This topic introduces the following two methods to schedule CLI commands on a single device:
•Via Schedule CLI Commands Tab in NetBrain Workstation (by End User & Power User)
•Via Smart CLI Application (by End User)
1.Click on the task bar and select Proactive Automation Manager from the drop-down menu.
4.Select a frequency, and then click Submit.
5.After clicking Submit, the following two additional checks will be performed:
When entering CLI commands, network engineer is often used to abbreviate commands. For example, ‘show ip interface’ is often abbreviated as ‘sh ip int’, and ‘show version’ is abbreviated as ‘sh ver’. In the NetBrain Workstation, there is a full command list, which can convert the abbreviated short command into a complete full command, so that different short command abbreviations can be unified into the same full command for storage and comparison.
NetBrain will check whether the schedule CLI command being added conflicts with the existing schedule CLI command. The mechanism behind is using [Device + Full command] as the key and check whether there is a conflict in Frequency or in Description. If there is a conflict, warnings will prompt as follows:
In addition to using the NetBrian Workstation, CLI commands can also be scheduled from NetBrain Smart CLI application.
To schedule CLI commands from Smart CLI, you need to first install and set up the Smart CLI application on Windows, ensuring the Smart CLI application and the IE system can establish connection with each other. See Scheduling Command Execution in Smart CLI for detailed operational steps.
Smart CLI will log into the device and issue CLI command to check the device status. In the scenario of troubleshooting, you can check whether the CLI command entered has respective historical results. If the historical results exist, you can use the compare function to quickly find out where changes have occurred thus improve the troubleshooting efficiency; if the historical results do not exist, and you believe this CLI is worth benchmarking, then you can schedule one or more CLI commands for this device.