How to config Exclude Commands in RME archive management

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Apr 2nd, 2008

Dear all,

I try to config exclude commands in RME about "dot1x critical eapol" and "dot1x critical recovery delay 5000" to 2950 series.

but it is failed.

How can i do?


I have this problem too.
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Joe Clarke Wed, 04/02/2008 - 20:30

You can add exclude commands under RME > Admin > Config Mgmt > Exclude Commands. Commands are separated by commas. If you're seeing an error, please post the error message.

cn1by080byj Thu, 04/03/2008 - 01:24

Sorry I have a question: If it is no useful to baseline template.


Joe Clarke Thu, 04/03/2008 - 06:59

I don't understand the question. The exclude commands are used by config archive to determine if an interesting config changed has occurred on the device. By excluding those two commands, RME will ignore any configuration change which contains those commands.

This has no bearing on baseline templates. With baselines, you specify exactly the commands you want to appear on the device, and those which much NOT appear on the device.

It would be helpful to see exactly what you're trying to do.

ly633 Mon, 04/07/2008 - 18:55

Hi, Clarke

Sorry for the confusion. Below is our situation: Now we use baseline job to check if the important command have been configed on our switches, but for some special command,dot1x critical eapol etc, isn't fitable for 2950 series switches, so we have to do 2 templates, one for 2950 and one for others. Also 2 daily jobs have to be created.

We think maybe exclude command is a way to consolidate these 2 templates. But it seems doesn't work.

BTW, now when I add one deive in RME, in order to daily check this device config, I must create a new daily baseline job to replace the old one to add the device. It is too difficult, especially when we do this almost every two day. Any good idea?

Joe Clarke Mon, 04/07/2008 - 19:18

No, exclude commands are not meant to help consolidate baseline templates. They aren't used by the baseline feature at all.

As for your second question, I am not clear exactly what you're trying to do. Are you saying that for each new device you add to LMS, you want to run a baseline comparison against its config? There is no easier way to do that other than creating the job against the device or devices added.

That said, you could schedule a periodic baseline job to run against a set of devices every day.

ly633 Mon, 04/07/2008 - 21:21

In fact, I already have a daily job to check all switches, but when I add one new device, I have to stop and delete the old job and create a new one to daily check all device including the new one, otherwise the new one will not be checked. Want to find a way to do this automatically :-)

Joe Clarke Mon, 04/07/2008 - 21:55

Ah, this is not doable until LMS 3.0 when you can select groups instead of devices. In RME 4.1, the baseline compliance device selector gives you two options: Device Selector and Group Selector. When one selects Group Selector, one can choose a dynamic group on which to run the compliance check.

ly633 Tue, 04/08/2008 - 00:33

Hi, Clarke

If I create the job before the device adding in RME, even I use group to do the job, the job won't be applied to the new device. I have to delete the old job and create a new job to include the new device

Joe Clarke Tue, 04/08/2008 - 08:46

That's correct. By default, RME's device selector allows you to choose devices. As I said, in RME 4.1, you can create a job based on groups instead (which will automatically include new devices). I had thought you were using RME 4.0.x, but I went back and looked, and you never mentioned a version. What version of RME are you using

ly633 Tue, 04/08/2008 - 16:43

Thanks, clarke,Yes, it is 4.0.6. So no remedy for it?


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