Intelligent Services Gateway Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3S (Cisco ASR 1000)
Service Gateway Interface
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Service Gateway Interface

Service Gateway Interface

The Service Gateway Interface (SGI) feature implements a web services interface to access the policy, subscriber, and session management functionality of the Intelligent Services Gateway (ISG). It allows application developers to author subscriber management applications using commonly available commercial and open source protocols, encoding, and toolkits.

ISG is a framework of components for the policy-based control of sessions and services on network devices. The SGI feature comprises the data model for policy and associated elements and the operational interface to provision, update, delete, and control activation of those policies.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest caveats and feature information, see Bug Search Tool and the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the feature information table at the end of this module.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Information About Service Gateway Interface

ISG

ISG is a Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XE software feature set that provides a structured framework in which edge devices can deliver flexible and scalable services to subscribers. See "Overview of ISG" for further information.

BEEP

Block Extensible Exchange Protocol (BEEP) is a protocol standard that is scalable, efficient, simple, extensible, and robust. BEEP is a framework for designing application protocols.

Benefits of SGI

SGI is a protocol that allows software to be controlled using third-party applications, toolkits, and development platforms for web services.

The SGI feature is a common model that can express ISG provisioning in many languages, and it is easy to use.

How to Enable Service Gateway Interface

Configuring BEEP Listener Connection

Perform this task to enable SGI.

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    sgi beep listener [ port][ acl access-list][ sasl sasl-profile][ encrypt trustpoint]

    4.    end


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Router> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Router# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 sgi beep listener [ port][ acl access-list][ sasl sasl-profile][ encrypt trustpoint]


    Example:
    Router(config)# sgi beep listener 2089
     

    Enables the SGI feature.

     
    Step 4 end

    Example:
    Router(config)# end
     

    Exits global configuration mode.

     

    Troubleshooting SGI

    Perform this task to troubleshoot the SGI.

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    enable

      2.    show sgi [session| statistics]

      3.    debug sgi [error| info| xml| gsi| isg-api| all]

      4.    test sgi xml filename


    DETAILED STEPS
      Step 1   enable

      Enables privilege EXEC mode. Enter your password if prompted.

      Step 2   show sgi [session| statistics]

      Displays information about current SGI session. This command shows information about SGI sessions that have been started and are currently running, including the running state. It also shows statistical information about SGI sessions that have been started and are currently running. The following is sample output from this command:



      Example:
      Router# show sgi session
      sgi sessions: open 1(max 10, started 15
      session id:1;started at 9:08:05; state OPEN
      
      Router# show sgi statistics
      sgi statistics
      total messages received 45
      current active messages 5; maximum active messages 7
      total isg service requests 4
      current active services 2; maximum active services 2
      sgi process statistics
      process sgi handler 1
      pid 95, cpu percent (last minute) 1, cpu runtime 10(msec), memory accocated 4200 (bytes)
      
      Step 3   debug sgi [error| info| xml| gsi| isg-api| all]

      Enables debugging of SGI sessions. The following is sample output from this command when all debugging has been enabled:



      Example:
      Router# debug sgi all
      Router# show debug
      
      SGI:
      SGI All debugging is on
      SGI Errors debugging is on
      SGI XML debugging is on
      SGI Informational debugging is on
      SGI Generic Service Interface debugging is on
      SGI ISG_API Events debugging is on
      SGI ISG_API Errors debugging is on
      Router#
      Router#
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.364: SGI: Session created, session Id 7
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.372: sgi beep listen app beep[0x66245188]: frame_available: type=M number=1 answer=-1 more=* size=1400
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.372: sgi beep listen app beep[0x66245188]: Content-Type: application/xml
      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      ...
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.372: sgi beep listen app beep[0x66245188]: frame_available: type=M number=1 answer=-1 more=. size=111
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.372: sgi beep listen app beep[0x66245188]: gitypes:policyGroup>
      </objects>
      </sgiops:insertPolicyObjectsRequest>
      ...
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.372: SGI: GSI message received, msgid 1, session 7
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.376: SGI: XML parsed successfully, request insertPolicyObjectsRequest, msgid 1
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.376: SGI: authentication request sent to AAA
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.376: SGI: req = [0x67454088] authentication succeeded
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.376: SGI: Processing insertPolicyObjectsRequest
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.376: SGI: insertPolicyObjectsRequest processing policyGroup:VPDN1, type 1, result: 0
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.376: SGI: Processing insertPolicyObjectsResponse
      *Jul 1 20:55:11.376: SGI: GSI message sent, msgid 1, session 7
      *Jul 1 20:55:12.088: sgi beep listen app beep[0x66245188]: close confirmation: status=+ no error origin=L scope=C
      *Jul 1 20:55:12.088: SGI: Session terminating, session Id 7
      
      Step 4   test sgi xml filename

      Verifies the format ofan SGI XML request. The XML file must be copied to the router before it can be used.


      Configuration Examples for Service Gateway Interface

      Configuring BEEP Listener Connection Example

      The following example shows how to configure the BEEP listener connection. The port number is set to 2089.

      enable
      configure terminal
      sgi beep listener 2089

      Additional References

      Related Documents

      Related Topic

      Document Title

      ISG commands

      Cisco IOS Intelligent Services Gateway Command Reference

      Overview of ISG

      Intelligent Services Gateway Configuration Guide

      Standards

      Standard

      Title

      None

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      MIBs

      MIB

      MIBs Link

      • None

      To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

      http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​go/​mibs

      RFCs

      RFC

      Title

      None

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      Feature Information for Service Gateway Interface

      The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

      Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

      Table 1 Feature Information for Service Gateway Interface

      Feature Name

      Releases

      Feature Information

      Service Gateway Interface

      Cisco IOS XE Release 2.2

      The SGI implements a web services interface to access the policy, subscriber, and session management functionality of ISG.

      The following commands were introduced or modified: debug sgi, sgi beep listener, show sgi, test sgi xml.