User Guide for Cisco Network Registrar, 7.0
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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

Callouts

Network Registrar Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


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), Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP), and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) 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

Server Status Dashboard

Describes the Network Registrar server status dashboard features and functions.

Chapter 4

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 5

Configuring Administrators

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

Chapter 6

Managing the Central Configuration

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

Chapter 7

Maintaining Servers and Databases

Describes how to maintain the Network Registrar servers.

Chapter 8

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 9

Managing Address Space

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

Chapter 10

Managing Hosts

Describes how to manage network hosts.

Chapter 11

Managing Router Interface Configurations

Describes how to manage the RIC server.

Chapter 12

Managing Owners and Regions

Describes how to manage network owners and regions.

Chapter 13

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 14

Introduction to the Domain Name System

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

Chapter 15

Managing Zones

Describes how to manage DNS zones.

Chapter 16

Managing Resource Records

Describes how to manage DNS resource records (RRs).

Chapter 17

Managing DNS Server Properties

Describes how to set more advanced DNS server properties.

Chapter 18

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 19

Introduction to Dynamic Host Configuration

Introduces DHCP and its Network Registrar implementation.

Chapter 20

Configuring Scopes and Networks

Describes how to configure scopes and networks.

Chapter 21

Configuring Policies and Options

Describes how to configure policies and options.

Chapter 22

Managing Leases

Describes how to manage leases.

Chapter 23

Advanced DHCP Server Properties

Describes how to manage the more advanced DHCP server properties.

Chapter 24

Configuring Client-Classes and Clients

Describes how to configure DHCP clients and client-classes.

Chapter 25

Using Expressions

Describes how to use expressions for DHCP processing.

Chapter 26

Managing DHCPv6 Addresses

Describes how to manage the DHCPv6 address space.

Chapter 27

Configuring DHCP Failover

Describes how to configure DHCP failover servers.

Chapter 28

Configuring DNS Update

Describes how to configure DNS Update for DHCP.

Chapter 29

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.

Web UI Navigation bar labels can have IPv4 and IPv6 variants depending on the administrator role privileges assigned. To simplify procedural instructions, this User Guide uses the most generic versions of the menu bar labels, unless there is a need to be more specific. For example, the Address Space menu label might be rendered as Address Space v4 and Address Space v6. The instructions will have the label simply as Address Space.

Callouts

Callouts 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 7.0 documentation set consists of:

Release Notes for Cisco Network Registrar Release 7.0

Installation Guide for Cisco Network Registrar Release 7.0

Quick Start Guide for Cisco Network Registrar Release 7.0

User Guide for Cisco Network Registrar Release 7.0

Command Reference Guide as the CLIContents.html file in the /docs directory

Online help as part of the Cisco Network Registrar web UI application

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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