Installation and Setup Guide for Cisco Broadband Access Center 4.1
Post-Installation Activities
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Post-Installation Activities

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Post-Installation Activities

Licensing Cisco BAC

Obtaining a Permanent License

To obtain a permanent license:

Obtaining an Evaluation License

Installing Your License File

Installing Your KDC License

Enabling a CNR Spoofing DNS Server

Configuring the Syslog Utility to Receive Alerts from Cisco BAC

Post-Installation Activities

This chapter describes the tasks that you perform after installing Cisco Broadband Access Center (Cisco BAC):

Licensing Cisco BAC

Enabling a CNR Spoofing DNS Server

Configuring the Syslog Utility to Receive Alerts from Cisco BAC

Licensing Cisco BAC

This Cisco BAC release enables licensing using a service file. These licenses allow you to provision a set number of services using Cisco BAC. Each service translates to three IP addresses provisioned in the system; thus, a 10,000 service license equates to 30,000 IP addresses. The license file that you receive will contain the number of IP addresses that are licensed, not the number of services that you purchased.

Cisco BAC allows permanent and evaluation licenses in the RDU at the same time. It allows you to install an evaluation license along with your existing permanent license. The evaluation license expires in a stipulated time period.

Caution Do not edit your license file. Changing the data in any way invalidates the license file.

You still require separate licenses for the following Cisco BAC components:


The KDC, if you configure your network to support voice technology

The DPE license is contained within the license file and licenses the DPE when you install the license file from the administrator user interface. The KDC license continues to be proprietary, as in previous Cisco BAC releases, and is licensed during Cisco BAC installation.

Obtaining a Permanent License

To request a permanent license, follow the procedure that Figure 1 depicts.

Figure 5-1

License Claim Process

Note With FlexLM licensing, you receive a Product Authorization Key (PAK) for each software CD package that you purchase. The PAK is affixed as a sticky label on the Software License Claim Certificate card that is included in your CD-ROM package.

To obtain a permanent license:

Step 1 Keep your PAK handy and access You must have a valid account to log in to this site.

Step 2 The Product License Registration website appears.

Step 3 Complete the steps detailed at the Product License Registration page.

Note During license registration, submit each PAK that you have received. For each PAK that you submit, a license file is generated and sent to you via e-mail.

Step 4 Once you receive your license file, install it using the procedure described in Installing Your License File.

Obtaining an Evaluation License

For an evaluation license, contact your Cisco representative, who will generate the necessary key from the Cisco licensing website and e-mail it to you. Once you receive your license file, install it using the procedure described in Installing Your License File.

Installing Your License File

Before installing your license file, ensure that you back up your licenses in case you have to reinstall the Cisco BAC software.

To install your permanent or evaluation license:

Step 1 Once you receive your license file, save each file to the local system on which you intend to launch your web browser.

Step 2 Launch your web browser on that system.

Step 3 Enter the administrator's location using this syntax:


machine_name—Identifies the computer on which the RDU is running.

Note To access the administrator user interface via HTTP over SSL, also known as HTTPS, enter:

port_number—Identifies the computer port on which the server side of the administrator application runs. The default port number is:

8100 for HTTP over TCP

8443 for HTTP over SSL

The main login page appears.

Step 4 Enter the default username (admin) and password (changeme).

Note If you are logging in for the first time, the Change Password screen appears. Enter a new password and confirm it.

Step 5 Click Login.

The Main Menu page appears.

Step 6 Click the license link at the top of the Main Menu page, or choose Configuration > License Keys.

The Manage License Keys page appears.

Step 7 In the License File field, enter the complete path to the location of the license file on your local system. Remember to include the name of the license file while specifying the pathname.

Or, click Browse and navigate to the license file.

Step 8 Click Add.

The details regarding the number of services and the DPEs that you are licensed to use appear.

Installing Your KDC License

Obtain a KDC license from your Cisco representative and then install it in the correct directory.

To install the KDC license file (bacckdc.license):

Step 1 Obtain your license file from your Cisco representative.

Step 2 Log in to the Cisco BAC host as root or non-root.

Step 3 Change to the BPR_HOME/kdc directory.

Step 4 Copy the license file to this BPR_HOME/kdc directory.

Caution Be careful not to copy the license file as an ASCII file. The file contains binary data susceptible to unwanted modification during an ASCII transfer.

Do not copy KDC license files between operating systems because the transfer process may damage the file.

Step 5 To restart the KDC server and make the changes take effect, run the bprAgent restart kdc command from the /etc/init.d directory.

Enabling a CNR Spoofing DNS Server

A spoofing DNS server redirects all DNS requests to the same IP address. You can enable spoofing to enforce a self-provisioning flow for a new subscriber.

For example, assume that a DNS host is, and has an IP address of Assume also that the web server with the self-provisioning flow is

On the DNS server, set the following parameters in CNR:

nrcmd> zone . delete
nrcmd> zone . create primary 
nrcmd> zone . addrr * a
nrcmd> save 
nrcmd> dns reload

When DNS reloads, the changes take effect.

On the DHCP server, set the following parameters in CNR:

nrcmd> policy unprovisioned setoption domain-name-servers 
nrcmd> policy unprovisioned setoption domain-name
nrcmd> save
nrcmd> dhcp reload

Configuring the Syslog Utility to Receive Alerts from Cisco BAC

You can configure the syslog file on any Cisco BAC component server to receive alerts and debugging information from the system.

Note Configuring the syslog file is an optional task.

Cisco BAC generates alerts through the Solaris syslog service. Syslog is a client-server protocol that manages the logging of information on UNIX. Cisco BAC syslog alerts are not a logging service; they notify that a problem exists, but do not necessarily define the specific cause of the problem. This information might reside in the appropriate Cisco BAC log files (rdu.log and dpe.log). If you choose to configure the syslog file, these alerts are directed to a separate log file.

For more information on error messages and alerts, see the Cisco Broadband Access Center Administrator Guide 4.1.

To configure the syslog utility on the CNR extension points and the RDU server:

Step 1 Log in, as root, on the CNR server.

Step 2 At the command line, create the log file.

For example:

# touch /var/log/bac.log 

Step 3 Open the /etc/syslog.conf file with a text editor, such as vi.

Step 4 Add this line to the /etc/syslog.conf file:        /var/log/bac.log

Note You must insert one or more tabs between the local6:info and /var/log/bpr.log information.

Step 5 Save and close the /etc/syslog.conf file.

Step 6 To force the syslog utility to accept the new configuration, enter:

# ps -ef  | grep syslogd
root    217    1    0    Jun 26    ?    0:00    /usr/sbin/syslogd
# kill -HUP 217

Note The process ID (PID) in this example is 217, but may change when you run ps -ef | grep syslogd. Use the correct output from that command as the input to kill -HUP.

Syslog is now ready to receive alerts from Cisco BAC.