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ACS 5.3 and wide chenges on network devices

Hi, I need to identify a method to modify a large number of network devices in ACS 5.3, with name, type and location update.

Is export/import the best solution ?

thanks

renato

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Cisco Employee

ACS 5.3 and wide chenges on network devices

Hi Renato,

Export/import is a good option already.

Another option are Python shell scripts:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_system/5.3/sdk/cli_imp_exp.html

Regards,

Federico

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Cisco Employee

ACS 5.3 and wide chenges on network devices

Hi Renato,

Export/import is a good option already.

Another option are Python shell scripts:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_system/5.3/sdk/cli_imp_exp.html

Regards,

Federico

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ACS 5.3 and wide chenges on network devices

Import / Export is the easiest

Do the following

Network Resources > Network Devices and AAA Clients and press "Export" and start Export. Will save the data into into a csv file. The csv file has an entry for each network device divided to fields. The header is the top line and must be unchanded.

Now there is one extra step. Since you want to modify existing entries you also need to add an existing field in the csv file/header to allow a new name to be entered. This allows an existing entry for a network device, identified by its name, to be given a new name and so needs an additional column to be added to the csv

Therefore (assume using Excel)

- Insert a new column in the Excel spreadsheet after that with the name

- In header add the following "Updated name:String(64):Required"

- in each device entry add the new name for any device to be renamed. If no device is to be renamed need to reenter the same name. So best to copy contents of first column to the second

Now

- Press "File Operations" -> Select "Update" -> Next -> Next -> Enter name of import file and then Finish

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ACS 5.3 and wide chenges on network devices

Thank you very much for the answer !

It's clear for the name update, but for the location and type input ?

Do I need to add fields in the header ?

thanks

renato

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ACS 5.3 and wide chenges on network devices

You do not need to fields to the header for location and type input and can just edit the exisitng values for these fields

This is only done for the name field since the name field is used to identify the network device. Therefore must always identify the exisitng record and give the existing name as well as the new one. For all other fields, including location and device type, the old value is not requried

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Re: ACS 5.3 and wide chenges on network devices

Hi, ACS 5.3 patch 5, the file operation/update fails with "import failed, please try again later".

No changes, any suggest ?

 

thank you in advance

greatings

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