The SolarWinds Config Download tool is used to download the configuration files from a Cisco router or switch. You can specify the target directory in which to save the config files. The Config Download tool lets you download configs quickly and archive them for later use. You do not need to view the downloaded config each time.
To use the Config Download tool, you need the SNMP read and write community string for the router or switch that you are downloading changes from. You also need a TFTP Server for the router or switch to communicate with. You can use SolarWinds TFTP Server or any other TFTP Server.
Some of the uses for the Config Downloader include:
The Config Download sends instructions to a router or switch via SNMP. This is why the SNMP read and write community string for the target router or switch is needed. The router or switch then transmits the configuration file to the target directory using the TFTP Server specified.