Create a new Activity and select Report.Compare.Running Startup as the Activity Type:
If you wish to run the Activity at a scheduled time set it here.
Select the devices you wish to run this activity against by ticking the check box against each in the list. Please note that not all devices support this activity.
Set preferences for reporting on this Activity.
Alternate Startup command: tick box, enables text field to enter a command which when issued to your device will return the startup config.
Alternate Running command: tick box, enables text field to enter a command which when issued to your device will return the running config.
Ignore Text: Should the new file contain any lines of text that are likely to different from the original file every time the comparison is run (such as a timestamp) and you would like to ignore these lines, they can be added here. More information is available on the Ignore Text field.
Note: to ignore "certificate self-signed" changes on Cisco routers, see the block text ignore example.
HTML compare report: Specifies the folder and file name of where to store the HTML diff report. This diff report file contains a side by side comparison of the Running and Startup configs. Changes are highlighted in different colors.
Text summary diff report:
Specifies the folder and file name of where to store the text based diff report. This diff report file contains ??a list of the changes found in the Running and Startup configs. This report is a smaller and simpler way to view the changes. Unlike the HTML report, where both the Running and Startup configs are shown in full. The text report only shows the lines that are different.
Only notify by e-mail if differences found: Check this option to receive emails reporting any difference found between the startup and running configs.
Attach reports to email: The email you receive is only notification that differences were found. If you would like to see what those differences are then choose which reports you would like attached.
Zip Attachments: The name of the zip file into which the reports will be added. Path is not necessary as this zip file is emailed not saved.
Password protect Zip file: A password to encrypt the Zip file if the Zip attachments option has been selected.