Automate Backup of Firewall, Switch Configuration

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CatTools from SolarWinds is the best tool to automate backup of your network devices configuration (firewalls, switches, css and proxy devices). Plus, it can notify you of configuration changes via email and generate basic reports.

Using Free CatTools, you can manage up to twenty devices and perform up to twenty out-of-the-box “activities,” such as backing up the running configs on your network devices or sending commands directly to your network devices in normal or privileged mode.

Adding CISCO Firewalls and Switches are quite easy, you need to just follow the Device Wizard. But for adding Juniper Firewalls, CISCO CSS and Bluecoat Proxy, you need to make some tweaks.

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How to add Juniper Firewalls in CatTools for automated configuration backup?

In Device Information wizard and Device info tab

  1. Choose Device Type as ‘Juniper.NetScreen.Firewall’
  2. Choose model as ‘others’ if not listed
  3. Specify Username and Password in respective section. Ensure ‘Initial login requires username/password’ option is marked.

How to add CISCO CSS in CatTools for automated configuration backup?

In Device Information wizard and Device info tab,

  1. In ‘Device Type‘ option, choose ‘Cisco.Other.CSS’
  2. In ‘Model‘ option, choose your CSS model, say¬† ‘Cisco 11501’
  3. In Passwords tab, specify username and password in ‘AAA Username‘ and ‘AAA Password‘. Ensure ‘Initial login requires username/password’ option is marked.

How to add CISCO CSS in CatTools for automated configuration backup?

In Device Information wizard and Device info tab,

  1. In ‘Device Type‘ option, choose ‘Generic.Device’
  2. In ‘Model‘ option, choose ‘Other’
  3. In Passwords tab, specify username and password in ‘AAA Username‘ and ‘AAA Password‘. Ensure ‘Initial login requires username/password’ option is marked.

Note: While configuring Backup Configuration Activity for Bluecoat device, specify ‘sh configuration’ to run instead of default ‘sh run’. Bluecoat Proxy doesn’t understand ‘sh run’ command.