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08 - Configuration Management

Configuration management

There are two ways to detect configuration changes:

Syslog triggered

IP Fabric checks incoming syslog messages for a key phrase (for example "Configured from console by admin15 on vty0."). This option needs proper syslog configuration on the device side.

Syslog server listens on port 514/UDP and there is no additional configuration on the IP Fabric side needed. You can send syslog directly from network devices (example for Cisco IOS) or use a syslog forwarder (example for syslog-ng).


  • The receiving port 514 cannot be modified.
  • The Syslog messages are filtered and are stored in RabbitMQ database apart from the main DB and cannot be observed in IP Fabric's GUI

To enable the syslog triggered configuration management go to Settings → Advanced → Configuration Management → Configuration Management Setup and select Syslogtrigger.


Configuration change is checked at a regular intervals as configured by the user.

Schedule can be enabled and configured at Settings → Advanced → Configuration Management → Configuration Management Setup and select Schedule.

Here is an example for scheduling a check every day at 5:00; 5:30; 10:00; 10:30; 15:00; 15:30; 20:00; 20:30.

Configuration schedule

Multiple values from the lists can be selected by holding CTRL or SHIFT key.