3.6     Change Menu


(Configuration) Change tools perform operations related to the configuration changes on the selected devices. They are all located under Change sub menu. 

In this section, we describe each feature in this sub-menu from the top to the bottom.

Change tools are placed under Change sub-menu in the tools menu.

 

 

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3.6.1  Command Runner


Command Runner  eases the effort of managing your devices by automating the iteration over them, e.g. you can schedule the execution of 

the hundreds of lines of commands with just one click. Available  commands include those for fetching   or pushing the configurations.


After the required fields are filled in, click on the Execute button.


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The results are shown in the status pane.


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Override  the default prompt  regex specifies the regular expression that matches to a specific prompt (like PS1 variable on the shell) on the device.


Specifying this field is required if some operation use the special input prompt, e.g. interactive

input might respond with a prefix > on each line while the normal command responds with a

prefix <username>#.  In this case, you should specify a regular expression ^< (a line starting

with <). Otherwise, netLD fails to distinguish the command output and the prompt for the next

input.


However, you cannot respond to the input query interactively while iterating over the devices.


3.6.2   Enable or  Disable Interfaces


It allows you to change the admin status of interfaces of the device.

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Select interface/s and select UP or DOWN to change from the drop down list. Note that if the interface which is going to be DOWN is the only interface you can connect to the device in the network, you no longer connect to that device in the same measure after that.

 


3.6.3   Login Banner (MOTD)


Changing the MOTD login banner of the devices.


 

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3.6.4   Name Servers Manager

It allows you to add or delete a name server of the devices.

 

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Menu Items                     Description


Name Server Address     Enter IP address of the name server.

Name  Server Action       Select action for the name server from the drop- down list to add or delete. (add/delete)               

Domain Suffix Name       Enter the domain suffix name.


3.6.5   NTP Servers

Adds/removes NTP servers to/from the devices.

 

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Menu Items                   Description


NTP servers to add        Enter the IP address of the NTP server to add.

NTP servers to remove  Enter the IP address of the NTP server to delete.


3.6.6   Port VLAN Assignment


It allows you to assign VLAN ports to the interfaces of the device.


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After selecting one or more interfaces from the Select Interfaces list and the VLAN name to assign, click on Execute button to run the tool.


3.6.7   SNMP Community String

It allows you to add or delete a SNMP community string for the devices.


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Menu Items            Description


Community String    Enter SNMP community string to add or delete.

Access Type            Select access type of the community string to add or delete from the drop down list.


3.6.8   SNMPTrapHosts

It allows you to add or delete a SNMP trap host for the devices.


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Menu Items                         Description


Trap Host Name/Address     Enter the hostname or IP address of the trap host to add or delete.

Community String                Enter the community string of the trap host. Action (add/delete)        


Select the action from the drop down list.


3.6.9   Syslog Hosts

It allows you to add or delete a syslog host of the devices.

 

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Menu Items                     Description


Logging hosts to add      Enter IP address of the syslog host to add.

Logging hosts to remove  Enter IP address of the syslog host to delete.


3.6.10  IOS Software Distribution


netLD is able to distribute IOS software to the devices through the remote network. IOS images should be saved before using the tool. To save the 

image, see Sec. 3.6.13.                                 

                                                                                          

3.6.11   Manage OS  Images


Specify the directory on the server’s file system and search for OS image files in that directory.  The images found in this feature are later available

in IOS Software Distribution(Sec. 3.6.10) and NEC WA Software Distribution(Sec.  3.6.12).


Click on  to add an IOS image files.


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Figure  3.6.1: IOS Software distribution

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Menu Items

Description

Select an IOS 


image file to push. 

. .

Destination  flash 

location

Click on the . . .  button on the right and 


select the image in a Browse OS image dialog.


Specify  the name  of the drive (e.g. flashusbflash0, nvram) on the device.

Destination flash

directory

 

 

Destination flash partition

Remove the existing

image from flash

Boot from the new image

Reload after image push

Minimum DRAM

in Kilobytes (from CCO)

 

 

 

Perform backup after tool


completes

Enter the directory on the drive where the 

flash image is saved. If the directory does not 

exist, it will be created.


Enter the drive partition. If the partition  does

not exist, the distribution fails.


 


 

Reload the new image after pushing the 


image. Enter minimum DRAM size (the


information  is available at Cisco.com.) This is


an optional feature to check if the device has 


enough space for the new image.


You can add some directories. This can be achieved by click on the blob1477701184664.png button 

 

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 After the image is successfully added to the list, click on the OK button to finish.

  

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3.6.12  NEC WA Software Distribution


Similar to IOS distribution, netLD is also able to distribute NEC WA software to the devices through the remote network. The images should be saved

before using the tool. To save the image, see Sec. 3.6.13.


3.6.13   Retrieve OS  Image Files


This feature retrieves an IOS image file from the devices and store it internally. Those images can be used for IOS Software Distribution  (Sec. 3.6.10)

and NEC WA Software Distribution  (Sec. 3.6.12).

 

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Figure  3.6.2: NEC WA Software distribution

 

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Menu Items                                                                      Description


Select an IOS image file to push. . .                            Click on the . . .  button on the right and select the image in a Browse OS image dialog.                                 Remove the existing image from flash                         Enable it to remove the existing image from flash.

Boot from the new image                                             Enable it to boot from the new image.                                                                             

            Reload after image push                                  Enable it to reload the new image after pushing the image.

            Perform Backup after                                       Tool completes

 


3.6.14  Add Static Route


Here, you can add new static routes for the devices. Enter required information to add a static route and click on the Execute button.

Add Static Route window.

 

 

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Menu Items                                             Description


Destination Address (IP Address)         Enter the destination IP address.

Destination Mask (IP Mask)                 Enter the destination subnet mask.

Gateway Address (IP Address)             Enter the destination gateway address.

 

 

3.6.15  Delete Static Route


Here, you can delete static routes for the devices. Select the static routes to delete and click on the Execute button.

Delete Static Route window.


 

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3.6.16   Users


It changes the user account and password on the devices.


Change Enable Password

It sets an enable password or an enable secret password for the devices.  If both passwords are configured on the devices, it overwrites the enable secret 

password only.

 

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Change VTY Password

It changes the VTY password of the devices.


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Delete User Account

It deletes the existing user account on the device.


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Add User Account

It adds a user account on the device.

 

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Change Local User Password

It changes the local passwords for the username configured on the devices.

 

 

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