Documentation forKiwi CatTools

Create scheduled activities to run against your device

An activity is a task that CatTools performs against one or more of your network devices that you have added to the CatTools database, for example Backing up the running configurations of a device. To create an activity using the Setup Wizard, complete the required fields and follow on-screen prompts.


  • Persistence defines how long an activity is operative in CatTools. For example, an activity is executed on a defined schedule permanently until manually stopped, or executes just once and then automatically deactivates.
  • Frequency defines the rate at which an activity runs against a device over a period of time. For example, you can configure CatTools to regularly ping the connection for a network device on the 1st Sunday of each month at 8:00 a.m.
  • When specifying the location of the Report File, check Overwrite existing report file to overwrite the existing file when saving. Leaving this option unchecked will save a new report file each time the activity runs.
  • Depending on the activity selected, you can also specify how many times to retry the activity on a device that fails. This is done by checking Retry failed devices and entering the number of attempts CatTools should make during a specified time interval (in minutes).
  • You may need to define additional activity options, depending on the activity type being configured.

Activities successfully added to Kiwi CatTools appear in the activities pane of the Kiwi dashboard.

From the activities pane, you can enable or disable your activities from running against devices.