About the Kiwi CatTools Interface
After you have completed the CatTools Setup Wizard, your monitored devices, activities, and logs live on the dashboard of Kiwi CatTools. From the dashboard, you can add, remove, or edit your devices, start and stop individual activities, view reports and logs, or customize your CatTools interface and theme.
Kiwi CatTools Dashboard Panes
The Kiwi CatTools dashboard provides a quick overview of the devices and activities that you have added and are currently monitored by your environment.
Lists network devices currently in the CatTools database and Trivial File Transfer Protocols (TFTP) messages.
Provides information about configured activities, comparison reports, and queued messages.
|Logs and Reports Pane||
Lists activity logs, reports, and information logs based on activities that have been executed against devices in the CatTools database.
Example scenario: Use CatTools to update passwords on multiple devices
Here is a common scenario: several of your network devices use an server for remote authentication and according to your company's security policy, the password for each of the devices must be updated. Normally, after updating the server password, you have to manually edit each network device individually to apply the new password.
Using the Kiwi CatTools
DB.UpdateDevice.Password field activity, this process can be automated to push the new password to all of your devices at once. Additionally, to avoid disrupting productivity, you decide to run this activity Friday at midnight.
- Using the Setup wizard, add your devices to Kiwi CatTools and ping to confirm your connection.
- After adding required device information, continue to Add Activity.
DB.UpdateDevice.Password fieldas the activity type.
- Enter a unique name and a description for the activity.
- For Persistence, select
Run once then deactivate.
- Select the folder where you want to save the log file for this activity, if different from the default location.
Maximum availablefor Client Threads, and then click Next.
- On the Add Activity Schedule window, configure the activity to run on Friday at midnight:
At midnightfrom the drop down list.
Fridayunder Days of the week.
- Click Next.
- On the Activity Options window, select AAA Password and enter the new server password in the SSH password field.
- (Optional) The Stop of error check box will quit the activity should an error be encountered at any stage of processing.
- Click Next to add the activity to Kiwi CatTools.
Now on Friday at midnight, Kiwi CatTools will automatically begin to change the passwords on network devices maintained in the CatTools database Device table.