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Device Driver Reference for CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager

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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 and Submitting a Service Request


Device Driver Reference for CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager


Revised: March 2010, OL-21903-01

This document contains information about the 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 and Submitting a Service Request

Obtaining CiscoWorks NCM Driver Details

To obtain information about the drivers that are supported by CiscoWorks NCM:


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

Step 2 Choose Admin > Drivers.

The Drivers page appears. The Drivers page displays the list of drivers installed on your system and the number of drivers that are currently in use.

Step 3 Click the Internal Name of a driver to view the driver features and the appropriate access methods required to support those features.


For CiscoWorks NCM 1.5 users, driver documentation can be found 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

CiscoWorks NCM installs an agent on your AAA server to detect the AAA changes. The agent parses the logs of the AAA application and forwards appropriate logs to CiscoWorks NCM over the port 1099. CiscoWorks NCM uses the AAA logs to track the changes made by the user.

The agent makes only outbound connections and causes minimal load on your AAA server. It denies incoming connections, thereby preventing any security holes on the server.

CiscoWorks NCM supports Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) directly. Contact customer support if you need help for configuring AAA or if you use another AAA server.


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


Protocols and Ports

CiscoWorks NCM communicates with the network devices using a combination of the protocols listed in Table 1. 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.

Table 1 Protocols and Ports Used by CiscoWorks NCM

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

The inline comment characters are displayed at the top of the Edit Configuration page.

Use the following table (Table 2) as a reference, if you use the CLI or write script.


Note If you do not use a double comment character for the comments that you provide in the configuration, either the device or CiscoWorks NCM could overwrite your comments.


Table 2 Inline Comment Characters

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 the software version. This page also displays the list of device drivers that are installed on your system.

The following links are provided on the About Network Compliance Manager page:

Download Driver Update Packages

View Latest Release Notes

View License Information

View System Configuration

Contact Customer Support

Request New Driver Support

Accessing the CiscoWorks NCM Documentation Set

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


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 The Docs tab provided in the CiscoWorks NCM user interface might not include links to the latest documents.


Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, 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

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