Cisco Context-Aware Service Configuration Guide, Release 7.3.101.0
Chapter 6: Configuring and Viewing System Properties
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Configuring and Viewing System Properties

Table Of Contents

Configuring and Viewing System Properties

Licensing Requirement

Editing General Properties and Viewing Performance

Editing General Properties

Viewing Performance Information

Viewing Active Sessions on a System

Adding and Deleting Trap Destinations

Adding Trap Destinations

Deleting Trap Destinations

Viewing and Configuring Advanced Parameters

Viewing Advanced Parameter Settings

Initiating Advanced Parameters

Configuring Advanced Parameters

Initiating Advanced Commands

Rebooting or Shutting Down a System

Clearing the System Database


Configuring and Viewing System Properties


This chapter describes how to configure and view system properties on the mobility services engine.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Licensing Requirement

Editing General Properties and Viewing Performance

Viewing Active Sessions on a System

Adding and Deleting Trap Destinations

Viewing and Configuring Advanced Parameters

Initiating Advanced Parameters

Licensing Requirement

All mobility services engines are shipped with an evaluation license of CAS and wIPS. Evaluation copies are good for a period of 60 days (480 hours) and have preset device limits for each service. Licenses are usage-based (time is decremented by the number of days you use it rather than by the number of calendar days passed).

When you are applying an evaluation license to MSE, the behavior is slightly different from a permanent license. Firstly, an evaluation license for MSE will only increase the evaluation period but not the count of the licensed elements. Secondly, when an evaluation license is applied, there is no license file copied to MSE. Instead the update is made directly in the MSE database. Also, you will not see the license information under License Center > Files > MSE page.

For more information on purchasing and installing licenses, see the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps9733/ps9742/data_sheet_c07-473865.html

Editing General Properties and Viewing Performance

General Properties—You can use the Cisco Prime Infrastructure to edit the general properties of a mobility services engine such as contact name, username, password, services enabled on the system, enabling or disabling a service, or enabling the mobility services engine for synchronization. See the "Editing General Properties" section for more information.


Note Use the general properties to modify the username and password that you defined during initial setup of the mobility services engine.


Performance—You can use the Prime Infrastructure to view CPU and memory usage for a given mobility services engine. See the "Viewing Performance Information" section for more information.

This section contains the following topics:

Editing General Properties

Viewing Performance Information

Editing General Properties

To edit the general properties of a mobility services engine, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Services > Mobility Services Engines to display the Mobility Services page.

Step 2 Click the name of the mobility services engine you want to edit. Two tabs appear with the following headings: General and Performance.


Note If the General Properties page is not displayed by default, choose Systems > General Properties from the left sidebar menu.


Step 3 Modify the fields as appropriate on the General tab. Table 6-1 lists the General Properties page fields.

Table 6-1 General Tab 

Field
Configuration Options

Device Name

User-assigned name for the mobility services engine.

Device Type

Indicates the type of mobility services engine (for example, Cisco 3310 Mobility Services Engine). Indicates whether the device is a virtual appliance or not.

Device UDI

The Device UDI (Unique Device Identifier) is the string between double quote characters (including spaces in the end if any).

Version

Version of product identifier.

Start Time

Indicates the start time when the server was started.

IP Address

Indicates the IP address for the mobility services engine.

Contact Name

Enter a contact name for the mobility services engine.

Username

Enter the login username for the Prime Infrastructure server that manages the mobility services engine. This replaces any previously defined username including any set during initial setup.

Password

Enter the login password for the Prime Infrastructure server that manages the mobility services engine. This replaces any previously defined password including any set during initial setup.

HTTP

Select the Enable check box to enable HTTP. By default, HTTPS is enabled.

Note HTTP is primarily enabled to allow third-party applications to communicate with the mobility services engine.

Note Prime Infrastructure always communicates through HTTPS.

Legacy Port

Enter the mobility services port number that supports HTTPS communication. The Legacy HTTPS option must also be enabled.

Legacy HTTPS

This does not apply to mobility services engines. It applies only to location appliances.

Delete synchronized service assignments and enable synchronization

Select this check box if you want to permanently remove all service assignments from the mobility services engine. This option is available only if the delete synchronized service assignments check box was unselected while adding a mobility services engine.

Mobility Services

To enable a service on the mobility services engine, select the check box next to the service. The services include Context Aware and wIPS.

You can choose CAS to track clients, rogues, interferers, wired clients, and tags.

Choose either of the following engines to track tags:

Cisco Tag Engine

or

Partner Tag Engine

Note Once selected, the service is displayed as Up (active). All inactive services are noted as Down (inactive) on the selected (current) system and on the network.

Note CAS and wIPS can operate on a mobility services engine at the same time.

Click the here link to see the number of devices that can be assigned for the current system.

In the License Center page, choose MSE from the left sidebar menu option to see the license details for all mobility services engines on the network.

Note For more information on purchasing and installing licenses, see the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps9733/ps9742/data_sheet_c07-473865.html



Note The following tcp ports are in use on the MSE in Release 6.0: tcp 22: MSE SSH port, tcp 80: MSE HTTP port, tcp 443: MSE HTTPS port, tcp 1411: AeroScout, tcp 1999: AeroScout internal port, tcp 4096: AeroScout notifications port, tcp 5900X: AeroScout (X can vary from 1 to 10), and tcp 8001: Legacy port. Used for location APIs.



Note The following udp ports are in use on the MSE in Release 6.0: udp 123: NTPD port (open after NTP configuration), udp 162: AeroScout SNMP, udp/tcp 4000X: AeroScout proxy (X can vary from 1 to 5), udp 12091: AeroScout devices (TDOA Wi-Fi Receivers, chokepoints), udp 12092: AeroScout devices (TDOA Wi-Fi Receivers, chokepoints), udp 32768: Location internal port, udp 32769: AeroScout internal port, and udp 37008: AeroScout internal port.



Note Port 80 is enabled on the MSE if the enable http command was entered on the MSE. Ports 8880 and 8843 are closed on the MSE when the CA-issued certificates are installed on the MSE.


Step 4 Click Save to update the Prime Infrastructure and mobility services engine databases.


Viewing Performance Information

To view performance details, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Services > Mobility Services to display the Mobility Services page.

Step 2 Click the name of the mobility services engine you want to view. Two tabs appear with the following headings: General and Performance.

Step 3 Click the Performance tab.

Click a time period (such as 1w) on the y-axis to see performance numbers for periods greater than one day.

To view a textual summary of performance, click the second icon under CPU.

To enlarge the page, click the icon at the lower right.


Viewing Active Sessions on a System

You can view active user sessions on the mobility services engine.

For every session, the Prime Infrastructure shows the following information:

Session identifier

IP address from which the mobility services engine is accessed

Username of the connected user

Date and time when the session started

Date and time when the mobility services engine was last accessed

How long the session was idle since it was last accessed

To view active user sessions, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Services > Mobility Services Engines.

Step 2 Click the name of the mobility services engine to view its active sessions.

Step 3 Choose System > Active Sessions.


Adding and Deleting Trap Destinations

You can specify which Prime Infrastructure or Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (CS-MARS) network management platform is the recipient of SNMP traps generated by the mobility services engine.

When a user adds a mobility services engine using Prime Infrastructure, that Prime Infrastructure platform automatically establishes itself as the default trap destination. If a redundant Prime Infrastructure configuration exists, the backup Prime Infrastructure is not listed as the default trap destination unless the primary Prime Infrastructure fails and the backup system takes over. Only an active Prime Infrastructure is listed as a trap destination.

This section contains the following topics:

Adding Trap Destinations

Deleting Trap Destinations

Adding Trap Destinations

To add a trap destination, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Services > Mobility Services Engines.

Step 2 Click the name of the mobility services engine for which you want to define a new SNMP trap destination server.

Step 3 Choose System > Trap Destinations.

Step 4 From the Select a command drop-down list, choose Add Trap Destination. Click Go.

The New Trap Destination page appears.

Table 6-2 lists the Add Trap Destination page fields.

Table 6-2 Add Trap Destination Page Fields 

Field
Description

IP Address

IP address for the trap destination.

Port No.

Port number for the trap destination. The default port number is 162.

Destination Type

This field is not editable and has a value of Other.

SNMP Version

Choose either v2c or v3 from the SNMP Version drop-down list.

The following set of fields appear only if you select v3 as the SNMP version.

User Name

Username for the SNMP Version 3.

Security Name

Security name for the SNMP Version 3.

Auth. Type

Choose either of the following from the drop-down list:

HMAC-MD5

HMAC-SHA

Auth. Password

Authentication password for the SNMP Version 3.

Privacy Type

Choose one of the following from the drop-down list:

CBC-DES

CFB-AES-128

CFB-AES-192

CFB-AES-256

Privacy Password

Privacy password for the SNMP Version 3.



Note All trap destinations are identified as other except for the automatically created default trap destination.


Step 5 Click Save.

You are returned to the Trap Destination Summary page and the newly defined trap is listed.


Deleting Trap Destinations

To delete a trap destination, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Services > Mobility Services Engines.

Step 2 Click the name of the mobility services engine for which you want to delete a SNMP trap destination server.

Step 3 Choose System > Trap Destinations.

Step 4 Select the check box next to the trap destination entry that you want to delete.

Step 5 From the Select a command drop-down list, choose Add Trap Destination. Click Go.

Step 6 In the dialog box that appears, click OK to confirm deletion.


Viewing and Configuring Advanced Parameters

In the Prime Infrastructure Advanced Parameters page you can view general system level settings of the mobility services engine and configure monitoring parameters.

See the "Viewing Advanced Parameter Settings" section to view current system-level advanced parameters.

See the "Initiating Advanced Commands" section to modify the current system-level advanced parameters or initiate advanced commands such as system reboot, system shut down, or clear a configuration file.

Viewing Advanced Parameter Settings

To view the advanced parameter settings of the mobility services engine, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Services > Mobility Services Engines.

Step 2 Click the name of a mobility services engine to view its status.

Step 3 Choose System > Advanced Parameters.


Initiating Advanced Parameters

The Advanced Parameters page of the Prime Infrastructure enables you to set the number of days events are kept and set session time out values. It also enables you to initiate a system reboot or shut down, or clear the system database.


Note You can use the Prime Infrastructure to modify troubleshooting parameters for a mobility services engine or a location appliance.


In the Advanced Parameters page, you can use the Prime Infrastructure as follows:

To set how long events are kept and amount of time before a session times out.

For more information, see the "Configuring Advanced Parameters" section.

To initiate a system reboot or shutdown, or clear the system database.

For more information, see the "Initiating Advanced Commands" section.

Configuring Advanced Parameters

To configure advanced parameters, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Services > Mobility Services Engines.

Step 2 Click the name of the mobility service whose properties you want to edit.

Step 3 From the left sidebar menu, choose System > Advanced Parameters.

Step 4 View or modify the advanced parameters as necessary.

General Information

Product Name

Version

Started At

Current Server Time

Hardware Restarts

Active Sessions

Advanced Parameters


Caution Enable advanced debugging only under the guidance of Cisco TAC personnel because advanced debugging slows the mobility service down.

Number of Days to keep Events—Enter the number of days to keep logs. Change this value as required for monitoring and troubleshooting.

Session Timeout—Enter the number of minutes before a session times out. Change this value as required for monitoring and troubleshooting. Currently this option appears dimmed.

Cisco UDI

Product Identifier (PID)—The product ID of the mobility services engine.

Version Identifier (VID)—The version number of the mobility services engine.

Serial Number (SN)—Serial number of the mobility services engine.

Advanced Commands

Reboot Hardware—Click to reboot the mobility services hardware. See the "Rebooting or Shutting Down a System" section for more information.

Shutdown Hardware—Click to turn off the mobility services hardware. See the "Rebooting or Shutting Down a System" section for more information.

Clear Database—Click to clear the mobility services database. See the "Clearing the System Database" section for more information. Unselect the Retain current service assignments in Prime Infrastructure check box to remove all existing service assignments from the Prime Infrastructure and MSE. The resources must be reassigned in the Services > Synchronize Services page. By default, this option is selected.

Step 5 Click Save to update the Prime Infrastructure and mobility services engine databases.


Initiating Advanced Commands

You can initiate a system reboot or shutdown, or clear the system database by clicking the appropriate button in the Advanced Parameters page.

This section contains the following topics:

Rebooting or Shutting Down a System

Clearing the System Database

Rebooting or Shutting Down a System

To reboot or shut down a mobility services engine, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Services > Mobility Services Engines.

Step 2 Click the name of a mobility services engine you want to reboot or shut down.

Step 3 Choose System > Advanced Parameters.

Step 4 In the Advanced Commands group box, click the appropriate button (Reboot Hardware or Shutdown Hardware).

Click OK in the confirmation dialog box to initiate either the reboot or shutdown process. Click Cancel to stop the process.


Clearing the System Database

To clear a mobility services engine configuration and restore its factory defaults, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Services > Mobility Services Engines.

Step 2 Click the name of the mobility services engine you want to configure.

Step 3 Choose System > Advanced Parameters.

Step 4 In the Advanced Commands group box, unselect the Retain current service assignments in Prime Infrastructure check box to remove all existing service assignments from the Prime Infrastructure and MSE.

The resources must be reassigned in the Services > Synchronize Services page. By default, this option is selected.

Step 5 In the Advanced Commands group box, click Clear Database.

Step 6 Click OK to clear the mobility services engine database.