Cisco Prime Cable Provisioning, referred to as Prime Cable Provisioning throughout this document, automates the tasks of provisioning and managing customer premises equipment (CPE) in a broadband service-provider network. The application provides a simple and easy way to deploy high-speed data, voice technology, and home networking devices.
Prime Cable Provisioning can be scaled to suit networks of virtually any size, even those deploying millions of devices. It also offers high availability, made possible by its distributed architecture with centralized management.
Prime Cable Provisioning incorporates support for many technologies to provide provisioning services for your network. These technologies include:
DOCSIS high-speed data
PacketCable voice service, both Secure and Basic workflows
This release Cisco Prime Cable Provisioning 5.2, supports the following new features:
Dynamic TFTP File-name via extensions
The TFTP File-Naming ability has been enhanced to support customization at the RDU extension level. Prior to Prime Cable Provisioning 5.2 release, the TFTP filename can be named dynamically only using the TFTP filename generation Groovy scripts. Prime Cable Provisioning 5.2 release allows user to set the configuration file name in a shared context which is available across the service-level extensions, configuration generation extensions and configuration generation scripts.
The eRouter device will provide networking functionality together with an embedded DOCSIS eCM in an eDOCSIS device. The primary function of the eRouter device is to allow subscribers to connect multiple CPE devices to the operator provided DOCSIS high-speed Internet service. DOCSIS specifications allow subscribers to directly connect multiple CPE devices to the cable modem; however, that requires operators to provide IPprovisioning to each of the CPE devices. Depending on which IP Protocols are enabled, the eRouter allows provisioning of IPv4 CPEs, IPv6 CPEs, or Dual Stack ( IPv4 and IPv6) CPEs simultaneously.
RDU Export Import Tool
The tool allows user to export and import device data from one RDU to another. The exported device data includes DHCP discovered information, which allows the service provider to seamlessly migrate devices between the RDUs. The Export Tool provides a filter based support which allows service provides to move devices based on Provisioning Group(PG) or a "giaddr".
Prime Cable Provisioning 5.2 Bugs
The following defects have been resolved in Prime Cable Provisioning 5.2 release.
Remove api folder when DPE/CNR-EP components installed seperate
Using the Bug Toolkit
This section explains how to use the Bug Toolkit to search for a specific bug or to search for all bugs in a release.
Step 1 At the Log In screen, enter your registered Cisco.com username and password; then, click Log In. The Bug Toolkit page opens.
Note If you do not have a Cisco.com username and password, you can register for them at http://tools.cisco.com/RPF/ register/register.do.
Step 2 To search for a specific bug, click the Search Bugs tab, enter the bug ID in the Search for Bug ID field, and click Go.
Step 3 To search for bugs in the current release, click the Search Bugs tab and specify the following criteria:
Select Product Category—Network Management and Automation.
Select Product—Prime Cable Provisioning
Note Do not enter Cisco Prime Cable Provisioning. Cisco Prime Cable Provisioning is the new product name for the former Cisco Broadband Access Center. At this time, the Bug Toolkit does not accept Cisco Prime Cable Provisioning as the product name.
Software Version —[Product Version].
Search for Keyword(s)—Separate search phrases with boolean expressions (AND, NOT, OR) to search within the bug title and details.
Advanced Options—You can either perform a search using the default search criteria or define custom criteria for an advanced search. To customize the advanced search, click Use custom settings for severity, status, and others and specify the following information:
– Severity—Choose the severity level.
– Status—Choose Terminated, Open, or Fixed.
Choose Terminated to view terminated bugs. To filter terminated bugs, uncheck the Terminated check box and select the appropriate suboption (Closed, Junked, or Unreproducible) that appears below the Terminated check box. Select multiple options as required.
Choose Open to view all open bugs. To filter the open bugs, uncheck the Open check box and select the appropriate suboptions that appear below the Open check box. For example, if you want to view only new bugs in Prime Cable Provisioning 5.2, choose only New.
Choose Fixed to view fixed bugs. To filter fixed bugs, uncheck the Fixed check box and select the appropriate suboption (Resolved or Verified) that appears below the Fixed check box.
Advanced—Check the Show only bugs containing bug details check box to view only those bugs that contain detailed information, such as symptoms and workarounds.
Modified Date—Choose this option to filter bugs based on the date when the bugs were last modified.
Results Displayed Per Page—Specify the number of bugs to display per page.
Step 4 Click Search. The Bug Toolkit displays the list of bugs based on the specified search criteria.
Note For example, if a bug applies to both Cisco Prime Cable Provisioning 5.1 and Cisco Prime Cable Provisioning 5.2, the headline and Release-note enclosure contain the earlier Cisco PCP product terminology.
Step 5 To export the results to a spreadsheet:
1. In the Search Bugs tab, click Export All to Spreadsheet.
2. Specify the filename and location at which to save the spreadsheet.
3. Click Save. All bugs retrieved by the search are exported.
If you cannot export the spreadsheet, log into the Technical Support website at http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html or contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC).
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