide

This guide describes how to perform administration tasks on the CSS, including booting and logging in to the CSS, upgrading your CSS software, and configuring the following:

Management ports, interfaces, and circuits

DNS, ARP, RIP, IP, and bridging features

OSPF protocol

Logging, including displaying log messages and interpreting sys.log messages

User profile and CSS parameters

SNMP

RMON

Offline Diagnostic Monitor (Offline DM) menu

Cisco Content Services Switch Advanced Configuration Guide

This guide describes how to perform advanced CSS configuration tasks, including:

Domain Name Service (DNS)

DNS Sticky

Content Routing Agent

Client Side Accelerator

Network proximity

VIP and virtual IP interface redundancy

Box-to-box redundancy

Demand-based content replication and content staging and replication

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) termination with the SSL Acceleration Module

Firewall load balancing

CSS scripting language

XML documents to configure the CSS

Cisco Content Services Switch Command Reference

This guide provides an alphabetical list of all CSS CLI commands including syntax, options, and related commands.

Cisco Content Services Switch Device Management User's Guide

This guide provides an overview on using the Device Management user interface, an HTML-based Web application that you use to configure and manage a CSS.


Symbols and Conventions

This guide uses the following symbols and conventions to identify different types of information.


Caution A caution means that a specific action you take could cause a loss of data or adversely impact use of the equipment.


Warning A warning describes an action that could cause you physical harm or damage the equipment.



Note A note provides important related information, reminders, and recommendations.


Bold text indicates a command in a paragraph.

Courier text indicates text that appears on a command line, including the CLI prompt.

Courier bold text indicates commands and text you enter in a command line.

Italic text indicates the first occurrence of a new term, a book title, emphasized text, or variables for which you supply values.

1. A numbered list indicates that the order of the list items is important.

a. An alphabetical list indicates that the order of the secondary list items is important.

A bulleted list indicates that the order of the list topics is unimportant.

An indented list indicates that the order of the list subtopics is unimportant.

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