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Router Phone Home Updates

We are about to deploy 200+ 871 routers for our home based users and have ran into a snag.  Periodically we would like to update the information on these routers, such as username password, IOS, syslog servers, etc.

Does anyone out there have a solution for updating the configuration on remote equipment?  Ideally a router would come online using Easy VPN, connect back to our ASA, check to see if there is a new config available or commands awaiting it and execute.

Thanks in advance.


Re: Router Phone Home Updates

You could setup a cron job to download a file from a server, then apply it to the running config. You can probably do it with EEM as well.

Hope it helps.

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Re: Router Phone Home Updates

Look also at the Cisco Command Scheduler, which we call "kron"

You can set that to run commands on a schedule, including commands like

copy tftp://x.x.x.x/foo.cfg startup-config

(which takes place at the next reboot)


copy tftp://x.x.x.x/foo.cfg running-config

to take place right away.

You can also do reloads and "copy run start" that way, too.

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