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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
This guide uses the following documentation conventions.
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 in the text have the following meaning:
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
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