Save outputs from multiple devices into a single file
Normally, the Device.CLI.Send commands activity saves the data from each device into a separate file. The default capture filename is:
To save the output from multiple devices into a single file, set the capture filename to
- On the options tab, ensure that you uncheck
Overwrite existing capture file. This allows the data from each device to be appended to the common capture file.
- On the Activity tab, set the Client threads to use a single thread only. This ensures that the output file is written to by only one device at a time.
To have start and finish tags placed between the output from each device, place comments into the commands you send to the device. For example, if the command you enter is "Show ARP", use the following creates start and finish tags:
! %ctDeviceName - Start Show ARP ! %ctDeviceName - Finish
When the command is sent to the device, the
%ctDeviceName is replaced with the current device name. Ccommands starting with
! are ignored by Cisco routers.
Catalyst switches (CatOS) use the
# character instead. The captured data file could look like:
! Cisco2950Switch1 - Start Protocol Address Age (min) Hardware Addr Type Interface Internet 192.168.1.1 3 0008.02b9.1111 ARPA Vlan1 Internet 192.168.1.2 1 000d.9d89.2222 ARPA Vlan1 ! Cisco2950Switch1 - Finish ! Cisco2950Switch2 - Start Protocol Address Age (min) Hardware Addr Type Interface Internet 192.168.1.3 6 0008.a118.3333 ARPA Vlan1 Internet 192.168.1.4 0 0008.02cf.4444 ARPA Vlan1 ! Cisco2950Switch2 - Finish
The data captured from each device is wrapped with a Start and Finish tag.