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You can configure the Sonus SBC 1000/2000 host information and DNS settings via the WebUI as outlined below. The Host Information contains system information attributes that are used by the SNMP manager.

Changing Host Information

To change the host information for your Sonus SBC 1000/2000:

  1. In the WebUI, click the Settings tab.
  2. In the left navigation page, go to System > Node-Level Settings.

Node-Level - Field Definitions

Node-Level Network Settings

Defines whether the node level settings are set through dynamic or static configuration. Available options: Dynamic (configured by system) or Static (configured manually). The Dynamic option is available only when one or more logical interfaces are configured to use Dynamic addressing.

Host Information - Field Definitions

Host Name

Specifies the DNS host name for the system.

Domain Name

Specifies the DNS domain name for the system. This field is available only if the Node-Level Network Settings field is set to Static.

System Description

Sets the SNMP attribute 'sysDescription' in the System-Group MIB. Operator may use this field to record a short description of the system. By convention, this field should include the full name and the hardware type.

System Location

Sets the SNMP attribute 'sysLocation' in the System-Group MIB. Operator may use this field to record the physical location of the system.

System Contact

Sets the SNMP attribute 'sysContact' in the System-Group MIB. Operator may use this field to record the contact person for this system and information about how to contact this person.

Domain Name Service - Field Definitions

Use Primary DNS

Specifies whether or not the Sonus SBC 1000/2000 uses DNS. Available options: Yes or No. This field is available only if the Node-Level Network Settings field is set to Static.

Primary Server IP

Specifies the IP Address of the Primary DNS server. If the Node-Level Network settings drop down box is set to Dynamic, this field is configured automatically. Field is displayed when User Primary DNS is configured to Yes.

Use Secondary DNS

Specifies whether or not a secondary DNS server is used. Available options: Yes or No.

Secondary Server IP

Specifies the IP Address of the Secondary DNS server. If the Node-Level Network settings is set to Dynamic, this field is configured automatically. Field is displayed when the Use Secondary DNS drop down box is set to Yes.

Time Management - Field Definitions

Time Zone

Sets the time zone for the node. Select from the drop down list.

Use NTP

Determines whether to use Network Time Protocol (NTP) as a time source. Available options: Yes or No.

NTP Server

Specifies the host name or IP address of the first NTP server. If the hostname is supplied, the SBC uses DNS to connect to the NTP server. This field is available only when the Use NTP field is set to Yes.

NTP Server Authentication

Specifies whether or not to use authentication when communicating with the NTP server. Available options: Enabled or Disabled. This field is available only when the Use NTP field is set to Yes.

NTP Server - MD5 Key ID

Specifies the MD5 Key ID to be used in authenticating the first NTP server. This field is available only when the NTP Server Authentication field is Enabled.

NTP MD5 Key

Specifies the MD5 key used when authenticating the first NTP Server. This field is available only when the NTP Server Authentication field is Enabled.

Use NTP Server 2

Specifies whether or not to use a second NTP Server as a time source. Available options: Yes or No.

NTP Server 2

Specifies the host name or IP address of the second NTP server. If the hostname is supplied, the SBC uses DNS to connect to the NTP server. This field is available only when the Use NTP Server 2 field is set to Yes.

NTP Server 2 Authentication

Specifies whether or not to use authentication when communicating with the second NTP server. Available options: Enabled or Disabled. This field is available only when the Use NTP Server 2 field is set to Yes.

NTP Server 2 - MD5 Key ID

Specifies the MD5 Key ID to be used in authenticating the second NTP server. This field is available only when the NTP Server 2 Authentication field is Enabled.

NTP Server 2 - MD5 Key

Specifies the MD5 key used when authenticating the second NTP Server. This field is available only when the NTP Server 2 Authentication field is Enabled.

DHCP Server - Field Definitions

Enable DHCP Server

Enables whether or not the Sonus SBC 1000/2000 behaves as a DHCP server (grants leases to other hosts on the network). Available options: No or Yes.

System LEDs

Power LED

Alarm  LED

Ready LED

This field is automatically populated with the current status of the Ready LED on the front panel. Options are: Green (indicates the system is fully initialized) or Off (system is not fully initialized). For additional information about the Ready LED's color and status definitions, see Sonus SBC 1000-2000 Status LEDs.

Locator LED

This field provides the option to set the Locater LED on the front of the SBC unit to either Off (LED is off),  On Green (LED is green) or Blinking Green (LED blinks one time per second). Default entry: On Green. This option helps network personnel easily locate the SBC unit in a rack with other equipment. This LED is also recognized as the Peer Node Status LED. For additional information about the Locator LED's color and status definitions, see Sonus SBC 1000-2000 Status LEDs.