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Release Notes for Cisco Resource Policy Management System Release 2.0.2
These release notes describe important information and caveats for the Cisco Resource Policy Management System (Cisco RPMS) Release 2.0.2.
You can obtain the most current Cisco RPMS 2.0.2 documentation from the following link on the Cisco Connection Online (CCO) Web site:
The following topics are discussed in these release notes:
Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2 Summary
Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2 is an enhancement to Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.1. It introduces three new features and resolves a number of DDTSs:
•Universal Gateway /NAS Host Name configuration
•Per Customer AAA List
•Format-E support for AAA Transaction.
UG/NAS Host Name Configuration
Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2 reintroduces the Universal Gateway (UG) Host Name configuration feature that was previously available in Cisco RPMS 1.x and was not in Cisco RPMS 2.0/2.0.1 in a refined manner. You can now configure the UG using Hostname or IP Addresses. Note that Cisco RPMS will not allow configuring invalid or unresolvable Hostname/IP Addresses.
Cisco RPMS Restart Scenarios for UG/NAS Host Name configuration
Adding new entry in /etc/hosts:
•If you add new entries in /etc/hosts, you do not need to restart RPMS.
•Add the new entry first in the /etc/hosts and configure it in RPMS.
Changing Name of an existing mapping in /etc/hosts:
•If you change a name of the existing mappings in /etc/hosts, you do not need to restart RPMS.
•Add the name to be changed first in /etc/hosts and configure it in RPMS.
Changing IP address of an existing mapping in /etc/hosts:
•If you change an IP address of the existing mappings in /etc/hosts, you must restart RPMS.
Note Since JVM internally has a cache that has IP address -->Host Name mapping. This cache is not updated when the change is made in /etc/hosts to an existing mapping. So you must restart RPMS to reflect the change.
Duplicate Trunk Configuration
•A Trunk with UG Name/slot/port & IP Address of the same UG/ slot/port is allowed.When duplicate Trunks are configured using IP Address and UG Name, only the Trunks configured with IP Address will be considered for customer profile matching.
•Duplicate UG Name/slot/port is prevented. (UG Name with a difference in Case is considered as a duplicate.)
Note If you are upgrading from Cisco RPMS 1.x/2.x, the valid Host names are transferred to Cisco RPMS 2.0.2.
If you are using a DNS server for UG names, ensure that the reverse zone is configured in the DNS server.
Per Customer AAA List
Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2 release introduces a new AAA List feature to load balance AAA servers. Cisco RPMS 2.0.2 allows separate AAA lists for various retail customers, instead of one global AAA list. Each of these lists is called an AAA Group. There will be an active AAA server for each group. Thus, there could be a separate active AAA server for each customer.
Note If you are upgrading from Cisco RPMS 1.x, configure an AAA List using the GUI/CLI in Cisco RPMS 2.0.2.
If you are upgrading from Cisco RPMS 2.0/2.0.1, existing customer names and AAA List in Cisco RPMS 2.0/2.0.1 are transferred to Cisco RPMS 2.0.2 and stored in the default AAA group list.
Format-E support for AAA transaction
Format-E standard for AAA transaction has been added to support the AS5850 STM-1 card with 63 E1 controllers.
Note In Format-E support, the format-E specifier configuration should contain lower case letters s, p, and c only. This is because RPMS, by default, assumes that NAS is sending ds0 slot, port, and channel. Because the lower case letters s, p, and c correspond to ds0 slot, port and channel, only these letters can be used for a Format-E configuration in RPMS and in Cisco IOS.
For making CAS calls, enter the following commands in the Universal gateway configuration.router(config)# aaa nas port extendedrouter(config)# radius-server vsa send accountingrouter(config)# radius-server vsa send authentication
This section describes the hardware, memory, and database requirements required to install Cisco RPMS.
The hardware requirements for Cisco RPMS are dependent on the expected call volume and the number of simultaneous active calls in your network. Cisco RPMS components are built to run on Solaris. For Solaris patch requirements, refer to the Cisco RPMS 2.0 Release Notes at:
Disk Space Requirements
The minimum free disk space required to install Cisco RPMS is 250 MB. A minimum of 800 MB free disk space is required for installing Cisco RPMS and the Oracle database on the same machine. Additional disk space requirements depend on factors such as generation of call detail records (CDRs) and log files.
Upgrading from a previous version of Cisco RPMS may require additional disk space for data backup. For more information, refer to Chapter 3, "Upgrading to Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2 from Previous Releases" of the Cisco Resource Policy Management System 2.0.2 Installation Guide.
You must have an Oracle database running with remote access by using SQL net. For further details, refer to the Cisco RPMS 2.0 documentation.
Installing Cisco RPMS 2.0.2
Execute installcrpms.sh to install Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2 by using the GUI.
Step 1 Place the crpms-v2.0.2 file into the crpms-home directory.
Step 2 Untar the file by using the command:tar xvfo crpms-v2.0.2.tar
Note The o option is important.
Step 3 Start the Cisco RPMS installation by executing install.sh.
Step 4 Start Cisco RPMS by using the command:crpms-home/sbin/crpms start
Step 5 To stop Cisco RPMS, use this command:crpms-home/sbin/crpms stop
For detailed steps on installation, see the Cisco Resource Policy Management System 2.0.2 Installation Guide.
Note For Console mode installation, you need a proper DISPLAY setting. The DISPLAY setting should refer a valid XServer.
Upgrading to Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2 from Previous Releases
If upgrading from a previous release of Cisco RPMS and you wish to preserve the configuration data stored in the Oracle RDBMS, choose No when asked "Is this a new RPMS Installation?"
For information on upgrading to Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2 from previous releases, see the Cisco Resource Policy Management System 2.0.2 Installation Guide.
You must use a Cisco IOS release that supports preauthentication functionality. For Cisco IOS release requirements, the Cisco RPMS team recommends the following Cisco IOS releases:
•Cisco AS5300, Cisco AS5400, Cisco AS5800, Cisco AS5850: Cisco IOS Release 12.3(3)
•Cisco AS5850 with eRSC: Cisco IOS Release 12.3(2)T2
Note Cisco IOS Release 12.3(2)T is only recommended for sites using the eRSC.
For more information on uninstalling Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2, refer to Chapter 2, "Installing Cisco Resource Policy Management System" of the Cisco Resource Policy Management System 2.0.2 Installation Guide.
Resolved Caveats—Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2
The problems listed in Table 1 are resolved or closed in Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2.
Table 1 Resolved Issues in Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2
DDTS Number Status Description
User may bypass aaa authen with Cisco RPMS.
CDR Terminate cause field always has value RPMS.
Caveats for Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2
The Cisco RPMS and Cisco IOS issues that are still in Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2 are shown in Table 2.
For information on troubleshooting Cisco RPMS Release 2.0.2, refer to the Cisco Resource Policy Management System 2.0.2 Troubleshooting Guide.
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