Cisco Prime Collaboration Assurance Guide - Standard, 10.0
Configuring System Parameters
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Configuring System Parameters

Prime Collaboration allows you to configure system parameters for both Prime Collaboration Assurance and Prime Collaboration Provisioning. To configure the following Prime Collaboration Assurance system parameters, navigate to Administration > System Setup > Assurance Setup.

Configuring SMTP Server

You can configure the SMTP server to send and receive e-mail notifications for alarms by specifying the SMTP server name and the sender AAA E-mail address. The value in the sender AAA E-mail address field helps you to identify the server you receive the e-mail from, in case of many servers.

SSL Certificate Authentication for Device Discovery

A Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate is primarily used to provide a secure connection between a server and a browser. The SSL certificate encrypts the sensitive information like login credentials, device credentials, and other details that you enter on the server. The encrypted information is communicated between the server and the respective browsers for authentication.

In Prime Collaboration, when a device is added, the SSL certificates are exchanged for credential validation by accessing a protected resource using HTTPs. During exchange, the SSL certificate does not get stored in Prime Collaboration trust-store and communication to the device fails, at a later point of time. It is recommended that you manually import the SSL certificate to Prime Collaboration trust-store to access the device.

Prime Collaboration enables you to check the authenticity of the SSL certificate during its communication with the devices or applications over HTTPs. However, this is not mandatory as you can still continue to discover the devices without authenticating the certificate.

By default, Prime Collaboration does not validate the certificates from the devices or applications it communicates. To enable the SSL certificate authentication:


    Step 1   Choose Administration > System Setup > Assurance Setup > General Settings.
    Step 2   Check the Enable Certificate Authentication check box and click Save.
    Step 3   Login as root to the Prime Collaboration Assurance server to import SSL certificates to the trust-store (use SSH with port 26 to login).
    Step 4   Enter the following command if the certificate is already downloaded:

    ./emsam_certificate_import.sh <dir_path>

    For example,

    ./emsam_certificate_import.sh /root/cert

    Step 5   Enter the following command if the certificate needs to be downloaded and then imported:

    ./emsam_certificate_import.sh <file> <dir_path>

    For example,

    ./emsam_certificate_import.sh ip.txt /root/cert

    Step 6   Restart the Prime Collaboration server for the changes in trust manager to take effect.
    cpcmcontrol.sh restart

    Configuring Prime Collaboration Assurance Server Time Zone

    To configure the Prime Collaboration Assurance server time zone:


      Step 1   Log in to the Prime Collaboration Assurance server with the account that you have created during installation. By default, it is admin.
      Step 2   Enter the following command to see the list of supported time zones:

      Example:
      cm/admin# show timezones
      Step 3   Enter the following commands to set the time zone for the Prime Collaboration Assurance server:

      Example:
      cm/admin(config)# config t
      cm/admin(config)# clock timezone US/Pacific
      cm/admin(config)# exit
      Step 4   Enter the following command to copy running-configuration to startup-configuration:

      Example:
      cm/admin# write memory
      Step 5   Enter the following command to restart the Prime Collaboration Assurance server:

      Example:
      cm/admin# application stop cpcm
      show application status cpcm
      cm/admin# application start cpcm
      Step 6   Wait for 10 minutes for the server to finish the restart process and enter the following command to check if the time zone is set to the new value:

      Example:
      cm/admin# show timezone
      US/Pacific
      To configure the time zones in Prime Collaboration Provisioning, see "Changing Time Zone Settings" in the Cisco Prime Collaboration 10.0 Provisioning Guide.