Cisco Network Registrar User's Guide, 6.3
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Who Should Read This Guide

How This Guide Is Organized

Part 1—Getting Started

Part 2—Local and Regional Administration

Part 3—Address Management

Part 4—Domain and Zone Administration

Part 5—Dynamic Host Administration

Part 6—Appendixes, Glossary, and Index

Document Conventions

Formatting

Navigation and Screens

Call-Outs

Network Registrar Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Preface


This guide describes configuring Cisco Network Registrar by using the Web-based user interface (Web UI) and command line interface (CLI).

Who Should Read This Guide

This guide is designed for network managers who are responsible for maintaining the network Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) servers. The network manager should be familiar with the following topics:

Basic concepts and terminology used in internetworking

Network topology and protocols

How This Guide Is Organized

This guide describes how to become familiar with Network Registrar features so that you can use them to administer network addresses. The parts of this guide are described in the following subsections.

Part 1—Getting Started

Getting Started introduces Network Registrar, describes the management and protocol components, and describes the user interfaces. This part includes the following chapters:

Chapter 1

Network Registrar Components

Introduces Network Registrar, its deployment scenarios, and some deployment guidelines.

Chapter 2

Network Registrar User Interfaces

Describes the Network Registrar management and protocol components.

Chapter 3

Deploying Network Registrar

Describes the Network Registrar local and regional Web UIs and CLIs.


Part 2—Local and Regional Administration

Local and Regional Administration describes how to configure administrators, manage the central configuration, and maintain the servers and databases (including backup and recovery). This part includes the following chapters:

Chapter 4

Configuring Local and Regional Administrators

Describes how to configure the local and regional administrators, and provides administration tutorials.

Chapter 5

Managing the Central Configuration

Describes how to manage the central network configuration from the regional cluster.

Chapter 6

Maintaining Servers and Databases

Describes how to maintain the Network Registrar servers.

Chapter 7

Backup and Recovery

Describes how to back up or recover the databases.


Part 3—Address Management

Address Management describes how to manage the IP address space and its hierarchy, hosts, Router Interface Configuration (RIC) servers, owners and regions, and reports. This part includes the following chapters:

Chapter 8

Managing Address Space

Describes how to manage address space elements known as address blocks and subnets.

Chapter 9

Managing Hosts

Describes how to manage network hosts.

Chapter 10

Managing Router Interface Configurations

Describes how to manage the RIC server.

Chapter 11

Managing Owners and Regions

Describes how to manage network owners and regions.

Chapter 12

Managing Reports

Describes how to manage American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) and address allocation reports.


Part 4—Domain and Zone Administration

Domain and Zone Administration describes how to configure DNS servers, zones, resource records, server attributes, and High Availability (HA) servers. This part includes the following chapters:

Chapter 13

Introduction to the Domain Name System

Introduces the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol and its Network Registrar implementation.

Chapter 14

Managing Zones

Describes how to manage DNS zones.

Chapter 15

Managing Resource Records

Describes how to manage DNS resource records (RRs).

Chapter 16

Managing DNS Server Properties

Describes how to set more advanced DNS server properties.

Chapter 17

Configuring High Availability DNS Servers

Describes how to configure a High Availability (HA) DNS server.


Part 5—Dynamic Host Administration

Dynamic Host Administration describes DHCP and how to configure scopes and leases and their several deployments, IPv6 addresses, clients and client-classes, failover, DNS Update, and special processing using extensions. This part includes the following chapters:

Chapter 18

Introduction to Dynamic Host Configuration

Introduces DHCP and its Network Registrar implementation.

Chapter 19

Configuring Scopes and Networks

Describes how to configure scopes and networks.

Chapter 20

Configuring Policies and Options

Describes how to configure policies and options.

Chapter 21

Managing Leases

Describes how to manage leases.

Chapter 22

Advanced DHCP Server Properties

Describes how to manage the more advanced DHCP server properties.

Chapter 23

Configuring Client-Classes and Clients

Describes how to configure DHCP clients and client-classes.

Chapter 24

Using Expressions

Describes how to use expressions for DHCP processing.

Chapter 25

Managing IPv6 Addresses

Describes how to manage IPv6 addresses.

Chapter 26

Configuring DHCP Failover

Describes how to configure DHCP failover servers.

Chapter 27

Configuring DNS Update

Describes how to configure DNS Update for DHCP.

Chapter 28

Using Extension Points

Describes how to use extensions for DHCP processing.


Part 6—Appendixes, Glossary, and Index

Appendices, Glossary, and Index includes appendixes that describe DNS RRs, DHCP options, and the DHCP extension dictionary. This part also includes a glossary and an index.

Appendix A

Resource Records

Describes the DNS RRs.

Appendix B

DHCP Options

Describes the DHCP options.

Appendix C

DHCP Extension Dictionary

Describes the DHCP extension dictionary.

Glossary

Glossary

Glossary of terms used in Network Registrar.

Index

Index

Index to the guide.


Document Conventions

This guide uses the following documentation conventions.

Formatting

This guide uses the following formatting conventions:

User input and controls are indicated in bold; for example "enter 1234" and "click Modify Scope."

Object attributes are indicated in italics; for example "the failover-safe-period attribute."

Cross-references to chapters or sections of chapters are indicated in blue type; for example "see the "Document Conventions" section."

Navigation and Screens

This guide uses the following navigation and screen display conventions:

Windows systems use a two-button mouse. To drag and drop an object, click and hold the left mouse button on the object, drag the object to the target location, then release the button.

Solaris systems use a three-button mouse. To drag and drop an object, click and hold the middle mouse button on the object, drag the object to the target location, then release the button.

Screen displays can differ slightly from those included in this guide, depending on the system or browser you use.

Call-Outs

Call-outs in the text have the following meaning:


Caution Be careful. The description alerts you to potential data damage or loss.


Note Take note. The description is particularly noteworthy.



Timesaver Save time. The description can present a timesaver.



Tip Consider this helpful hint. The description can present an optimum action to take.


Network Registrar Documentation

The Network Registrar version 6.3 documentation set consists of:

Release Notes for Cisco Network Registrar, Release 6.3

Cisco Network Registrar Installation Guide

Cisco Network Registrar User's Guide

Cisco Network Registrar CLI Reference Guide

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