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Data Sheet

Cisco Configuration Assistant
Configuring a Small Business Routing, Switching, Wireless, Security, and Voice Network with a Single, Easy-to-Use Tool
Cisco Configuration Assistant simplifies the task of configuring, deploying, and administering Cisco small business network solutions. Designed specifically for small business networks serving up to 100 users, this PC-based application with a simple graphical user interface (GUI) allows you to discover and configure Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) devices and platforms. (For a full list of devices and platforms supported, refer to Table 1.) After the network is deployed, Cisco Configuration Assistant can synchronize network configuration settings, provide troubleshooting tools, and present the real-time status of all of the Cisco small business devices in the network. Together, these capabilities substantially reduce the time the system administrator must devote to deploying and configuring the network.
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A Comprehensive Communications Solution
Cisco Configuration Assistant provides comprehensive configuration, deployment, and ongoing network management support for the entire line of products in the Cisco SBCS. For a full list of supported features, refer to the Cisco Smart Business Communications System Feature Reference Guide.

Setup wizards: Cisco Configuration Assistant includes an easy-to-use telephony setup wizard that allows users to configure IP addressing functions such as the WAN IP address and the voice and data VLAN IP address. The wizard also adds configuration options for automated attendant, business schedules, localization, inbound and outbound dial plans, users and phones, and call blast and hunt groups. The Video Monitoring wizard provides trouble-free setup for streaming video from a Cisco WVC2300 or PVC2300 video surveillance camera to a Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone. The phone VPN wizard configures the SSL VPN client on the Cisco SPA525G wireless IP phone, facilitating voice connectivity to and from any remote location with Internet access. The Security Setup Wizard simplifies the configuration of a Cisco Small Business Pro SA500 Series Security Appliance, Cisco Small Business Pro ESW 500 Series Switches, and Cisco AP 541N Wireless Access Points deployed on the same network.

Voice configuration: Cisco Configuration Assistant can interact with and configure key voice applications and devices. Simply access the telephony services through the phone icon on the Cisco Configuration Assistant dashboard to easily set up and configure the phone system’s users and phones. Cisco Configuration Assistant supports multisite configuration, allowing a maximum of five Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series sites to be networked together in a full-mesh data and voice virtual private network (VPN).

Security configuration: Cisco Configuration Assistant allows users to activate the most commonly used Cisco software security features, including Network Address Translation (NAT) and firewalls. The tool can also configure the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series as a VPN server or the Cisco SR500 Series Secure Router as a VPN client. In addition, Cisco Configuration Assistant supports advanced security functions such as intrusion prevention system (IPS), URL filtering, and voice over IP (VoIP) pass-through on the Cisco SR500 Series Secure Routers.

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and problems with security policies. Figure 1. PC. This document is Cisco Public Information. Working with the Troubleshooting Advisor. The tool allows dynamic VLAN assignment of voice and data traffic and simplifies activation of quality of service (QoS). Cisco Configuration Assistant also supports voice diagnostics for testing inbound and outbound dial plans. and Power over Ethernet (PoE) features. security. ● Simplified troubleshooting: Cisco Configuration Assistant can consolidate all the system logs required into a single archive with one button press. access point. Enhanced Topology View in Cisco Configuration Assistant ● Network synchronization: This feature detects inconsistent settings in the network. router. The enhanced Topology View (Figure 1) is an intuitive diagram that autodiscovers connected Cisco devices and third-party devices using the Bonjour protocol. without the need to make test calls from an IP phone. Page 2 of 4 . whether it is an IP phone. Cisco Configuration Assistant supports common utilities such as ping and traceroute. or Front Panel View. incorrect time settings. such as VLAN mismatches. Cisco Configuration Assistant can launch the web interface for Cisco and third-party devices through the Topology View. Topology View. All rights reserved. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. For the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series.Data Sheet ● Switch configuration: Cisco Configuration Assistant provides a quick and easy way to configure LAN ports on the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series and ESW 500 Series Switches. users can easily detect and fix these inconsistencies. For troubleshooting basic network connectivity. Error notification messages also appear on the System Dashboard. which can be run from a Cisco SBCS device. The Smartports feature in Cisco Configuration Assistant allows each switch port to be customized to match the device that is connected. or LAN switch. Features and Benefits Cisco Configuration Assistant provides the following features and benefits: ● Multiple network views: Users can view the status of devices and monitor the network from three perspectives: the System Dashboard. This archive can be sent to Cisco technical support for troubleshooting.

which Supported Devices Table 1 describes the supported voice.0. wireless. ® Software debug commands and include the output from these commands in the troubleshooting log.cisco. All Cisco SPA500 Series IP Phones For the complete line of Cisco SPA500 Series phones.com/go/uc500. Devices and Platforms Supported by Cisco Configuration Assistant All Cisco Unified IP Phones 7900 Series For the complete line of Cisco IP phones.com/go/uc500.cisco. unified communications. 6941.cisco.com/go/sr500.com/go/phones.com/go/esw500. Note: Only devices available by December 1. Cisco IP Communicator SW-IPCOMM-E1= Cisco IP Communicator for Microsoft Windows soft phone All Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series for Small Business For the complete line of Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series. visit www. All voice interface cards supported by the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series for Small Business For the complete line of voice interface cards supported by the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series. visit www. visit www.cisco.Data Sheet For advanced troubleshooting.com/go/ap500. Page 3 of 4 . visit www.com/go/ipphones/6900. All rights reserved. All Cisco Small Business Pro ESW 500 Series Switches For the complete line of Cisco Small Business Pro ESW 500 Series Switches. 6911. and 6961 models only) For the complete line of Cisco Unified 6900 Series IP phones. All Cisco Small Business Pro AP 500 Series Wireless Access Points For the complete line of Cisco Small Business Pro AP 500 Series Wireless Access Points.cisco. All Cisco SPA300 Series IP Phones For the complete line of Cisco SPA300 Series phones.com/go/300phones. visit www. 2010. visit www.cisco. This document is Cisco Public Information. Table 1.cisco. Cisco Small Business Video Surveillance Cameras WVC2300 PVC2300 Wireless-G Business Internet Video Camera with Audio Business Internet Video Camera with PoE All Cisco Small Business Pro SA500 Series Security Appliances For the complete line of Cisco Small Business Pro SA500 Series Security Appliances. visit www. Cisco Unified IP Phones 6900 Series (Cisco Unified IP Phone 6901. 6921. visit www. including: ● ● Up to five Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series Combination of up to five Cisco SR500 Series Secure Routers and Cisco Small Business Pro SA500 Series Security Appliances ● ● Up to 10 Cisco Small Business Pro ESW 500 Series Switches Up to 10 Cisco Small Business Pro AP 500 Series Wireless Access Points © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates.cisco. Cisco Configuration Assistant can enable commonly used Cisco IOS can be sent to Cisco technical support for further troubleshooting. and router devices and platforms. All Cisco SR500 Series Secure Routers For the complete line of Cisco SR500 Series Secure Routers.com/go/500phones. visit www. Maximum Supported Devices Cisco Configuration Assistant supports up to 30 managed devices in a small business network deployment.cisco. are supported by Cisco Configuration Assistant 3. LAN switching.cisco.com/go/sa500. visit www.

Data Sheet There is no restriction on the number of supported endpoints (IP phones. Cisco Configuration Assistant also supports remote control through Virtual Network Computing (VNC) clients Disk space Hardware Memory Processor Screen resolution 400 MB recommended PC with Fast Ethernet or higher LAN port 1 GB minimum. All rights reserved.5 or later ● Virtual OS: Parallels Desktop 3. Cisco Configuration Assistant Minimum System Requirements System Requirements Operating systems Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later). Printed in USA C78-396668-11 12/10 © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. For more information about Cisco Configuration Assistant. This document is Cisco Public Information. System Requirements Table 2 describes the minimum system requirements for Cisco Configuration Assistant. video surveillance cameras. 2 GB recommended 1. Windows Vista Ultimate (32 bit or 64 bit). visit www. Table 2.cisco. or Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit) Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or VMware Fusion 1.8-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or higher 1280 x 1024 or higher recommended The number of Cisco Unified IP Phones supported depends on the user license capacity of the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series and the available switch ports in the network.0 or later recommended.0 ● Guest OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later) or Windows Vista Ultimate. printers. with Adobe® Flash® Player 10 or later Mac OS support (requires virtualization software) ● Mac OS: 10. Page 4 of 4 . or to download the tool free of charge.com/go/configassist. and so on).