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The Initial Setup process sets the basic configuration for the SBC system and is only required the first time you setup the system. After completing this process, you can start using and configuring the system remotely using a web browser.

The Initial Setup screen will present different information depending whether or not your SBC is equipped with an Application Solution Module. The screen below is shown for an SBC installed with an installed ASM. If the SBC you are setting up does not have an ASM, certain fields are unavailable. These are noted below.

Initial Setup Screen (Sonus SBC with built-in ASM)

Figure : Initial System Setup

Field Definitions - System Information

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 Name

Typically useful if the SBC system resides on a network that uses an internet domain name (such as sonus.net). 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.

Field Definitions - Remote Log Configuration

Configure Syslog Server

The default value for this field is No, and none of the following fields are visible.

Global Log Level

Use this list box to select the desired logging level. Valid options: Trace, Debug, Informational, Warning, Error or Fatal.

Log Destination

The IP address of the destination log server or its FQDN.

Port

 The logging port on the destination log server.

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.

Field Definitions - Easy System Configuration

Easy Setup

Launch on First Login. Easy Setup is launched following initial setup. See Working with SBC Easy Configuration for configuration details.

Do Not Launch. Easy Setup is not launched following initial setup. To configure the Wizard later, see Using the Easy Configuration Wizard.

Field Definitions - IP Address

For SBC - Broadsoft integration, Ethernet 1 IP will be configured in the Local Area Network and Ethernet 2 IP in the Wide Area Network

IPv4 Address (for Ethernet 1)

Enter the IP address through which the SBC communicates over Ethernet. The IP address in this field will be configured onto Ethernet Port #1. This field is required.

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

Netmask (for Ethernet 1)

The Netmask which will be applied to the Ethernt 1 IPv4 address.  This field is required.

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

Configure IP (for Ethernet 2)

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

IPv4 Address (for Ethernet 2)

Enter the IP address through which the SBC communicates over Ethernet. The IP address in this field will be configured onto Ethernet Port #2. This field is required.

Netmask (for Ethernet 2)

The Netmask will be applied to the Ethernet 2 IPv4 address.

DHCP Enabled

Determines how the ASM configures its network interface. When set to Yes, it enables the ASM to automatically configure its network interface from the DHCP server reachable via the Sonus SBC 1000's Ethernet Port #1. Ensure that the IP address is on the same subnet as those provided by your DHCP server. When set to No, the IPv4 Address field is displayed and the ASM IP address must be entered manually.

This option is set to No by default.

IPv4 Address

Specify the IPv4 address for the ASM. This field is available only when DHCP Enabled is set to No. This field is required.

Field Definitions - Local Users

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

Password Recovery

Enables/disables the Password Recovery mechanism. If this field is set to Yes, you are able to initiate the password recovery mechanism for loss of the Admin password. For detailed information about recovering a passwords, see Recovering Admin Passwords. Password Recovery is set to No (disabled) by default.

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 for the administrative user as you configured in the Enter Password field. This field is required.

Configure REST User

Select Yes if you wish to configure and enable a REST user.

REST User Name

Enter a REST username.

Enter Password

Enter a password for the REST user.

Confirm Password

Re-enter the same password for the REST user as you configured in the Enter Password field.

Field Definitions - Connectivity Information

 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 Gateway IP address. This field is displayed only when Static is selected from the Network Configuration field.

 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.

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.

Use Secondary DNS

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

Secondary Server IP

The IP address of the secondary DNS server. This field is displayed only when Use Secondary DNS is set to Yes.

Field Definitions - Additional Static IP Routes

The Additional Static IP Route configuration enables you to create static routes/gateways for the additional Ethernet interface, if required. To create a static route, click the ( ) icon in the Additional Static IP Routes section. Enter the fields with the definitions below and click OK. For detailed information about adding Static routes, see Creating Entries in a Static IP Route Table.

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.

Once you have clicked OK, you may connect the Sonus SBC 2000 to your network using Ethernet Port 1. The SBC will now be reachable on its new IP address - you may browse to it now.