Netconfig [confirm] prompt

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Nov 5th, 2008
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Hi all

I want to know if there is a way with CSM Netconfig module, to modify the way that Netconfig will answer to the cli prompt that he will receive when applying a job.

I remember that in VSM, we can edit a file and tell the VMS's netconfig module to answer "no" when he encounter a [yes/no] prompt or answer "yes". That depend what you have written.

Does it still possible with CSM netconfig ?

Thank you very much

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Joe Clarke Wed, 11/05/2008 - 10:16
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Yes. You need to use the notation to indicate the response to a prompt. For example:

clear countersy

Will send the command "clear counters" then answer "y" when prompted.

netadmindetail Wed, 11/05/2008 - 10:37
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But if I want to scedule a reload on routers that have unsaved modifications and other that haven't.

The router that have unsaved modifications will prompt me this :

System configuration has been modified. Save? [yes/no]:


Proceed with reload? [confirm]

But routers that haven't unsaved modifications will only prompt me "Proceed with reload? [confirm]".

I can't use reloadnconfirm for both.

Here's my concern

Any ideas ?


Joe Clarke Wed, 11/05/2008 - 10:49
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If you want to save the config, the solution is easy. If not, then you could create two jobs. One that would do:


This will fail on devices that have unsaved changes. Then, for all the devices that failed, run another job with:


netadmindetail Wed, 11/05/2008 - 10:57
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This is why I want to find a file (I remember that we have one with VMS) that have all the possible prompt that a device can print out, and a default answer associated to it.

I'll probably run 2 diff job like you said.

Thanks for your help

Joe Clarke Wed, 11/05/2008 - 11:01
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There is no prompts file like there was with RME 3.5. This information is now hard-coded in the RME device packages.


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