Cisco Routers Inventory Mgmt
by: White Seagull Technology • 26
Inventory - NetAssistant Tool allows the user to create a Network Devices Inventory of Cisco IOS Routers and Switches by location and running the appropriate device level commands to collect and monitor basic network inventory information from the active devices.
The first-time Tool user needs to "Sign Up" first following the installation of the Tool to define a local user and password; then create a Network by clicking on the "Create Network" button to fill-in the Network name and Details fields. Multiple network are supported at the same time to meet and enhance user preferences in viewing networks.
From the created list of Networks the user can access a defined network to generate a Map where they can apply a long touch on the screen on the location of the Router device to see a Cisco router icon followed by a short click on the device icon to get the popup bubble.
This free package is limited to only 3 Networks with 3 Devices each.
The popup bubble for each of the defined Router devices includes a settings icon which links the user to the device's credentials which the user needs to fill-in as per the actual router configuration.
The information to fill-in are:
1. The Router's IP Address or DNS Name
2. The Router's UserName (or HTTP Client UserName)
3. The router Password (or HTTP Client User Password)
The Network router commands profile is accessed by clicking on the device popup bubble in the area of the device name/ip and the icon.
The Tool is designed for Cisco IOS based network routers and switches.
The Tool exploits the HTTP Server IOS feature architecture by applying the [ip http server] command. The user needs to define the appropriate username and password from the device and has the opportunity to also create an HTTP client user and associated password for each defined device credentials in the inventory.
The Cisco IOS Router Commands supported on this package are:
Show Inventory command;
This command displays hardware-specific information for the monitored router.
Show Platform command;
This command shows platform-specific information for the monitored router.
Show Hardware command;
This command retrieves and displays inventory information about each Cisco product in the inventory displaying three separate data elements: th product identifier (PID), version identifier (VID), and the serial number (SN).
This command is used to display temperature, voltage, fan, and power supply information.
Show Version command;
The command obtains IOS identification information and various other information pertaining to the Cisco IOS Version and Feature Set as well as hardware information about the router.
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