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Running the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier Configure Script

 
  1. Navigate to the directory where you installed the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier package (/opt/JNPRsbr/radius/install).

  2. Execute the configure script to install the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier server software:

  3. Review and accept the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier license agreement.

    Press the spacebar to move from one page to the next. When you are prompted to accept the terms of the license agreement, enter y.

  4. Enter the license key or keys that you collected in the preparatory step Obtaining License Keys. Then press Enter.

    The configure script creates a license file that contains the key on the server for your Steel-Belted Radius Carrier software.

  5. The script warns that you are changing the server configuration and prompts you to continue. Enter y to continue.

Migration

  1. The script prompts for the type of installation, either a new installation or a migration from an earlier release:

Note

Steel-Belted Radius Carrier Release 8.6.0 supports importing configuration files from previous versions of SBR Carrier.

If you select this option, remember that some files require manual editing and updating after installation. See Migrating from Previous SBR Releases.

  1. Specify whether you want to use the JRE installed in your system to enable JDBC plug-ins and JavaScript implementation.

    • If no, press Enter to proceed to the next prompt. SBR Carrier does not support JDBC plug-ins unless you specify a valid JRE path.

    • If yes, type y and press Enter. You are prompted to specify the path where the JRE is installed in your system. The Java Virtual Machine (JVM) architecture should be compatible with SBR Carrier.

      Note

      Java 1.8.0 or a later version is required to access the Web GUI. To support both JDBC plug-ins and Web GUI, it is recommended to use Java 1.8.0 or a later version with the JVM architecture compatible with your SBR Carrier. For example, if you are using the 64-bit version of SBR Carrier, you must use the 64-bit version of Java 1.8.0 or later.

      Note

      If you enter an incorrect JVM path three times, SBR Carrier proceeds to the next step. In this case, you will not be able to use JDBC plug-ins. To specify the valid JVM path, you need to run the configure script again.

  2. Supply the name of the initial admin user, root.

    Press Enter to accept the default, root.

  3. Specify whether you want to set up centralized configuration management (CCM).

  4. If you have enabled CCM, specify the server role.

    1. If no other servers have been installed with CCM enabled, this is the first server to be installed, and CCM is used, this server must be the primary. Enter p to set the role as primary.

      If you set the role to primary, the script prompts for the host secret string.

      Enter primary host secret:

      Type the secret string and press Enter.

    2. The script prompts you to confirm the host secret string

      Confirm primary host secret:

      Type the secret string again and press Enter.

  5. Specify whether you want to use the auto-restart module that automatically restarts the SBR Carrier server in case of an unexpected shutdown.

    Note

    If Perl version 5 is not installed, the radiusd script will not run, even if enabled by configuration, and SBR Carrier will operate without the auto-restart module running.

  6. Specify whether you want to configure SBR Carrier to provide LDAP server emulation for configuration and statistics using the LCI.

    • If no, press Enter to accept the default.

    • If yes, enter y and press Enter. You are prompted to provide information for LCI configuration.

      1. When you are prompted for the port number, enter the port number that is used for communication between SBR Carrier and the LDAP client.

        Note

        SBR Carrier uses port 667 as the default for LDAP emulation to avoid conflict with other LDAP servers.

      2. The script displays the interfaces available in the system. When you are prompted to enter interface addresses on which Steel-Belted Radius Carrier should listen for LCI requests, enter the addresses you want to use from the Available Interfaces list.

        Note

        SBR Carrier uses all interfaces for listening to LCI requests if you do not enter any interfaces.

      3. Specify whether you want to change the default LCI password to prevent unauthorized LDAP clients from accessing your database.

        • If no, press Enter to accept the default password.

        • If yes, enter y and press Enter. You are prompted to enter a new password.

        Note

        Make sure that the entered password is at least 6 alphanumeric characters and not more than 8 characters in length. The password should not include any special characters other than underscore (’_’).

        Note

        The configure script also checks whether the LDAP utilities (such as ldapdelete, ldapmodify, and ldapsearch) are installed in your system. For Linux, a warning message is displayed if you have not installed any of these utilities in your system. For Solaris, LDAP utilities are shipped with SBR Carrier package.

  7. Specify whether you want to configure Steel-Belted Radius Carrier for use with an Oracle database.

    To support this option, the server must already be configured as an Oracle client. (See Setting Up External Database Connectivity (Optional).)

    If no, press Enter to accept the default.

    If yes, type y and press Enter. You are prompted for version and path information for the Oracle library files.

Note

You must configure 64-bit Oracle client for 64-bit SBR Carrier.

  1. Specify whether you want the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier server to communicate with an SS7 system using SIGTRAN.

    To support this option, the server must already be configured to support SIGTRAN using Signalware. (See Installing the SIGTRAN Interface (Optional) for an overview, and SIGTRAN Support for Steel-Belted Radius Carrier for specific instructions.)

  2. Specify whether you want to start the GWrelay process while executing the ./sbrd start script.

  3. Specify whether you want to install the optional SNMP module to monitor your Steel-Belted Radius Carrier server from an SNMP management station.

    • If no, press Enter to proceed to the next prompt.

    • If yes, type y and press Enter. The installer prompts you for the information it needs to configure the jnprsnmpd.conf and startsnmp.sh files.

      1. When you are prompted for a community string, enter the community string used to validate information sent from the SNMP subagent on the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier server to your SNMP management station.

        Choose a community string: public

      2. When you are prompted for a range of IPv4 addresses, specify a starting IP address in Classless Inter-Domain Routing format. To specify that only one host may query the agent, enter the IP address of the host followed by /32. To specify that any host on a designated class C network may query the agent, enter the starting address of the network followed by /24.

      3. If you are using SNMPv2, enter the DNS name or IP address of the trap sink to receive trap information from the SNMP subagent on the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier server.

      4. Set the SNMP agent port.

        Although you may specify the default SNMP port, 161, we recommend that you specify a different port to avoid contention with other agents that are likely to already be using 161. If you choose an alternate port, make a note of it because your MIB browser needs to be configured to the same setting.

      5. Specify a trap sink address, if required.

  4. The script searches for the Java 1.8.0 or later version in the default system path and displays a confirmation message if found.

    If the specific version is not found, the script prompts you to enter the directory path where the specific Java version is installed in your system. For example, if the Java version is available in the /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_66/bin/java path, enter only /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_66, do not include bin/java.

  5. Specify whether you want to install a custom SSL certificate for the Web GUI. For more information about certificates, see the SBR Carrier Administration and Configuration Guide.

    • If no, press Enter. A self-signed certificate is created and installed in the web server.

    • If yes, enter y and press Enter. You are prompted to enter the absolute path where the SSL certificate is available. For example, /opt/customSSLCert.pfx.

      When you are prompted for the password, enter the password to open the SSL certificate.

  1. Specify whether you want to configure the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier server to autoboot (restart automatically when the operating system is restarted).

    Steel-Belted Radius Carrier stores its autoboot settings in the local /radiusdir/radius/sbrd file.

    • If you enter e (enable), the configure script copies the local sbrd script to /etc/init.d, where it is automatically invoked by the OS whenever the OS is stopped or started.

    • If you enter d (disable), the configure script removes all copies of the sbrd script from /etc/init.d, thus, disabling autoboot for all versions of Steel-Belted Radius Carrier.

    • If you enter p (preserve), the configure script does nothing, thereby leaving your previous autoboot scripts unchanged.

    When you finish entering settings, the script configures Steel-Belted Radius Carrier with the specified settings and then displays: