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Device Driver Reference for CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager

Table Of Contents

Device Driver Reference for CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager

Obtaining CiscoWorks NCM Driver Details

AAA Configuration

Protocols and Ports

Inline Comment Characters

Viewing the Software Version

Accessing the CiscoWorks NCM Documentation Set

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Device Driver Reference for CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager


Revised: April, 2009, OL-17774-02

This document includes important information regarding device drivers supported by CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager (NCM). It contains the following sections:

Obtaining CiscoWorks NCM Driver Details

AAA Configuration

Protocols and Ports

Inline Comment Characters

Viewing the Software Version

Accessing the CiscoWorks NCM Documentation Set

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Note All documentation, including this document and any or all of the parts of the CiscoWorks NCM documentation set, might be upgraded over time. Therefore, we recommend you access the CiscoWorks NCM documentation set using the Cisco.com URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6923/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


The Docs tab visible from within CiscoWorks NCM might not include links to the latest documents.

Obtaining CiscoWorks NCM Driver Details

To obtain information on each of the supported CiscoWorks NCM drivers, do the following:


Step 1 Login to the CiscoWorks NCM server using the Admin account.

Step 2 Navigate Admin- > Drivers. The Drivers page opens and displays a list of the drivers installed on your system and the number of drivers currently in use.

Step 3 To view the supported driver features and appropriate access methods required to support those features, navigate Internal Name- > Driver Name on which you want information. Note that any additional release notes for the drivers can also be located in these driver support document links.


For CiscoWorks NCM 1.4 users, driver documentation can be found externally at the following location on your server:

For Windows: <NCM install folder>\docs\en\DSD\index.html

For Linux and Solaris: <NCM install folder>/docs/en/DSD/index.html

AAA Configuration

To implement AAA change detection, CiscoWorks NCM installs an agent on your AAA server. The agent parses the logs of the AAA application and forwards appropriate logs to CiscoWorks NCM over port 1099. From the AAA logs, CiscoWorks NCM can detect when a user logs in and out of devices, enabling CiscoWorks NCM to report who made a change and when.

The agent causes minimal load on your AAA server. The agent makes only outbound connections. It does not accept incoming connections and does not open any security holes on the server. CiscoWorks NCM supports CiscoSecure ACS directly. For help configuring AAA, or if you use another AAA server, contact Customer Support.


Note If your network already uses Radius or TACACS+, you should create a separate user name and password for CiscoWorks NCM. If you do this, put the Radius or TACACS+ user name in the AAA User Name field on the Edit User page.


Protocols and Ports

CiscoWorks NCM communicates with network devices using a combination of the protocols listed in the table below. If a firewall is present between the NCM server and the network devices, you must provide NCM access to the devices by opening the ports used by those protocols.

Protocol
Port
Use
 
Windows
Solaris
and
Linux
 

SSH (TCP)

22

8022

CiscoWorks NCM Server to network devices

telnet (TCP)

23

8023

CiscoWorks NCM Server to network devices

TFTP (UDP)

69

69

Network devices to TC Server

SNMP (UDP)

161

161

CiscoWorks NCM Server to Network devices

SNMP trap (UPD)

162

162

CiscoWorks NCM Server to NMS

syslog (UDP)

514

514

Network devices to TC Server

JNDI

1099

1099

AAA Server to TC Server

RMI

4444

4444

AAA Server to TC Server


Inline Comment Characters

If you use the CiscoWorks NCM user interface, CiscoWorks NCM displays the inline comment characters at the top of the Edit Configuration page. If you use the CLI or write script, use the following table as a reference.


Note If the you do not use a double comment character when commenting the configuration in CiscoWorks NCM, either the device or CiscoWorks NCM could overwrite the user's comments.


Platform
Characters
Description

3COM

CiscoWorks NCM

SuperStack II

Check Point

##

All deployable configurations

Cisco Aironet

##

340 and 350 series

Cisco Aironet

!!

1100 and 1200 series

Cisco CatOS

##

2948G, 2980, 4000, 5000, and 6000 series (hybrid mode)

Cisco IOS

!!

All deployable configurations

Cisco VPN

##

VPN Concentrator 3000 series

Extreme Summit

##

24 and 48

F5 Networks

##

BIG-IP and 3DNS

Foundry

!!

NetIron series

Marconi

##

Devices running ForeOS

NetScreen

##

5XP

Nortel Routers

##

BayRS series

Nortel Switches

##

BayStack 350, 410, 420, 425, 450, and 470; Passport 8000 series

Nortel VPN

!!

Contivity 100, 2600, 4500, 4600


Viewing the Software Version

The About Network Compliance Manager page provides information about this software version. The page also includes links to other important pages, such as License Information and contacting Customer Support. In addition, you can see the list of device drivers installed on your system.

Accessing the CiscoWorks NCM Documentation Set

You can access the entire CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager documentation set from the following Cisco.com URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6923/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

From here you can navigate to any documentation for CiscoWorks NCM 1.4 you will need.


Tip To cut and paste a two-line URL into the address field of your browser, you must cut and paste each line separately to get the entire URL without a break.



Note All documentation, including this document and any or all of the parts of the CiscoWorks NCM documentation set, might be upgraded over time. Therefore, we recommend you access the CiscoWorks NCM documentation set using the Cisco.com URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6923/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


The Docs tab visible from within Network Compliance Manager might not include links to the latest documents.

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html