Some screen shots follow to illustrate the feature.
Config Harvest Administration
If you click the “?” icon, you get a help screen on what is available to the scripts.
Configuration Harvesting Access Profiles is where you set access usernames/passwords. In the future, this is where we will add “Use Tacacs” when we get the Tacacs system operational.
In the device details page itself, we now have a Config Harvest menu item.
You can see how the Profile/Access Profile is assigned, and the Harvesting controls like “View Log”, “Results” and “Harvest Now”. Also, you can check the check-box on two documents, and the “Compare” button will be enabled. When you click “Compare”, a popup shows the differences between the files.
For the Config Harvest engine, you can get full logs. It is also possible to embed “Log Statements” inside the config harvest profile scripts so when you are diagnosing a script issue, you can get log output.
We’ve highlighted some info that we think is useful.
Error handling also shows in logs, so if there is a connection issue, or authentication failure, you can see that too.