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Configuring the System
This chapter provides information on configuring the system parameters of the VDS-SB. This chapter
has the following major topics:
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Configuring AAA, page 5-1
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Changing a Password, page 5-7
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Configuring System Settings, page 5-8
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Viewing or Downloading XML Schema Files, page 5-17
For information on logs, see the “System Audit Logs” section on page 6-6. For information on upgrading
the VDS-SB software, see the “Software Upgrade” section on page 7-1. For information on the ports
used by the VDS-SB, see the “System Port Numbers” section on page 6-6.
Configuring AAA
Authentication determines who the user is and whether that user should be allowed access to the network
or a particular device. It allows network administrators to bar intruders from their networks. It may use
a simple database of users and passwords. It can also use one-time passwords.
Authorization determines what the user is allowed to do. It allows network managers to limit which
network services are available to different users.
Accounting tracks what users did and when they did it. It can be used for an audit trail or for billing for
connection time or resources used (bytes transferred).
Collectively, authentication, authorization, and accounting are sometimes referred to as AAA. Central
management of AAA means the information is in a single, centralized, secure database, which is much
easier to administer than information distributed across numerous devices.
In the VDS-SB network, login authentication and authorization are used to control user access and
configuration rights to the VDSM and SBs There are two levels of login authentication and
authorization:
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Device
•
VDSM
In a VDS-SB network, user accounts can be created for access to the VDSM and, independently, for
access to the SBs that are registered to the VDSM.
This section covers login authentication and authorization for the VDSM. For information about device
login authentication and authorization, see the “Login Access Control” section on page 3-5 and the
“Authentication” section on page 3-13.
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Login authentication is the process by which VDSM verifies whether the person who is attempting to
log in has a valid username and password. The person logging in must have a user account registered
with the device. User account information serves to authorize the user for login and configuration
privileges. The user account information is stored in the AAA database. When the user attempts to log
in, the VDSM compares the person’s username, password, and privilege level to the user account
information that is stored in the database.
Each user account can be assigned to a role and a domain. A role defines which VDSM configuration
pages the user can access and which services the user has authority to configure or modify. A domain
defines which entities in the network the user can access and configure or modify. You can assign a user
account to zero or more roles, and to zero or more domains.
Creating, Editing, and Deleting Users
Note
This section is addressed to users with administrator-level privileges (admin users) only.
Two default user accounts are pre configured in the VDSM. The first account, called admin, is assigned
the administrator role that allows access to all services and access to all entities in the system. This
account cannot be deleted from the system, but it can be modified. Only the username and the role for
this account are unchangeable. To change the password for this account, use the username admin
password <password> command through the CLI.
The second preconfigured user account is called default. Any user account that is authenticated but has
not been registered in the VDSM gets the access rights (role and domains) assigned to the default
account. This account is configurable, but it cannot be deleted nor can its username be changed.
When you create a new user account in the VDSM, you have the option to create the user account in the
CLI for the VDSM device at the same time. Using this option to create the new account in the CLI
provides the following benefits:
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User account is created in the primary and standby VDSM management databases and in the VDSM
CLI from one central point.
•
Users can change their passwords, and the password changes are propagated to a standby VDSM.
If you choose to create the user account from the VDSM without creating the user account in the VDSM
CLI at the same time, the following results apply:
•
User account is created in the primary and standby VDSM management databases.
•
No user account is created in the VDSM CLI, and the user cannot log in to the VDSM until an
account is created from the CLI.
•
Local users cannot change their passwords using the VDSM.
•
Local users can change their passwords using the CLI; however, the password changes are not
propagated from the CLI to the VDSM databases when the CLI user option is enabled in the VDSM.
If a user account has been created from the CLI only, when you log in to the VDSM for the first
time, the Centralized Management System (CMS) database automatically creates a user account
(with the same username as configured in the CLI) with default authorization and access control.
However, to change the password in this scenario, the user account must be explicitly configured
from the VDSM with the CLI user option enabled.
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To create or edit a user account, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > AAA > Users. The User Table page is displayed.
Table 5-1 describes the icons for the User Table page.
Table 5-1
Icon
User Table Icons
Function
Creates a new entry.
Edits an entry.
Creates a filtered table. Filter the table based on the field values.
Views all table entries. Click this icon to view all entries after you
have created a filtered table.
Refreshes the table.
Prints the current window.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The User Account page is displayed.
To edit an account, click the Edit icon next to the username.
Note
Step 3
The User Account page can only be accessed by users with administrator-level privileges.
In the Username field, enter the user account name. The username must be between 4 and 32 characters
in length, and begin with a letter.
The following characters are not permitted in a username: ? . / ; [ ] { } " @ = |.
Step 4
If you want to create a local user account with a password and privilege level from the VDSM, check the
Create CLI User check box. The user account is created automatically in the CLI. To prevent the
creation of a CLI user account from the GUI, leave the check box unchecked.
Step 5
In the Password field, enter a password for the CLI user account, and re-enter the same password in the
Confirm Password field.
The password strength must be a combination of alphabetic character, at least one number, at least one
special character, and at least one uppercase character.
The following characters are not allowed: ?./;[]{}"@=|
Step 6
From the Privilege Level drop-down list, choose a privilege level for the CLI user account. The choices
are 0 (zero) (normal user) or 15 (superuser). The default value is 0.
Note
A superuser can use privileged-level EXEC commands, whereas a normal user can use only
user-level EXEC commands.
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Step 7
In the Username Information area, enter the following information about the user: First Name, Last
Name, Phone Number, Email Address, Job Title, and Department.
Step 8
In the Branding String field, enter a name or phrase that you want to appear in the CDSM banner, when
this user logs in.
Step 9
In the Comments field, enter any additional information about this account.
Step 10
Click Submit to save the settings.
Step 11
From the left-panel menu, click Role Management. The Role Management Table page is displayed.
Table 5-1 describes the icons for the Role Management page.
Table 5-2
Icon
Role Management Icons
Function
Creates a new entry.
Edits an entry.
Creates a filtered table. Filter the table based on the field values.
Views all table entries. Click this icon to view all entries after you
have created a filtered table.
Refreshes the table.
Assigns all roles.
Removes all roles.
Views read-only items.
Indicates that the current transaction was successfully completed.
To add roles, see the “Creating, Editing, and Deleting Roles” section on page 5-5.
To view the setting for the role, click the View (eyeglasses) icon next to the role.
Step 12
Click the Assign icon (blue cross mark) next to each role name you want to assign to the user account.
To remove the role from the user account, click the Assign icon again.
To assign all roles, click the Assign all Roles icon in the task bar. To unassign all roles, click the Remove
all Roles icon in the task bar.
Step 13
Click Submit to save the settings.
A green arrow wrapped around the blue cross mark indicates an SB assignment is ready to be submitted.
To unassign an SB, click this icon.
Step 14
From the left-panel menu, click Domain Management. The Domain Management Table page is
displayed.
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To add domains, see the “Creating, Editing, and Deleting Domains” section on page 5-6.
To view the setting for the domain, click the View (eyeglasses) icon next to the domain.
Step 15
Click the Assign icon next to each domain name you want to assign to the user account.
To remove the domain from the user account, click the Assign icon again.
To assign all domains, click the Assign All icon in the task bar. To unassign all domains, click the
Remove All icon in the task bar.
Step 16
Click Submit to save the settings.
To delete a user, in the User Table page, click the Edit icon next to the username, and from the User
Account page, click the Delete icon in the task bar.
Note
Deleting a user account from the CLI does not delete the corresponding account in the VDSM database.
User accounts created in the VDSM should always be deleted from within the VDSM.
Creating, Editing, and Deleting Roles
Although the VDSM provides many types of services, not all users have access to all services. Users are
assigned a role, which indicates the services to which they have access. A role is a set of enabled
services.
Each user account can be assigned zero or more roles. Roles are not inherited or embedded. The VDSM
provides one predefined role, known as the admin role. The admin role has access to all services and all
VDS-SB network entities.
Note
The admin user account, by default, is assigned to the role that allows access to all domains and all
entities in the system. It is not possible to change the role for this user account.
To create or edit a role, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > AAA > Roles. The Roles Table page is displayed.
Table 5-1 describes the icons for the Role Management page.
Table 5-3
Icon
Role Management Icons
Function
Creates a new entry.
Edits an entry.
Creates a filtered table. Filter the table based on the field values.
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Icon
Role Management Icons (continued)
Function
Views all table entries. Click this icon to view all entries after you
have created a filtered table.
Refreshes the table.
Assigns all roles.
Removes all roles.
Views read-only items.
Indicates that the current transaction was successfully completed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The Role page is displayed.
To edit a role, click the Edit icon next to the role name.
Step 3
In the Name field, enter the name of the role.
Step 4
To enable read-only access for this role, check the Read-Only check box. Users assigned to this role are
only be able to view the VDSM pages. They are not able to make any changes.
Step 5
To expand a listing of services under a category, click the folder, and then check the check box next to
the service or services you want to enable for this role. To choose all the services under one category
simultaneously, check the check box for the top-level folder.
Step 6
In the Comments field, enter any comments about this role.
Step 7
Click Submit to save the settings.
To delete a role, in the Roles Table page, click the Edit icon next to the role name. Once the Role page
is displayed, click the Delete icon in the task bar.
Creating, Editing, and Deleting Domains
A domain is a set of VDS-SB network entities or objects that make up the VDS-SB network. Whereas a
role defines which services a user can perform in the VDS-SB network, a domain defines the entities to
which the user has access. An entity can be a Service Broker. These predefined entities are treated like
services and can be enabled or disabled when you set up user roles.
When you configure a domain, you can choose to include Service Broker in the domain.
To create or edit a domain, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > AAA > Domains. The Domains Table page is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The Domain page is displayed.
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To edit a domain, click the Edit icon next to the domain name.
Step 3
In the Name field, enter the name of the domain.
Step 4
From the Entity Type drop-down list, choose Service Brokers.
Step 5
In the Comments field, enter any comments about this domain.
Step 6
Click Submit to save the settings. If the entity type you chose has not already been assigned to the
domain, then a message displays indicating that the entity type has not been assigned.
Step 7
From the left-panel menu, click Entity Management. The Entity Management page is displayed.
Step 8
Click the Assign icon (blue cross mark) next to each entity name you want to include. A green arrow
wrapped around the blue cross mark indicates an entity is assigned.
To assign all entities in the domain, click the Assign All icon in the task bar.
To remove an entity from the domain, click the Assign icon again.
To remove all entities from the domain, click the Remove All icon in the task bar.
Step 9
Click Submit to save the settings.
To delete a domain, in the Domain Table page click the Edit icon next to the domain name. Once the
Domain page is displayed, click the Delete icon in the task bar.
Changing a Password
If you are a user without admin privileges and you are logged in to the VDSM, you can change your own
VDSM and CLI user password if you meet the following requirements:
Caution
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Your CLI user account and password were created in the VDSM and not in the CLI.
•
You are authorized to access the Password page.
We do not recommend changing the CLI user password from the CLI. Any changes to CLI user
passwords from the CLI are not updated in the management database and are not propagated to the
standby VDSM. Therefore, passwords in the management database do not match a new password
configured in the CLI.
The advantage of initially setting passwords from the VDSM is that both the primary and the standby
VDSMs are synchronized, and VDSM users do not have to access the CLI to change their passwords.
To change the VDSM and CLI user password for the user account that is currently logged in to the
VDSM, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > Password. The Password page is displayed.
Step 2
In the New Password field, enter the changed password.
The following characters are not allowed: ?./;[]{}"@=|
Step 3
In the Confirm New Password field, re-enter the password for confirmation.
Step 4
Click Submit to save the settings.
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Configuring System Settings
This section covers the following topics:
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System Properties
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Configuring Device Offline Detection
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Service Broker Policy Files
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Configuring CDN IP Network File
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Configuring the VDSM to Communicate with an External System
System Properties
To modify the system properties, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > Configuration > System Properties. The System Properties page is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Edit icon next to the system property you want to change. The Modify Config Property page
is displayed.
Step 3
For true or false values, choose a setting from the Value drop-down list. For other values, enter a new
value. The range is displayed for each numeric value.
Table 5-4 describes the system properties.
Table 5-4
System Properties Fields
Field
Description
System.datafeed.pollRate
The poll rate of devices to VDSM (in seconds). The default setting is
30 seconds
System.device.recovery.key
Device Identity Recovery Key.This property enables a device to be
replaced by another node in the VDS-SB network.
System.gui.rowCount
Default row count for all pages containing a table. The default setting
is 10.
System.gui.session.timeout
Length of a VDSM session (in minutes). The default value is 100
minutes.
System.healthmonitor.collect Sets the collect and send rate in seconds for the CMS device health (or
Rate
status) monitor. The default is 120 seconds. The range is from 5 to
3600.
System.lcm.enable
Local and VDSM feature. This property allows settings that are
configured using the local device CLI or the VDSM to be stored as part
of the VDS-SB network configuration data. The default value is true.
System.security.minPassword Minimum number of characters required for a user password. The
Length
default is 6. The range is from 6 to 31.
System.security.minUser
NameLength
Minimum number of characters required for a user name. The default
is 4. The range is from 1 to 32.
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Step 4
Click Submit to save the settings.
Configuring Device Offline Detection
Communication between all devices and the VDSM use User Datagram Protocol (UDP), which allows
for fast detection of devices that have gone offline. UDP heartbeat packets are sent at a specified interval
from each SB to the primary VDSM in a VDS-SB network. The primary VDSM tracks the last time it
received a UDP heartbeat packet from each SB. If the VDSM has not received the specified number of
UDP packets, it displays the status of the nonresponsive SBs as offline.
Note
In VDS-SB networks with heavy traffic, dropped UDP packets can cause the VDSM to incorrectly report
the status of SBs as offline. To avoid this problem, configure a higher value for dropped UDP heartbeat
packets.
To configure Device Offline Detection, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > Configuration > Device Offline Detection. The Configure Device Offline Detection
page is displayed.
Note
The Device Offline Detection feature is in effect only when the VDSM receives the first UDP
heartbeat packet from an SB. UDP port of the heartbeat on the VDSM must be reachable for all
devices; otherwise, the device shows as offline.
Step 2
In the Heartbeat Rate field, specify how often, in seconds, the SBs should transmit a UDP heartbeat
packet to the VDSM. The default is 10. The range is from 5 to 3600.
Step 3
In the Heartbeat Fail Count field, specify the number of UDP heartbeat packets that can be dropped
during transmission from SBs to the VDSM before an SB is declared offline. The default is 3. The range
is from 1 to 100.
Note
Step 4
Decreasing the heartbeat interval (Heartbeat Rate * Heartbeat Fail Count) may take twice the
original configured time to take effect. During this time, the online device status is not changed
to “Offline” or “Online [Waiting for datafeed].”
In the Heartbeat UDP Port field, specify the VDSM port number that the SBs use to send UDP
heartbeat packets. The default is 2000. The range is from 1000 to 10000.
The Maximum Offline Detection Time field displays the product of the failed heartbeat count and
heartbeat rate, where:
Maximum Offline Detection Time =Heartbeat Rate * Heartbeat Fail Count
Step 5
Click Submit to save the settings.
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Service Broker Policy Files
The Service Broker Policy Files menu options consist of the following:
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Configuring Service Broker Policy File
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Configuring BFQDN Policy File
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Configuring CDN Selection Policy File
•
Configuring CDN Adaptation Policy File
Configuring Service Broker Policy File
Service Broker Policy File can be used as a global file to encompass all 3 sub files (BFQN policy file,
CDN Selection Policy File and CDN Adaptation Policy File) into one large Javascript file for simplicity
in smaller applications.
To register a Service Broker Policy File, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > Configuration > Service Broker Policy Files > Service Broker Policy File
Registration. The Service Broker Policy File Registration page is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The Service Broker Policy File Registration page is displayed.
To edit a Service Broker Policy file registration, click the Edit icon next to the registration you want to
edit.
Step 3
Choose a file import method from the File Import Method drop-down list:
•
Upload—The upload method allows you to upload a Service Broker Policy File from any location
that is accessible from your PC by using the browse feature.
•
Import—The import method allows you to import the Service Broker Policy File from an external
HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP server.
When you choose a method, the page refreshes and displays the configuration fields that are associated
with the method that you chose.
Step 4
Enter the fields as appropriate. Table 5-5 describes the upload method fields. Table 5-6 describes the
import method fields.
Table 5-5
Upload Method for Service Broker Policy File Registration
Property
Description
Source File Upload
Local directory path to the Service Broker policy file. To locate
the file, use the Browse button. Click the Validate button to
validate the Service Broker Policy file.
Destination Filename
Name of the Service Broker policy file. This field is filled in
automatically with the filename from the local directory path.
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Import Method for Service Broker Policy File Registration
Property
Description
Source File URL
The URL where the Service Broker Policy file is located,
including path and filename. Click the Validate button to
validate the Service Broker Policy file.
Destination File Name
Name of the Service Broker Policy file.
Update Interval (minutes)
Frequency with which the VDSM looks for changes to the
Service Broker Policy file. The default value is 10 minutes.
Username
Name of the user to be authenticated when fetching the Service
Broker Policy file.
Password
User password for fetching the Service Broker Policy file.
To save the settings, click Submit.
Configuring BFQDN Policy File
To register a BFQDN Policy File, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > Configuration > Service Broker Policy Files > BFQDN Policy File Registration.
The BFQDN Policy File Registration page is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The BFQDN File Registration page is displayed.
To edit a BFQDN file registration, click the Edit icon next to the registration you want to edit.
Step 3
Choose a file import method from the File Import Method drop-down list:
•
Upload—The upload method allows you to upload a BFQDN File from any location that is
accessible from your PC by using the browse feature.
•
Import—The import method allows you to import the BFQDN File from an external HTTP, HTTPS,
or FTP server.
When you choose a method, the page refreshes and displays the configuration fields that are associated
with the method that you chose.
Step 4
Enter the fields as appropriate. Table 5-7 describes the upload method fields. Table 5-8 describes the
import method fields.
Table 5-7
Upload Method for BFQDN Policy File Registration
Property
Description
Namespace
Unique namespace for the BFQDN Policy file
Source File Upload
Local directory path to the BFQDN policy file. To locate the
file, use the Browse button. Click the Validate button to
validate the BFQDN Policy file.
Destination Filename
Name of the BFQDN policy file. This field is filled in
automatically with the filename from the local directory path.
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Import Method for BFQDN Policy File Registration
Property
Description
Namespace
Unique namespace for the BFQDN Policy file
Source File URL
The URL where the BFQDN Policy file is located, including
path and filename. Click the Validate button to validate the
BFQDN Policy file.
Destination File Name
Name of the BFQDN Policy file.
Update Interval (minutes)
Frequency with which the VDSM looks for changes to the
BFQDN policy file. The default value is 10 minutes.
Username
Name of the user to be authenticated when fetching the BFQDN
policy file.
Password
User password for fetching the BFQDN policy file.
To save the settings, click Submit.
Configuring CDN Selection Policy File
To register a CDN Selection Policy File, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > Configuration > Service Broker Policy Files > CDN Selection Policy File
Registration. The CDN Selection Policy File Registration page is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The CDN Selection Policy File Registration page is displayed.
To edit a CDN Selection Policy file registration, click the Edit icon next to the registration you want to
edit.
Step 3
Choose a file import method from the File Import Method drop-down list:
•
Upload—The upload method allows you to upload a CDN Selection Policy File from any location
that is accessible from your PC by using the browse feature.
•
Import—The import method allows you to import the CDN Selection Policy File from an external
HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP server.
When you choose a method, the page refreshes and displays the configuration fields that are associated
with the method that you chose.
Step 4
Enter the fields as appropriate. Table 5-9 describes the upload method fields. Table 5-10 describes the
import method fields.
Table 5-9
Upload Method for CDN Selection Policy File Registration
Property
Description
Namespace
Unique namespace for the CDN Selection Policy file
Source File Upload
Local directory path to the CDN Selection Policy file. To locate
the file, use the Browse button. Click the Validate button to
validate the CDN Selection Policy file.
Destination Filename
Name of the CDN Selection policy file. This field is filled in
automatically with the filename from the local directory path.
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Import Method for CDN Selection Policy File Registration
Property
Description
Namespace
Unique namespace for the CDN Selection Policy file
Source File URL
The URL where the CDN Selection Policy file is located,
including path and filename. Click the Validate button to
validate the CDN Selection Policy file.
Destination File Name
Name of the CDN Selection Policy file.
Update Interval (minutes)
Frequency with which the VDSM looks for changes to the CDN
Selection policy file. The default value is 10 minutes.
Username
Name of the user to be authenticated when fetching the CDN
Selection policy file.
Password
User password for fetching the CDN Selection policy file.
To save the settings, click Submit.
Configuring CDN Adaptation Policy File
To register a CDN Adaptation Policy File, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > Configuration > Service Broker Policy Files > CDN Adaptation Policy File
Registration. The CDN Adaptation Policy File Registration page is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The CDN Adaptation Policy File Registration page is
displayed.
To edit a CDN Adaptation Policy file registration, click the Edit icon next to the registration you want
to edit.
Step 3
Choose a file import method from the File Import Method drop-down list:
•
Upload—The upload method allows you to upload a CDN Adaptation Policy File from any location
that is accessible from your PC by using the browse feature.
•
Import—The import method allows you to import the CDN Adaptation Policy File from an external
HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP server.
When you choose a method, the page refreshes and displays the configuration fields that are associated
with the method that you chose.
Step 4
Enter the fields as appropriate. Table 5-11 describes the upload method fields. Table 5-12 describes the
import method fields.
Table 5-11
Upload Method for CDN Adaptation Policy File Registration
Property
Description
Namespace
Unique namespace for the CDN Adaptation Policy file
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Property
Description
Source File Upload
Local directory path to the CDN Adaptation policy file. To
locate the file, use the Browse button. Click the Validate
button to validate the CDN Adaptation Policy file.
Destination Filename
Name of the CDN Adaptation policy file. This field is filled in
automatically with the filename from the local directory path.
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Import Method for CDN Adaptation Policy File Registration
Property
Description
Namespace
Unique namespace for the CDN Adaptation Policy file
Source File URL
The URL where the CDN Adaptation Policy file is located,
including path and filename. Click the Validate button to
validate the CDN Adaptation Policy file.
Destination File Name
Name of the CDN Adaptation Policy file.
Update Interval (minutes)
Frequency with which the VDSM looks for changes to the CDN
Adaptation policy file. The default value is 10 minutes.
Username
Name of the user to be authenticated when fetching the CDN
Adaptation policy file.
Password
User password for fetching the CDN Adaptation policy file.
To save the settings, click Submit.
Configuring CDN IP Network File
To register a CDN IP Network File, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > Configuration > CDN IP Network File Registration. The CDN IP Network File
Registration page is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The CDN IP Network File Registration page is displayed.
To edit a CDN IP Network file registration, click the Edit icon next to the registration you want to edit.
Step 3
Choose a file import method from the File Import Method drop-down list:
•
Upload—The upload method allows you to upload a CDN IP Network File from any location that
is accessible from your PC by using the browse feature.
•
Import—The import method allows you to import the CDN IP Network File from an external HTTP,
HTTPS, or FTP server.
When you choose a method, the page refreshes and displays the configuration fields that are associated
with the method that you chose.
Step 4
Enter the fields as appropriate. Table 5-13 describes the upload method fields. Table 5-14 describes the
import method fields.
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Table 5-13
Property
Description
Source File Upload
Local directory path to the CDN Adaptation policy file. To
locate the file, use the Browse button. Click the Validate
button to validate the CDN IP Network file.
Destination Filename
Name of the CDN IP Network file. This field is filled in
automatically with the filename from the local directory path.
Table 5-14
Step 5
Upload Method for CDN IP Network File Registration
Import Method for CDN IP Network File Registration
Property
Description
Source File URL
The URL where the CDN IP Network file is located, including
path and filename. Click the Validate button to validate the
CDN IP Network file.
Destination File Name
Name of the CDN IP Network file.
Update Interval (minutes)
Frequency with which the VDSM looks for changes to the CDN
IP Network file. The default value is 10 minutes.
Username
Name of the user to be authenticated when fetching the CDN IP
Network file.
Password
User password for fetching the CDN IP Network file.
To save the settings, click Submit.
Configuring the VDSM to Communicate with an External System
VDSM can be configured to communicate with external systems. Currently, Prime Central is supported
as one type of external system.
Cisco PRIME for service providers is an experience delivery management architecture that enables the
integrated design, fulfillment and assurance of customer experiences such as video, mobility, and
managed cloud services delivered on converged IP networks.
As part of Cisco PRIME, the VDSM forwards alarms as SNMP traps to Prime Central. The VDSM
supports the following functionality to provide communication to Prime Central:
•
VDSM configuration settings to allow communication with Prime Central
•
Registration of the VDSM on Prime Central
•
Sending SNMP traps to Prime Central
Registering and De-Registering with Prime Central
The VDSM registers with Prime Central by checking Register check box in the External System page.
The registration process takes about 10 to 20 seconds. After registration is complete, the VDSM updates
the status (Registered or Registration Failed) of Prime Central.
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Note
VDSM should be de-registered from the Prime Central before deleting the configuration settings of
Prime Central.
To configure the settings for an external system (Prime Central), do the following:
Step 1
From the VDSM GUI, choose System > Configuration > External Systems. The External Systems
table is displayed.
Step 2
Click the Create New icon in the task bar. The External System page is displayed.
To edit an external system, click the Edit icon next to the external system name.
Step 3
Enter the settings as appropriate. See Table 5-15 for a description of the fields.
Table 5-15
External System Parameters
Field
Description
Name
Name of the External System
Type
Prime Central is the only option.
Status
Registration status, It can have the following values:
Registered
Unregistered
Registering
Registration Failed
Deregistering
Step 4
Register
Check the Register check box to register the VDSM with Prime Central
IP Address
IP address of the Prime Central
Database SID
Database schema ID of the Prime Central
Database Port
Database Port Number of the Prime Central
Database User
Database User Name of the Prime Central
Database Password
Database Password of the Prime Central
Fault Manager Server
IP
IP Address of the Prime Central Fault Manager, used by VDSM to send SNMP
traps to the Prime Central
Fault Manager Server
Port
Port number of the Prime Central Fault Manager, used by VDSM to send
SNMP traps to the Prime Central
Comments
Description of the External System
Click Submit to save the settings.
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Viewing or Downloading XML Schema Files
Viewing or Downloading XML Schema Files
The XML Schema Files page provides links to the XML schema files for viewing or downloading. All
XML files can be validated through the VDSM by clicking the Validate button on the associated VDSM
page. However, if you want to use an external XML validation program, you can save the XML schema
file to use for that purpose. The following XML schema files are available:
•
CDNNetwork.xsd—CDN-IP Network Configuration file is used to customize the networks and
geographic regions each SB services.
To open or save an XML schema file, do the following:
Step 1
Choose System > Files > XML Schema Files. The VDS-SB XML Schema page is displayed with a link
to each XSD (schema) file.
Step 2
Click the link for the file. Depending on the browser program used, one of the following or something
similar happens:
•
File is displayed in a new window and the File Download dialog box is also displayed
•
Opening dialog box is displayed
•
File is displayed in a text editor program.
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