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The primary objective of this course is to enable you to effectively manage the configurations of your network devices such as switches, routers, firewalls and others with ease using DeviceExpert.

The duration of the course is two days, with a seven-hour session each day and can be extended subject to consultation and implementation needs if any.

Course Objectives Who Should Attend Course Agenda

Course Agenda


  • Network Configuration Management - Challenges
  • DeviceExpert - A Pragmatic Solution
  • What you can do with DeviceExpert
  • Features
  • Benefits
  • Supported Device Models

Getting Started

  • Connecting Web-Interface
  • Arrangement of Web Interface

Performing Configuration Operations

  • Backing up configuration
  • Viewing Device Details
    • Hardware Details
    • Basic Device Properties
  • Viewing Device Configuration
  • Creating Baselines
  • Editing Configuration
  • Creating Drafts
  • Uploading Configuration
    • Uploading Full Device Configuration
    • Uploading Select Lines
    • Uploading a Snippet
    • Uploading Configuration to Multiple Devices
  • Comparing Configuration Versions

Setting up Change Detection

  • Detecting configuration changes
    • Real-time change detection
    • Scheduled Change detection
  • Capturing information on 'who changed' the configuration

Compliance Management

  • Defining Compliance Policies
  • Creating Compliance Rules
  • Running Compliance Check
  • Generating Compliance Reports

Audit & Reports

  • Operation Audit
    • Details captured by the trails
    • Viewing the audit records
  • Schedule Audit
  • Generating Reports
    • Network Reports
    • Configuration Reports
    • User Reports
    • Policy Compliance Reports
  • Reports in different formats

Setting up Disaster Recovery

  • Disaster Recovery Options
    • Backing up the device configuration files
    • Backing up the entire database
  • Restoring backed up data

Installation & Basic Settings

  • Supported OS
  • Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • Supported Browsers
  • Components of DeviceExpert
  • Installation Procedure
  • Installation as server startup service
  • Ports used by DeviceExpert
  • Mandatory Settings

Setting up Inventory

  • Ways of Adding Devices
    • Discovery
    • Manual Addition
    • Importing Devices
  • Providing Credentials
    • Choosing Protocols
    • Verifying Credentials
  • Creating Credential Profiles
  • Grouping Devices

Performing Actions on Devices

  • Executing 'show' commands
  • Launching telnet connection

Enabling Change Management

  • Managing Configuration Changes
  • Defining Change Management Rules
  • Notifications on configuration changes

Role-based Access Control

  • Defining roles for users
    • Administrator
    • Power User
    • Operator
  • Assigning Devices to Power Users & Operators
  • Configuration upload approval

Automating Configuration Tasks

  • Automation through scripts & templates
  • Creating Templates
  • Creating Scripts
  • Schedules
    • Creating scheduled tasks for
      • Configuration Backup
      • Report Generation and
      • Compliance Check
  • Audit of scheduled tasks
  • Managing Schedules

Miscellaneous Operations & Tools

  • Searching Devices
  • Searching Configuration
  • Exporting Configuration Files
  • Database Administration


  • Upgrade Process
  • Support Process


Troubleshooting Tips

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