Initial configuration includes the following:
Install the ECS license as described in Installing the ECS License.
Create the ECS administrative user account as described in Creating the ECS Administrative User Account.
Enable ECS as described in Enabling Enhanced Charging Service.
Save your configuration to flash memory, an external memory device, and/or a network location using the Exec mode command save configuration . For additional information on how to verify and save configuration files, refer to the System Administration Guide and the Command Line Interface Reference.
Creating the ECS Administrative User Account
At least one administrative user account with ECS privileges must be configured on the system. This is the account that is used to log on and execute ECS-related commands. For security purposes, it is recommended that these user accounts be created along with general system functionality administration.
To create the ECS administrative user account, use the following configuration:
configure context local administrator <user_name> password <password> ecs end
Aside from having ECS capabilities, an ECS Administrator account also has the same capabilities and privileges as any other system-level administrator account.
You can also create system ECS user account for a config-administrator, operator, or inspector. ECS accounts have the same system-level privileges of normal system accounts except that they have full ECS command execution capability. For example, an ECS account has rights to execute every command that a regular administrator can in addition to all of the ECS commands.
Note that only Administrator and Config-administrator level users can provision ECS functionality. Refer to the Configuring System Settings chapter of the System Administration and Configuration Guide for additional information on administrative user privileges.
Installing the ECS License
The ECS in-line service is a licensed Cisco product. Separate session and feature licenses may be required. Contact your Cisco account representative for detailed information on licensing requirements.
For information on installing and verifying licenses, refer to the Managing License Keys section of the Software Management Operations chapter in the System Administration Guide.
Enabling Enhanced Charging Service
Enhanced charging must be enabled before configuring charging services.
To enable Enhanced Charging Service, use the following configuration:
configure require active-charging context local interface <interface_name> ip address <ip_address/mask> exit server ftpd end
The require active-charging command must be configured before any services are configured, so that the resource subsystem can appropriately reserve adequate memory for ECS-related tasks. After configuring this command, the configuration must be saved and the system rebooted in order to allocate the resources for ECS on system startup.
After you configure this command, you must save the configuration and then reload the chassis for the command to take effect. For information on saving the configuration file and reloading the chassis, refer to the System Administration Guide for your deployment.