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Release Notes for
Cisco Configuration Professional Express 1.3
April 21, 2009
These release notes support Cisco Configuration Professional Express (Cisco CP Express) 1.3. They should be used with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section and in particular, the Release Notes for Cisco Configuration Professional.
These release notes are updated as needed. To ensure that you have the latest version of these release notes, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/ciscocp. In the Support box, click General Information > Release Notes. Then, find the latest release notes for your release.
This document contains the following sections:
Cisco CP Express is a graphical configuration tool that enables a user to configure a LAN and WAN connection, make security settings to protect the router, and configure a basic firewall and Network Address Translation. Cisco CP Express is installed in router Flash memory.
Cisco CP Express can run under the native Java Virtual Machine in the supported browsers, and also JRE. Table 1 lists the system requirements for a PC running Cisco CP Express including the web browser versions and Java Runtime Environment versions.
This section contains the following:
Table 2 lists the routers that Cisco CP Express supports. Cisco CP Express does not support Telco/CO router models.
Supported Network Modules
Table 3 lists the network modules that Cisco CP Express supports.
Supported Interface Cards
Table 2 lists the interface cards that Cisco CP Express supports.
Cisco IOS Releases
Cisco CP Express is compatible with the Cisco IOS releases listed in Table 5.
Determining the Cisco IOS Release
To determine the release of Cisco IOS software currently running on your Cisco router, log in to the router and enter the show version EXEC command. The following sample output from the show version command indicates the Cisco IOS release on the second output line:Router> show versionc3845-1#show versionCisco IOS Software, 3800 Software (C3845-ADVENTERPRISEK9-M), Version 12.4(11)XW2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupportCopyright (c) 1986-2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.Compiled Tue 03-Jul-07 00:49 by prod_rel_team
Cisco CP Ordering Options
Cisco CP Express is shipped with every ordering option under which Cisco CP can be ordered. Table 6 describes the Cisco CP ordering option. Ordering options are also referred to as SKUs.
Table 7 shows how much memory is required to support Cisco CP Express and related applications.
New and Changed Information
Cisco CP Express 1.3 has increased device support. For a list of all the supported devices, see Supported Devices.
For a list of caveats that are resolved in Cisco CP Express 1.3, see Resolved Caveats.
This section contains important information regarding installation of Cisco CP Express.
Downloading Cisco CP Express from Cisco.com and Installing it on the Router
If Cisco CP Express is not currently installed on the router, and you want to install it, complete the following steps:
Step 1 Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/ciscocp, and click Download Software in the Support box.
Step 2 If a login page appears, enter your login credentials. In the Software Download page, click Cisco Configuration Professional.
Step 3 In the next download page that appears, click the release number that you want to download.
Step 4 Click on the Cisco Configuration Professional Express package link. The zip file contains the Cisco CP Express installation files.
Uninstalling Cisco CP Express Files
If you want to remove Cisco CP Express from flash memory or from a router disk file system, you can do so by logging onto the router and completing the following steps in EXEC mode:
Step 1 Change to the directory in which the Cisco CP Express files are located.
If the router has a flash file system, use the following command:router# cd flash:
If the router has a disk file system, use the following command:router# cd diskN
Replace N with the actual number of the disk. Use the slot keyword instead of the disk keyword if necessary.
Step 2 Use the delete command to remove the Cisco CP Express files. The example below deletes the file cpexpress.tar:router# delete cpexpress.tarDelete filename [cpexpress.tar]?Delete flash:cpexpress.tar? [confirm]
Press Return to confirm the deletion.
Step 3 Use the delete command to remove the remaining Cisco CP Express files.
Step 4 Reclaim memory space by using the squeeze flash: command:router# squeeze flash:
It is not necessary to use the squeeze flash: command on DOS-based file systems.
Limitations and Restrictions
This section describes the following restrictions and limitations that may apply to Cisco CP Express:
Cisco CP Express Does Not Support Cisco 7000 Series Routers
Cisco CP Express does not support the Cisco 7204VXR, Cisco 7206VXR, and Cisco 7301 Routers and is not shipped with those routers.
This section contains important information for Cisco CP Express. It contains the following sections:
Cisco IOS Enforces One-Time Use of Default Credentials
To address CSCsm25466, Cisco IOS images included with recent shipments of Cisco 800, Cisco 1800, Cisco 2800, and Cisco 3800 routers, enforce the one-time use of the default username and password provided in the default configuration file shipped with Cisco CP Express and Cisco CP. If you bypass Cisco CP Express and use a console or Telnet connection to log into the router, the login and exec banners warn you that you must change the username "cisco" and password "cisco" before you log off of the router. If you do not change the credentials as directed, you will not be able to log on to the router the next time that you attempt to do so.
The following Cisco IOS releases enforce the one-time use of the default credentials:
•12.4(11)T or later
•12.4(11)SW, 12.4(11)SW1, 12.4(11)XV, 12.4(11)XJ
Follow the procedure in this section to secure the router by creating a new username and password, to remove the login banner and exec banner warnings, and to save the configuration changes to the router startup configuration.
Note If you login to the router using a Telnet or a console connection but do not complete the steps in this procedure, be aware of the following:
•If you do not change the default username and password, and then log off the router, you will not be able to log into the router again without entering the reload command. No additional warning is given before you log off.
•If you do not change the default username and password, but do enter the write memory command before ending the session, future logins will be disabled. In this case, you will need to follow the password recovery procedure at the following link:
To secure the router, remove the banner warnings and save the changes to the router startup config, complete the following steps:
Step 1 Connect the light blue console cable, included with your router, from the blue console port on your router to a serial port on your PC. Refer to your router's hardware installation guide for instructions.
Step 2 Connect the power supply to your router, plug the power supply into a power outlet, and turn on your router. Refer to your router's quick start guide for instructions.
Step 3 Use Hyper Terminal or a similar terminal emulation program on your PC, with the terminal emulation settings of 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control, to connect to your router.
Step 4 When prompted, enter the username cisco, and password cisco.
Step 5 Enter configuration mode by entering the following command:yourname# configure terminal
Step 6 Create a new username and password by entering the following command:yourname(config)# username username privilege 15 secret 0 password
Replace username and password with the username and password that you want to use.
Step 7 Remove the default username and password by entering the following command:yourname(config)# no username cisco
Step 8 To remove the login banner, enter the following command:yourname(config)# no banner login
The login banner warning will no longer appear.
Step 9 To remove the exec banner, enter the following command:yourname(config)# no banner exec
The exec banner warning will no longer appear.
Step 10 Leave configuration mode, by entering the following command:yourname(config)# end
Step 11 Copy the configuration changes to the startup configuration by entering the following command:yourname# copy running-config startup-config
When logging into the router in the future, use the username and password that you created in Step 6.
Cisco CP Express May Not Operate with Custom Configuration File
If you load a custom configuration file on the router usingCisco CP Express or any other process, you may remove Command Line Interface (CLI) commands that Cisco CP Express operation requires and prevent it from operating. Cisco CP requires 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 example to avoid a known launch issue with Cisco CP Express.
•The PC on which Cisco CP Express is to run and the interface through which Cisco CP Express will be launched must be configured with IP addresses from the same subnet.
The following example shows a configuration that contains the CLI commands Cisco CP Express requires in order to operate.hostname yourname!logging buffered 51200 warnings!username fish privilege 15 secret 0 salmon!ip domain-name yourdomain.com!interface FastEthernet0description $ETH-LAN$$ETH-SW-LAUNCH$$INTF-INFO-10/100 Ethernet$ip address 10.10.10.1 255.255.255.248description PC must be on the same subnet as this interfaceno shutdown!ip http serverip http secure-serverip http authentication localip http timeout-policy idle 60 life 86400 requests 10000!line vty 0 4privilege level 15login localtransport input telnettransport input telnet sshline vty 5 15privilege level 15login localtransport input telnettransport input telnet ssh
Popup Blockers Disable Cisco CP Express Online Help
If you have enabled popup blockers in the browser you use to run Cisco CP Express, online help will not appear when you click the help button. To prevent this from happening, you must disable the popup blocker when you run Cisco CP Express. Popup blockers may be enabled in search engine tool bars, or may be standalone applications integrated with the web browser.
Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 blocks popups by default. In order to turn off popup blocking in Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Pop-up Blocker > Turn Off Pop-up Blocker.
If you have not installed and enabled third-party pop up blockers, go to Tools >Internet Options > Privacy, and uncheck the Block popups checkbox.
In Firefox 1.5 and later versions, click Tools > Options > Content. Uncheck Block pop-up windows.
Disable Proxy Settings
Cisco CP Express will not start when run under Internet Explorer with proxy settings enabled. To correct this problem, choose Internet Options from the Tools menu, click the Connections tab, and then click the LAN settings button. In the LAN Settings window, disable the proxy settings.
Security Alert Dialog May Remain After Cisco CP Express Launches
When Cisco CP Express is launched using HTTPS, a security alert dialog box that informs you of possible security problems and asks you if you want to proceed with program launch may appear. This can happen if the router does not have the following global configuration command in the running configuration:ip http timeout-policy idle 600 life 86400 requests 10000
Caveats describe unexpected behavior in Cisco CP Express. This section contains the following:
This section lists caveats that are open in Cisco CP Express 1.3.
This section lists caveats that are resolved in Cisco CP Express 1.3.
This section lists other documents with information on Cisco CP Express.
•Platform-Specific Documents—See the quick start guide for the router, available on http://www.cisco.com, to learn how to set up the router hardware connections.
•Software Documents—These documents are available on http://www.cisco.com/go/ciscocp.
Note For information on obtaining documentation and technical assistance, product security, and additional information, see What's New, which also lists new and revised documents each month.
This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.
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