Network Configuration Manager

To access Network Configuration Manager from the OneClick Console, select Configuration Manager from the Explorer tab. Then, expand the Configuration Manager node; the Device Families, Policies, and Tasks views appear.
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Access Network Configuration Manager
To access Network Configuration Manager from the OneClick Console, select Configuration Manager from the Explorer tab. Then, expand the Configuration Manager node; the Device Families, Policies, and Tasks views appear.
 For more information about OneClick, see the  section. 
Network Configuration Manager Capabilities
Configuration management is the process of identifying and monitoring configurations of single devices and device families that comprise a network. Devices include routers, hubs, and switches. 
Using the CA Spectrum Network Configuration Manager ensures the following benefits:
  • Increases the network uptime by reducing the time to resolve network issues.
  • Reduces the network support costs by reducing the occurrence of network issues that require reactive troubleshooting and fixes.
  • Reduces the network operational costs by reducing the time to administer system-wide changes.
Each device on the network is configured to provide specific services. Details about how a device operates and how it has been customized are contained in its configuration.
Network Configuration Manager lets you perform the following tasks:
  • Manage configurations for supported devices that are modeled in CA Spectrum or OneClick.
  • Capture network device configurations and store them in the CA Spectrum database.
  • Compare running and startup configurations.
  • Upload Perl configuration scripts.
  • Load firmware.
  • Export configurations.
  • Load and merge the configurations to one or more devices of the same family type. 
     Merging content appends information to an existing file (it does not overwrite or restore).
  • Verify that the correct configuration is running on a device.
  • Set up a schedule of automatic captures and policies to ensure reliable device configurations.
  • Detect performance problems by verifying device configurations.
  • Maintain a history of network device configurations for comparison and troubleshooting.
  • Create policies to monitor content in configurations and verify that device content is compliant.
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