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Cisco VPN

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Jun 28, 2016

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If you are adding a Cisco VPN device in CatTools, we highly recommend you first try setting your device up using the Cisco.VPN device type.

The Cisco.VPN device type is more intelligent in determining which commands it need to send to navigate the menu driven system, which the Cisco VPN devices use.


By using the Cisco.VPN device type it should in most cases handle any differences within the number systems used for accessing each menu, sub menu or menu item. If you still have issues when running a configuration backup of a Cisco VPN, then please contact us using the Technical Support form.


For reference, Cisco VPN devices normally have a menu interface that CatTools accesses by sending a string of menu item numbers that invokes the display of the config.


An older Cisco 3002 may require 2.5.1. The Cisco.Older.VPN3002 uses this by default.


The older VPN IOS prior to V4.0 uses 2.6.3 as the menu sequence. The Cisco.Other.VPN3000 uses this string by default.

The later IOS, V4.1, uses 2.8.3 as the menu sequence. The Cisco.V4.1.VPN3000 uses this by default.

The intermediate V4.0 IOS requires 2.7.3 (none of the above three Cisco VPN device types support this).


The Cisco.VPN device type should be able to handle ANY of the above command variations, so always try this device type first.

If the Cisco.VPN device type isn't able to backup your device, then try one of the other VPN types above. If none of the VPN3000 device types backup your device, try using the alternate command field of the backup activity and enter 2.7.3.


Note: that if you use an alternate command it overrides the default commands for all selected devices in the activity.


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