How To Use LDAP/SQL External Lookups in Broadband Command Center

The DHCP service component of Broadband Command Center supports external query functionality. This feature enables you to retrieve data from an external source such as an LDAP or SQL database for use in the solution. This may include important information such as DOCSIS TLV details and device provisioning data.

This article aims to explain how you can use LDAP and SQL external lookups to find and retrieve information related to device provisioning in Broadband Command Center.

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Easy Management of Forward and Reverse DNS for IPv6

IPv6 introduces a number of new features for service providers, as well as creating new requirements for existing procedures. However, these processes don’t have to be complicated. With Address Commander and Name Commander, it’s easy to automate IPv6-related tasks, such as automatic forward and reverse DNS record generation.

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Address Commander Security Model Best Practices (Part 1)

Address Commander is an IP address management (IPAM) solution that allows you to improve workflows, automate common processes, and gain a clear picture of your IP resources. The ability to centralize all IP address management poses security concerns — such as who can access what information — that Address Commander can help you address. You will need to consider how to divide user types and arrange the layout of IP space to ensure data integrity as well as efficiency. This document aims to establish best practices for setting up effective security containers in Address Commander so that you can restrict who views which IP resources on your network. Part 1 will establish the user types and IP layout options, while Part 2 will focus on security implications and use cases.

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How to Transition Embedded Options to Prepare for DHCPv6 Readiness

Embedded options are slowly becoming standard for Broadband Command Center. This means that you no longer have to create a template and associate it to Client Class, Rule, and Device Classifier. Instead, a number of DHCP objects now have an embedded template (called “DHCPv4 Network Settings or DHCPv6 Network Settings”), where you can specify the DHCPv4/DHCPv6 options that you need to use. This feature eases the process of determining which options are required to provision a device and accelerates the diagnostic process when errors are encountered.    

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Customize LDAP Device Provisioning

Looking to customize your Broadband Command Center services? This device provisioning solution gives you the option of provisioning subscriber devices by integrating directly with third-party OSS platforms, including LDAP databases. The Broadband Command Center integrated JavaScript engine allows you flexibility to manipulate LDAP data sets that may not initially conform with the structure of Broadband Command Center client classes.

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