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Kiwi CatTools Activities

Kiwi CatTools activities enables you to perform automated actions on your network devices. An activity is an internal task that CatTools performs against one or many of your network devices that you have entered into the CatTools database. It can be scheduled to run at specific times using the Timer or it can be run immediately by using the 'Run Now' button.

The activity launches the clients to go out and query your devices and obtain the information needed to complete the task. It collects the information returned and then acts upon it by either storing it for future use or immediately analyzing the data. It then distributes reports to you via email the results.

A basic example is backing up the running configuration of all of your network devices.

To do this you would :

  1. Add a new activity of type Device.Backup.Running Config.
  2. Click the Select All on the Devices tab to associate all of your network devices.
  3. Click 'OK' to save the activity.
  4. Click 'Run Now' to launch the activity.

The progress of the activity as it runs can be monitored using either the Info log or Display panes. The topics covered in this chapter include: