Cisco Network Registrar Installation Guide, 7.0
Appendix B: Lab Evaluation Installations
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Lab Evaluation Installations

Table Of Contents

Lab Evaluation Installations

Installing Network Registrar in a Lab

Testing the Lab Installation

Uninstalling in a Lab Environment


Lab Evaluation Installations


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


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

Installing Network Registrar in a Lab

Follow this procedure to install Network Registrar on a single machine for evaluation purposes:


Step 1 Before you run the installation program, check that the machine has enough disk space to accommodate two separate installations of Network Registrar.

Step 2 Install or upgrade the local cluster on the machine, according to the procedures in Chapter 2, "Installing and Upgrading Network Registrar." Specify the Local cluster installation. In Windows, do not reboot.

Step 3 Install or upgrade the regional cluster on the same machine, according to the same procedures. Specify the Regional cluster installation. In Windows, this time reboot.


Testing the Lab Installation

Follow this procedure to test the installation:


Step 1 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. In Windows, from the Start menu, choose Network Registrar 7.0 local Web UI.

Step 2 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 3 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. In Windows, from the Start menu, choose Network Registrar 7.0 regional Web UI.

Step 4 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.


Uninstalling in a Lab Environment

If you need to uninstall Network Registrar, follow the procedure in the "Starting and Stopping Servers" section on page 2-8.

No option exists to uninstall only the regional or local cluster in a dual-mode installation environment.