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Release Notes for Cisco Configuration Professional Express 1.4

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for
Cisco Configuration Professional Express 1.4

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Supported Devices

Supported Routers

Cisco IOS Releases

Determining the Cisco IOS Release

Cisco CP Ordering Options

Memory Requirements

New and Changed Information

New Features

Installation Notes

Downloading Cisco CP Express from Cisco.com and Installing it on the Router

Uninstalling Cisco CP Express Files

Limitations and Restrictions

Cisco CP Express Does Not Support Cisco 7000 Series Routers

Important Notes

Cisco IOS Enforces One-Time Use of Default Credentials

Cisco CP Express May Not Operate with Custom Configuration File

Popup Blockers Disable Cisco CP Express Online Help

Disable Proxy Settings

Security Alert Dialog May Remain After Cisco CP Express Launches

Caveats

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Related Documentation


Release Notes for
Cisco Configuration Professional Express 1.4


August 10, 2009

These release notes support Cisco Configuration Professional Express (Cisco CP Express) 1.4. 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, and then find the latest release notes for your release.

Contents

This document contains the following sections:

Introduction

System Requirements

Supported Devices

Cisco IOS Releases

Cisco CP Ordering Options

Memory Requirements

New and Changed Information

Installation Notes

Limitations and Restrictions

Important Notes

Caveats

Related Documentation

Introduction

Cisco CP Express is a graphical configuration tool that enables you 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.

System Requirements

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.

Table 1 PC System Requirements

System Component
Requirement

Operating System

Any of the following:

Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or above

Browser

Cisco CP Express can be used with the following browsers:

Firefox 1.0.6 and later versions

Internet Explorer 5.5 and later versions

Netscape 7.1, 7.2, and 9.0

Screen Resolution

1024 X 768

Java Runtime Environment

Cisco CP Express can run under the native Java Virtual Machine in the supported browsers and also under the Java Runtime Environment.


Supported Devices

This section contains the following:

Supported Routers

Supported Routers

Table 2 lists the routers that Cisco CP Express supports. Cisco CP Express does not support Telco/CO router models.

Table 2 Supported Routers

Cisco 800 Series
Cisco 1800 Series
Cisco 2800 Series
Cisco 3800 Series

CISCO815

CISCO815-VPN-K9

CISCO1801

CISCO1801-M

CISCO1801/K9

CISCO1801-M/K9

CISCO1801WM-AGE/K9

CISCO1801W-AG-E/K9

CISCO1801W-AG-B/K9

CISCO1801W-AG-C/K9

CISCO1801W-AG-N/K9

Cisco 2801

Cisco 2811

Cisco 2821

Cisco 2851

Cisco 3825

Cisco 3825-NOVPN

Cisco 3845

Cisco 3845-NOVPN

CISCO851-K9

CISCO851W-G-A-K9

CISCO851W-G-E-K9

CISCO851W-G-J-K9

CISCO1802

CISCO1802/K9

CISCO1802W-AG-E/K9

   

CISCO857-K9

CISCO857W-G-A-K9

CISCO857W-G-E-K9

CISCO1803/K9

CISCO1803W-AG-B/K9

CISCO1803W-AG-E/K9

   

CISCO861-K9

CISCO861W-GN-A-K9

CISCO861W-GN-E-K9

CISCO861W-GN-P-K9

CISCO1805-D

CISCO 1805-D/K9

 

CISCO867-W-GN-A-K9

CISCO867-W-GN-E-K9

 

CISCO871-K9

CISCO871-SEC-K9

CISCO871W-G-A-K9

CISCO871W-G-E-K9

CISCO871W-G-J-K9

CISCO1811/K9

CISCO1811W-AG-B/K9

CISCO1811W-AG-C/K9

CISCO1811W-AG-N/K9

CISCO876-K9

CISCO876-SEC-K9

CISCO876-SEC-I-K9

CISCO876W-G-E-K9

CISCO1812/K9

CISCO1812 W-AG-E/K9

CISCO1812 W-AG-C/K9

CISCO877-K9

CISCO877-M-K9

CISCO877-SEC-K9

CISCO877W-G-A-K9

CISCO877W-G-E-K9

CISCO877W-G-E-M-K9

CISCO1841

CISCO878-K9

CISCO878-SEC-K9

CISCO878W-G-A-K9

CISCO878W-G-E-K9

C1861-UC-4FXO-K9

C1861-UC-2BRI-K9

C1861-SRST-B/K9

C1861-SRST-C-B/K9

C1861-SRST-C-F/K9

C1861-SRST-F/K9

CISCO881-K9

CISCO881W-GN-A-K9

CISCO881W-GN-E-K9

CISCO881W-GN-P-K9

CISCO881G-K9

CISCO881GW-GN-A-K9

CISCO881GW-GN-E-K9

CISCO881G-S-K9

CISCO881G-V-K9

CISCO881G-A-K9

CISCO881SRST-K9

CISCO881SRSTW-GN-A-K9

CISCO881SRSTW-GN-E-K9

 

CISCO886-K9

CISCO886W-GN-E-K9

CISCO886G-K9

CISCO886GW-GN-E-K9

CISCO886SRST-K9

CISCO886SRSTW-GN-K9

CISCO887V-K9

CISCO887-K9

CISCO887W-GN-A-K9

CISCO887W-GN-E-K9

CISCO887M-K9

CISCO887MW-GN-E-K9

CISCO887G-K9

CISCO887GW-GN-A-K9

CISCO887GW-GN-E-K9

CISCO887-SRST-K9

CISCO887SRSTW-GN-E-K9

CISCO888-K9

CISCO888W-GN-A-K9

CISCO888W-GN-E-K9

CISCO888G-K9

CISCO888GW-G-AN-K9

CISCO888GW-G-EN-K9

     

CISCO888SRST-K9

CISCO888SRSTW-GN-A-K9

CISCO888SRSTW-GN-E-K9

CISCO891-K9

CISCO891W-AGN-A-K9

CISCO891W-AGN-N-K9

CISCO892-K9

CISCO892W-AGN-E-K9


Cisco IOS Releases

Cisco CP Express is compatible with the Cisco IOS releases listed in Table 3.

Table 3 Cisco CP Express-Supported Routers and Cisco IOS Versions 

Router Model
Earliest Cisco CP Express-Supported Cisco IOS Versions

Cisco 815

12.4(11)T

Cisco 850 series

12.4(9)T

Cisco 860 series

12.4(15)XZ

Cisco 870 series

12.4(9)T

Cisco 880 series

12.4(15)XZ

Cisco 887 series
Cisco 890 series

12.4(15)YB1

Cisco 1801
Cisco 1802
Cisco 1803

12.4(9)T

Cisco 1805

12.4(15)XY

Cisco 1811
Cisco 1812

12.4(9)T

Cisco 1841

12.4(9)T

Cisco 1861

12.4(11)XW

Cisco 2800

12.4(9)T

Cisco 3800

12.4(9)T


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 version 
c3845-1#show version
Cisco IOS Software, 3800 Software (C3845-ADVENTERPRISEK9-M), Version 12.4(11)XW2, RELEASE 
SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (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 4 describes the Cisco CP ordering option. Ordering options are also referred to as SKUs.

Table 4 Cisco CP Ordering Options

Ordering Option (SKU)
Description

CCP-CD

Cisco CP: Shipped on CD

Cisco CP Express: Shipped in router flash memory

SSL Signature File: Shipped in router flash memory

Default Configuration File: Shipped in router flash memory and in NVRAM

CCP-CD-NOCF

Cisco CP: Shipped on CD

Cisco CP Express: Shipped in router flash memory

SSL Signature File: Shipped in router flash memory

Default Configuration File: Shipped in router flash memory.

Note This ordering option does not provide the default configuration file for Cisco 800 series routers.

CCP-EXPRESS

Cisco CP: Not shipped

Cisco CP Express: Shipped in router flash memory

SSL Signature File: Shipped in router flash memory

Default Configuration File: Shipped in router flash memory and in NVRAM

CCP-EXPRESS-NOCF

Cisco CP: Not shipped

Cisco CP Express: Shipped in router flash memory

SSL Signature File: Shipped in router flash memory

Default Configuration File: Shipped in router flash memory.

Note This ordering option does not provide the default configuration file for Cisco 800 series routers.


Memory Requirements

Table 5 shows how much memory is required to support Cisco CP Express and related applications.

Table 5 Cisco CP Express File List 

Filename
Size
Description

cpexpress.tar

2.9 MB
2, 909, 184 bytes

Cisco CP Express application file

home.shtml

1.01 KB
(1,038 bytes)

Cisco CP Express support file

home.tar

110 KB

Cisco CP Express support file

cpconfig-modelnum.

For example:

cpconfig-180x.cfg

2.82 to 3.33 KB

Default Configuration File

securedesktop-ios-3.1.1.45-k9.pkg

1.61 MB
(1,697, 952 bytes)

Cisco Secure Desktop client software for SSL VPN clients.

sslclient-win-1.1.4.176.pkg

406 KB
(415,956 bytes)

Full tunnel client software for SSL VPN clients

wlanui.tar

2.13 MB
(2, 242, 560 bytes)

Wireless Application

128MB.sdf

515 KB
(527, 849 bytes)

Signature Definition File (SDF) used by Cisco IOS IPS

256MB.sdf

775 KB
(793, 739 bytes

Signature Definition File (SDF) used by Cisco IOS IPS


New and Changed Information

Cisco CP Express 1.4 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 1.4, see Resolved Caveats.

New Features

Cisco CP Express Teleworker Support Feature —Cisco CP Express allows creation of SSIDs with advanced security configuration options.

Instead of online help, we have provided a screencast for the Cisco CP Express Teleworker feature. This screencast is located at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_configuration_professional/scrcst/ccpsc.html


Note You must have internet access to view the screencast.


Installation Notes

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.tar
Delete 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 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.

Important Notes

This section contains important information for Cisco CP Express. It contains the following sections:

Cisco IOS Enforces One-Time Use of Default Credentials

Cisco CP Express May Not Operate with Custom Configuration File

Popup Blockers Disable Cisco CP Express Online Help

Disable Proxy Settings

Security Alert Dialog May Remain After Cisco CP Express Launches

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

12.4(9)T5, 12.4(9)T6

12.3(21), 12.3(22)

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:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1831/products_tech_note09186a00801746e6.shtml


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 FastEthernet0
description $ETH-LAN$$ETH-SW-LAUNCH$$INTF-INFO-10/100 Ethernet$
ip address 10.10.10.1 255.255.255.248
description PC must be on the same subnet as this interface
no shutdown
!
ip http server
ip http secure-server
ip http authentication local
ip http timeout-policy idle 60 life 86400 requests 10000
!
line vty 0 4
privilege level 15
login local
transport input telnet
transport input telnet ssh
line vty 5 15
privilege level 15
login local
transport input telnet
transport 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

Caveats describe unexpected behavior in Cisco CP Express. This section contains the following:

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Open Caveats

There are no open caveats in Cisco CP Express 1.4.

Resolved Caveats

This section lists caveats that are resolved in Cisco CP Express 1.4.

Table 6 Cisco CP Express Resolved Caveats 

Bug ID
Description

CSCsm92310

Text needs to be changed in AP Login Credentials popup.


Related Documentation

Table 7 describes the related documentation available for Cisco Configuration Professional.

Table 7 Cisco Configuration Professional Documentation 

Document Title
Available Formats

Cisco Configuration Professional Express User Guide

Accessible from Online help.

Release Notes for Cisco Configuration Professional Express (this document)

On Cisco.com.

Cisco Configuration Professional Quick Start Guide

This guide is available in the following formats:

On Cisco.com from the Software download page.

On the product CD-ROM. Click documents > QuickStartGuide.pdf.

Cisco Configuration Professional Getting Started Guide

On the product CD-ROM.

During the installation process, just before you have finished installing the product, you are provided the option to read the Getting Started guide.

Cisco Configuration Professional User Guide

This guide is available in the following formats:

On Cisco.com.

Accessible from Online help.

Release Notes for Cisco Configuration Professional

On Cisco.com.

Read Me Before Configuring the Router

Printed document included with your router.



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