A huge network infrastructure containing many devices will have certain important and critical devices in its inventory, such as core routers or firewalls. These devices must always be under constant surveillance regarding any configuration changes.
In such a vast network, keeping track of all of these vital devices manually and triggering backups every time a new change is made is near to impossible. If an admin fails to back up configurations, the network infrastructure could come crashing down in minutes due to unnecessary or unauthorized changes.
To eradicate such issues, you need a syslog configuration management, that is, a syslog configuration software that listens to syslog messages from every device present and makes backups automatically.
Network Configuration Manager has a change detection feature that works with the help of syslog messages.
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Network Configuration Manager has a built-in syslog server which listens to syslog messages, especially log off message. Once the user has logged off, syslog server receives the message as logged off. Then, Network Configuration Manager checks if there are any changes in the configuration file. If yes, then NCM backs up automatically. If not, NCM discards the backup operation.
In large network enterprises, it will be difficult for network admins to manage configurations of different network devices. Also, network admins may forget to take backups of certain critical devices such as firewalls or core routers leading to network downtimes. With syslogs, Network Configuration Manager automatically backups critical devices, completely eradicating network downtimes.
First, enable change detection for the necessary devices. After this, syslog will be configured to those necessary devices. Then, NCM will automatically detect any configuration changes and automatically back them up using syslog.