CSM overwrites Configurations

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Aug 7th, 2008
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We have installed CSM 3.2 which we want to use for managing Catalyst 6509 and 3845. We also have a VPN tunnel between 6509 and a Checkpoint Firewall.

We have find out a problem: if we configure a little thing (e.g. setting snmp-server) on Catalyst 6509 with CSM, then it will overwrite and delete the tunnel between Checkpoint and the catalyst.

How can we configure CSM that it only deploys the difference betwen the old and the new config. so that CSM doesnt remove any configuraion made manually.

thanks for help


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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Fri, 08/08/2008 - 15:09
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Did you import the config from 6509 prior to pushing the config?


Farrukh Haroon Sun, 08/10/2008 - 21:48
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Have a look at this:

"After configurations are deployed, you should make changes only through Security Manager for configurations that Security Manager controls. This varies based on operating system:

•ASA, PIX, FWSM, IPS operating systems-Security Manager controls the entire configuration. You should make all changes through Security Manager.

•IOS Software-You have more control over which aspects of the device configuration Security Manager controls. If you do not create policies for a feature in Security Manager, such as routing policies, Security Manager does not control those features on the device. If you do create policies for these features, Security Manager overwrites the settings on the device with the settings you defined in Security Manager. Through administration settings, you can control the types of policies that will be available for IOS devices, thereby preventing Security Manager from displaying or changing policies for these features. To see the available features for IOS routers and control whether they are available for management in Security Manager, select Tools > Security Manager Administration, then select Policy Management. For IOS devices, Security Manager does manage VPN-related policies. "





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