3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2015 12:56 PM by keevern

    Verify Configuration register using Compliance Reports


      I need to verify all of my Cisco switches all have the same configuration register settings 0x2101. Can this be done using NCM and Compliance Policy Reports or is there a better way?




        • Re: Verify Configuration register using Compliance Reports

          Can you get this "configuration register settings" value via SolarWinds UI? Can you send screenshot? Chances are - if this data is in DB - it is dead easy

          • Re: Verify Configuration register using Compliance Reports
            Craig Norborg

            I can think of a couple ways to do this, but neither one uses the Compliance manager.  The problem is that at least currently, the compliance manager only uses the configurations that NCM downloads for compliance checking.  There is no way to use another value that NPM or NCM downloads through another means to do a compliance check.   So, since the "config-register" value is not in the running or startup config, you can't use this to check.


            So, how can you do it?   The first way I can think of is via the regular reporting engine and UnDP's.   If you look, the config register is probably stored on many Cisco devices in the OID, which is the "configRegister" MIB in SNMP.  So, if you wrote a UnDP to download the config-register for everything and then ran a report looking for the Cisco switches that don't have the value you want, you should be able to do it.  You might have to do some decimal/hex conversions here, but that shouldn't be hard.   ie: 0x2102 = 8450.   One potential problem is that this OID is deprecated, so no guarantee of support on newer platforms.   Another caveat or suggestion is that you might also want to look at "configRegNext" too, which is the next config register value that will be enacted once the device reboots.

            The second way, which might be a bit quicker and possibly easier (depending on your techie level)  is go into "Configs / Configuration Management" and do an "Execute Script" on the devices you want to check.   In the script I would use the following command:

            show version | i Configuration register

            This will return only the line that tells you the configuration register value on the devices.   From there, you can either go into each one of the show script results in the "Transfer Queue" page, or have some fun with SWQL or SQL.  Let's do SWQL, although the SQL is quite similar.   The results of your commands are in the "NCM.TransferResults" table, put the query below into SWQL studio and it will give you the output you're looking for in a spreadsheet format you can export.  Alternatively you could add this to any NPM page, I'd suggest doing it to a new one, and just paste it into a "Custom Query" resource.  Not as easy to put in a spreadsheet that way.

            SELECT NT.NodeProperties.Nodes.IPAddress, NT.NodeProperties.Nodes.SysName, NT.NodeProperties.Nodes.MachineType, NT.DeviceOutput, NT.ErrorMessage

            FROM NCM.TransferResults NT

            WHERE (RequestedScript LIKE 'show version%')

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            • Re: Verify Configuration register using Compliance Reports

              Thanks for your help. I ended up creating a script using show version | i Configuration register Thanks Craig. I then ran a job using the script and dowloaded the log file.