Verifying Cisco IOS Configuration
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Verifying Cisco IOS Configuration

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The NED Validator accepts device configurations for various supported NEDs that are part of Cisco NSO (Network Services Orchestration). You can verify a configuration using the NED Validator before applying the configuration to your network devices.

From the Itential Automation Platform (IAP) home page menu, select NED Validator to open the application. Refer to the table below for a basic overview of the user interface (UI) and how the various elements are used to check the validity of your device configuration.

Figure 1 - NED Validator UI

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Label UI Element Function
1 Select an Adapter Dropdown to select the adapter that holds the device information.
2 Select a NED Dropdown to select the name and version of the NED ID.
3 Upload File Click to upload a configuration file for import.
4 Configuration Field Used to enter and edit the device configuration.
5 Clear Config Click to delete any device configuration entered in the Configuration Field.
6 Verify Config Click to run verification of the configuration for the selected NED.
7 Validation Results The output of the verification run is displayed in this field.
8 Export Report Click to export the verification results in a text file.

Verifying Cisco IOS Configuration

Use the following steps to verify configuration for Cisco-IOS.

  1. Open the NED Validator.

  2. From the Select an Adapter dropdown, select Local NSO.

  3. From the Select a NED dropdown, select Cisco-IOS.

  4. Click in the Configuration field and type your configuration. A sample configuration is provided below if you do not have one readily available.

    Sample Configuration (Cisco-IOS)

    interface Loopback 0
        description Hello. Enter a string here.
        ip address 1.1.1.1 255.255.255.255
        no shut
    !
    router ospf 10
        network 1.1.0.0 0.0.255.255 area 0
    !
    
  5. Click the VERIFY CONFIG button. The NED Validator will check the configuration to verify its validity and display the output in the Validation Results field.

    Figure 2 - Valid Configuration Result

validConfigurationResult

Verifying Cisco IOSXR Configuration

To confirm the NED Validator works for multiple NEDs, you can verify device configuration for the Cisco IOS XR NED.

  1. Click CLEAR CONFIG to erase the configuration in the Configuration field.

  2. From the Select NED dropdown, select the Cisco IOS XR NED.

  3. Enter your device configuration in the Configuration field. A sample configuration is provided below if you do not have one readily available.

    Sample Configuration (Cisco IOS XR NED)

    interface Loopback 0
        description Hello. Enter a string here.
        no shut
    !
    
  4. Click the VERIFY CONFIG button. The NED Validator will check the configuration to verify its validity and display the output in the Validation Results field.

    Figure 3 - Cisco IOSXR Configuration Result

configurationResult

Exporting Configuration Results

Along with directly viewing your output in the Validation Results field, you can export your results to a text file.

  1. Click EXPORT REPORT.
  2. A report is automatically generated and downloaded to your computer.

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