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About This Guide

About This Guide

This section provides information on the following:

Document Objectives

This guide describes the tasks and commands necessary to install, configure and use CiscoWorks Blue Native Service Point (NSP).


This guide is intended for Sterling SOLVE:Netmaster operators who are responsible for configuring and maintaining Cisco routers in a Systems Network Architecture (SNA) environment. The different sections of this guide are intended for different audiences.

This guide assumes that you are familiar with the basic concepts and terminology used in internetworking and that you understand the network topology and protocols you will route. This guide also assumes that you have a working knowledge of basic Cisco router command syntax and that you have access to an MVS mainframe programmer who will upload and modify the NSP files in the mainframe host.

Document Organization

This guide is divided into the following chapters and appendices:

This book also contains an index.

Note NSP also provides online help for additional user support.

Document Conventions

This guide uses basic conventions to represent text and table information.

Command descriptions in this guide use these conventions:

Examples use these conventions:

In addition, this guide uses the following conventions:

Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.
Caution Means reader be careful. You are capable of doing something that might result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Related Documentation

For additional information, refer to the following Cisco Systems publications:

You can also refer to the following SOLVE:Netmaster publications:

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