20 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2017 12:07 PM by bkyle

    How can I configure Cat Tools to connect to Dell SSH?

    madpwny

      I am attempting to configure Cat Tools to backup some of our Dell PowerConnect 5548s running-configs over SSH, however I am running into problems when initiating the SSH session. Since the Dell SSH on the appliance is built on top of Telnet, it prompts for a useless field "Login as:" before asking for the local username and password. This first field has no effect on whether or not you can authenticate to the device.

      I cannot find a way to put in a carriage return or line-feed command to make the session continue to the "Username: " prompt.

       

      I apologize for my sentence structure on this post.

       

      Cheers,

      Stefan

        • Re: How can I configure Cat Tools to connect to Dell SSH?
          rgnanda

          Hello Stefan,

           

          The latest CatTools version 3.10.0 is added variations feature to Dell.Switch.CLI device type. In that you can configure the Pre-login keys and messages under Pre/Post Login tab of variations as in attachment,

           

          Please have a try and update me.

           

          Thanks,

          Nanda

          • Re: How can I configure Cat Tools to connect to Dell SSH?
            mendoza

            Hi,

             

            I have the same problem... (with DELL PowerConnect 5424). Can you help me please...?

             

            The debug report:

            <NEWSESSION CatTools 3.11.2 03/10/2017 16:43:08>

            <PROTOCOL=SSH2>

            <DEVICE TYPE=Dell.Switch.CLI>

            <ACTIVITY TYPE=Device.Backup.Running Config>

            <ACTIVITY SCRIPT=C:\Program Files (x86)\CatTools3\Scripts\Client.Device.Backup.Running Config.txt>

            <USERS NAME FOR DEVICE=DELL001813>

            <C OK 16:43:12>

            <R-16:43:13>,-----. [13][10]Press 'y' to continue (within 30 seconds) (y/n)

            <R-16:43:42>Could not read banner acknowledge

            <D 16:43:42>

            <SCRIPT VALUES>

            <HOSTNAME="">

            <PROMPT VTY="">

            <PROMPT ENABLE="">

            <PROMPT CONFIG="">

             

             

            ================================================================================

            WFMDRetVal=1 Waiting for: ">"

            WFMDRetVal=2 Waiting for: "#"

            WFMDRetVal=3 Waiting for: "User Name"

            WFMDRetVal=4 Waiting for: "user name:"

            WFMDRetVal=5 Waiting for: "password:"

            WFMDBuffer=",-----. [13][10]press 'y' to continue (within 30 seconds) (y/n) could not read banner acknowledge"

            ================================================================================

             

            <NEWSESSION CatTools 3.11.2 03/10/2017 16:45:14>

            <PROTOCOL=SSH2>

            <DEVICE TYPE=Dell.Switch.CLI>

            <ACTIVITY TYPE=Device.Backup.Running Config>

            <ACTIVITY SCRIPT=C:\Program Files (x86)\CatTools3\Scripts\Client.Device.Backup.Running Config.txt>

            <USERS NAME FOR DEVICE=DELL001813>

            <C OK 16:45:17>

            <R-16:45:18>,-----. [13][10]Press 'y' to continue (within 30 seconds) (y/n)

            <R-16:45:47>Could not read banner acknowledge

            <D 16:45:47>

            <SCRIPT VALUES>

            <HOSTNAME="">

            <PROMPT VTY="">

            <PROMPT ENABLE="">

            <PROMPT CONFIG="">

             

             

            ================================================================================

            WFMDRetVal=1 Waiting for: ">"

            WFMDRetVal=2 Waiting for: "#"

            WFMDRetVal=3 Waiting for: "User Name"

            WFMDRetVal=4 Waiting for: "user name:"

            WFMDRetVal=5 Waiting for: "password:"

            WFMDBuffer=",-----. [13][10]press 'y' to continue (within 30 seconds) (y/n) could not read banner acknowledge"

            ================================================================================

             

            Thanks for your help

            • Re: How can I configure Cat Tools to connect to Dell SSH?
              bkyle

              You are getting press 'y' to continue (within 30 seconds) (y/n) could not read banner acknowledge".  How do you bypass this message when telnetting into this device?

              • Re: How can I configure Cat Tools to connect to Dell SSH?
                bkyle

                Try following the steps in this link:

                 

                login as: prompt