Licensing Application, Configuring E-mail, Cisco.com, Proxy Settings, RCP, SCP Settings, Security, Backup, Authentication Settings and Idle Timeout Settings, Browser and Server Security Mode
This chapter guides you on configuring the following settings using the Getting Started workflow:
•Licensing the Application
•RCP and SCP Settings
•Browser Server Security Settings
•Idle Timeout Settings
Licensing the Application
After you obtain the product license, perform these steps to license your software:
Step 1 Copy the new license file to the local directory, with read permission for casuser/casusers.
Step 2 Click Update.
Step 3 Enter the path to the new license file in the License field, or click Browse to locate the new file.
Step 4 Click OK.
The system verifies whether the license file is valid, and updates the license. The updated licensing information appears in the License Information page. Otherwise an error message is displayed.
To return to the License Information page, click Cancel.
This section explains the configuration of E-mail settings on the Cisco Prime LMS server.
To configure E-mail settings:
Step 1 Enter the following details:
•SMTP Server—System-wide name of the SMTP server used by Cisco Prime LMS functions to deliver reports. The default server name is localhost.
•Admin E-mail ID—Cisco Prime Administrator E-mail ID. This e-mail address is used as the From Address in all mails sent from the Cisco Prime LMS server. There is no default E-mail ID.
•Enable E-mail Attachment—Allows you to enable/disable E-mail attachments in the mails sent from the Cisco Prime LMS server. This option helps you to attach PDF or CSV reports with the E-mail after the scheduled jobs have completed. This option is enabled by default.
•Maximum Attachment Size—Maximum size of the E-mail attachments that are allowed to be sent from the Cisco Prime LMS server. You can specify the attachment size in KB or MB.
Step 2 Click Apply to save E-mail settings.
This section explains the configuration, validation, and saving of Cisco.com login credentials on the Cisco Prime LMS server. Setting up Cisco.com login credential is optional.
To configure Cisco.com settings:
Step 1 Enter the following details:
•User Name—Enter the Cisco.com login user name.
•Password—Enter the password for the Cisco.com login user name.
•Confirm Password—Re-enter the Cisco.com password in this field.
Step 2 Click Test to validate the Cisco.com login credentials.
Step 3 Click Apply to save the Cisco.com login credentials.
This section explains the entry and saving of proxy server settings on the Cisco Prime LMS server.
To configure proxy server settings:
Step 1 Select Use proxy for communication with Cisco.com in System Settings workflow.
Step 2 Enter the following details:
•Server Name —Enter the proxy server host name
•Port—Enter the port number for accessing the proxy server
•User Name—Enter user name for accessing the proxy server
•Password—Enter the password for accessing the proxy server
•Confirm Password—Re-enter the password.
Step 3 Click Test to validate proxy server credentials.
Step 4 Click Apply to save the proxy server settings.
RCP and SCP Settings
This section explains the setting up of RCP and SCP credentials on the Cisco Prime LMS server.
To setup RCP and SCP:
Step 1 Enter the following details:
•RCP User—Name used by network device when it connects to Cisco Prime LMS server to run RCP. User account must exist on UNIX systems, and should also be configured on devices as local user in the ip rcmd configuration command. The default RCP username is cwuser.
•SCP User—Name used by the network device when it connects to the Cisco Prime LMS server to run SCP. The username you have entered here is used for authorization while transferring software images using SCP protocol. You must specify a username that has SSH authorization on a Solaris/Soft Appliance system. SCP uses this authorization for transferring software images.
•SCP Password—Enter the password for the SCP user in this field. The password you have entered here is used for authentication while transferring software images using SCP protocol. You must specify a username that has SSH authentication on a Solaris/Soft Appliance system. SCP uses this authentication for transferring software images.
•SCP Verify Password—Re-enter the SCP password in this field.
Step 2 Click Apply to save the RCP and SCP settings.
Browser Server Security Settings
Cisco Prime LMS provides secure access between the client browser and the management server. This section explains you the enabling or disabling of the https security mode in browser and server.
Step 1 Select either:
•Enable—To change the settings to https mode.
•Disable—To change the settings to non-secure http mode.
Step 2 Click Apply to save the security mode settings.
A pop-up message appears asking you to restart the Daemon process when you change the security settings.
This section explains the configuration and scheduling of backup on the Cisco Prime LMS server.
To configure Backup settings:
Step 1 Enter the appropriate information in the following fields:
Table 5-1 Backup Settings
Location of the backup directory. We recommend that your target location be on a partition other than the LMS installation location.
The backup directory name should not contain any special characters.
You must have proper permission (755) for both Solaris and Soft Appliance for creating a backup directory.
By default windows have full directory permission.
Maximum number of backups to be stored in the backup directory.
Select the backup schedule:
•Daily—The database is backed up every day at the time specified.
•Weekly—The database is backed up once a week on the day and time specified. Select a day from the Day of week list.
•Monthly—The database is backed up once a month on the day and time specified. Select a day from the Day of month list.
You cannot schedule more than one backup at a time. The new schedule overwrites the previous schedule, if any.
Enter a valid E-mail ID in this field.
You can enter multiple E-mail IDs separated by commas.
Step 2 Click Apply to save the backup configuration settings.
This section explains the authentication login modules in LMS. Login modules define how authorization and authentication are performed. You can change the current authentication modules to any of the available list of login modules.
To change the authentication module:
Step 1 Select Authentication Mode in System Settings workflow.
The default authentication module in LMS is Local Authentication.
You can change to any of the following authentication login modules:
•Local Authentication—This login module is the default authentication module in LMS.
•Local NT System—This login module is available only on Windows.
•Local Unix System—This login module is available only on Solaris/Soft Appliance.
•MS Active Directory—This login module implements Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Before a user can login, the user account is set up in the LDAP server.
•RADIUS—This login module connects to the RADIUS server to validate the user account.
•TACACS+—This login module connects to a TACACS server to validate the user account.
Step 2 Select the appropriate login module.
Step 3 Click Apply to save the authentication settings.
Idle Timeout Settings
This section explains how to set the idle timeout period. In LMS, if UI is kept inactive for a specified period of time, then a pop up redirecting the page to idle page will be displayed. You can click cancel to avoid redirecting to the idle page. The idle page has a link that will return you to the page from where you were redirected.
To change the idle timeout period, select the time from the drop-down list. By default the timeout interval is 120 minutes. To disable idle timeout, select Disable Idle Timeout Settings.