This preface contains the following sections:
•Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
The Cisco Prime Provisioning Administrator's Guide 6.4 contains detailed explanations of Cisco Prime Provisioning services and components across all applications.
Note With this release, Prime Provisioning can be used as a standalone product or as part of the Cisco Prime for IP Next Generation Network (IP NGN) Suite. When installed as part of the suite, you can launch Prime Provisioning from the Prime Central portal. For more information about Prime Central, see the documentation for Cisco Prime Central 1.1.
This guide is designed for administrators who are responsible for provisioning Prime Provisioning services for their customers.
This guide is organized as follows:
•Chapter 1 "Manage Active Users and User Account," explains how to communicate with active users and manage the user account.
•Chapter 2 "Manage Control Center," describes how to set up the Prime Provisioning services.
•Chapter 3 "Manage Security" describes how to create users, user groups, user roles, and object groups and how privileges are assigned to these entities.
•Chapter 4 "Backup and Restore of Prime Provisioning Repository" explains the steps that you can follow after installing Prime Provisioning. It also describes the objectives of backup and restore and a standby system and how to set them up for Sybase and for Oracle.
•Chapter 5 "Prime Provisioning Runtime Configuration Information" specifies the default ports and command-line interfaces (CLIs) used by Prime Provisioning.
•Chapter 6 "WatchDog Commands" provide supplementary information.
The entire documentation set for Cisco Prime Provisioning, can be accessed at:
An overview of the Cisco Prime Provisioning product is available at:
The following documents comprise the Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.4 documentation set:
General Documentation (in suggested reading order)
•Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.4 Documentation Overview
•Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.4 Release Notes
•Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.4 Installation Guide
•Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.4 Supported Devices
•Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.4 User Guide
•Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.4 Administration Guide (This guide)
•Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.4 Open Source
•Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.4 API Programmer Guide
•Cisco Prime Provisioning 6.4 API Programmer Reference
Note All documentation might be upgraded over time. All upgraded documentation will be available at the same URLs specified in this document.
Other Cisco Prime Product Documentation
See also the documentation for the following Cisco Prime products:
•Cisco Prime Central
•Cisco Prime Network
•Cisco Prime Optical
•Cisco Prime Performance Manager
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
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