There are two ways to detect configuration changes:
- Syslog Triggered
IP Fabric checks incoming syslog messages for key phrases (for example,
Configured from console by admin15 on vty0.). This option needs the appropriate
syslog configuration on the device side.
The 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
514cannot be modified.
- The syslog messages are filtered and are stored in RabbitMQ apart from the main DB and cannot be observed in IP Fabric’s GUI.
To enable the syslog triggered configuration management, go to Settings → Configuration Management → Configuration Management Setup and select Syslog Triggered.
Configuration change is checked at regular intervals as configured by user.
To enable the scheduled configuration management, go to Settings → Configuration Management → Configuration Management Setup and select Schedule.
Example for scheduling a check every day at 5:00; 5:30; 10:00; 10:30; 15:00; 15:30; 20:00; 20:30.
Multiple values from the lists can be selected while holding the
Configuration collection can be triggered for a single device via an API call
based on an IP address or IP Fabric Unique Serial Number (
sn). For complete
instructions, please see
Trigger Manual Configuration Backup.