Documentation forNetwork Configuration Manager

Download configuration files in NCM

Download configuration files to view the current configuration of your managed devices, compare current and previous configurations, or archive configuration files for backup. NCM can transfer files using direct and indirect transfers.

If a configuration includes the command prompt character, NCM stops downloading. NCM provides the UseExactPromptMatch device template command you can use to instruct NCM to act on the command prompt only if it appears on a separate line. For more details about using this command, see Confine recognition of the command prompt during download.

Downloading from a single node

  1. Log in to the Orion Console using an account that has the WebDownloader, WebUploader, Engineer, or Administrator role.
  2. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Config Summary.
  3. Under NCM Node List, click a node in the list.
  4. Click Configs on the left.
  5. Under Download Config, select the config type, and click Download.

    By default, NCM does not download a config with fewer than 11 lines. You can adjust the minimum configuration length if necessary.

  6. If you receive a connection error, click Fix Connection in Device Template, and follow the Device Template wizard.

Downloaded configuration files are stored on your server in an archive. The location is specified in NCM Settings > Config Settings > Config Archive Folder Locations.

Downloading from multiple nodes

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Jobs.
  2. Click Create New Job.
  3. Name the job, and then select Download Configs from Devices from Job Type.
  4. By default, NCM does not download a config with fewer than 11 lines. You can adjust the minimum configuration length if necessary.

  5. Specify when the job runs:

    • To run the job once or on a simple schedule, select Basic. Click the tab that identifies how frequently the job runs, and then specify the start time and (if needed) the day(s).

    • To create a more complex schedule, select Advanced and then use the five fields to create a CRON expression.

  6. Add a comment if this job relates to a business rule, and click Next.
  7. Select the nodes to target with this job, and click Next.
  8. Select an email notification option, and click Next. If you click Email Results, the default email notification and SMTP server settings are populated. These settings can be overridden in each job.
  9. Select the configuration types you want to download.
  10. Set your notifications preference, and click Next.
  11. Review the settings for the job, and click Finish.
  12. Monitor the job progress on the Transfer Status page.