Cisco Prime Provisioning Administration Guide, 6.4
Prime Provisioning Runtime Configuration Information
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Prime Provisioning Runtime Configuration Information

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Prime Provisioning Runtime Configuration Information

Default TCP Port Values and Protocol Directions Used by Prime Provisioning

Command-Line Interfaces Used by Prime Provisioning


Prime Provisioning Runtime Configuration Information


This appendix explains the following Prime Provisioning information for runtime configuration:

Default TCP Port Values and Protocol Directions Used by Prime Provisioning

Command-Line Interfaces Used by Prime Provisioning

Default TCP Port Values and Protocol Directions Used by Prime Provisioning

Prime Provisioning uses various Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) ports during its operation. Most TCP ports are configured during the installation. All other ports besides the ones mentioned in this section, can be safely turned off if required.


Note To list the ports and their respective Process names (or PIDs) currently used by Prime Provisioning, navigate to the Prime Provisioning Installation directory and execute the command:
./prime.sh listProcess


Table 5-1 and Table 5-2 specify the most vital TCP primary and optional ports, respectively, their default values, and the direction.

Table 5-1 Prime Provisioning Primary TCP Ports, Their Default Values, and Direction 

TCP Primary Ports (listed alphabetically)
Default Values
Direction
Notes

HTTP

8030

Web browser to Prime Provisioning

Used for Web GUI and NBI

Tomcat

8005

Web browser to Prime Provisioning

Used by Tomcat


Table 5-2 Prime Provisioning Optional TCP Ports, Their Default Values, and Direction 

TCP Optional Ports (listed alphabetically)
Default Values
Direction
Notes

HTTPS

8443

Web browser to Prime Provisioning

If HTTPS is activated

Naming Port

1030

Web browser to Prime Provisioning

If Naming Port is required

RMID

1098

Web browser to Prime Provisioning

If RMID configuration is required

Sybase

2630

Prime Provisioning to Sybase server

Used by the Sybase database

Oracle

1521

Prime Provisioning to Oracle Server

If Oracle database is used


The value selected during the installation can be retrieved from the file $PRIMEP_HOME/etc/install.cfg. Most of these ports only need to be allowed if you are allowing users to access Prime Provisioning from outside your firewall.

Prime Provisioning uses or can use the protocols specified in Table 5-3 to communicate with the routers under its configuration control.


Note The selected protocol for each of the following categories must be able to pass through any firewalls between Prime Provisioning and the devices:
1. Terminal Session Protocol - default: Telnet; SSH; CNS*; rsh
2. Configuration Access Protocol - default: selected Terminal Session Protocol; TFTP; FTP; rcp
3. SNMP - default: SNMPv1/v2c; SNMPv3
* CNS is a transport mechanism that uses the TIB/Rendezvous event bus to communicate with a Cisco Configuration Engine server..

Table 5-3 Protocols and Directions with Prime Provisioning

Protocols
(listed alphabetically)
Directions

FTP

Devices to FTP server

NFS

Between Prime Provisioning and TFTP or FTP server if server is on a different machine. (Can be blocked if you do not use FTP or TFTP.)

rcp

Prime Provisioning to devices

rsh

Prime Provisioning to devices

SSH

Prime Provisioning to devices

SSHv2

Prime Provisioning to devices 

SNMP

Prime Provisioning to devices

SNMPv3

Prime Provisioning to devices

Telnet

Prime Provisioning to devices

TFTP

Devices to TFTP server




Note Device creation is explained in the chapter Service Inventory—Inventory and Connection Manager, in the Cisco Prime Provisioning User Guide 6.4.


Table 5-4 lists some important administrative ports and their respective protocols.

Table 5-4 Prime Provisioning Administrative Ports and Their Respective Protocals

Port
Protocol
Notes

20

FTP Data

For transfering FTP data

21

FTP Control

For starting the FTP connection

22

SSH

For secure remote administration which uses SSL to encrypt the transmission

23

Telnet

For insecure remote administration

25

SMTP

Mail Transfer Agent for e-mail servers such as SEND mail

53

DNS

Special servers which use both TCP and UDP.

161

SNMP

For network monitoring


Command-Line Interfaces Used by Prime Provisioning

This section specifies the command-line interfaces (CLIs) used by Prime Provisioning. This list gives commands supported in IOS and IOS XR unless otherwise indicated:

commit (not supported in IOS)

configure exclusive (not supported in IOS)

config term

copy (many variations)

enable (not supported in IOS XR)

end

exit

ping [vrf]

reload

show diag (not supported in IOS XR)

show diags (not supported in IOS)

show etherchannel port (not supported in IOS XR)

show interfaces switchport (not supported in IOS XR)

show modules (not supported in IOS XR)

show port (not supported in IOS XR)

show running

show startup (not supported in IOS XR)

show ver

term (length, width, editing) (editing not supported in IOS XR)

write mem (not supported in IOS XR)

[no] logging console


Note The CLIs used by the Cisco Prime Diagnostics are listed in the Cisco Prime Provisioning User Guide 6.4.