How To Questions

Inventory (Devices)

  1. How to add a device manually?
  2. How to provide credentials to the device?
  3. How to trigger a backup for a device?
  4. How to schedule a backup operation for one or more devices?
  5. How to enable automatic change detection for a device?
  6. How to sync running configuration to startup configuration in a device?
  7. How to label current configuration for the selected device?
  8. How to upload labelled (BASELINE) configuration?
  9. How to hide / show columns in the Inventory?
  10. How to filter devices in Inventory?
  11. How to search for a String / Regex across device configurations?
  12. How to update the host name for one or more devices?
  13. How to modify Custom column values for one or more devices?

Discovery (New Version)

  1. How to discover network devices in Network Configuration Manager?
  2. How to configure discovery credentials for the latest Network Configuration Manager version?
  3. How to import devices from a CSV file for the latest Network Configuration Manager version?
  4. How to discover a selective range of devices  for the latest Network Configuration Manager version?
  5. How to handle the devices which were not discovered successfully during discovery?

Discovery

  1. How to discover class A, class B and class C network devices?
  2. How to configure discovery credentials?
  3. How to import devices from a CSV file?
  4. How to discover a selective range of devices?
  5. How to tackle the 'unknown' devices issue?
  6. How to schedule discovery?

Credential

  1. How to apply same credentials to multiple devices?
  2. How to change the protocol of already applied credentials?
  3. How to test the credential validity for a particular device?
  4. How to create a new credential profile?
  5. How to check the associated devices for a credential profile?
  6. How to associate devices to a credential profile?

SysOID

  1. How to add a new SysObjectID to NCM?
  2. How to map  SysObjectID of manually added devices?
  3. How to find the SysObjectID of  any device?

Device Template

  1. How to create a device template?
  2. How to edit a device template?
  3. How to add a new SysOID to an existing device template?
 

Real Time Change Detection

  1. How to enable/disable real time change detection?
  2. How to configure third party syslog server(s)?

Label Configuration

  1. How to add a new label?
  2. How to associate a configuration with a certain label?
  3. How to disassociate a configuration from a label?

Schedule

  1. How to add a schedule?

Configlet

  1. How to add a configlet?
  2. How to execute a configlet?
  3. How to transfer files from NCM server to the devices via SCP client using configlets?

Syslog Blocked Hosts

  1. How to unblock a syslog blocked host before the unblock time?

Exclude Criteria

  1. How to create a new Exclude Criteria?

NCM Terminal Tool

  1. How to add a Custom Terminal Device?
  2. How to group multiple Custom Terminal Devices?
  3. How to add a new Inventoried Device in terminal?
  4. How to connect to a device using Terminal Tool?

 Export Configuration

  1. How to export device configurations in bulk?
  2. How to schedule device configuration export? 

Third Party Syslog Server

  1. How to configure third party syslog server(s) in NCM?

Password Management

  1. How to enable Password Manager Pro in Network Configuration Manager?
  2. How to configure PMP server to be used with NCM?
  3. How to Sync passwords from Password Manager?
  4. How to check the list of devices which are getting updated by PMP?

Syslocation and Description

  1. How to update Syslocation and description?

Upload Request

  1. How to approve/reject an upload request?

 Change Notification

  1. How to create a Change Notification?
  2. How to delete a notification?
  3. How to Enable/Disable notification?
  4. How to Associate/Disassociate devices to a Notification?

Compliance Policies

  1. How to create a Custom Compliance Policy?
  2. How to create a new Compliance Rule Group?
  3. How to create a new Compliance Rule?
  4. How to associate/disassociate a rule group from a policy?
  5. How to associate/disassociate a device from a policy?
  6. How to associate/disassociate a rule from a rule group?
  7. How to export the Compliance data in a PDF report?
  8. How to schedule a periodic Compliance Check?
  9. How to choose the required criteria while creating a rule?

Device Group

  1. How to create a device group?
  2. How to modify a device group?
  3. How to generate a report for a particular device group?
  4. How to create a schedule for a device group?

Reports

  1. How to generate a report?
  2. How to schedule a report?
  3. How to create a custom report?