Recently I opened a case for guidance on how to perform IOS image upgrades for my Cisco access switches using Orion NCM. During the process, I determined the easiest way to perform the task was the use of the 'Executive Command Script' function. The functionality allows me to write the specific command which will initiate a TFTP session with NCM to pull down the new image. After that was accomplished I wrote a simple job to show the contents of each switches' flash to confirm the script completed successfully.
Is a 'canned' version of this functionality on the roadmap? The type of functionality I'm looking for is identical to what Voyence offers:
1.) Perform an image standard audit job of switches based on platform.
2.) Based upon results of the audit job, remedy (schedule remediation) the non-standard switches.
3.) Have a 'canned' job/function which performs the remedy action.
This functionality will significantly decrease the administration cost of maintaining enterprise image standardization. It can be done now through an assortment of different functions; however, automation of the process will greatly enhance the product's appeal and functionality.