Cisco CNS Network Registrar Installation Guide, 6.1
Lab Evaluation Installations
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Lab Evaluation Installations

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Lab Evaluation Installations


Lab Evaluation Installations


This appendix describes how to install, upgrade, and uninstall the Cisco CNS Network Registrar regional and local clusters on a single host, to support smaller test configurations for evaluation purposes.


Caution Installing both the regional and local clusters on a single host is intended only for lab evaluations, and should not be the choice for production environments. The aggregated regional cluster databases are expected to be too large to be reasonably collocated with a local server that is also running DNS or DHCP services. Running out of available disk space causes these servers to fail.


Step 1 Before you run the installation program, check that there is enough disk space on the host to accommodate two separate installations of Network Registrar.

Step 2 Install or upgrade the local cluster on the host, according to the procedures in "Installing and Upgrading Network Registrar." Specify the Local cluster installation. Do not reboot the system.

Step 3 Install or upgrade the regional cluster on the same host, according to the same procedures. Specify the Regional cluster installation. This time, reboot the system.

Step 4 Ensure that both cluster server agents are started. If not, start them. For details, see the "Starting and Stopping the Servers" section.

Step 5 Start and log in to the Web UI for the local cluster, using the URL appropriate to the port number. By default, the local port numbers are 8080 for HTTP connections and 8443 for HTTPS (secure) connections. On Windows, use the Network Registrar 6.1 local Web UI selection from the Start menu.

Step 6 Add DNS zones and DHCP scopes, templates, client-classes, or virtual private networks (VPNs) as a test to pull data to the regional cluster.

Step 7 Start and log in to the Web UI for the regional cluster, using the URL appropriate to the port number. By default, the regional port numbers are 8090 for HTTP connections and 8453 for HTTPS (secure) connections. On Windows, use the Network Registrar 6.1 regional Web UI selection from the Start menu.

Step 8 Test the regional cluster for single sign-on connectivity to the local cluster. Try to pull DNS zone distributions, DHCP scopes, templates, client-classes, or VPNs from the local cluster to the regional replica database.

Step 9 If you need to uninstall the product, use the procedure in the "Uninstalling Network Registrar" section. This uninstalls the local and regional clusters.