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Revised: May 4, 2015
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Concepts, page 10-1
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Procedures, page 10-13
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Reference, page 10-21
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Glossary, page 10-1
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Understand WEP Keys and Passphrases, page 10-8
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Workflow to Define Wi-Fi Settings, page 10-9
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Partial Support for Cisco Medianet 2.1 Features, page 10-10
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Understand Medianet Autoconfiguration for DMP 4310G Endpoints, page 10-11
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Information That Medianet and DMPs Exchange, page 10-11
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Restrictions, page 10-12
Concepts
Glossary
Timesaver
Go to terms that start with... [ numerals | A | C | D | E | L | M | P | S | T | W ].
numerals
802.11b
A wireless networking standard that specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 11Mbps and an operating
frequency of 2.4GHz.
802.11g
A wireless networking standard that specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 54Mbps, an operating
frequency of 2.4GHz, and backward compatibilitywith 802.11b devices.
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A
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting.
AAA
See also EAP-FAST, EAP-MD5 server, LEAP server, and PEAP server.
access point
A device that allows wireless-equipped computers and other devices to communicate with a wired
network. Also used to expand the range of a wireless network.
autoregistration
See MSI registration service.
Auto Smartports1
A collection of interface-level switch commands bundled together as a macro that configures a
switchport without human intervention. Upon detecting a connection to one of its physical interfaces
(or “ports”), a Medianet-ready switch uses CDP packets or a similar mechanism2 — in tandem with a
port-based network access control (PNAC) standard such as 802.1x/MAB — to learn what type of
device has connected to it. Device identification triggers the appropriate Auto Smartports macro to run
automatically on the switch and configure its interface appropriately for the detected device type. This
behavior eases the administrative burden of configuring multiple switchports manually. (Similarly,
when there is a “link-down” event on the port, the switch removes the macro.) In the ITU model and
framework for network management, known as FCAPS, Auto Smartports macros act in support of
what’s called configuration management.
See Auto Smartports Configuration Guide, Release 12.2(58)SE at
http://cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/auto_smartports/12.2_58_se/configuration/guide/aspcg.html.
1. Infrequently abbreviated as ASP.
2. Such as Link-Level Discovery Protocol (LLDP) packets, packets that include specific MAC addresses or Organizational Unique Identifiers (OUIs), or
attribute-value pairs within a RADIUS response.
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C
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CCMP
Based on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) defined in the National Institute of Standards and
Technology's FIPS Publication 197, AES-CCMP is a symmetric block cipher that can encrypt and
decrypt data using keys of 128, 192, and 256 bits. AES-CCMP is superior to WEP encryption and is
defined in the IEEE 802.11i standard.
See also WEP keys.
CDP
Cisco Discovery Protocol. DMPs and other devices that support CDP can communicate facts about
themselves, amongst themselves, over any physical network medium that supports Subnetwork Access
Protocol (SNAP) encapsulation. CDP uses the data link layer, which connects physical network media
to upper-layer protocols. And because CDP operates at this level, two or more CDP devices that support
different network layer protocols (for example, IP and Novell IPX) can learn about each other.
Specifically, CDP causes devices to advertise not only their existence, but also their platform types,
protocols, IP addresses, and SNMP-agent addresses to neighboring devices on their LAN switch or
WAN. And when their connected switch is Medianet-ready, device identification can also trigger an
Auto Smartports macro to run automatically.
Thus, CDP facilitates discovery — by network management applications — of Cisco devices that are
neighbors of known devices. And this is particularly useful when such previously undiscovered
neighbors use lower-layer, transparent protocols. After they possess information about such devices,
network management applications can send SNMP queries to them.
In addition, CDP detects native VLAN and port duplex mismatches.
D
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DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A standard method for devices to request, and servers to
allocate, IP addresses in a network without human intervention.
DHCP option 125
An optional DHCP relay class that:
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Injects “vendor-identifying, vendor-specific information” into the request (within a DHCP
DISCOVER message) to receive a dynamic IP address.
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Identifies the type of client sending the DHCP DISCOVER message.
In turn, a DHCP server that is configured to support Option 125 can relay the client-generated request
to some other DHCP server. This mechanism allows an organization to designate DHCP servers for
clients that meet particular criteria. For example, you might want all of your DMPs to receive their
IP addresses from a DHCP server that you reserve for this purpose exclusively.
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EAP
EAP is the Extensible Authentication Protocol that WPA uses to authorize user access to wireless
networks. Common implementations include EAP-FAST and EAP-MD5.
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EAP-FAST is a two-phase implementation of the EAP authentication protocol:
EAP-FAST
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Phase 0, provisioning. Provision client with a credential called PAC (Protected Access
Credentials).
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Phase 1, authentication. Use the PAC to establish a tunnel with the server and authenticate the
username and password.
See also AAA and EAP.
EAP-MD5 server
Servers that use EAP to provide dynamic, session-specific wireless encryption keys, central user
administration, and authentication between clients and access points. EAP-MD5 uses MD5 hashing on
client and challenge passwords.
See also AAA and EAP.
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Location Services
Mechanism by which a device can learn its actual physical (“civic”) location through its connection to
a Medianet-ready switch. Upon learning its location, the device can then share this information with
peers, management servers, and other equipment on its network. The physical location of a DMP is
almost always an important factor in which central management server it should trust, which assets it
should play, which commands it should run, and which schedule it should follow.
Someone must configure two essential values on your Medianet-enabled switch: “civic-location-id”
and “additional-location-information.” These values are encapsulated into a CDP message that
endpoints receive.
civic-location-id
This value describes the physical site — including the municipality, street address, floor designation,
and so on — where a switch and its attached nodes are deployed.
additional-location-information
This value describes any additional details to inject into the encapsulated CDP message. As this is a
data injection, it depends wholly on the presence of a defined civic-location-id value. Absent that
value, there is no way for this value to reach any endpoint. Later, when you plug a Medianet-ready
DMP into a properly configured switch, the Location Services feature of MSI populates the Location
URL field automatically in DMPDM.
Note
CDP and LLDP constrain how much location information you can store on a Medianet-enabled switch. Make
sure that this information never exceeds 255 bytes.
Note
A DMP 4400G cannot receive or use Location Services information over Wi-Fi. Its connection type to your
Medianet-enabled switch must be Ethernet.
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Medianet
End-to-end intelligent architecture for optimized delivery of rich media to a variety of endpoints
throughout an enterprise. Cisco Medianet is media-aware, endpoint-aware, and network-aware.
MSI
Media Services Interface. Announces services to a DMP or any other Medianet-ready device that you
connect to a Medianet-enabled switch. MSI tells devices about their neighbors and their civic location.
MSI registration
service
Medianet feature by which:
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Devices send encrypted registration requests to management servers.
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Servers receive such requests, respond to them, and store records in a local database.
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MSI service
discovery
Mechanism that applies DHCP option 125 packets to advertise — and poll for — the availability of
particular services in a network. Service Discovery also notes which hosts provide these services. For
your purposes as a DMP administrator, Medianet should know that a DMM server is available and know
exactly which addressable node it is on your network. So naturally, you must configure your DHCP
server to facilitate this information-sharing model. Configuration methods vary among platforms
and implementations.
An example here shows entries in the dhcpd.conf file for a Linux-based DHCP server called dhcpd.
Entries like these advertise the IP address of your authoritative DMM appliance — converted here from
decimal to hex and shown in red — to any DMPs that should trust its directives implicitly.
option domain-name "example.com";
option domain-name-servers 192.168.1.1;
option option-125 code 125 = string;
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;
authoritative;
log-facility local7;
subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
range 192.168.1.200 192.168.1.210;
option routers 192.168.1.1;
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;
}
class "DMM" {
match if option option-125 = "\x00\x00\x00\x09\x06\x13\x04\x01\x44\x4d\x4d";
option option-125
"\x00\x00\x00\x09\x0b\x14\x09\x01\x80\x6b\xe0\xbc\x1f\x90\x00\x01";
}
Tip
The Linux CLI can easily convert IP address octets from decimal to hexadecimal.
$ echo 'ibase=10;obase=16;
octet
' | bc
(Remember to use a closing quote mark before the pipe.)
And so, in keeping with the previous conversion example, shown in red....
• 128 becomes x80
• 107 becomes x6b
• 224 becomes xe0
• 188 becomes xbc
In contrast, the DHCP offering in Windows Server 2008 (and, likewise, Windows Server 2003) cannot
handle DHCP option 125 queries natively. Therefore, you must install a “callout” DLL that injects this
ability into the server before you can configure it to advertise the availability of any service.
Note
For 32-bit Windows Server, the DLL filename is DHCPSDDLLx86.DLL.
For 64-bit Windows Server, the DLL filename is DHCPSDDLLx64.DLL.
Afterward, you must edit \Medianet\msi\apps\dhcpsddll\src\dhcpsdconfig.reg to include a 3-tuple
(IP,port,transport), converted to hexadecimal, that identifies your DMM appliance as a provider of
centralized management for DMPs.
And finally, you must add two keys to the Windows registry, under
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DHCPServer\Paramters
• CalloutEnabled REG_DWORD 1
• CalloutDlls REG_MULTI_SZ <full_path_to_DLL>
Note
See the Medianet documentation on Cisco.com for detailed instructions.
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PEAP server
Protected EAP server, which combines centralized two-way authentication with dynamically generated
wireless equivalent privacy keys or WEP keys.
See also AAA, EAP-MD5 server, and WEP keys.
PSK
Pre-Shared Key.
S
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SSID
Service Set ID. It is a unique identifier that client devices use to associate with the access point. The
SSID helps client devices distinguish among multiple wireless networks in the same vicinity. The SSID
can be any alphanumeric entry up to 32 characters long.
T
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TKIP
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol, also known as key hashing, is used as part of server-based EAP
authentication.
W
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WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy is a method to encrypt data transmitted on a wireless network.
WEP keys
Wired equivalent privacy (WEP) keys are the IEEE 802.11b standard that offers a mechanism for
securing wireless LAN data streams. The goals of WEP include access control to prevent unauthorized
users who lack a correct WEP key from gaining access to the network, and privacy to protect wireless
LAN data streams by encrypting them and allowing de-encryption only by users with the correct
WEP keys.
WPA
Wi-Fi Protected Access. WPA is a standards-based, interoperable security enhancement that strongly
increases the level of data protection and access control for existing and future wireless LAN systems.
It is derived from and will be forward-compatible with the upcoming IEEE 802.11i standard. WPA
leverages TKIP for data protection and 802.1X for authenticated key management.
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Understand WEP Keys and Passphrases
Timesaver
Does your wireless network use WPA instead of WEP? If so, you can ignore this topic.
Many 802.11 access points (wireless routers) accept only a hexadecimal passphrase for WEP-64 and
WEP-128. And yet, DMPs accept only an ASCII passphrase for WEP. For this reason, it might be
necessary at times to translate your WEP passphrase from ASCII to hexadecimal.
Note
Many third-party converters are available. We do not offer any Cisco converter for this purpose.
The typical WEP process is as follows.
1.
Pick an ASCII passphrase. For example, PassphraseWEP128.
2.
Convert your string of ASCII characters to the hexadecimal key or keys for your network.
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WEP-64 uses four short hexadecimal keys.
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WEP-128 uses one long hexadecimal key.
3.
Configure your DMP to use the ASCII from which you derived the hexadecimal.
4.
Configure your wireless router to use the appropriate hexadecimal key or keys.
Related Topics
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Configure a Wireless Network Connection, page 10-16
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Configure a Wireless Network Connection, page 10-16
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Workflow to Define Wi-Fi Settings
It is not necessary, useful, or correct to restart a DMP immediately after you define its 802.11 settings.
Instead, the typical workflow is as follows.
1.
Define
wireless
settings.
2.
Save
wireless
settings.
3.
Apply wireless settings.
4.
a. Use DMPDM to restart the DMP.
Get WLAN
IP address.
b. Immediately unplug the
DMP Ethernet cable.
OR
a. Unplug the DMP power cord.
b. Unplug the DMP Ethernet cable.
c. Plug in the DMP power cord.
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Partial Support for Cisco Medianet 2.1 Features
Cisco Medianet is an end-to-end architecture for networks that deliver rich-media experiences. Some
DMP endpoints support some Cisco Medianet 2.1 features.
Note
Tip
We do not support any Medianet features on DMP 4305G endpoints.
•
To assess your network for Medianet readiness, see http://cisco.com/go/mra.
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To review solution reference network designs (SRNDs) for Medianet, see
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/ns340/ns414/ns742/ns819/landing_vid_medianet.html.
DMP 4310G
DMP 4400G
DMP 4310G endpoints support discovery via DHCP and can
learn their physical location. In addition, they know and can
broadcast their product type, model, and software version.
Through their use of your Medianet, they can receive their IP
address, VLAN assignment, and network configuration settings
automatically. Furthermore, they receive information from
Medianet through DHCP1 that helps them to autoregister
themselves with your DMM server. Later, after a successful
autoregistration, the splash screen on these DMPs includes key
parameters and states explicitly that setup succeeded.
Medianet 2.1 feature support by DMP 4400G endpoints is
equivalent to support by DMP 4310G endpoints, with just
one exception. Ordinarily, a DMP 4400G can participate in
networks via either an Ethernet connection or a Wi-Fi
connection. However:
A Wi-Fi connection by a DMP 4400G prevents it from obtaining
or using any Location Services information that Medianet might
be configured to provide.
1. With DHCP option 125 (V-I Vendor-Specific Information) for service discovery, after you configure your
supported DHCP server to support this option. See RFC 3925.
Note
These features are designed to simplify the largest deployments, whereas DMPDM is designed to support the
smallest deployments. If you manage your DMP primarily via DMPDM, your benefit from Medianet integration will be minimal.
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Understand Medianet Autoconfiguration for DMP 4310G Endpoints
DMP 4310G and 4400G endpoints can use CDP to announce and identify themselves on networks.
AND
You might use Ethernet cables to connect such DMPs to switches where the autoconfiguration (Auto
Smartports) features of Medianet are enabled.
When you do, these switches recognize from the CDP announcements that the newly connected devices
are DMPs.
After recognizing that a DMP is attached to one of its Ethernet ports, the switch can apply to this port a
set of built-in configuration macros (Auto Smartports) that are optimized specifically for DMPs. By
configuring so many settings automatically, Medianet can accelerate and simplify DMP mass
deployments, QoS configuration, and asset tracking. In turn, these simplified deployments can lower
your operating costs.
Information That Medianet and DMPs Exchange
Medianet and a DMP 4310G can exchange these types of data.
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name of the chassis
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system name
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system object
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hardware revision
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firmware revision
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software revision
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seial number
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manufacturing name
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model name
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asset identifier
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CDP timeout
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VLAN assignment
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switch port assignment
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switch name and model
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switch IP address
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loation string
If you would like to learn more about Medianet, see http://cisco.com/go/medianet.
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Restrictions
Wireless Networks
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Ethernet connections take priority over Wi-Fi connections on DMPs where both are active.
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We do not support “open” Wi-Fi networks. They are a security risk.
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We do not support media streams to DMPs over Wi-Fi networks. The experience is poor.
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DMP 4305G endpoints do not support Wi-Fi.
Autoregistration
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Autoregistration depends upon the Cisco TAC Troubleshooting Access option for DMPs and fails
unless this option is enabled.
Login Credentials
•
All DMPs that you manage centrally in DMM must share one identical set of DMPDM
login credentials.
Medianet
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When a DMP 4310G relies upon a Medianet switch where more than one VLAN uses DHCP, the
DMP might come to use the wrong IP address. For this to occur, temporary conditions that do not
sever the DMP's AC power connection must nonetheless interrupt its network connection through
the switch. (Thus, this problem cannot possibly occur while the DMP uses PoE.) Specifically, the
Medianet switch assigns its default VLAN to your DMP. But then — after your DMP’s network
connection is interrupted and restored — your Medianet switch assigns to your DMP a dynamic IP
address from another VLAN on your Medianet switch. This easily prevented mismatch disrupts
centralized management of your DMP. To prevent this problem or to recover from it, you can
download and run the patch from Cisco.com.
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Procedures
•
Activate Medianet Support, page 10-13
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Configure HTTP Proxy Server Settings for a DMP 4310G, page 10-14
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Configure HTTP Proxy Server Settings for a DMP 4400G or DMP 4305G, page 10-16
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Configure a Wireless Network Connection, page 10-16
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Prepare Your DMP to Use a Static IP Address Over Ethernet, page 10-19
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Assign a Static IP Address to a Wireless DMP 4400G, page 10-21
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Show the Assigned IP Address, page 10-21
Activate Medianet Support
Procedure
Step 1
Click Network in the Settings area.
Step 2
Choose On from the Medianet Enabled list in the Medianet Services area.
Step 3
Save this changed setting, and then restart your DMP.
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Configure HTTP Proxy Server Settings for a DMP 4310G
Note
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The only transport protocol that we can proxy in this release is HTTP over :80 or :8080.
•
The only asset types that we can proxy in this release are video and SWF.
You can configure a DMP 4310G to use a proxy server and you can specify which of your content servers
should be exempt from this proxy service.
Procedure
Step 1
Click Network in the Settings area.
Step 2
Choose Enabled from the Use HTTP Proxy list.
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Three fields become editable.
Proxy Server IP Address
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To proxy the playback of video assets from an HTTP server, you must enter the routable IP address
of your proxy server. Do not enter a hostname. Do not use any wildcards.
•
To proxy the playback of SWF assets from an HTTP server, you can enter either the routable IP
address or the FQDN (DNS-resolvable hostname) of your proxy server. Do not enter any wildcards.
Port — Enter either 80 or 8080. Do not enter any other value.
No Proxy List (IP addresses separated by commas)
Note
•
To bypass your proxy when you play video assets from particular HTTP servers, you must enter
comma-separated IP addresses. These identify each content server that should be excluded from
proxy. Nonetheless, we continue to proxy video playback from any other HTTP server. Do not enter
any hostnames. Do not enter any wildcards.
•
To bypass your proxy when you play SWF assets from particular HTTP servers, you can enter either
comma-separated IP addresses or comma-separated FQDNs (DNS-resolvable hostnames). These
identify each content server that should be excluded from proxy. Nonetheless, we continue to proxy
video playback from any other HTTP server. Do not enter any wildcards.
Proxy settings do not have any effect on RSS traffic. When an RSS request crosses from one Internet domain to another, your
DMP is its own proxy.
Step 4
Click Apply.
Step 5
Click Save Configuration in the Administration list, and then click Save.
Step 6
Click Restart DMP in the Administration list, and then click Restart.
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Configure HTTP Proxy Server Settings for a DMP 4400G or DMP 4305G
Note
The only transport protocol that we can proxy in this release is HTTP over :80 or :8080.
You can configure a DMP 4400G or DMP 4305G to use a proxy server and you can specify which of
your content servers should be exempt from this proxy service.
Procedure
Step 1
Click Network in the Settings area.
Step 2
Choose Enabled from the Use HTTP Proxy list.
Step 3
Three fields become editable.
•
Proxy Server IP Address or Hostname — The routable IP address or the FQDN (DNS-resolvable
hostname) of your proxy server. Do not enter any wildcards..
•
Port — Enter either 80 or 8080. Do not enter any other value.
•
No Proxy List — To bypass your proxy when you play assets from particular HTTP servers, you can
enter either comma-separated IP addresses or comma-separated FQDNs (DNS-resolvable
hostnames). These identify each content server that should be excluded from proxy. Nonetheless,
we continue to proxy content from any other HTTP server. Do not enter any wildcards.
Note
Proxy settings do not have any effect on RSS traffic. When an RSS request crosses from one Internet domain to another, your
DMP is its own proxy.
Step 4
Click Apply.
Step 5
Click Save Configuration in the Administration list, and then click Save.
Step 6
Click Restart DMP in the Administration list, and then click Restart.
Configure a Wireless Network Connection
Timesaver
Complete this optional procedure at your discretion.
Before You Begin
•
Do the hardware and firmware for your DMP support wireless networking? DMP 4305G and
DMP 4310G endpoints do not.
– To verify whether you must use an Ethernet cable, see Table 2 on page 2-5.
– Alternatively, if Table 2 on page 2-5 does not describe your DMP model, see its datasheet at
http://cisco.com/go/dms/dmp/datasheets.
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The Broadcast SSID setting must be enabled on your wireless access points (also known as wireless
routers or WLAN controllers). Otherwise, your DMPs cannot connect to your WLAN and are
prevented from obtaining IP addresses.
•
We do not support “open” wireless networks. They are a security risk.
•
Does a security policy in your network restrict DHCP address assignments to known MAC
addresses? If so, locate the WLAN address printed on a sticker that is affixed to your DMP. Then,
share this address with your security policy administrator.
•
Verify that your wireless network is working correctly, is available, and you understand how it
authenticates connection requests.
•
Connect Over Ethernet.
•
Log in to DMPDM, page 7-5.
Procedure
Step 1
Click Wireless Configuration in the Settings list.
Tip
Do you see this option in DMPDM? If not, your DMP might not support it. But you can learn whether any firmware
upgrade is available that adds this feature to your DMP model.
• See our release notes—http://cisco.com/go/dms/releasenotes.
• See our compatibility information — http://cisco.com/go/dms/compatibility.
If newer firmware is available, follow the published instructions to obtain it. Then, complete the firmware upgrade
procedure in your DMPDM user guide at http://cisco.com/go/dms/dmpdm.
The nature of your Cisco DMS service contract might limit:
• Which upgrades are available to you.
• Where and how you obtain upgrades.
• Whether you must pay anything to obtain upgrades.
To learn about Cisco service contracts, see http://cisco.com/go/cscc.
Step 2
Choose Enabled from the Wireless Interface list.
Each 802.11 wireless network is assigned a name to distinguish it from other networks. The technical
term for this network name is Service Set Identifier, or SSID.
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Step 3
Double-click the SSID for your network in the Detected Networks table.
OR
When you do not see your SSID in the Detected Networks table, do the following.
a.
Enter in the Network SSID field the SSID for your network.
b.
Choose from the Security list the security method for your network. Its options are:
•
WEP-64bit
•
WEP-128bit
•
WPA-PSK
•
WPA-EAP
•
WPA2-PSK
•
WPA2-EAP
The security method that you choose controls, in part, which fields and options this DMPDM page
shows to you.
c.
•
When you see the PSK field and you chose a WEP-based security method, enter in it the key
from which your 64-bit or 128-bit passphrase is cryptographically derived.
•
When you see the PSK field and you chose a WPA-based or WPA-2-based security method,
enter in it the pre-shared key for your network.
•
When you see the Encryption list, choose from it either TKIP or CCMP AES.
•
When you see the EAP list, choose from it either FAST, MD5, or PEAP (ver.0).
•
When you see the Username and Password fields, enter in them respectively a valid username
for your wireless network and the password for that username.
Choose Enabled from the Dynamic IP Addressing (DHCP) list.
Tip
Will you ever deploy your DMP in a wireless network that does not have any DHCP server? If so, you can
configure your DMP to use a static IP address.
d.
(Optional) Click Probe to check whether these settings work correctly with your wireless network.
e.
When you are satisfied with your choices, Click Select.
f.
Click Save Configuration in the Administration list, and then click Save.
Step 4
Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your DMP.
Step 5
Click Restart DMP in the Administration list, and then click Restart.
Step 6
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Related Topics
•
DMP Physical Specifications and Interfaces (I/O Ports), page 2-3
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Connect Over Ethernet, page 2
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Prepare Your DMP to Use a Static IP Address Over Ethernet
Timesaver
Complete this optional procedure at your discretion. It explains what to do when a DMP’s ultimate deployment site does not
use DHCP.
Before You Begin
•
Connect Over Ethernet, page 2.
OR
Obtain an Ethernet crossover cable.
•
Do one of the following.
– Transport your DMP to a site where the local network segment includes a DHCP server and
ensure that you have access there to a web browser.
– Configure any system at your current location to run temporarily as a DHCP server and ensure
that you have access to a web browser.
Procedure
Step 1
Connect your DMP to its presentation system.
Step 2
Turn On the presentation system and then do one of the following.
•
Use a standard, category 5 (RJ-45) Ethernet cable — either 10/100 or 10/100/1000, depending on
your DMP model — to connect your DMP to the network segment that includes the DHCP server.
•
Use an Ethernet crossover cable to connect your DMP directly to the DHCP server.
Step 3
If the DHCP server process is not running yet on the DHCP server, start that process now — along with
any processes that it uses.
Step 4
Turn On your DMP and make a note of the IP address that it shows on its presentation system.
Step 5
Point your browser to the IP address.
Note
Step 6
Is your DMP brand-new? Or, have its settings been restored to factory defaults? If so, DMPDM prompts you to define
a master password for your DMP. You must do this before you can do anything else. See the “Log in to DMPDM” section
on page 7-5.
When prompted to log in, use the master username and password that you defined.
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DMPDM loads its basic settings page in your browser.
Step 7
Step 8
Choose Disabled from the Dynamic IP Addressing (DHCP) list, and then:
a.
Enter in the IP Address field the static IP address that your DMP should use.
b.
Enter in the Subnet Mask field the netmask that your DMP should use with its static IP address.
c.
Enter in the Default Gateway field the network gateway that your DMP should use with its static
IP address.
d.
Enter in the Primary DNS Server field the DNS server that your DMP should use with its static
IP address.
(Optional) Will a network address translation (NAT) service give your DMP a private IP address? If so:
a.
Choose Yes from the Using NAT list.
b.
Enter in the NAT IP Address field the 1-to-1 public address (which is configured on the local router)
that corresponds to the private IP address.
Step 9
Click Apply.
Step 10
Click Save Configuration in the Administration list, and then click Save.
Step 11
Click Restart DMP in the Administration list, and then click Restart.
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Step 12
Step 13
Ship or deliver the DMP to its deployment site, and then:
a.
Connect it to its presentation system.
b.
Connect it to its local network segment.
c.
Connect it to its power source.
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Related Topics
•
Assign a Static IP Address to a Wireless DMP 4400G, page 10-21
Assign a Static IP Address to a Wireless DMP 4400G
Procedure
Step 1
Log in to your wireless access point as an administrator.
Step 2
Use its administrative features to assign a static IP address to your DMP.
Step 3
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Related Topics
•
Prepare Your DMP to Use a Static IP Address Over Ethernet, page 10-19
Show the Assigned IP Address
Before You Begin
•
If you have not yet obtained an IP address for your DMP, see the quick start guide for your DMP
model type to learn how to connect and set up your DMP.
Procedure
Step 1
Click
to learn the IP address of your DMP.
The address is briefly visible on your DMP display.
Step 2
Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Reference
•
Network Settings Reference, page 10-22
•
FAQs and Troubleshooting, page 10-24
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Network Settings Reference
UI Reference: Elements to Define Basic Network Settings
Table 10-1
Elements on the Basic Page
Element
Description
Startup URLs
Media
The URL or local path that points to an encoded digital video file, which your DMP should load
automatically and show immediately after every restart. The URL or pathname cannot contain any
more than 254 characters, cannot contain any spaces, and must use ISO/IEC-8859 (Latin-1)
character encoding. The value that you enter is case-sensitive.
Supported transport protocols and URL types are as follows:
Browser
•
http://<ip_address>/<path_and_filename>
•
udp://<ip_address_of_multicast_server>/<port_number>
•
file:///tmp/ftproot/usb_1/<path_and_filename> —For files on the internal flash drive
•
file:///tmp/ftproot/usb_2/<path_and_filename> —For files on a mounted USB drive
•
file:///tmp/ftproot/CIFS/<path_and_filename> — For files on a mounted network share
Note
The video file must be encoded in a way that your DMP supports.
Tip
To simulate an audio-only file if your DMP does not support their use directly, play an MPEG-2 file that
contains all of the audio data that you want to play and contains just one frame of video data.
The HTTP URL of any document that the embedded browser should load automatically and show
immediately after each restart. For example, the URL that you enter might point to an HTML page
with an embedded Flash file that animates the logo for your organization. The URL cannot contain
any more than 254 characters, cannot contain any spaces, and must use ISO/IEC-8859 (Latin-1)
character encoding.
Tip
We recommend that you do not point to any document or site that requires human interaction to be
useful, interesting, or entertaining, because there is no keyboard or mouse that you can use to interact
with what you show on your DMP display.
Wired Network Configuration
DMP MAC Address
An uneditable representation of the MAC address that is associated with the NIC in your DMP.
Dynamic IP Addressing Indicates whether your DMP uses a static IP address or a dynamic IP address. Options in the list
(DHCP)
are as follows:
IP Address
•
Enabled — Your DMP uses a dynamic IP address that it obtained from a DHCP server.
•
Disabled — Your DMP uses a static IP address.
The IP address that is assigned to your DMP.
Note
If your DHCP server changes the IP address assignment for a centrally managed DMP while the DMP
is running, instead of waiting for the DMP to restart, you must restart the DMP. Otherwise, you cannot use
DMM-DSM to centrally manage that DMP.
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Table 10-1
Elements on the Basic Page (continued)
Element
Description
Domain Name
The DNS-resolvable domain name for your organization, such as example.com.
When you disable DHCP and assign a static IP address to your DMP, its configuration to resolve
local hostnames is no longer completely automatic. You must specify the domain name so that your
DNS server can convert local device names, such as server, to fully qualified domain names, such
as server.example.com — which are then resolvable to IP addresses for routing.
Subnet Mask
The IPv4 netmask that the DMP-local network segment uses.
Default Gateway
The IP address that is assigned to whatever router provides outside network access to and from
devices on the DMP-local network segment.
Primary DNS Server
The routable IP address or DNS-resolvable hostname of the primary DNS server for whichever
network segment is local to your DMP. We recommend that you enter the IP address, not
the hostname.
Using NAT
Indicates whether your DMP uses private IP addressing. Choose an option from the list.
NAT IP Address
•
Yes — Your DMP uses a private IP address.
•
No — Your DMP does not use a private IP address.
The globally routable IP address that DMM-DSM should use to manage your DMP, if your DMP
has a private IP address due to network address translation (NAT).
HTTP Proxy
Use HTTP Proxy
Indicates whether your DMP uses a proxy server. Choose an option from the list.
•
Enabled — Your DMP sends and receives HTTP traffic through the specified proxy.
•
Disabled — Your DMP does not use a proxy.
Proxy Server IP
Address or Hostname
The routable proxy server IP address or DMS-resolvable hostname. DMPDM ignores any address
that you enter unless you chose Enabled from the Use HTTP Proxy list.
Port
The logical TCP port number through which the proxy server provides HTTP proxy services.
DMPDM ignores any port that you enter unless you chose Enabled from the Use HTTP Proxy list.
No Proxy List
Either comma-separated IP addresses or comma-separated FQDNs (DNS-resolvable hostnames).
These identify each content server that should be excluded from proxy. Nonetheless, we continue
to proxy content from any other HTTP server. Do not enter any wildcards.
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FAQs and Troubleshooting
•
DMP Network Connectivity, page 10-24
DMP Network Connectivity
Q. What prevents me from centrally managing my DMP?
A. Ask yourself these questions.
•
Has your DHCP server changed the IP address assignment for your DMP?
•
Was your DMP running when its address changed?
If these statements are true, do not wait for your DMP to restart automatically. Instead, restart it
manually. Until it is restarted, it cannot be centrally managed.
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