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Usage Notes for the CiscoWorks NCM 1.3
End of Sale/End of Life Report Tool
November 2007, OL-152071-01
These usage notes provide information on using the End of Sale/End of Life Report tool that is available with Cisco Network Compliance Manager (NCM), Release 1.3. You can use the End of Sale/End of Life Report tool to ascertain the End of Sale or End of Life details that impact the devices and modules in your network.
The End of Sale/End of Life Report tool retrieves information about the impacted devices and modules in your network, and then generates an End of Sale/End of Life report that lists the devices that have reached their End of Sale or End of Life date. You can tell at a glance the status of a device: End of Sale information appears in yellow and End of life information appears in red.
The End of Sale information for a device refers to announcements made in Cisco.com regarding the ending of sales of a device or hardware.
The End of Life information refers to announcements made in Cisco.com regarding the ending of service and support of a device or hardware.
This usage note contains the following sections:
Starting the End of Sale/End of Life Report Tool
You can generate End of Sale/End of Life reports in either HTML or Comma Separated Values (CSV) format.
Note You can not generate an End of Sale/End of Life report in both HTML and CSV formats at the same time.
You can also generate End of Sale/End of Life reports using the Cisco IOS Command Line Interface (CLI). To use generate a report using the CLI, navigate to <install_dir>\addins\cisco\eox and then run the appropriate script with desired command options. For example:
•For Windows enter: EoxReportGenerator.bat -u admin-p admin -cu catos -cp catpass
•For Solaris and Linux enter:EoxReportGenerator.sh -u admin-p admin -cu catos -cp catpass
Note You can not schedule reports using the CLI.
To start generating an End of Sale/End of Life report, do the following:
Step 1 Log in to CiscoWorks NCM, Release 1.3 as administrator.
Step 2 Navigate Tasks > New Task > Run External Application. The New Task-Run External Application window is displayed.
Step 3 Enter the optional Task Name and Start Date. Include comments in the Comments field, if desired.
Step 4 In the Run field, enter the appropriate script for the End of Sale/End of Life Report tool that is appropriate for the platform on which CiscoWorks NCM is running:
Step 5 Enter any desired command options after the script in the Run field. For example:
–For Windows—<install_dir>\addins\cisco\eox\EoxReportGenerator.bat -u admin-p admin -cu catos -cp catpass
–For Solaris and Linux—<install_dir>\addins\cisco\eox\EoxReportGenerator.sh -u admin-p admin -cu catos -cp catpass
See Table 1for a complete listing of the End of Sale/End of Life Report Command Options.
Step 6 In the Start in field, enter the path to the directory where the script resides:
Step 7 Click Save Task to begin running the report.
The End of Sale/End of Life report in either HTML or CSV format is saved under <install_dir>/addins/cisco/eox/reports/<username>/eoxReport.<html/csv>.
End of Sale/End of Life Report Command Options
You can use the End of Sale/End of Life Report Command Options to generate a report that meets your needs.
To encrypt passwords using the ConnectorTool utility, do the following:
Step 1 Change to client directory under RENDITION_HOME($CWNCM_HOME/client).
Step 2 Run the following command:
$CWNCM_HOME/jre/bin/java -cp truecontrol- client.jar com.rendition.tools.ConnectorTool -encrypt xxxxxxx
The following example on a Windows platform shows how to encrypt the rendition password:
c:/$CWNCM_HOME/jre/bin/java -cp truecontrol-client.jar com.rendition.tools.ConnectorTool -encrypt $CWNCM_HOME
The string $CWNCM_HOME is encrypted in single quotation marks. For example, 'K2IGjPQjw6/k3 tKNW9KFLg=='
Sample Output from the End of Sale/End of Life Report Tool
The following is a sample of the output from running the End of Sale/End of Life Report tool. See Figure 1. You can tell at a glance the status of a device: End of Sale information appears in yellow and End of life information appears in red.
Figure 1 Sample Information from End of Sale/End of Life Report Tool
The generated End of Sale/End of Life Report tool output contains the following:
•The date the report was generated.
•Total Cisco Devices—The total number of Cisco devices managed by CiscoWorks NCM.
•Affected Devices Table—Contains information on devices with End of Sale/End of Life announcements. This information is based on the number of devices, with each device counted only once.
•Affected Modules Table —Contains information on modules with End of Sale/End of Life announcements.
•Affected Device Inventory Table—Contains information on each device and module with End of Sale/End of Life announcements. A single device can contain multiple modules, some of which might impacted by End of Sale/End of Life announcements.
For information regarding the fields in the End of Sale/End of Life report tables, see the following section.
Fields in the End of Sale/End of Life Report Tables
Table 2 provides descriptions for the fields in the End of Sales / End of Life report Affected Devices table.
Table 3 provides descriptions for the fields in the End of Sales / End of Life report Affected Modules table.
Table 4 provides descriptions for the fields in the End of Sales / End of Life report Affected Device Inventory table.
Use these Usage Notes with the Quick Start Guide for Cisco Network Compliance Manager, Release 1.3, Release Notes for Network Compliance Manager, 1.3, and User Guide for Network Compliance Manager, 1.3. These documents are available online through Cisco Connection Online at the following URL:
Note All documentation, including this document and any or all of the parts of the CiscoWorks NCM documentation set, might be upgraded over time. Therefore, we recommend you access the CiscoWorks NCM documentation set using the Cisco.com URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6923/tsd_products_support_series_home.html
In addition, the Docs tab visible from within CiscoWorks NCM might not include links to the latest documents.
Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines
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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the Related Documentation section.
Any Internet Protocol (IP) addresses used in this document are not intended to be actual addresses. Any examples, command display output, and figures included in the document are shown for illustrative purposes only. Any use of actual IP addresses in illustrative content is unintentional and coincidental.
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