CM System Overview

Configuration Management is built around an automated task execution engine that allows network managers to dynamically gather configuration data about their network devices through configuration tasks. These tasks can be scheduled to run on a regular basis or can be manually invoked as needed to upload, download, and backup configuration files, manage device credentials, and much more.

Configuration Management comes with several pre-defined configuration tasks with the option to create custom tasks. Additionally, Configuration Management works with the Network Performance Monitor Alert Center and can alert you on the success or failure of a task, or when changes are detected on a device.

With support for heterogeneous networks, Configuration Management provides secure SNMP, SSH and Telnet, SNMPv1, SNMPv2 or TFTP access, to download and store device configuration files in an independently secured repository, keeping them readily available for file compares and restoration on a device.

Configuration Management not only reduces the time and effort required to maintain device configurations and changes while providing increased security, compliance, and visibility, it also reduces the risk of costly network downtime.

See Also

Configuration Management

Using Task Scripts

Using Tasks

Using Device Properties

Using Policies

Using Configuration Management Templates

Leveraging and Customizing System Scripts

Managing CLI and Remote Shell Settings

Archive Search

Using the Configuration Management VLAN Manager

Setting Log Expiration