Can Nimsoft Monitor take network device configuration snapshots and compare different configurations ?
Are you thinking of snmp retrievable config info? If so you could get config info with the snmpget probe I guess. There is not really any useful way to do a comparison between devices though, and any info you got would have to be shoehorned into alarms or QoS records. Not a very good fit really.
I would code up a tool using Perl to get the config info and then probably use diff or use Perl itself to spot differences. Do you have a gold standard from which which you you you want to report deviations? It could be packaged up as a probe and designed to send approriate alarms.
thanks for the reply. I thought about SNMP also, but the requirements are more demanding than just getting the config.
Discovery does get details too like interface lists, device type etc, but again it probably not as detailed as you want.
If you know the OIDs that contain the config keys that interest you you can pull them back with Perl' s Net:NMP module and compare them either to your desired config, or to each other. I would probably use a hash keyed on OID to store each setting and then compare it to the retrieved values. You can send an alarm direclty from Perl using the Nimbus::API and related modules.
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