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How To Use Variations

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Using Variations

There are some device specific variables that need to be used when running activities in CatTools. If they do not match, an error is thrown in CatTools. To avoid this and also to run device specific variables Variations are provided in CatTools.


How to use Variations:

1. When adding a device in CatTools, the variation tab is displayed for the device which supports variations. Click on Variations tab to use it.

2. Click on Use Variations to start configuring the options for the device.




3.  General Prompts

a. Login Prompts - These prompts will try to login to the device using the credentials specified. 

b. Mode Prompts- These will appear at the end of the hostname.

c. Paging Prompts- These will appear at the end of the page.


4. Full Prompts 


Users can manually enter the prompt values for standard, privileged and config modes.

Note: If any of the prompt is used then CatTools will not try to determine the hostname automatically. Hence, it is advisable to give values for all the 4 prompts.

5. Backup Ignote Text 

This allows you to append additional values to the Backup.Running Config ignore text list.


a. {start} {end} Message between the start and end will be ignored.

b. [block] [block] Message or content to be ignored fully.


6. Modify Output 

This is used to remove ANSI characters from the output buffer once the data is captured.

7. Device Messages:

a.  Incomplete Command: The value is given for the invalid or incomplete value entered.

b. Yes/no: The value to be given when a yes/no question is asked.

c. Config Header text: The message expected to be appeared at the top of the configuration.



8. Additional Commands:


These help in giving additional commands which may need to be given to the device.


9. Pre/post Login:

a.  Pre-login keystroke: Some devices require keystroke to be sent prior to login to the device.

b. Pre-Login Message: Pre-login keystrokes will prompt with a message. This can be given here.

c. Post-Login Keystroke: some devices requires keystrokes after login into the device. 

d. Post-Login message: post-login keystrokes will prompt with a message


10. Help: 


General help page for variations.


11. Variations supported devices:

  1. Alcatel.Router
  2. Alcatel.Swicth.OmniStack
  3. ApcAOS
  5. BluecoatCacheflow
  6. Brocade.Swicth
  7. BluecoatCacheflow
  8. Cisco.CallManager
  9. Cisco.Firewall.ASA
  10. Cisco.NXOS
  11. Cisco.Router.General
  12. Cisco.Small.Business
  13. Cisco.Switch.IOS
  14. Cisco.Wireless.Lan
  15. Dell.Switch.CLI
  16. Dlink.Switch.General
  17. Enterasys.Secure.Stack
  18. Enterasys.Wireless.Controller
  19. F5.BigIP
  20. F5.BigIP.TMSH
  21. Fortinet.FortiOS
  22. Generic.Device
  23. Juniper.Router
  24. Lantronix.EDS
  25. Mikrotik.Router
  26. Nortel.Switch.Ethernet
  27. PaloAlto.FireWall
  28. SonicWall.SonicOS
  29. HP.Switch.2500
  30. RedHat Linux
  31. Huawei General
  32. Checkpoint VPN


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