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Usage Notes for the CiscoWorks NCM 1.3 End of Sale/End of Life Report Tool

Table Of Contents

Usage Notes for the CiscoWorks NCM 1.3
End of Sale/End of Life Report Tool

Contents

Starting the End of Sale/End of Life Report Tool

End of Sale/End of Life Report Command Options

Sample Output from the End of Sale/End of Life Report Tool

Fields in the End of Sale/End of Life Report Tables

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


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.

Contents

This usage note contains the following sections:

Starting the End of Sale/End of Life Report Tool

End of Sale/End of Life Report Command Options

Sample Output from the End of Sale/End of Life Report Tool

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

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:

WindowsEoxReportGenerator.bat

SolarisEoxReportGenerator.sh

LinuxEoxReportGenerator.sh

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:

<install_dir>\addins\cisco\eox

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.

Table 1 End of Sale/End of Life Report Command Options 

Option Name
Short Form
Long Form
Argument Name
Optional
Dependency
Description

CWNCM Username

-u

cwncmUsername

username

No

 

Username used to log in to CiscoWorks NCM.

CWNCM Password

-p

cwncmPassword

password

No

 

Password used to log in to CiscoWorks NCM.

Cisco.com Username

-cu

ciscoComUsername

username

No

 

Username used to log in to http://www.cisco.com.

Cisco.com Password

-cp

ciscoComPassword

password

No

 

Password used to log in to http://www.cisco.com.

Proxy Server IPAddress

-psi

proxyServer

ipaddress

Yes

 

Proxy Server IP Address to connect to external web-sites, such as http://www.cisco.com.

Proxy Server Username

-pu

proxyServerUsername

username

Yes

 

Username to connect to Proxy Server.

Proxy Server Password

-pp

proxyServerPassword

password

Yes

 

Password to authenticate with the Proxy Server.

Proxy Server IPAddress

-psp

proxyPort

port no.

Yes

 

Proxy Server Port.

Sort Report by IPAddress

-s

sortIPAddress

 

Yes

 

Sort report by IPAddress. Default: Sort by Device Name.

CSV Report format

-csv

csvReport

filename

Yes

 

Create report in CSV format. You can optionally give the CSV filename. Default: Create report in HTML format.

Email report

-e

emailTo

emailTo

Yes

 

Send email to the given email address.

Attach report in the email

-a

   

Yes

-e and -csv

Attach the report in the email. Option available only for CSV format reports. (-csv).

Display Help

-h

   

N/A

 

Display the command help.

Encrypted password

-encrypt

   

Yes

-p , -cp , and -pp

All passwords given are encrypted. NOTE: all the passwords are considered encrypted. (-p , -cp, -pp)


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 DevicesThe total number of Cisco devices managed by CiscoWorks NCM.

Affected Devices TableContains 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 TableContains 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 2 Affected Devices Table Fields 

Field
Description

Bulletin Number

Bulletin number of End of Sale / End of Life Announcement for a device in Cisco.com.

Click on the bulletin number link for more information of End of Sale / End of Life Announcement for that device in Cisco.com.

There maybe multiple announcements for a device. The same bulletin can apply to multiple devices.

Device Model

Model of the device.

For instance, the device model can be Cisco Catalyst 4507R Switch.

Device Count

The number of affected devices.

EOS Date

Last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

EOL Date

Last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

Notes

Displays important information about the affected device.


Table 3 provides descriptions for the fields in the End of Sales / End of Life report Affected Modules table.

Table 3 Affected Modules Table Fields  

Field
Description

Bulletin Number

Bulletin number of End of Sale / End of Life Announcement for a module in Cisco.com.

Click on the bulletin number link for more information of End of Sale / End of Life Announcement for that module in Cisco.com.

There maybe multiple announcements for a module.The same bulletin can apply to multiple modules.

Module Type

Module type information consisting of the End of Sale product part number.

Module Count

The number of affected modules.

EOS Date

Last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

EOL Date

Last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

Notes

Displays important information about the affected module.


Table 4 provides descriptions for the fields in the End of Sales / End of Life report Affected Device Inventory table.

Table 4 Affected Device Inventory Table Fields  

Field
Description

Device Name

Name of the device. Click on the device name for more information about the device.

IP Address

IP address of the device.

Device Model

Model of the device. For example, Cisco Catalyst 6513 Switch.

Module Type

Type of the module.

Module Model

Model of the module.

Location

Physical location of the devices on the network.

Bulletin Number

Bulletin number of End of Sale / End of Life Announcement for a module in Cisco.com.

Click on the bulletin number link for more information of End of Sale / End of Life Announcement for that module in Cisco.com.

There maybe multiple announcements for a module.The same bulletin can apply to multiple modules.


Related Documentation

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:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6923/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


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

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html