Viewing files in Config File Manager


    Viewing Startup and Running Config Files

    The startup and running config files are automatically download when a cisco device is added to the Config File Manager tool. You can click the icons to view the config files pertaining to the latest download.

    Scheduling Backup of Startup and Running Config Files

    The Config File Manager helps you to take scheduled backup of the startup and running config files of all the Cisco devices, like Routers and Switches, that are added to the Config File Manager tool. All the configuration changes made to the Cisco devices can be verified and audited. To take scheduled backup, follow the steps below:

    1. Click the Edit Scheduler link to open the Scheduler dialog

    2. Change the Status to Enabled

    3. Specify the interval to perform the backup:

      1. Daily - to update everyday. You need to specify the starting time.

      2. Weekly - to update on specific day(s) in a week. You need to specify the starting time and the day(s) on which the update should happen.

      3. Monthly - to update on a specific day every month(s). You need to specify starting time, select a day and select a month/months.

      4. Once Only - to run the tool only once at the scheduled time.

    4. Click Schedule to save the changes.

    Note: When you schedule backup, the startup and running config files of all the cisco devices added to the tool will be backed up at the specified interval.

    Comparing Config Files

    The Config File Manager provides you an option to compare any two config files that are downloaded using OpUtils. This is very handy when you want to compare the configurations between two similar cisco devices. For example, you can compare two cisco router configs or two cisco switch config files.

    1. Click the Compare Config File link.

    2. Select the files you wish to compare by selecting the appropriate options.

    3. Select the device from the combo box. This will list all the files that are downloaded previously.

    4. Select the versions to be compared and click Compare.

    Viewing Configuration Files History

    The Config File Manager tool maintains a history of the startup and running config files that are downloaded using the tool. This includes both manual download and scheduled backup. To view the complete history of the config file downloads of a particular cisco device, click the IP Address of the device. This will list details of config file download of that particular device. You can view the startup config, running config, difference between startup and running config of all the versions from here. The versions are named with the date and time of the download. You can also upload the startup or running config file of any version back to the device