Cisco Configuration Engine Administration Guide
Data Manager
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Data Manager

Table Of Contents

Data Manager

Scheduling Data Backup

Updating Product List

Managing Disk Space


Data Manager


To access Data management tasks, log into the system (see "Logging In" section on page 2-1). Then, from the Home page, click the Tools tab. The Tools page appears.

From the Tools page, click Data Manager. The Data Manager page appears. The Data Manager functions include:

Schedule Backup

Update Product List

Manage Disk Space

Scheduling Data Backup


Step 1 From the Data Manager Overview page, click ScheduleBackup.

The backup information dialog box appears (see Figure 9-1).

Figure 9-1 Backup Schedule Parameters

Step 2 To specify where you want the backup data to be stored, enter the FTP server name in the FTP Server Name field.

Table 9-1 shows valid values for these fields.

Table 9-1 Valid Values for Backup Schedule Parameters 

Attribute
Description
Valid Values

FTP Server name

Server name where all backup files will be put.

a-z
A-Z
0-9
-(hyphen)
_ (under-score)
. (period)

Username

Login username for the FTP server.

a-z
A-Z
0-9
-(hyphen)
_ (under-score)
. (period)

Password

Password for FTP server.

Printable characters with a length of 6 - 12

Directory

Subdirectory into which all backup files will be put.

Absolute path

Enable Log File Management

determines whether files will be deleted from host system after backup.

From drop-down list

Backup Schedule

Date and time fields.

As required


Step 3 To specify the username to log into the FTP server, enter a valid username in the Username field.

Step 4 To specify the password to use to log into the FTP server, enter a valid value in the Password field.

Step 5 To specify the subdirectory where the data file is put, enter the absolute path in the Directory field.

Step 6 Choose whether to Enable Log File Management.

Step 7 To specify the backup schedule, complete the fields in the Backup Schedule pane.


Note The time base for the host system should be set to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).


Step 8 To cancel the backup operation, click Cancel.

Step 9 To start the backup operation, click Backup.


Updating Product List

The product list is a mapping between product name of the network modules as specified in the pricing list and the numeric identification number stored in EPROM. As new products are added, this list grows and hence the need for the Cisco Configuration Engine to update this list whenever new products are added. This list can be downloaded from the Cisco web site at: http://www.cisco.com.


Step 1 From the Data Manager page, click Update Product List.

The Update Product List dialog box appears (see Figure 9-2).

Figure 9-2 Update Product List

Step 2 Select the appropriate download option.

Table 9-2 shows valid values for these fields.

Table 9-2 Valid Values for Update Product List 

Attribute
Description
Valid Values

Select Download Option

Available download options

Radio Button

URL

Target URL

Valid URL as per RFC 1738.

Username

Your username

a-z
A-Z
0-9
-(hyphen)
_ (under-score)
. (period)

Password

Your password

Printable characters with a length of 6 - 12


Step 3 Enter the target URL.

Step 4 Enter your username and password.

Step 5 To download the product list, click Download.


Managing Disk Space


Step 1 From the Data Manager page, click Manage Disk Space.

The Setup Disk Space Notification dialog box appears (see Figure 9-3).

Figure 9-3 Disk Space Notification

Step 2 Set the notification percentage to the value that triggers an e-mail notification.

Table 9-3 shows valid values for these fields.

Table 9-3 Valid Values for Setup Disk Space Notification

Attribute
Description
Valid Values

Set notification percentage

Notification percentage that triggers an e-mail notification.

0 - 100

E-Mail Ids for notification:

E-mail address to send notification.

a-z
A-Z
0-9
-(hyphen)
_ (under-score)
. (period)


Step 3 Set the appropriate e-mail address for notification e-mail.

Step 4 To save these entries, click Save.