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Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) User Guide for the Cisco 7200 VXR and Cisco 7301 Routers
Note This User Guide covers the Cisco 7204VXR, the Cisco 7206VXR, and the Cisco 7301 routers. For information on additional SDM supported platforms, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/sdm.
Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) is an intuitive Java-based device-management tool that lets you configure LAN interfaces, routing, Network Address Translation (NAT), firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and other features without knowledge of the Cisco command-line interface (CLI).
Note SDM does not support the following features on the Cisco 7200 VXR or Cisco 7301 routers: SDM Reset, WAN configuration; therefore, you will need to use CLI commands to support these functions. The SDM Express Wizard is not supported on the Cisco 7000 family.
SDM is preinstalled on your router Flash Disk or CompactFlash Disk when you order a security bundle comprising a Cisco 7204VXR, Cisco 7206VXR, or Cisco 7301 router.
SDM can also be purchased and installed on an existing Cisco 7204VXR, Cisco 7206VXR, or Cisco 7301 router. See "Installing SDM (Optional)" section for instructions on downloading and installing SDM.
Because SDM uses a GUI interface, it requires that you access it from a PC using a supported web browser. For the supported browsers, see the "Cisco IOS Software Requirements" section.
This guide includes the following topics:
You can configure secure network access on your Cisco 7204VXR, Cisco 7206VXR, or Cisco 7301 router using both the SDM management tool and CLI commands.
You launch SDM using a supported browser on a PC. SDM allows you to configure supported security features, such as VPNs, firewalls, and digital certificates. Interfaces that SDM does not support, such as token ring, must be configured using CLI commands. SDM attempts to read any configurations added through CLI commands, but unsupported features are displayed as read-only in the SDM user interface.
Although multiple users can concurrently use SDM to monitor a router, it is not recommended that multiple users concurrently modify the configuration; results may be inconsistent.
For SDM feature information, see the Security Device Manager Release Notes Page at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps5318/prod_release_notes_list.html
Refer to the following sections to determine the requirements for SDM support:
SDM Version 2.3.1 requires at least 7 MB of free Flash Disk or CompactFlash Disk on the router. Note that the Cisco IOS software requires approximately 20 MB of Flash Disk space.
Note Flash Disks and CompactFlash Disks provide from 48 MB to 356 MB of storage space. Flash Disks and CompactFlash Disks are supported on Cisco 7000 products that have PC card slots—formerly called Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) slots.
SDM requires a PC running a Pentium III processor or faster, with a supported browser, and one of the following supported Cisco 7000 routers (see Table 1):
Table 1 Supported Hardware
Supported Routers Supported Processors Supported Service Adapters1 Supported Port Adapters
NPE-225, NPE-400, NPE-G1, NPE-G2, NSE-1
NPE-225, NPE-400, NPE-G1, NPE-G2, NSE-1
1 The Integrated Services Adapter (ISA) module is not supported with SDM.
2 The VAM and VAM2 products are no longer being sold.
Note SDM requires a PC with a Pentium III or higher processor.
Browser and Java Requirements
For browser and Java requirements, see the Security Device Manager Release Notes at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps5318/prod_release_notes_list.html
PC Operating System Requirements
For PC operating system requirements, see the Security Device Manager Release Notes at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps5318/prod_release_notes_list.html
Cisco IOS Software Requirements
Table 2 lists the SDM minimum supported Cisco IOS software for your router.
Table 2 Minimum Supported Cisco IOS Software for Use with SDM
Platform Minimum Cisco IOS Software
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(2)T or later, or 12.3(3)M or later; no support for B, E, and S trains
You can connect to SDM via a PC or server using any of the following methods: HTTP and HTTPS; Telnet, SSH, and SSHv2.
Note Cisco SDM has negligible impact on router DRAM or CPU.
The following restrictions apply to SDM running on Cisco 7204VXR, 7206VXR, and 7301 routers:
•The SDM Express application is not supported.
•WAN configuration is not supported. SDM supports configuration of Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
•The SDM Reset feature is not available.
•No SDM-default configuration file is supplied.
Determining if SDM Is Installed
Use the following method to determine if SDM is installed on your router:
Using the CLI, enter the dir all-filesystems or the show flash command, and check to see if the SDM file set is present: sdm.tar,attack-drop.sdf, 128MB.sdf, 256MB.sdf, home.shtml, home.tar, common.tar.
If SDM ins not installed on your router, and you wish to download and install it, go to "Installing SDM (Optional)" section.
This completes the procedure for determining if SDM is installed on your router. Go to "Configuring Your Router to Support SDM" section.
Configuring Your Router to Support SDM
You can install and run SDM on a router that is already in use without disrupting network traffic, but you must ensure that a few configuration settings are present in the router configuration file.
Access the CLI using Telnet or the console connection to modify the existing configuration before installing SDM on your router.
Step 1 Enable the HTTP and HTTPS servers on your router by entering the following commands in global configuration mode:Router# configure terminalEnter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.Router(config)# ip http serverRouter(config)# ip http secure-serverRouter(config)# ip http authentication localRouter(config)# ip http timeout-policy idle 600 life 86400 requests 10000
If the router supports HTTPS, the HTTPS server will be enabled. If not, the HTTP server will be enabled. HTTPS is supported in all images that support the Crypto/IPSec feature set, starting from Cisco IOS release 12.25(T).
Step 2 Create a user account defined with privilege level 15 (enable privileges). Enter the following command in global configuration mode, replacing username and password with the strings that you want to use:Router(config)# username username privilege 15 secret 0 password
For example, if you chose the username tomato and the password vegetable, you would enter:Router(config)# username tomato privilege 15 secret 0 vegetable
You will use this username and password to log in to SDM.
Step 3 Configure SSH and Telnet for local login and privilege level 15. Use the following commands:Router(config)# line vty 0 4Router(config-line)# privilege level 15Router(config-line)# login localRouter(config-line)# transport input telnet sshRouter(config-line)# exit
If your router supports 16 vty lines, you can add the following lines to the configuration file:Router(config)# line vty 5 15Router(config-line)# privilege level 15Router(config-line)# login localRouter(config-line)# transport input telnet sshRouter(config-line)# exitRouter(config)#
Step 4 (Optional) Enable local logging to support the log monitoring function. Enter the following command in global configuration mode:Router(config)# logging buffered 51200 warning
Step 5 Enter the end command to leave configuration mode:Router(config)# endRouter#
Installing SDM (Optional)
SDM comes preinstalled on the Flash Disk or CompactFlash Disk as part of your Cisco 7204VXR, Cisco 7206VXR, or Cisco 7301 router. You can also download/upgrade SDM free of charge from the Software Center on Cisco.com at: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/sdm.
For instructions on installing SDM, see Downloading and Installing Cisco Router and Security Device Manager at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps5318/tsd_products_support_series_home.html
To start SDM on your router using a PC browser to access SDM, follow these steps:
Step 1 Open a web browser on a PC, and enter the following URL:
where router_interface_IP_address is the router IP address.
Note https://... specifies that the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol be used for a secure connection. http://... can be used if SSL is not available.
If you do not enter https:// and you are using Windows IE, you will receive a message, warning you that you are not in secure mode. Click OK to configure in secure mode, or click Cancel to continue using http (see Figure 1).
Figure 1 Microsoft Internet Explorer Screen
Step 2 At the Netscape Prompt screen, enter your user ID and password (see Figure 2), and check the `Use Password Manager to remember these values' box to remember your user ID and password in the future. Then, click OK.
Figure 2 Netscape Prompt Screen
The SDM application screen opens (see Figure 3).
Figure 3 SDM Application Screen
Note You must disable your active popup blocker for SDM to function. An error message will appear if you have not disabled your browser's popup blockers.
Step 3 At the IE Enter Network Password window (see Figure 4), enter your user ID and password, then click OK. Check the box `Save this password in your password list' if you want the system to remember your password.
At the Netscape Password Needed Networking screen (see Figure 5), enter your user name and password, then click OK.
Figure 4 Microsoft Internet Explorer - Enter Network Password Screen
Figure 5 Netscape - Enter Network Password Screen
Step 4 At the Security Alert screen (see Figure 6), click Yes to continue.
Figure 6 Security Alert Screen
The Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) Launch screen appears (see Figure 7) in the background. Leave this window open and wait for the next window.
Figure 7 Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) Launch Screen
Note Figure 7 shows an example of one version of Security Device Manager launch screen. Details may vary depending on the Security Device Manager version you are running.
Figure 8 Router Home Paqe
Note Figure 8 provides an example of a Router Home Page. Details may vary depending on the Security Device Manager version you are running.
Step 5 Click Configure and then click on e of the feature buttons on the left side to begin configuring your router. (See Downloading and Installing Cisco Router and Security Device Manager for detailed instructions.)
This completes the procedure for launching SDM.
SDM uses an installation wizard to guide you through the process of installing the newer software. To see step-by-step instructions for the installation wizard, refer to "Task 4:Install the SDM Files" in Downloading and Installing Cisco Router and Security Device Manager.
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