Cisco Provisioning Center 6400 Equipment Module Configuration Guide, 4.2
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About This Guide



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About This Guide

The Cisco 6400 Equipment Module Configuration Guide contains information about configuring and using the Cisco 6400 Equipment Module with Cisco Provisioning Center Release 4.2.0. This Equipment Module is used by the DSL Service Application to provision Layer 2 and Layer 3 DSL services.


This document is intended for personnel who are involved with:

Network Operations

System Administration

Network Architecture/Infrastructure

Users of this documentation should have an excellent working knowledge of Cisco Provisioning Center before attempting to use this Equipment Module for provisioning.


This guide includes the following chapters and appendices:

Table 1 Document Organization 

Chapter/Appendix Title

"About This Guide"

Provides an administrative overview of the guide.

Chapter 1, "Initial Configuration"

Contains instructions on how to configure this Equipment Module, including hardware and software requirements, Cisco 6400 configuration, Cisco Provisioning Center configuration and RADIUS server configuration.

Chapter 2, "Uploading Fabric and Services"

Provides information on how to perform uploads using this Equipment Module.

Chapter 3, "Configuration Objects"

Contains information on creating, modifying, and deleting configuration objects used by the Cisco 6400.

Chapter 4, "Service Element Profiles"

Contains information on creating, modifying, and deleting service element profiles and provides instruction on their use.

Appendix A, "Attribute Reference"

Contains tables listing objects and associated attributes used by this Equipment Module.


Lists the abbreviations and acronyms used in this guide.

Related Documents

This guide refers you to other documents within the Cisco Provisioning Center documentation suite. Table 2 lists these documents.

Table 2 Related Documents

Part Number

Documentation Guide for Cisco Provisioning Center, Release 4.2


Release Notes for Cisco Provisioning Center, Release 4.2


Cisco Provisioning Center Installation Guide


Cisco Provisioning Center User's Guide


Cisco Provisioning Center Installation Guide


Cisco Provisioning Center Administration Guide


Cisco Frame Relay Service Application Solutions Guide


Cisco ATM Service Application Solutions Guide


Cisco DSL Service Application Solutions Guide


Cisco WAN Manager Equipment Module Configuration Guide


Cisco ESR 10000 Broadband Access Center Equipment Module Configuration Guide


Cisco Provisioning Center Programmer's Guide


Cisco Provisioning Center Programmer's Reference



Various formatting conventions are used in this guide to make it easier for you to recognize and use specific types of information. Table 3 lists these conventions.

Table 3 Document Conventions 


Bold Text

Within a procedure, bold text indicates specific folder names or buttons in the GUI.

Click the Modify button on the Action Bar.

Italicized Text

Within a procedure, italicized text indicates text that should be replaced with the name of the object or element that is specific to your network configuration.

Navigate to networks > Cisco 6400 Equipment Module > Profiles > Specific Profile.

courier Text

Commands formatted as courier indicate shell commands that must be entered exactly as shown.


Square Brackets

Within a command, optional parameters are shown in square brackets.

SYnpt [-s[CDRST] | -h[R] | -r[R]]


To install Cisco Provisioning Center, you must install Cisco Provisioning Center resource binaries and various Service Applications and Equipment Module binaries. For more information about installing Cisco Provisioning Center, refer to the Cisco Provisioning Center Installation Guide.

In addition to the Cisco 6400 Equipment Module, you must also install the Service Application(s) that you will be using to activate Cisco 6400 services. For more information, refer to the specific Service Application guide(s).

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