Transport Gateway Registration
This chapter provides an overview of the Cisco Smart Call Home service and covers the following areas:
•Overview of Transport Gateway Registration
•Transport Gateway Registration Task Pre-Reqs
•Registering the Transport Gateway
•Maintain Transport Gateway Registrations
•Transport Gateway Information Sent via email
Overview of Transport Gateway Registration
The Transport Gateway registration task does several things:
•Creates a Transport Gateway id (can be viewed on Inventory and Reporting menu by choosing Maintain Transport Gateway Registrations).
•Generates a token, which is sent via email to the administrator of the Transport Gateway.
•Registers the Transport Gateway to an Entitled Company and Service.
•Specifies the administrators for the Transport Gateway.
Note The administrator uses the token and Transport Gateway ID to install the security certificate when performing the Transport Gateway configuration.
Transport Gateway Registration Task Pre-Reqs
Before registering a Transport Gateway the following tasks must be completed; the user must:
•Have a Cisco.com ID
•Have a valid contract
•Be registered as an Administrator for Inventory Services
Registering the Transport Gateway
To register the Transport Gateway, perform the following steps:
Launch the Inventory and Reporting Application
Step 1 Go to the Inventory and Reporting application at URL: https://tools.cisco.com/nls/; the Inventory and Reporting Log In window opens.
Step 2 Enter your Cisco.com ID and password.
Step 3 Click Log In; the Inventory and Reporting applications window opens.
Register the Transport Gateway
To register the Transport Gateway, perform the following steps:
Step 1 Choose one of the following options to register a Transport Gateway:
•If you are on the Inventory and Reporting Overview menu click Register Transport Gateway.
If you are on the Transport Gateways tab (see above graphic) click New Request.
Note You will see the above message if you are not assigned as an administrator to an active Transport Gateway.
For both of the previous options the Enter Information (Step 1 of 5) page appears.
Transport Gateway Registration: Enter Information (Step 1 of 5)
To enter the Transport Gateway name and description, continue with the following steps:
Step 2 In the Transport Gateway Name field, enter a name for the Transport Gateway (i.e. NIB TG3).
Note The red at the end of Transport Gateway Name field indicates that this is a required field.
Step 3 In the optional Description field, enter a description for the Transport Gateway; the name can describe its location or company association.
Step 4 Click Next; the (Step 2 of 5) page appears.
Select Entitled Company + Service (Step 2 of 5)
To specify which Entitled Company is registered to the Transport Gateway, continue with the following steps:
Step 5 Click the radio button that identifies which Entitled Company the Transport Gateway you will register.
Step 6 Click Next; the (Step 3 of 5) page appears.
Select Administrators (Step 3 of 5)
By default, the person registering the Transport Gateway is the administrator for the Transport. If you want additional administrators specified for the Transport Gateway you are registering, perform the following steps:
Step 7 Choose the administrator(s) you want moved from the Available Administrator(s) table to the Selected Administrator(s) table.
Note Selecting an entry in the Available Administrator(s) table activates the Add and Remove buttons.Available administrators are persons that are registered as an Administrator for Inventory Services for the entitled company the Transport Gateway is being registered for.
Step 8 Click the Add button; the selected administrator(s) move from the Available table to the Selected table.
Note The default administrator cannot be removed from the Selected Administrators table; however to move any other administrator(s) back to the Available Administrator(s) table, select an administrator in the Selected Administrator(s) table then click the Remove button; the administrator is moved from the Selected table back to the Available table.
Step 9 Click Next; the (Step 4 of 5) page appears.
Transport Gateway Registration: Submit (Step 4 of 5)
To validate and submit Transport Gateway information continue the following steps:
Step 10 Review the information on the Submit page and verify the data is correct.
Step 11 If the data in the Submit page is not correct click the Back button and go back to the pane that contains the data that needs to be modified, change the data and return back to this window.
Step 12 When the data in the Submit page is correct click Submit; the Submit window (Step 5 of 5) displays a message indicating that the registration for the Transport Gateway has been successfully submitted.
Transport Gateway Registration (Step 5 of 5)
To complete the Transport Gateway registration continue with these final steps:
Note When the registration has been successfully submitted, an email that contains the security token is sent to the user. To view an example of the security token email see section "Contents of email containing the Security Token".
You should either print out this screen or write down the TG ID for future reference, for when you are configuring the Transport Gateway later.
Step 13 Click OK; the Maintain Transport Gateway page appears.
Maintain Transport Gateway Registrations
A Customer Administrator registered for Inventory Services can maintain existing Transport Gateway registrations for which they are an administrator. Functions available to the Administrator are:
•Accessing Transport Gateway Registrations for Maintenance
•Delete a Transport Gateway Registration
•Request a Security Token
Accessing Transport Gateway Registrations for Maintenance
You can access the Maintain Transport Gateway page several ways:
•On the Overview page select one of the following options.
•Performing a new Transport Gateway registration displays the Transport Gateway page as the last page in that registration process.
All of the above options have the Transport Gateways page appear; to modify a setting on the Transport Gateway perform the following steps:
The Transport Gateway Maintenance page displays the following information:
•Filter Registrations - these drop-down lists let you filter which Transport Gateway entries the Inventory and Reporting application displays in the table below the filter criteria.
•Transport Gateway table - displays the resulting Transport Gateways that were filtered from the options chosen from the above Filter Registrations drop-down lists.
Note The following buttons must have an entry selected in the table in order to become active for selection, and you must also be the administrator of those devices to perform the following actions.
•Delete - lets an administrator delete the selected Transport Gateway(s). See Delete a Transport Gateway Registration for more information on this process.
•Revoke Certificate - lets the administrator of a Transport Gateway registration, for which a certificate has been installed, revoke the security certificate for the selected Transport Gateway.
•Request Security Token - lets you re-generate a security token for a Transport Gateway registration. When the request is made an informational message is displayed indicating "New Security Token Successfully Requested". An email containing the new security token will be sent to the email address of the administrator.
•Edit Information - lets you modify the Transport Gateway name and description information.
•Maintain Administrators - lets you maintain administrators by adding or deleting administrators for the selected Transport Gateway. See Maintain Administrators for information on how to add or remove administrators.
Filtering registrations allows you to see a more selective view of all the data that is listed in the default view. To filter the view of the Transport Gateways, perform the following tasks:
Step 1 Specify those items you want to be your filter criteria from the various drop-downs in the "Filter Registrations:" area.
Step 2 After selecting your filter criteria (i.e. selected an Administrator), click Filter; this displays all the entries that meet the specified criteria.
The example in the previous figure used only the Administrator(s) criteria; the Administered Registrations table displays each entitled company and service that the administrator Sch_testthirtyseven is associated.
Note Click the hyperlink in the Administered Registrations table to access additional information about a Transport Gateway Name, Entitled Company, Administrator(s), or the registration history (click the date under the Last Event column).
Delete a Transport Gateway Registration
Deleting the registration does not uninstall the Transport Gateway that is installed; instead, it revokes the security certificate of the installed transport gateway.
To delete a Transport Gateway registration, perform the following steps:
Step 1 Select the registration you want to delete (i.e. "NIB TG5").
Step 2 Click the Delete button; a confirmation prompt window opens.
Step 3 Click OK; the Maintain Transport Gateway Registration page appears displaying a message that the deletion was successful (see next graphic).
Note When the Transport Gateway is deleted the Inventory and Reporting application sends an email indicating that the status of this registration is now Unregistered.
To view contents of the Transport Gateway deletion email see section "Contents of email containing the Transport Gateway Deletion Details".
Note After deletion the Transport Gateway registration "NIB TG5" is no longer displayed in the above Registration page. A message under the tabs indicates that the deletion of the Transport Gateway registration was successful.
Step 4 To verify the status of the Transport Gateway use the Filter Registrations options. In the filter fields you can display the deleted Transport Gateway by choosing any of the following options from the drop-down list:
•Transport Gateway Name - choose the Transport Gateway you just deleted.
•Service - choose Transport Gateway.
•Status - choose Unregistered.
•Entitled Company - choose the company the Transport Gateway was registered.
•Administrator(s) - choose the administrator that registered the Transport Gateway.
Note When you select the deleted Transport Gateway only the Edit Information button is active.
Request a Security Token
This section explains how to request a Security Token and describes the steps for re-generating a security token for a Transport Gateway registration.
To request a security token, perform the following steps:
Step 1 In the Transport Gateway Registrations area select the Transport Gateway registration you want to request a new security token for.
Step 2 Click the Request Security Token button; a message is displayed that indicates the status of the operation.
Note After the token request has been successfully processed, an Contents of email containing the Security Token will be sent to the email address of the administrator.
The Edit Information page allows the editing of the Transport Gateway information.To modify the Transport Gateway name and description information, perform the following steps:
Step 1 In the Transport Gateway Registrations area select the Transport Gateway registration you want to edit.
Step 2 Click the Edit Information button; the Edit Information window is displayed.
Step 3 Enter the information that you want to change then click Submit; the application returns to the previous window and displays a success message at the top of the window.
Lets you maintain administrators by adding or deleting administrators for the selected Transport Gateway. See Select Administrators (Step 3 of 5) for information on how to add and remove administrators.
Transport Gateway Information Sent via email
The following sections are examples of some of the information you will see generated by the Inventory and Reporting application and then sent in an email.
Contents of email containing the Security Token
Following your request, here is the security token required in order
to obtain a certificate for your Transport Gateway stg_122808.
You will need to submit this security token during the installation
process of your Transport Gateway to obtain your security certificate:
For any problems encountered during the installation process please
contact our support organization at email@example.com.
*** This message has been automatically generated. Please do not
Contents of email containing the Transport Gateway Deletion Details
The Transport Gateway registration for Doc TG has just been modified
by Admin1 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The status of this registration is now Unregistered