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Network Configuration Management

Domotz allows to easily backup and restore configuration of a number of networking devices.

In particular, Domotz allows to:

  • automatically back-up configuration
  • manually back-up specific configuration
  • compare across different versions
  • getting alerted if something changes
  • getting notified if running configuration is different from the saved one
  • restore previous saved configuration
  • upload and update the device with a new configuration

Major brands such as Cisco, Luxul, FortiGate, WatchGuard are supported. View the complete list of supported devices on the Domotz Community.

Feature Access & Unlock

The feature is available in the Config section of certain network devices

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As a first step you would need to unlock the device, by providing SSH credential.

Notes for Cisco IOS series:

https://help.domotz.com/user-guide/cisco-ios-how-to-enable-configuration-management-backup-restore/

Notes for Cisco SG series:

https://help.domotz.com/user-guide/cisco-sg-series-how-to-enable-configuration-management-backup-restore/

Notes for Luxul:

https://help.domotz.com/user-guide/luxul-how-to-enable-configuration-management-backup-restore/

Notes for FortiGate:

https://help.domotz.com/user-guide/fortigate-how-to-enable-configuration-management-backup-restore/

Notes for WatchGuard:

https://help.domotz.com/user-guide/watchguard-how-to-enable-configuration-management-backup-restore/

Notes for Juniper:

https://help.domotz.com/user-guide/juniper-how-to-enable-configuration-management-backup-restore/

Notes for HP Aruba OS (ProCurve, ProVision, and CX Switchs, HP Access Points based on Aruba OS):

https://help.domotz.com/user-guide/how-to-enable-configuration-management-backup-restore-hp-aruba-os-procurve-provision-and-cx-switchs-hp-access-points-based-on-aruba-os/

Notes for SonicWall:

https://help.domotz.com/user-guide/sonicwall-how-to-enable-configuration-management-backup-restore/

Notes for MikroTik (Router OS):

https://help.domotz.com/user-guide/mikrotik-router-os-how-to-enable-configuration-management-backup-only/

If the device is successfully unlocked, the following screen is shown:

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In order to trigger the Domotz driver to discover configuration files, SNMP should be enabled on the Network appliance (and Domotz Agent should be able to access SNMP for that device). In this way, Domotz is able to correctly identify the device, and trigger the correct driver for configuration management purposes.

Automatic and Manual Backup

Domotz automatically backup the configuration of the device and shows the history of the last configuration files. The backup is executed every 6 hours, and a new version is only saved (and shown) if it differs from the previous version.

Moreover, Domotz allows the manual backup of the configuration file. A new version is created, regardless if it differs or not from the previously saved version:

Upload/Download/Remove Configuration files

Through the same interface, it is possible to upload a new configuration file (which can then be applied to the device). In addition, each saved configuration file can be locally downloaded.

Misalignment Error

If you get a Misalignment error it means that the Startup configuration file is different from the Running configuration file inside the device. It’s best practice to keep the Startup configuration file aligned with the Running configuration file. In fact, when you restore a configuration file from Domotz, we’ll replace both Startup and Running configuration files with the selected backup.

You can also set an alert on the misalignment error.

Note: It is possible to get a misalignment error with Cisco, Luxul, and HP Aruba.

Compare and Restore Configurations

Through the same interface, it is possible to upload a new configuration file (which can then be applied to the device). In addition, each saved configuration file can be locally downloaded.

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Updated on June 24, 2022

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