User Guide for Cisco Network Registrar 7.2
Managing Owners and Regions
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Managing Owners and Regions

Table Of Contents

Managing Owners and Regions

Managing Owners

Managing Regions

Centrally Managing Owners and Regions

Pushing and Pulling Owners or Regions

Pushing Owners or Regions to Local Clusters

Pulling Owners and Regions from the Replica Database


Managing Owners and Regions


This chapter explains how to configure owners and regions that can be applied to DHCP address blocks, subnets, prefixes, links, and zones.

See Also

Managing Owners
Managing Regions
Pushing Owners or Regions to Local Clusters
Pulling Owners and Regions from the Replica Database

Managing Owners

You can create owners to associate with address blocks, subnets, prefixes, links, and zones. You can list and add owners on a single page. Creating an owner involves creating a tag name, full name, and contact name.

Local Advanced and Regional Advanced Web UI


Step 1 From the Address Space menu, choose Owners to open the List/Add Owners page. The regional cluster also includes pull and push functions.

Step 2 Enter a unique owner tag.

Step 3 Enter an owner name.

Step 4 Enter an optional contact name.

Step 5 Click Add Owner.

Step 6 To edit an owner, click its name to open the Edit Owners page.


CLI Commands

Use owner tag create name to create an owner. For example:

nrcmd> owner owner-1 create "First Owner" contact="Contact at owner-1" 

Managing Regions

You can create regions to associate with address blocks, subnets, prefixes, links, and zones. You can list and add regions on a single page. Creating a region involves creating a tag name, full name, and contact name.

Local Advanced and Regional Advanced Web UI


Step 1 From the Address Space menu, choose Regions to open the List/Add Regions page. The regional cluster also includes pull and push functions.

Step 2 Enter a unique region tag.

Step 3 Enter a region name.

Step 4 Enter an optional contact name.

Step 5 Click Add Region.

Step 6 To edit a region, click its name to open the Edit Regions page.


CLI Commands

Use region tag create name. For example:

nrcmd> region region-1 create "Boston Region" contact="Contact at region-1" 

Centrally Managing Owners and Regions

As a regional or local CCM administrator, you can:

Push owners and regions to local clusters.

Pull local cluster owners and regions to the central cluster.

Each of these functions involves having at least one regional CCM administrator subrole defined (see the "Roles, Subroles, and Constraints" section on page 5-3).

Table 12-1 describes the subroles required for these operations.

Table 12-1 Subroles Required for Central Administrator Management 

Central Administrator Management Action
Required Regional Subroles

Create, modify, pull, push, or delete owners or regions

owner-region


See Also

Pushing and Pulling Owners or Regions

Pushing and Pulling Owners or Regions

You can push owners or regions to, and pull them from, local clusters on the List/Add Owners page or List/Add Regions page, respectively, in the regional cluster web UI.

See Also

Pushing Owners or Regions to Local Clusters
Pulling Owners and Regions from the Replica Database

Pushing Owners or Regions to Local Clusters

Pushing owners or regions to local clusters involves choosing one or more clusters and a push mode.

Regional Web UI


Step 1 From the Address Space menu, choose Owners or Regions.

Step 2 On the List/Add Owners or List/Add Regions page, click Push All Owners or Push All Regions to push all the owners or regions listed on the page, or Push Owner or Push Region next to an individual owner or region. This opens the Push Owner Data to Local Clusters or Push Owner Data to Local Clusters page.

Step 3 Choose a push mode using one of the Data Synchronization Mode radio buttons.

If you are pushing all the owners or regions, you can choose Ensure, Replace, or Exact.

If you are pushing a single owner or region, you can choose Ensure or Replace.

In both the above cases, Ensure is the default mode.

Choose Replace only if you want to replace the existing owner or region data at the local cluster. Choose Exact only if you want to create an exact copy of the owner or region data at the local cluster, thereby deleting all owners or regions that are not defined at the regional cluster.

Step 4 Choose one or more local clusters in the Available field of the Destination Clusters and move it or them to the Selected field.

Step 5 Click Push Data to Clusters.

Step 6 On the View Push Owner Data Report or View Push Region Data Report page, view the push details, then click OK to return to the List/Add Owners or List/Add Regions page.


Pulling Owners and Regions from the Replica Database

When you pull an owner or region, you are actually pulling it from the regional cluster replica database. Creating the local cluster initially replicates the data, and periodic polling automatically updates the replication. However, to ensure that the replica data is current with the local cluster, you can force an update before pulling the data.

Regional Web UI


Step 1 From the Address Space menu in the regional cluster web UI, choose Owners or Regions.

Step 2 On the List/Add Owners or List/Add Regions page, click Pull Replica Owners or Pull Replica Regions. This opens the Select Replica Owner Data to Pull or Select Replica Region Data to Pull page.

Step 3 Click the Replicate icon () in the Update Replica Data column for the cluster. (For the automatic replication interval, see the "Replicating Local Cluster Data" section on page 6-9.)

Step 4 Choose a replication mode using one of the Mode radio buttons.

Leave the default Replace mode enabled, unless you want to preserve any existing owner or region properties at the local cluster by choosing Ensure.


Note We do not recommend that you create an exact copy of the owner or region data at the local cluster by choosing Exact.


Step 5 Click Pull All Owners or Pull All Regions next to the cluster, or expand the cluster name and click Pull Owner or Pull Region to pull an individual owner or region in the cluster.

Step 6 On the Report Pull Replica Owners or Report Pull Replica Regions page, click Run.

Step 7 On the Run Pull Replica Owners or Run Pull Replica Region page, view the change set data, then click OK. You return to the List/Add Owners or List/Add Regions page with the pulled owners or regions added to the list.