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Use the Admin window to configure system administration-related parameters that apply to the SBC system as a whole.
On the SBC main screen, go to All > System > Admin. The Admin window is displayed.
To edit the Admin settings, click the radio button next to the system name. The Edit Selected Admin window is displayed.
Use the following table to edit the settings as needed, then click Save.
Specifies the name of the SBC system.
|Actual System Name|
Indicates the system name assigned by the user.
Note: If a system name is not assigned, this field displays the system name.
Identifies whether the instances are managed manually or through the EMS.
For SBC SWe cloud deployments, two modes are supported:
|Cluster ID||An unique alpha-numeric string for identifying the cluster to which the instance belongs.|
Specifies the physical location of the SBC system.
Specifies the contact information for the SBC system.
Local Authentication Enabled
Specifies that Confd CLI user information stored locally can be used for authentication. Options are:
External Authentication Enabled
Specifies that Confd CLI user information stored on a remote Radius Server can be used for authentication. Options are:
Default Account Local Only
Specifies whether the default admin user must be locally authenticated. Options are:
The option can only be set to True when the options that enable/disable local authentication on the SBC generally, Local Authentication Enabled and External Authentication Enabled, are also set to True. If both local and external (RADIUS) authentication are enabled on the SBC then the method for authentication of the default admin user is governed by this option.
Util Monitor Stats Interval
Specifies the time interval for system resource monitoring statistics. The value ranges from 5 to 60 minutes and the default value is 15 minutes.
If using the EMS in your network, configure EMS PM data collection intervals for the SBC to be both:
See Insight User Guide for configuration details.
Util Monitors Stats Num of Past Interval
Specifies the number of past intervals of the system resource monitoring statistics to save.
Audit Log State
Specifies the state of the management audit log. The options are:
Dsp Mismatch Action
Specifies the action to take for one of the following DSP mismatch conditions:
The options are:
Note: During the dry-up period, active calls using the higher capacity DSPs are not protected in the event that a switchover occurs before the dry up completes.
Note: If a switchover occurs, calls using the higher capacity DSPs on the active instance are not protected during switchover (that is, partial redundancy).
Cli Set Warning Support
Specifies whether or not to enable warning prompts configured for the Set commands. The options are:
|Verify Auto Index|
Set this value to True to specify that the SBC should check before it adds a new entry to a configuration table that has an Auto Index column to that the newly assigned Auto Index value does not already exist in that table. The transaction fails if the configuration database (CDB) already uses that Auto Index number. Provisioning can be slow when this check is enabled since the CDB is queried for each item that uses an Auto Index number. Therefore this option should only be set to True when directed by Technical Support. The options are:
|SSH Public Key Authentication Enabled|
If set to True and the SSH keys are populated, SSH users can log into their servers without the need to enter their passwords.
Use the Admin commands to perform system administration actions such as restart and regenerating SSH encryption keys. A partial list of the commands appears in the following figure.
Select one of the commands and click Select. A pop-up window opens where you can specify any required command options and initiate the selected command. Some commands are only available in cloud-based deployments.
The commands are:
Geographical Redundancy High Availability (GRHA) is not supported on SBC SWe Cloud.
|Delete Config Store File||Use to delete a configuration file on an external cloud object store service.|
|Re Generate Ssh Rsa Keys||Use this command to regenerate all SSH keys.|
Re Key Confd Encryption Key
Use this command to trigger encryption keys used by the system configuration database to be regenerated.
Note: Sonus recommends backing up current encrypted parameters in plain text, if possible. Sonus further recommends performing a full configuration backup immediately after this activity has successfully completed.
|Reenable OS Account|
Use this command as an admin user of a system (hardware server/SWe Cloud instance) to re-enable an OS account for a specific user. In the pop-up window, specify the following:
For more information, refer to the Configure Accounts sub-section of the page Users and Application Management - Application Management.
|Remove Instance From Group|
Use this command to remove an instance from a Redundancy Group.
Note: This action command is applicable only for SBC SWe Cloud deployments.
|Reset Software Upgrade State|
Use this command to reset the selected system's software upgrade state and clean up all the previous upgrade files. Select one of the following options in the pop-up window:
Warning: This command should only be run when directed by Ribbon Technical Support.
Remove Saved Config
Use this command to remove a saved configuration file from the system.
|Retrieve Config Store File||Use this command to retrieve a configuration file from an external cloud object store service to the active configuration.|
|Save Config Store File||Use this command to save the current configuration to an external cloud object store service.|
|Set Config Store Parameters||Use this command to set the parameters used to access an external cloud object store service.|
|Restart||Use this command to restart a server/CE.|
|Set Ha Config|
Use this command to configure the SBC for Geographical Redundancy High Availability (GRHA) mode when active and standby servers are located in two different data centers to protect SBCs against data center and network failures. To configure/change just one setting, use the Current Value option for the other setting. In the pop-up window, specify the following:
|Soft Reset||Use this command to restart the applications on the system without rebooting the server(s).|
|Switchover||Use this command to perform a switchover of the management applications and restart all applications on currently active server.|
|Verify Database Integrity|
Use this command to verify that the SBC policy and configuration databases on the active server are in sync and that the policy databases on the active and standby servers are in sync. Because these commands take a few seconds to execute, it is not advisable to run these commands repeatedly on the system. In the pop-up window, specify the following:
Zeroize Persistent Keys
Use this control to securely erase all persistent CSPs from the system. The SBC server reboots after confirmation.