Cisco Prime IP Express contains two management components:
- Regional component,
- Web UI
- CCM Server
- Bring your own device (BYOD)
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) server
- Local component, consisting
- Web UI
- CCM server
- Authoritative Domain Name System (DNS) server
- Caching / Recursive Domain Name System (CDNS) server
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server
- SNMP server
- Management of local address space, zones, scopes, DHCPv6 prefixes and links, and users
Cisco Prime IP Express includes a Hybrid DNS feature that allows you to run both the Caching DNS and Authoritative DNS servers on the same operating system without two separate virtual or physical machines. However, Cisco recommends hybrid mode for smaller sized deployments only. For larger deployments, Cisco recommends separating Caching and Authoritative DNS on separate physical machines or VMs.
License management is done from the regional cluster when Cisco Prime IP Express is installed. You must install the regional server first and load all licenses in the regional server. When you install the local cluster, it registers with regional to obtain its license.
The regional CCM server provides central management of local clusters, with an aggregated view of DHCP address space and DNS zones. It provides management of the distributed address space, zones, scopes, DHCPv6 prefixes and links, and users.
The local CCM server provides management of the local address space, zones, scopes, DHCPv6 prefixes and links, and users.
The remainder of this chapter describes the SNMP protocol. The CCM server, web UIs, and CLI are described in Cisco Prime IP Express User Interfaces. The DNS, CDNS, and DHCP servers are described in their respective sections.