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Cisco Configuration Professional Quick Start Guide

Table Of Contents

Cisco Configuration Professional
Quick Start Guide

Task 1: Download the Cisco CP Files

Task 2: Configure the Router for Cisco CP

Copying the Default Configuration File to Router NVRAM

Entering the Configuration Commands Manually

Configure the Switch for Cisco CP

Entering the Configuration Commands Manually

Task 3: Configure the IP Address on the PC

Task 4: Connect the PC to the Router

Task 5: Run the Cisco CP Express Wizard

Task 6: Verify the Initial Configuration

Task 7: Install Cisco CP

Task 8: Start Using Cisco CP

Creating a Community and Adding Devices

Creating an Initial Configuration of a Feature

Editing a Configuration

You're Done! Where to Go from Here

For More Information About Cisco CP and About Your Router

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Cisco Configuration Professional
Quick Start Guide


April 29, 2011

This document explains how to start using Cisco Configuration Professional Express (Cisco CP Express) and Cisco Configuration Professional (Cisco CP).

Cisco Configuration Professional (Cisco CP) is a GUI based device management tool for Cisco access routers. This tool simplifies routing, firewall, IPS, VPN, unified communications, WAN and LAN configuration through GUI based easy-to-use wizards.

Cisco CP is a valuable productivity enhancing tool for network administrators and channel partners for deploying routers with increased confidence and ease. It offers a one-click router lockdown and an innovative voice and security auditing capability to check and recommend changes to router configuration. Cisco CP also monitors router status and troubleshoots WAN and VPN connectivity issues.

Cisco CP Express is a light weight version of Cisco CP. You can use Cisco CP Express to configure basic security features on the router's LAN and WAN interfaces. Cisco CP Express is available on the router Flash memory.

This document shows you how to set up a PC to connect to the router, give the router an initial network configuration using Cisco CP Express, and then begin using Cisco CP.

This document is intended for users with one of the ordering options (SKU) listed in Table 1, and for users who download these configuration tools from Cisco.com. Refer to the Release Notes for Cisco Configuration Professional for information about supported routers, web browsers, and plug-ins.

Cisco CP ordering options are provided to suit a variety of deployments. Table 1 describes the Cisco CP ordering options, the deployment each supports, and how this document can be used.

Table 1 Cisco CP Ordering Options 

ORDERING OPTION (SKU)
CD and Configuration File
Which Task Sections You Can Use
CCP-CD

This option lets you use Cisco CP Express to set up an individual router when you receive it, and to install Cisco CP from the CD and begin using it.

Cisco CP CD?

Yes. The Cisco CP CD is provided.

Default Configuration File in NVRAM?

Yes. A default configuration file is in NVRAM, so the router will have a basic configuration with an IP address on startup.

Default Configuration File in Flash?

Yes. The router can be set to factory defaults using the Factory Defaults feature in Cisco CP Express.

You can use the following task sections of this document:

Task 3: Configure the IP Address on the PC

Task 4: Connect the PC to the Router

Task 5: Run the Cisco CP Express Wizard

Task 6: Verify the Initial Configuration

Task 7: Install Cisco CP

Task 8: Start Using Cisco CP

CCP-CD-NOCF

This option gives you the flexibility of loading a configuration on the router by using a TFTP server or by other means, and allows for batch configuration. If you start a console session, the Setup Command Facility starts automatically.

Cisco CP CD?

Yes. The Cisco CP CD is provided.

Default Configuration File in NVRAM?

No. If a console session is established with the router, the Setup Command Facility starts automatically

Default Configuration File in Flash?

Yes. The router can be set to factory defaults using the Factory Defaults feature in Cisco CP Express.

You can use the following task sections of this document:

Task 2: Configure the Router for Cisco CP

Task 7: Install Cisco CP

Task 8: Start Using Cisco CP

CCP-EXPRESS

This option lets you use Cisco CP Express to set up an individual router when you receive it. If you want Cisco CP, you can download it from www.cisco.com.

Cisco CP CD?

No. The Cisco CP CD is not provided. If you want to use Cisco CP, you can download it from the following page:

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

Default Configuration File in NVRAM?

Yes. A default configuration file is in NVRAM, so the router will have a basic configuration with an IP address on startup.

Default Configuration File in Flash?

Yes. The router can be set to factory defaults using the Factory Defaults feature in Cisco CP Express.

You can use the following task sections of this document:

Task 1: Download the Cisco CP Files

Task 3: Configure the IP Address on the PC

Task 4: Connect the PC to the Router

Task 5: Run the Cisco CP Express Wizard

Task 6: Verify the Initial Configuration

Task 7: Install Cisco CP

Task 8: Start Using Cisco CP

CCP-EXPRESS-NOCF

This option gives you the flexibility of loading a configuration on the router by using a TFTP server or by other means, and allows for batch configuration. If you start a console session, the Setup Command Facility starts automatically.

Cisco CP CD?

No. The Cisco CP CD is not provided. If you want to use Cisco CP, you can download it from the following page:

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

Default Configuration File in NVRAM?

No. If a console session is established with the router, the Setup Command Facility starts automatically

Default Configuration File in Flash?

Yes. The router can be set to factory defaults using the Factory Defaults feature in Cisco CP Express. Cisco CP is not shipped with the router.

You can use the following task sections of this document:

Task 1: Download the Cisco CP Files

Task 2: Configure the Router for Cisco CP

Task 7: Install Cisco CP

Task 8: Start Using Cisco CP


Task 1: Download the Cisco CP Files

This task section explains how to download the Cisco CP files. See the following table to determine if you need to use this section.

Who Should Use this Section

If you did not receive the CD, but you want to install and use Cisco CP, use this section.

Who Can Skip this Section

If you received the CD, skip this section, and go to Task 2: Configure the Router for Cisco CP.


To download Cisco CP, complete the following tasks:


Step 1 Open a web browser and go to the following link:

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

Step 2 In the Support box, click Download Software.

Step 3 If a web page is displayed that asks for your Cisco.com credentials, enter them in this page, and click Log In. If you need to obtain Cisco.com credentials, click Register at the top of the page, and then return to this page.

Step 4 In the Download page that allows you to select a release, choose the release that you want to download.

Step 5 In the Download page for the release that you chose, click the link Cisco-config-pro-k9-pkg-N_N-ln.zip to download Cisco CP. In this filename, N_N represents the version number and ln represents the language. If you wanted English-language Cisco CP 1.1, you would click on the link Cisco-config-pro-k9-pkg-1_1-en.zip.

Step 6 Save the downloaded file to the PC.


This package will be used in Task 7: Install Cisco CP.

Task 2: Configure the Router for Cisco CP

This task section explains how to configure the router to support Cisco CP Express and Cisco CP.


Note The tasks that follow can also be accomplished using the Application > Setup New Device option in Cisco CP by connecting the PC to the console port of the device. See the topic Device Wizard in the Cisco Configuration Professional User Guide 2.5 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9422/products_user_guide_list.html for more details.


Who Should Use this Section

If your ordering option does not include a configuration file in NVRAM, and you want to use Cisco CP Express or Cisco CP, use this section.

Who Can Skip this Section

If your ordering option includes a configuration file in NVRAM, you can skip this section. The router is configured to support Cisco CP Express and Cisco CP.



Note Make sure that the PC on which Cisco CP Express and Cisco CP is installed can connect to the router using its IP address.


Cisco CP Express and Cisco CP require the following basic configuration in order to connect to the router and manage it.

An http or https server must be enabled with local authentication.

A local user account with privilege level 15 and accompanying password must be configured.

Vty line with protocol ssh/telnet must be enabled with local authentication. This is needed for interactive commands.

An http timeout policy must be configured with the parameters shown in the following procedure to avoid a known launch issue with Cisco CP.

The PC on which Cisco CP is to run and the interface through which Cisco CP will be launched must be configured with IP addresses from the same subnet.

There are two ways that you can ensure that the router configuration meets these requirements:

You can copy the default configuration file from router Flash memory to router NVRAM. Each ordering option provides the default configuration file in router Flash memory. To use this method, see Copying the Default Configuration File to Router NVRAM.

You can use the Cisco IOS CLI to enter the necessary configuration commands. To use this method, see Entering the Configuration Commands Manually.

Copying the Default Configuration File to Router NVRAM

If you want to start with a factory default configuration that is designed to support Cisco CP, you can use the procedure in this section. The factory default configuration includes all the commands necessary to support Cisco CP and configures an Ethernet interface with the IP address 10.10.10.1.

To copy the default configuration file from router Flash memory to NVRAM, complete the following steps.:


Step 1 Log on to the router through the Console port or through an Ethernet port.

Step 2 If you use the Console port, and no running configuration is present in the router, the Setup command Facility starts automatically, and displays the following text:

--- System Configuration Dialog ---

Continue with configuration dialog? [yes/no]:

Enter no so that you can enter Cisco IOS CLI commands directly.

If the Setup Command Facility does not start automatically, a running configuration is present, and you should go to the next step.

Step 3 When the router displays the user EXEC mode prompt, enter the enable command, and the enable password, if one is configured, as shown below:

Router> enable
password password
Router#

Step 4 To identify the default configuration file, enter the show flash command. The filename is of the form cpconfig-modelnumber.cfg, where modelnumber represents the router series. For example the configuration file name for the Cisco 860 and 880 series routers is cpconfig-8xx.cfg.

Router# show flash
-#- --length-- -----date/time------ path
1      2903 Apr 15 2008 20:34:48 +00:00 cpconfig-8xx.cfg
2      115712 Apr 15 2008 20:34:50 +00:00 home.tar
3      2279424 Apr 15 2008 20:34:54 +00:00 cpexpress.tar
Router#

Step 5 To copy the default configuration file to router NVRAM, enter the copy flash: nvram: command, as shown in the following example:

Router# copy flash:cpconfig-8xx.cfg nvram:

When the default configuration file is in NVRAM, it becomes the router startup configuration.

Step 6 To make the new startup configuration the running configuration, so that the router can support Cisco CP, enter the copy startup-config running-config command, as shown in the following example:

Router# copy startup-config running-config


Entering the Configuration Commands Manually

If you don't want to use the factory default configuration because the router already has a configuration, or for any other reason, you can use the procedure in this section to add each required command to the configuration.

To enter the Cisco IOS commands manually, complete the following steps:


Step 1 Log on to the router through the Console port or through an Ethernet port.

Step 2 If you use the Console port, and no running configuration is present in the router, the Setup command Facility starts automatically, and displays the following text:

--- System Configuration Dialog ---

Continue with configuration dialog? [yes/no]:

Enter no so that you can enter Cisco IOS CLI commands directly.

If the Setup Command Facility does not start automatically, a running configuration is present, and you should go to the next step.

Step 3 When the router displays the user EXEC mode prompt, enter the enable command, and the enable password, if one is configured, as shown in the following example:

Router> enable
password password

Step 4 Enter config mode by entering the config terminal command, as shown in the following example.

Router> config terminal
Router(config)# 

Step 5 Using the command syntax shown, create a user account with privilege level 15.

Router(config)# username name privilege 15 secret 0 password

Step 6 If no router interface is configured with an IP address, configure one so that you can access the router over the network. The following example shows the interface Fast Ethernet 0 configured.

Router(config)# int FastEthernet0
Router(config-if)# ip address 10.10.10.1 255.255.255.248
Router(config-if)# no shutdown
Router(config-if)# exit

If you are going to connect the PC directly to the router, the PC must be on the same subnet as this interface.

Step 7 Configure the router as an http server for nonsecure communication, or as an https server for secure communication.

To configure the router as an http server, enter the ip http server command shown in the example:

Router(config)# ip http server

To configure the router as an https server, enter the ip http secure-server command shown in the example:

Router(config)# ip http secure-server

Step 8 Configure the router for local authentication, by entering the ip http authentication local command, as shown in the example:

Router(config)# ip http authentication local

Step 9 Configure the http timeout policy as shown in the example:

Router(config)# ip http timeout-policy idle 60 life 86400 requests 10000

Step 10 Configure the vty lines for privilege level 15. For nonsecure access, enter the transport input telnet command. For secure access, enter the transport input telnet ssh command. An example of these commands follows:

Router(config)# line vty 0 4
Router(config-line)# privilege level 15
Router(config-line)# login local
Router(config-line)# transport input telnet
Router(config-line)# transport output telnet
Router(config-line)# transport input telnet ssh
Router(config-line)# transport output telnet ssh
Router(config-line)# exit
Router(config)# line vty 5 15
Router(config-line)# privilege level 15
Router(config-line)# login local
Router(config-line)# transport input telnet
Router(config-line)# transport output telnet
Router(config-line)# transport input telnet ssh
Router(config-line)# transport output telnet ssh
Router(config-line)# end


Configure the Switch for Cisco CP

This task section explains how to configure the switch to support Cisco CP.


Note The tasks that follow can also be accomplished using the Application > Setup New Device option in Cisco CP by connecting the PC to the console port of the device. See the topic Device Wizard in the Cisco Configuration Professional User Guide 2.5 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9422/products_user_guide_list.html for more details.



Note Make sure that the PC on which Cisco CP is installed can connect to the switch using its IP address.


Cisco CP require the following basic configuration in order to connect to the switch and manage it.

An http or https server must be enabled with local authentication.

A local user account with privilege level 15 and accompanying password must be configured.

Vty line with protocol ssh/telnet must be enabled with local authentication. This is needed for interactive commands.

An http timeout policy must be configured with the parameters shown in the following procedure to avoid a known launch issue with Cisco CP.

The PC on which Cisco CP is to run and the interface through which Cisco CP will be launched must be configured with IP addresses from the same subnet.

You can use the Cisco IOS CLI to enter the necessary configuration commands. To use this method, see Entering the Configuration Commands Manually.

Entering the Configuration Commands Manually

To enter the Cisco IOS commands manually, complete the following steps:


Step 1 Log on to the switch through the Console port or through an Ethernet port.

Step 2 If you use the Console port, and no running configuration is present in the switch, the Setup command Facility starts automatically, and displays the following text:

---System Configuration Dialog---

Continue with configuration dialog? [yes/no]:

Enter no so that you can enter Cisco IOS CLI commands directly.

If the Setup Command Facility does not start automatically, a running configuration is present, and you should go to the next step.

Step 3 When the switch displays the user EXEC mode prompt, enter the enable command, and the enable password, if one is configured, as shown in the following example:

Switch> enable
password password

Step 4 Enter config mode by entering the config terminal command, as shown in the following example.

Switch> config terminal
Switch(config)# 

Step 5 Using the command syntax shown, create a user account with privilege level 15.

Switch(config)# username name privilege 15 secret 0 password

Step 6 If IP Address is not configured, configure one so that you can access the switch over the network. The following example shows the IP Address configured on interface Vlan1.

Switch(config)# interface Vlan1
Switch(config-if)# ip address 10.10.10.1 255.255.255.248
Switch(config-if)# no shutdown
Switch(config-if)# exit

If you are going to connect the PC directly to the switch, the PC must be on the same subnet as this interface.

Step 7 Configure the switch as an http server for nonsecure communication, or as an https server for secure communication.

To configure the switch as an http server, enter the ip http server command shown in the example:

Switch(config)# ip http server

To configure the switch as an https server, enter the ip http secure-server command shown in the example:

Switch(config)# ip http secure-server

Step 8 Configure the switch for local authentication, by entering the ip http authentication local command, as shown in the example:

Switch(config)# ip http authentication local

Step 9 Configure the http timeout policy as shown in the example:

Switch(config)# ip http timeout-policy idle 60 life 86400 requests 10000

Step 10 Configure the vty lines for privilege level 15. For nonsecure access, enter the transport input telnet command. For secure access, enter the transport input telnet ssh command. An example of these commands follows:

Switch(config)# line vty 0 4
Switch(config-line)# privilege level 15
Switch(config-line)# login local
Switch(config-line)# transport input telnet
Switch(config-line)# transport output telnet
Switch(config-line)# transport input telnet ssh
Switch(config-line)# transport output telnet ssh
Switch(config-line)# exit
Switch(config)# line vty 5 15
Switch(config-line)# privilege level 15
Switch(config-line)# login local
Switch(config-line)# transport input telnet
Switch(config-line)# transport output telnet
Switch(config-line)# transport input telnet ssh
Switch(config-line)# transport output telnet ssh
Switch(config-line)# end

Task 3: Configure the IP Address on the PC

This task section explains how to configure an IP address on the PC so that you can connect to Cisco CP Express and begin configuring the router.

Who Should Use this Section

If you are setting up a new router, and want to use Cisco CP Express to give the router a basic configuration, use this section.

Who Can Skip this Section

If you don't want to use Cisco CP Express to give the router a basic configuration, you can skip this section.


The default configuration file assigns an IP address to a LAN interface on the router, and you must configure the PC to be on the same subnet as the router LAN interface. If the router is a fixed-interface model, it is configured as a DHCP server, and the PC must be configured to accept an IP address automatically. If the router can accept modular interfaces, it is not configured as a DHCP server, and you must configure the PC with a static IP address on the same subnet as the router.

To configure the IP address on the PC, complete the following steps:


Step 1 Find your router model number in Table 2. Note the required IP address configuration for the PC.


Note If the router model you want to configure does not appear in Table 2, see the Release Notes for Cisco Configuration Professional for updated information.


Table 2 Required PC IP Address Configurations

Router Model
DHCP Server
Required PC IP Address Configuration

Cisco 815, Cisco 85x, Cisco 86x, Cisco 87x, Cisco 88x, Cisco 891, Cisco 892, Cisco 180x, Cisco 1805, Cisco 1811 and 1812

Yes

Obtain an IP address automatically.

Cisco 1841, Cisco 1861, Cisco 28xx, Cisco 38xx

No

Static IP address from 10.10.10.2 to 10.10.10.6

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.248


Step 2 Configure the IP address on the PC.

If the PC runs Microsoft Windows XP, complete the following steps to display the Internet Protocol TCP/IP Properties dialog:

a. Click Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Local Area Connection.

b. In the item list, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

c. Click Properties.

d. Go to Step 3.

If the PC runs Microsoft Windows Vista, complete the following steps to display the Internet Protocol TCP/IP Properties dialog:

a. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.

b. In the Tasks column on the left, click Manage network connections.

c. In the Network Connections screen, click Local Area Connection.

d. In the Networking tab of the Local Area Connection Properties dialog, select Internet Protocol Version 4, and click Properties.

e. Go to Step 3.

Step 3 In the General tab, configure the IP address.

To configure the PC to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server, click Obtain an IP address automatically. See Figure 1.

Figure 1 Configuring the PC To Obtain an IP Address Automatically

Click OK to close the dialog.

To configure the PC with a static IP address of 10.10.10.2 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.248, complete the following steps in the General Tab:

Click Use the following IP address. See Figure 2.

Figure 2 Configuring the PC with a Static IP Address

In the IP address field, enter the following IP address:

10.10.10.2

In the Subnet mask field, enter the following subnet mask:

255.255.255.248

Click OK to close the dialog.


Task 4: Connect the PC to the Router

This task section explains how to cable the PC to the router to perform initial configuration.

Who Should Use this Section

If you are setting up a new router, and want to use Cisco CP Express to give the router a basic configuration, use this section.

Who Can Skip this Section

If you want to use Cisco CP to manage a router that is already in use, you can skip this section.


Cable the PC to the router as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3 Connect the PC to the Router Using an Ethernet Cable

Figure 3 shows a general example. Use the information in Table 3 to connect the PC Ethernet port to the correct router Ethernet port.


Note If the router model you want to connect to does not appear in Table 3, see the router hardware installation guide for information.


Table 3 Router Ethernet Ports 

Router Model
Cable Type
Connect the Ethernet Cable to the Port Shown

Cisco 815

Straight-through
(packed with router)

 
   

Connect to any ACT Lnk port.

 

Cisco 850 series
Cisco 860 series
Cisco 870 series
Cisco 880 series

Straight-through
(packed with router)

 
   

Connect to any LAN port.

 

Cisco 1801
Cisco 1802
Cisco 1803

Straight-through
(packed with router)

 
   

Connect to any SWITCH port.

 

Cisco 1805

Straight-through
(packed with router)

 
   

Connect to any PWR Lnk port.

 

Cisco 1811
Cisco 1812

 

 
   

Connect to any SWITCH port.

 

Cisco 1841

Cisco 1861

Crossover, or straight-through with Ethernet switch

(Not included with router)

 
   

Connect to FE 0/0.

 

Cisco 2800

Crossover, or straight-through with Ethernet switch

(Not included with router)

   

Connect to FE 0/0.

Connect to GE 0/0.

Cisco 3800

Crossover, or straight-through with Ethernet switch

(Not included with router)

   

Connect to GE 0/0.

Connect to GE 0/0.


Task 5: Run the Cisco CP Express Wizard

This task section explains how to run the Cisco CP Express wizard to give the router a basic configuration.

Who Should Use this Section

If you are setting up a new router, and want to use Cisco CP Express to give the router a basic configuration, use this section.

Who Can Skip this Section

If you want to use Cisco CP to manage a router that is already in use, you can skip this section.


Cisco CP Express is a Cisco CP program that lets you quickly configure the router LAN and Internet connections. After you use Cisco CP Express to give the router these basic connections, you can use Cisco CP for more complex configurations. Cisco recommends that you use the Cisco CP Express wizard to configure the following features:

Router name

Username and passwords

LAN IP address

DHCP server, if needed.

Although you can use the wizard to configure a WAN connection, a firewall, and security settings, it is not required that you do so. Cisco CP provides wizards to help you configure these features.

To use the Cisco CP Express wizard, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Open a web browser on the PC, disable any active popup blockers, and enter the following URL:

http://10.10.10.1

Step 2 Enter the username cisco, and the password cisco in the login window. If other login windows appear during the startup process, enter the same credentials (cisco/cisco). See the Tip section if the login window does not appear.


Tip If the launch page does not appear when you enter the URL http://10.10.10.1, test the connection between the PC and the router by doing the following:

Check that the Power LED on the router is on, and that the LED for the port to which you connected the PC is on, indicating an active Ethernet connection between the router and the PC. If this LED is not lit, verify that you are using a crossover cable to connect the PC to the router, or that you are using a straight-through cable between the router and the switch.

Verify that the web browser "work offline" option is disabled. In Internet Explorer, click the File menu, and verify that the "work offline" option is unchecked.

Verify that the files cpexpress.tar, home.tar, and home.shtml files are loaded into flash memory. Open a Telnet session to 10.10.10.1, entering the username cisco and the password cisco. Enter the show flash command to display the files that are loaded in flash memory.


Note For security reasons, the username cisco and password cisco will expire the first time they are used. Before you log off the router, be sure to enter this Cisco IOS command:

username username privilege 15 secret 0 password

Replace username and password with the username and password that you want to use. This command creates a new user with privilege level 15 and a password for that user. If you do not do this, you will not be able to log into the router after you end the session. Use the new credentials that you create for future sessions, instead of using the username cisco and password cisco.


Verify that the PC IP address is properly configured. Some routers require that the PC obtain an IP address automatically and some require that it be configured with a static IP address. Find your router in Table 2 to determine how the PC should be configured.


When you connect to the router, the Cisco CP Express Launch page (Figure 4) appears, followed by one or more certificate windows. The version shown in this figure is an example only.


Note The version shown on the launch page that you see may be different.


Figure 4 Cisco CP Express Launch Page

Step 3 Click Yes, or click Grant to accept the certificates.

Step 4 The Cisco CP Express Overview page appears and then the Cisco CP Express Wizard page is also displayed (Figure 5). Click Next to begin configuring the router.

Figure 5 Cisco CP Express Overview and Wizard Pages


Tip The Cisco CP Express wizard will ask you to enter an enable secret password to control access to Cisco IOS software. Be sure to write down or remember the enable secret password that you enter. It is not shown in the Enable Password field or in the Summary window, and it cannot be reset without erasing the router configuration. You are also asked to change the router's LAN IP address from its default value.


Step 5 When the Summary window appears, write down the LAN IP address, the username and the user password that you entered, and click Finish. You will need this information to reconnect to the router to perform additional configuration.

Step 6 Exit Cisco CP Express and complete "Task 6: Verify the Initial Configuration" to reconfigure the PC and reconnect to your router, using the new IP address that you gave to the LAN interface.


Task 6: Verify the Initial Configuration

This task section explains how to verify the initial configuration performed with Cisco CP Express.

Who Should Use this Section

If you used Cisco CP Express to give the router a basic configuration, use this section.

Who Can Skip this Section

If you did not use Cisco CP Express to give the router a basic configuration, you can skip this section.


To verify the initial configuration by reconnecting to Cisco CP Express, complete the following tasks:


Step 1 Ensure that the IP address of the PC is on the same subnet as the router LAN interface. The steps to follow depend on whether the PC must be configured to obtain an IP address automatically, or whether it must be configured with a static IP address.

To configure the PC to obtain an IP address automatically, do the following:

a. Go to the Internet Protocol Properties General Tab by following the instructions in Task 3: Configure the IP Address on the PC.

b. Click Obtain an IP address automatically, as shown in Figure 1. Click OK to close the dialog.

c. Click Start > Run.

d. In the Run field, enter the command cmd.

e. In the displayed command window, enter the ipconfig /release command followed by the ipconfig /renew command to obtain a new IP address from the router. When you enter these commands you get output similar to the following:

C:\> ipconfig /release
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
			Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : somename.com
			IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
			Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
			Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\> ipconfig /renew
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
			Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : somename.com
			IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.147
			Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
			Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1


Note You must enter the ipconfig /release command and the ipconfig /renew command even if the PC was originally configured to accept an IP address automatically.


To configure the PC with a new static IP address, do the following:

a. Go to the Internet Protocol Properties General Tab by following the instructions in Task 3: Configure the IP Address on the PC.

b. Click Use the following IP address. Enter the new IP address and subnet mask. An example is shown in Figure 6.

c. Click OK to close the dialog.

Figure 6 Configuring the PC with a New Static IP address

Step 2 Open a web browser and enter the new IP address that you gave the router LAN interface.

http://new-IP-address

For example, if you gave the LAN interface the IP address 192.0.2.1, you would enter the command http://192.0.2.1 in the browser.

Step 3 Enter the username and password that you specified for the router when you completed the Cisco CP Express wizard.

Figure 7 Cisco CP Express Overview Window

If the Cisco CP Express overview window is displayed, you have validated the LAN interface configuration.

Step 4 Test the Internet (WAN) connection that you configured by opening another web browser window and connecting to a website. If you can connect to a website, such as www.cisco.com, your WAN connection works properly. If you cannot, you can use Cisco CP Express or Cisco CP to correct your WAN settings.

Step 5 Go to "Task 7: Install Cisco CP" to install Cisco CP.


Task 7: Install Cisco CP

This task section explains how to install Cisco CP on a PC so that you can use it to manage routers.

Who Should Use this Section

If you want to install Cisco CP on your PC to manage routers, use this section.

Who Can Skip this Section

If you don't need to use Cisco CP, you can skip this section.


You can install Cisco CP on a PC using the CD, or using the Cisco CP download file from www.cisco.com. The download file has the same contents as the CD. First, locate the installation file, and then start the installation wizard.


Note If you are installing Cisco CP on a PC that uses the Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition operating system or the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, be sure to install while using Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition or Microsoft Windows 7 in administrator mode. You can do this by following the Microsoft Windows instructions to create an administrative account, and then logging on to the PC using that account name and password before installing Cisco CP. Failure to do this will require you to right-click on the Cisco CP icon or menu item, and choose Run as administrator each time you want to run Cisco CP.


Complete the following tasks to install Cisco CP on a PC:


Step 1 If you are using the Cisco CP CD place it in the CD drive, and, from the PC desktop, click My Computer. If you downloaded Cisco CP from the www.cisco.com, go to the folder in which you unpacked the download file, and then skip to Step 3.

Step 2 CD users double-click the CD drive icon in the My Computer window, for example DVD/CD-RW Drive (D:).

Step 3 All users locate the installation file Cisco-config-pro-k9-N_N-ln.exe, where N_N is the version number, and ln is the language. For example, the installation file for English language Cisco CP 1.1 is Cisco-config-pro-k9-1_1-en.exe.

If you are installing from the CD, this file is in the root folder.

If you are installing from the Cisco Configuration Professional package that you downloaded, unzip the archive and locate this file.

Step 4 Double-click the installation file. The Cisco CP Installshield wizard displays the first screen (Figure 8) The version shown in this figure is an example only.


Note The version shown on the screen that you see may be different.


Figure 8 Cisco CP Installshield Splash Screen

Step 5 When the Welcome window appears (Figure 9), click Next to begin the installation.

Figure 9 Welcome Window

Step 6 In the screens that follow, review the license terms, and choose where you want to install Cisco CP. In the Ready to Install screen, click Next to begin copying the files to the PC.

Step 7 In the Install Options screen, choose where you want to create shortcuts for Cisco CP, then click Next.

Step 8 In the Install Complete screen (Figure 10), click Run Cisco Configuration Professional.

Step 9 To get an overview of Cisco CP, click Read Getting Started Guide.

Figure 10 Install Options

Step 10 Click Finish. Cisco CP displays the screen in Figure 11. If you clicked Read Getting Started Guide, the Getting Started Guide PDF launches in another window.The version shown in Figure 11 is an example only.


Note The version that you see on your computer may be different.


Figure 11 Cisco Configuration Professional Splash Screen


Note Cisco CP requires Internet Explorer 6.0 or later and non-debug Adobe Flash Player Version 10.0 or later to work. If the PC on which you downloaded Cisco CP has Internet Explorer but does not have Adobe Flash Player installed on it, Cisco CP opens a web browser pointing to the Adobe website http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. Download the Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer, and then start Cisco CP.


Step 11 Read the section "Task 8: Start Using Cisco CP" to learn how to create a community of devices and how to use Cisco CP to configure them.


Task 8: Start Using Cisco CP

This task section describes how to start using Cisco CP.

Who Should Use this Section

If you installed Cisco CP on your PC to manage routers, use this section.

Who Can Skip this Section

If you did not install Cisco CP, you can skip this section.



Note There are training videos available on the Cisco CP CD. To run the videos, click on the file ciscocp-video.html and choose the video clips that you want to view.


Cisco CP works with device communities. A community consists of one or more devices that you specify by providing their IP addresses and login credentials. After you create the community, you can begin working with the devices in it.

This section contains the following parts:

Creating a Community and Adding Devices

Creating an Initial Configuration of a Feature

Editing a Configuration

Creating a Community and Adding Devices

Procedure

Use this procedure to create a community, add devices to it, and discover all the devices in a community.


Step 1 Use the Manage Community dialog box to create communities. The Manage Community dialog box automatically displays when you start Cisco CP and a community called, New Community, is created by default. See Figure 12.

Figure 12 Manage Community

You can also open the Manage Community dialog box in the following ways:

From the toolbar, click the Manage Community icon.

From the menu bar, choose Application > Manage Community.

Step 2 In the Manage Community dialog box, enter the IP address or hostname; and the username and password information for the devices that you want to configure. See example in Figure 13.

Figure 13 Manage Community With IP Address and Credentials

If you enter the default username cisco and default password cisco, the Change Default Credentials dialog box opens. For security reasons, you must change the default credentials to new credentials.

Step 3 If you want Cisco CP to connect securely with the device, check the Connect Securely check box.

When you check the Connect Securely check box, HTTPS port 443 and SSH port 22 information is automatically added to the device. To view the port information, click the down-arrow next to the Connect Securely check box.

If you did not check the Connect Securely check box, the HTTP port 80 and Telnet port 23 information is automatically added to the device. To view the port information, click the down-arrow next to the Connect Securely check box.

Step 4 If you want to change the default port information, click it, and then enter a new port value.


Note Make sure that Cisco CP can access the device at the specified secure or non-secure ports.


Step 5 If you want Cisco CP to discover all the devices in a community, check the Discover All Devices check box. If you want, you can choose to discover the devices later, from the Community View page.

Step 6 Click OK. The Community View page opens. It displays the information about the devices in the community. See Figure 14.


Creating an Initial Configuration of a Feature

This section provides a procedure for configuring a router interface. It is provided as an example of how you create an initial configuration of a feature using Cisco CP.


Step 1 To start, choose the community that the device belongs to, and click OK. The Community View page (Figure 14) is displayed.

Figure 14 Community View Page

Step 2 In the Community View page, choose the device that you want to work with, and click Discover. Depending on network conditions, Cisco CP may take several minutes to discover the device. If you want to work with additional devices in the community, choose them and click Discover.

Step 3 To begin configuring a discovered device, select a device from the Select Community Member drop-down list, and then click the Configure button. Figure 15 shows the Configure tree in the left pane.

Figure 15 Configure Tree

Step 4 In the Configure tree choose the configuration task that you want to perform. The screen for that task appears in the right pane. Figure 16 shows the Interfaces and Connections screen.

Figure 16 Interfaces and Connections

The Interfaces and Connections screen has a Create Connection Tab and an Edit Connection/Interface tab. The Create tabs in Cisco CP screens provide access to smart wizards that guide you through the configuration and that let you know if changes you are making will conflict with the existing configuration. The Edit tabs provide access to screens with additional settings. It is a good practice to create a starting configuration using the wizards, and then to examine the configuration in the screens available from the Edit tab and make any further changes that you need.

Step 5 To begin using a wizard, click the Create or the Launch button provided on the Create tab. The wizard welcome screen is displayed, which describes the tasks you will perform. Figure 17 shows the ADSL connection wizard Welcome screen.

Figure 17 ADSL Connection Wizard Welcome Screen

Step 6 To begin configuration using the wizard, click Next. Figure 18 shows the ADSL Encapsulation screen, which allows you to choose the type of encapsulation to use.

Figure 18 ADSL Encapsulation Screen

Step 7 Choose or enter the values for which the screen prompts you.

Step 8 To complete the wizard, use the Next button to move to subsequent screens and complete them. When you have entered all required values, the wizard displays the summary screen. This screen displays the values that you have entered. Figure 19 shows the ADSL Connection Summary screen.

Figure 19 ADSL Connection Summary Screen

Step 9 Review the information. If you want to change anything, click Back to return to the screen in which you need to make changes, make them, and then return to the Summary screen.

Step 10 Click Finish to deliver the changes to the router.

Step 11 If you want to save the running configuration to the PC, use the button described in Table 4.

Table 4 Save Running Configuration Buttons

Button
Function

Save running configuration to PC.



Editing a Configuration describes how to change a configuration.

Editing a Configuration

Once a configuration has been created using a wizard, you can edit that configuration without returning to the wizard again. Editing the configuration gives you access to additional configuration values that are not available in the wizards. The following example procedure describes editing a Fast Ethernet connection.

To edit a configuration, complete the following tasks:


Step 1 To access the edit screens, click the Edit tab. Figure 20 shows the Edit Interfaces/Connections tab.

Figure 20 Edit Interfaces/Connections

Step 2 To edit a configuration entry, double click the entry. If the screen has an Edit button, choose the entry that you want to change and click Edit. A tabbed dialog is displayed. Figure 21 shows Interface and Connections dialogs for a Fast Ethernet connection.

Figure 21 Connection Dialog

Step 3 Make the necessary settings in the dialog.

Step 4 Click the tab for the next dialog that you need to make changes in, and make those changes.

Step 5 Click OK to send the changes to the router, and to close the dialog.


You're Done! Where to Go from Here

Now that you have used Cisco CP to give your router an initial configuration, you can continue to use Cisco CP to configure additional features or modify existing feature configurations.

For More Information About Cisco CP and About Your Router

For additional information about Cisco CP features, refer to the Cisco CP online help, and to the documentation available on Cisco.com.

Additional information about Cisco CP is also available on the web page at this link:

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

This website provides access to detailed information about Cisco CP, including a data sheet, and links to technical documentation and product updates.

Refer to the quick start guide for your router for other procedures, such as connecting a PC to the router console port so that you can use the CLI when you need to, and using the router LEDs to verify installation. The quick start guide may also contain important warranty information.

Cisco.com

You can access the Cisco website at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com

See the quick start guide for the router you have just configured for information on obtaining other documentation, providing documentation feedback, and obtaining technical assistance.