Networks of any size are in a constant state of flux. Any of the engineers responsible for the network can change the configuration of the switches and routers at any time. Traditionally if the changes weren’t successful to Cisco routers and switches configurations then Network Administrators need to make manual chan ges remembering and documenting what has been changed. The best option would be to undo the changes users have made manually making continuous effort of trying to remember the reason and content for changes. Contrast the previous situation with a network configuration management system; Network Administrators can perform such tasks automatically without any hassle. It also helps in minimizing human error.
Cisco Configuration Manager allows user to control changes to the configuration of Cisco Routers and Switches. It is a complete Cisco configuration management utility for Cisco Routers and Switches. It helps users to make the changes without remembering to document what has been changed. Cisco Configuration Manager Tool help in downloading ‘Startup’ and 'Running' configurations of Cisco Devices and change/compare the configurations of different devices on the network.
Its main features include but not limiting to Backup configurations, maintain history, compare versions & upload changes, all from a centralized web GUI. It facilitates user in
making changes to the configuration of a device, then roll the changes back to a previous configuration if the changes weren’t successful because this tool allows the user to change or compare configurations but also creates a date-wise backup each time a configuration is uploaded into a device. Cisco Configuration Manager allows the user to have a complete trail of changes made on each router or switch with dates to fulfill compliance requirements. The user can also use TFTP server provided with this utility to save configurations.
Policy and control enforcement also becomes handy with the enforcement of network configuration management through Cisco Configuration Manager. It is extremely useful for large networks with numerous Cisco Routers and Switches. Periodic manual configuration updates becomes hassle and time consuming for users having multiple devices and large networks, especially if user wants to roll out the same configuration (with minor differences like the IP address) to multiple devices. Cisco Configuration Manager reduces percentage of errors through automated time saving &reducing the risk of errors.
Cisco Config manager delivers affordable, easy-to-use network configuration and change management functionalities.
Features and highlights:
- Discovery and manual addition of network devices.
- Automated backups of all Cisco Routers and Switches configurations in complex network environments.
- Compare start-up and running configuration files to troubleshoot Cisco Routers and Switches configurations issues.
- Contextual, side-by-side comparison of altered configuration.