Configuration Searching and Reporting

Configuration Searching and Reporting

Configuration Searching

Search tool within Backups is very handy tool.  Helps in searching text in the configuration files.  And generate reports from the results.
The results are quick as the data is from Configuration Backups that are stored within NetYCE.
To access, goto Backups, scroll to the bottom of the page. to access Config Search

There are multiple options to select the nodes
  1. Selected nodes - nodes that are selected in the table above of Node Backup status
  2. Filtered nodes - nodes that are filtered in the table above of Node Backup status
  3. Node group - Nodes from the selected Node group
Below example we would be using the Node group for node selection.  Looking for syslog hosts configuration in the nodes.

(1) Select the Node group(in this case All_campus)
(2) Type the search string (in this case logging host)
(3) Search
(4) Expand all for the details of the config
(5) Download for the results in csv format.

Downloaded Results

Additional tips:

  1. When entering multiple lines the configuration must have same order
  2. To match 'any' line enter a '.' (dot)
Example below shows two lines after 'line vty' configuration:

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