Cisco AVC Solution Guide for IOS XE Release 3.9
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Objective

Scope

Warranty

Audience

Organization

Conventions

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Preface


Revised: April 14, 2013, OL-29170-02

  

This preface describes the objectives, audience, organization, and conventions used in this guide and describes related documents that have additional information. It contains the following sections:

Objective

Audience

Organization

Conventions

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Objective

Scope

This guide provides an overview of Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC) and explains how to configure various Cisco AVC features for routers operating Cisco IOS XE.

Some information may not apply to your particular router model.

This guide does not provide step-by-step setup procedures for operating AVC with each management and reporting package. Refer to the documentation for your management and reporting tools, such as Cisco Prime Infrastructure or third-party tools, for step-by-step setup information.


Note The AVC solution is currently in limited availability (LA) to control customer adoption, gain more visibility about technical issues, and improve general usability for Cisco Prime Infrastructure throughout the LA period. To ensure the smoothest possible implementation, please contact the AVC support team at the following address as you plan your deployment: ask-avc-external@external.cisco.com


Warranty

For warranty, service, and support information, see the "Cisco One-Year Limited Hardware Warranty Terms" section in Readme First for the Cisco Aggregation Services Routers, which was shipped with your router.

Audience

This guide is intended for Cisco equipment providers, partners, and networking teams who are technically knowledgeable and familiar with Cisco routers and Cisco IOS software and features.

Organization

This guide is organized into the following sections.

Table 1 Organization

Chapter
Name
Description

Chapter 1

Business Overview

Describes how the Cisco AVC solution can address challenges faced by enterprise network administrators.

Chapter 2

Technology Overview

Overview of the Cisco AVC solution, including benefits, features, architecture, and interoperability.

Chapter 3

AVC Licensing and Feature Activation

Describes Cisco AVC licensing and feature activation, including temporary feature activation without a license.

Chapter 4

AVC Configuration

Describes configuration within the Cisco AVC solution, including examples.

Chapter 5

Troubleshooting

Procedures for resolving configuration issues.

Appendix A

AVC Supported Platforms and Interfaces

Platforms that support Cisco AVC, and interfaces that AVC supports.

Appendix B

New Exported Fields

New Flexible NetFlow (FNF) fields and the CLI used to retrieve the value of the fields.

Appendix C

DPI/L7 Extracted Fields

Deep packet inspection (DPI)/L7 extracted fields and the CLI used to retrieve the value of the fields.

Appendix D

Fields that Require Punt to the Route Processor

Media monitoring/metadata metrics that require punt to the record processor.

Appendix E

References

Related documentation.

Glossary

Glossary

Glossary of terms used in this guide.


Conventions

Table 2 lists the command conventions used in this documentations to convey instructions and information.

Table 2 Command Conventions

Convention
Description

bold font

Commands and keywords.

italic font

Variables for which you supply values.

[ ]

Optional keywords or arguments appear in square brackets.

{x | y | z}

Choice of required keywords appear in braces separated by vertical bars. You have to select one.

screen font

Examples of information displayed on the screen.

boldface screen font

Examples of information you have to enter.

< >

Nonprinting characters, for example: passwords, appear in angle brackets in contexts where italics are note available.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts appear in square brackets.



Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to additional information and material.



Caution This symbol means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.


Tip Means the following information will help you solve a problem. The tips information might not be troubleshooting or even an action, but could be useful information, similar to a Timesaver.


Related Documentation

For more information, see "References," or visit:

http://www.cisco.com/go/avc

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