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Preparation

  1. If a valid IP address was generated at the end of the installation procedure, the options are:

    • Proceed to step 4, bypassing the mapping process (before you do this, see the Note below).

    • Proceed to step 3 to reconfigure network interfaces (optional).

      Sonus recommends that all customers review and, if necessary, optimize their Network Interface configurations before proceeding. See Mapping Network Interfaces and then return to this section.

  2. For the following situations, proceed to step 3:

    • If a valid IP address was not generated at the end of the installation procedure.

    • If the management port is not connected to a server with DHCP enabled.

    • If the management port is connected to a server with DHCP enabled and a valid IP address was not generated.

  3. Configure the Network Interfaces -– proceed to Mapping Network Interfaces and then return to this step.
  4. Launch a browser.
  5. Enter the IP address generated by SBC SWe Lite at the end of the installation procedure, and then press Enter to launch the SBC SWe Lite which automatically opens Initial Sonus SBC System Setup.

  6. Configure the System Information, IP address, Local Users and Connectivity Information panes using the appropriate values for your location.

 

Figure : Initial Sonus SBC Setup

Field Definitions

System Information Pane

Network Configuration

Sets how the SBC acquires the IP address information. Valid entries: Static or Dynamic. Static enables you to enter an IP address manually. Dynamic acquires the interface's IP configuration dynamically from a reachable DHCP server.

Host Name

Enter the Host Name for the SBC. This is typically useful when you plan to join SBC to a domain. This field is required. Refer to Hostname Conventions for hostname rules.

Internet Domain 

Typically useful if the SBC system resides on a network that uses an internet domain name (such as ribboncommunications.com). This field is displayed only when Static is selected from the Network Configuration field.

Time Zone

Use this field to set the local time zone of the SBC.

Remote Log Configuration

Configure Syslog 

The default value for this field is No, and none of the following fields are visible. If the value is set to Yes, then the following fields are visible:

Global Log Level

Use this list box to select the desired logging level. Valid options: TraceDebugInformationalWarningError or Fatal.

Log Destination

The IP address of the destination log server or its FQDN. This field is required.

Port

 The logging port on the destination log server. This field is required.

Protocol

 Use this list box to select the transport protocol for the logging information. Valid selections: UDP or TCP.

Log Facility

Select a logging facility code to insert in the transmitted log such that the entries can be filtered. For more information see RFC 5424.

 

Figure : Remote Log Configuration - Config Syslog "Yes"


IP Address Pane

IPv4 Address (Admin IP)

Enter the IP address through which the SBC communicates over Ethernet. The IP address in this field will be configured onto the Admin Port. This field is required.

This field is displayed when the Network Configuration field is set to Static.

Netmask (Admin IP)

The Netmask which will be applied to the Admin IP IPv4 address.  This field is required.

This field is displayed when the Network Configuration field is set to Static.

Configure IP (Ethernet 1)

Enables or disables the use of an IP address with Ethernet 1. If you select Yes, the IPv4 Address, Netmask, and Media Next Hop fields are visible. These fields are required if set to Yes.

 

IPv4 Address (Ethernet 1)

Enter the IP address through which the SBC communicates over Ethernet. The IP address in this field will be configured onto Ethernet 1. This field is required if set to Yes.

Netmask (Ethernet 1)

The Netmask will be applied to the Ethernet 1 IPv4 address. This field is required if set to Yes.

Media Next Hop IP (Ethernet 1)

The Media Next Hop IP specifies the gateway for a particular interface subnet so that all the media traffic egress to that gateway. This field is required if set to Yes.

For Ethernet 1 - 4, when the Configure IP field is set to Yes, the corresponding fields for that Ethernet port are required.

Configure IP (Ethernet 2)

Enables or disables the use of an IP address with Ethernet 2. If you select Yes, the IPv4 Address, Netmask, and Media Next Hop fields are visible. This field is required if set to Yes.

Configure IP (Ethernet 3)

Enables or disables the use of an IP address with Ethernet 3. If you select Yes, the IPv4 Address, Netmask, and Media Next Hop fields are visible. This field is required if set to Yes.

Configure IP (Ethernet 4)

Enables or disables the use of an IP address with Ethernet 4. If you select Yes, the IPv4 Address, Netmask, and Media Next Hop fields are visible. These fields are required if set to Yes.

Local Users Pane

This section is used to create a local Administrative User and an optional REST User.

Admin User Name

Enter a Admin user name. This field is required.

Enter Password

Enter a password for the administrative user. This field is required.

Confirm Password

Re-enter the same password to confirm. This field is required.

Password Recovery for SBC SWe Lite

To recover a lost password:

Configure REST User

Select Yes if you wish to configure and enable a REST user. If you select Yes, you will be required to enter the REST username, enter, and confirm the REST username password.

Connectivity Information Pane

Configure Default Route

If you plan to use a gateway to route IP traffic from the SBC, set this field to Yes and specify a Default Gateway IP address, which should be in the same subnet as the primary Ethernet port. This field is displayed only when Static is selected from the Network Configuration field.

Default Gateway

The IP Address of the default gateway. This field is displayed only when Configure Default Route is set to Yes. This field is required if Config Default Route is set to Yes.

Use Primary DNS

If you plan to use host names for routing network traffic from the SBC system, select Yes and provide a Primary Server IP address.

Primary Server IP

The IP address of the primary DNS server. This field is required if the Use Primary DNS field was set to Yes.

Use Secondary DNS

Optionally, set the Use Secondary DNS to Yes and provide a Secondary Server IP address.

Add Static Route Entry Pane

The Add Static Route Entry configuration enables you to create static routes/gateways for the additional Ethernet interfaces, if required. To create a static route, click the ( ) icon in the Static Subnet IP Routes section. Populate the fields using the definitions below and then click OK.

 

Figure : Add Static Route Entry

 

Destination IP

Enter the destination IP Address. This field is required.

Mask

Enter the network mask of the destination host or subnet. This field is required.

Gateway

Enter the IP Address of the next-hop router to use for this Static Route. This field is required.

Metric

Enter the cost of this route, which indirectly specifies the preference of the route. Lower values indicate more preferred routes. Typical value is 1 for most static routes, which indicates that static routes are preferred to dynamic routes. Valid entry: 1 - 255. This field is required.

  1. Populate the fields and then click OK to save the Initial Sonus SBC Setup. If you have a console, you will see the admin IP address.

 

Figure : Admin IP

Access the Web UI

Use a Web browser to access the SBC Edge Web UI using either the Admin IP address or the IP address of the Ethernet port associated to the static IP address you just set. Please proceed to the license installation. 

Easy Configuration Wizard Unavailable Prior to License Installation

The Easy Configuration Wizard does not open automatically upon the first login. A valid license must be applied first. In the absence of a license, the SBC SWe Lite displays the following message in the license page. Once a license has been applied, the Easy Configuration Wizard will be available under the Tasks tab.

Select the appropriate license type:

 

 

IMPORTANT!

To prevent time drift, you must manually set an NTP time source. Instructions are located at Configuring an NTP Time Source. Return to this section when complete.