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Documentation Guide for Cisco Prime Access Registrar, 6.0
The following is a list of the documentation for Cisco Prime AR 6.0. You can access the URLs listed for each document at www.cisco.com on the World Wide Web. We recommend that you refer to the documentation in the following order:
•Documentation Guide for Cisco Prime Access Registrar, 6.0 (OL-26927-01)
•Release Notes for Cisco Prime Access Registrar, 6.0 (OL-26925-01)
•Cisco Prime Access Registrar User Guide, 6.0 (OL-26928-01)
•Open Source Used In Cisco Prime Access Registrar, 6.0 (OL-26929-01)
1 Release Notes for Cisco Prime Access Registrar, 6.0
The Release Notes for Cisco Prime Access Registrar, 6.0 contain information about the Cisco Prime AR product including new features, license information, software download instructions, installation instructions, and information about known anomalies in Cisco Prime AR 6.0 software.
2 Cisco Prime Access Registrar Installation and Configuration Guide, 6.0
The Installing and Configuring Cisco Prime Access Registrar, 6.0 provides information about installing, configuring, and customizing Cisco AR. This guide is intended to be used by experienced network administrators with working knowledge of the Solaris UNIX operating system.
This guide contains the following chapters:
•Chapter 1, "Overview," provides an overview of the installation process and dialog, information about downloading Cisco AR software, and information about Cisco AR licensing.
•Chapter 2, "Installing Cisco Prime Access Registrar 6.0," provides information about installing Cisco Prime AR using CD-ROM or downloaded software.
•Chapter 3, "Uninstalling Cisco Prime Access Registrar," provides information to help you uninstall Cisco Prime AR.
•Chapter 4, "Upgrading Cisco Prime Access Registrar Software," provides information to help you upgrade Cisco Prime AR software.
•Chapter 5, "Configuring Cisco Prime Access Registrar," describes how to configure a site. Cisco AR is very flexible. You can choose to configure it in many different ways. In addition, you can write scripts that can be invoked at different points during the processing of incoming requests and/or outgoing responses.
•Chapter 6, "Customizing Your Configuration," provides an introduction to many of the Cisco AR objects and their properties.
This guide also includes an index.
3 Cisco Prime Access Registrar User Guide, 6.0
The User Guide for Cisco Prime Access Registrar, 6.0 provides information about how to use Cisco AR. This guide contains the following chapters:
Chapter 1, "Overview," provides an overview of Cisco Prime AR.
Chapter 2, "Using the aregcmd Commands," provides information about using aregcmd commands.
Chapter 3, "Using the Graphical User Interface," provides information about using the standalone graphical user interface (GUI) of Cisco Prime AR.
Chapter 4, "Cisco Prime Access Registrar Server Objects," provides information about Cisco Prime AR server objects.
Chapter 5, "Using the radclient Command," provides information about using radclient commands to test Cisco Prime AR.
Chapter 6, "Configuring Local Authentication and Authorization," provides information about how to configure local authentication and authorization and helpful examples.
Chapter 7, "RADIUS Accounting," provides information about RADIUS accounting and how to configure Cisco AR to perform accounting.
Chapter 8, "Diameter," provides information about how to configure Cisco Prime AR to perform diameter authentication and authorization, and also provides information about Diameter Accounting.
Chapter 9, "Extensible Authentication Protocols," provides information about Cisco AR support of EAP authentication methods.
Chapter 10, "Using WiMAX in Cisco Prime Access Registrar," provides information about Cisco Prime AR support for the WiMAX feature.
Chapter 11, "Using Extension Points," provides information about how to use Cisco AR scripting to customize your RADIUS server.
Chapter 12, "Using Replication," provides information about how to use the replication feature.
Chapter 13, "Using On-Demand Address Pools," provides information about using On-Demand Address Pools.
Chapter 14, "Using Identity Caching," provides information about using the Identity Caching feature.
Chapter 15, "Using Trusted ID Authorization with SESM," describes how to use Cisco AR with SESM, and how to configure Cisco AR to use the Trusted ID feature.
Chapter 16, "Using Prepaid Billing," provides information about how to use the Cisco AR prepaid billing feature.
Chapter 17, "Using Cisco Prime Access Registrar Server Features," provides information about using Cisco Prime AR features.
Chapter 18, "Directing RADIUS Requests," provides information about using the Cisco Prime AR Policy Engine.
Chapter 19, "Wireless Support," provides information about Cisco Prime AR support for wireless features.
Chapter 20, "Using LDAP," provides information about using an LDAP remote server with Cisco Prime AR.
Chapter 21, "Using Open Database Connectivity," provides information about a new type of RemoteServer object and a new service to support ODBC.
Chapter 22, "SIGTRAN-M3UA Service," provides information about SIGTRAN-M3UA remote server and its service to support EAP-AKA/EAP-SIM authentication.
Chapter 23, "Using SNMP", provides information about the SNMP MIB and Transport offered by Cisco Prime AR.
Chapter 24, "Enforcement of TPS Licensing," provides information on enforcing rules for the new licencing model—transactions per second (TPS).
Chapter 25, "Backing Up the Database," describes the Cisco AR shadow backup facility, which ensures a consistent snapshot of Cisco AR's database for backup purposes.
Chapter 26, "Using the REX Accounting Script," describes how to use the REX Accounting scripts.
Chapter 27, "Logging Syslog Messages," provides information about logging messages via syslog and centralized error reporting for Cisco Prime AR.
Chapter 28, "Troubleshooting Cisco Prime Access Registrar," provides information about techniques used when troubleshooting Cisco Prime AR and highlights common problems.
Appendix A, "Cisco Prime Access Registrar Tcl and REX Dictionaries," describes the Tcl and REX dictionaries that are used when writing incoming or outgoing scripts for use with Cisco Prime AR.
Appendix B, "Environment Dictionary," describes the environment variables the scripts use to communicate with Cisco AR or to communicate with other scripts.
Appendix C, "RADIUS Attributes," lists the RFC 2865 RADIUS attributes with their names and values.
This guide also includes an index.
4 Open Source Used In Cisco Prime Access Registrar, 6.0
The Open Source Used In Cisco Prime Access Registrar, 6.0 provides the licenses and notices for open source software used in Cisco Prime AR.
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