Configuring Prime Access Registrar v9.x (CPAR)

The Cisco Prime Access Registrar (CPAR) Version 9.x two-day instructor-led course provides you with the advanced knowledge and skillsets required to successfully deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco Prime Access Registrar in a typical network environment. You will learn the fundamental concepts upon which the AAA RADIUS/Diameter servers are based, solidify your understanding of how to troubleshoot, and solve problems relating to installation and configuration. You will install, configure, and administer CPAR in a Linux environment. You will gain hands-on experience configuring your own Linux lab server hosted in a virtual environment.

Course Information

Price: $1,795.00
Duration: 2 days
Learning Credits:

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It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course: 

  • Experience with Linux shell commands and syntax 
  • Familiarities with AAA and protocols such as Radius and Diameter, 

Recommended Cisco course that may help you meet these prerequisites: 

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (v1.0)


Target Audience:

  • Data Center Engineers 
  • Data Center Architects 
  • Network Designers 
  • Network Administrators 
  • Network Engineers 
  • Virtualization Engineers 
  • Systems Engineers 
  • Consulting Systems Engineers 
  • Technical Solutions Architects 
  • Field Engineers 
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners 


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the base functions of the Cisco Prime Access Registrar RADIUS/Diameter Servers
  • Install CPAR on a Red Hat Linux Server.  
  • Configure a CPAR server using the CLI.  
  • Configure a CPAR server using the WebUI.  
  • Configure a CPAR server using scripting and automation
  • Configure a CPAR RADIUS server 
  • Troubleshoot the CPAR installation, application, and configuration. 


Course Outline:

  • Section 1: Introduction to AAA and CPAR
  • Section 2: Radius Overview, General Features and capabilities including Radius Proxy 
  • Section 3: Installing CPAR on RHEL 7.x
  • Section 4: CPAR WebUI 
  • Section 5: Configuring Radius, Diameter, and translation on CPAR 
  • Section 6: CPAR Command Line Interface 
  • Section 7: CPAR CLI Scripting 
  • Section 8: CPAR IP Address Allocation over Radius or Diameter
  • Section 9: Databases and ODBC 
  • Section 10: LDAP Authorization Overview, General Features, and Capabilities
  • Section 11: SIGTRAN/M3UA Overview, General Features and Capabilities
  • Section 12: CPAR Call-Logic Scripting approach (TCL and Rex based)
  • Section 13: CPAR Licensing, Tools, Scripts, and interfaces 
  • Section 14: CPAR Session Cache review
  • Section 15: CPAR Troubleshooting and Log File Management
  • Section 16: CPAR Config File Management, Database File Management, and Backup Strategy

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1: Installing CPAR on Red Hat Linux 7.x
  • Lab 2: CPAR WebUI & Tomcat Configuration
  • Lab 3: CPAR CLI – Creating a simple server configuration.  WebUI Review 
  • Lab 4: CPAR CLI – Creating Configurations using Config Files.  WebUI Review
  • Lab 5: Verifying and Testing using Radclient  
  • Lab 6: Databases and ODBC
  • Lab 7: Extension Point Scripting.  WebUI Review 
  • Lab 8: CPAR Troubleshooting 
  • Lab 9: CPAR System Administration / Database Backup & Restore