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Cisco Network Assistant

Apr 14, 2012 11:04 PM

kaleemullahbilal 112 posts since
Jul 20, 2010

Hi Guys,

 

I have attached my cisco 2960 Switch with console cable to my PC, install Cisco Network Assistant for the Switch but i am still unable to find any option in CNA to grab all the configuration from Switch in order to create grapfical representation.

 

 

Guidence is needed..

 

 

Regards

 

Kaleem

  • Daniel 197 posts since
    Jul 21, 2011
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    1. Apr 15, 2012 4:04 AM (in response to kaleemullahbilal)
    Re: Cisco Network Assistant

    Hi Kaleem,

     

    When you say grab the configuration do you mean that you are unable to access the switch with CNA?

     

    Check out the documentation here:

     

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_network_assistant/version5_0/quick/guide/English/C4K_GSG.html

     

     

    There's also a good guide of how to setup your switch for CNA, provided your IOS have the CNA installed. You can also have a look at the PDF available at the top right of this page where a more detailed explanation is provided. Or grab the PDF from my post .

     

    HTH

    -Daniel

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  • Daniel 197 posts since
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    3. Apr 16, 2012 12:26 AM (in response to kaleemullahbilal)
    Re: Cisco Network Assistant

    Hi again Kaleem,

     

    I don't understand your question to be honest. How can you use CNA? First you gotta have it installed in your managed device, then you need to enable it on your device (usually ip http-server).

     

    If it's configured, installed and working correctly you should be able to acess your device by it's ip address to have access to a few CLI commands.

     

    CNA is used on a LAN-based PC to manage more than a single device, mostly, and have a sort of GUI for changing configurations, managing routers/switches/access points....just a tool for making your job as an administrator easier to get access to all devices at the same time from the same location. It's a network management application. You need to download the application to a PC and run it from there.

     

    Here is a good FAQ regarding CNA:

     

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/netmgtsw/ps6504/ps5931/prod_qas0900aecd8017a5c2.html

     

    HTH

    -Daniel

  • Daniel 197 posts since
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    5. Apr 16, 2012 1:49 AM (in response to kaleemullahbilal)
    Re: Cisco Network Assistant

    Hi again,

     

    You're welcome! Now i think there is a configuration issue with your switch so that it's not configured properly for CNA to authenticate against it. How is your current configuration?

     

    This is usually what is needed for CNA to be able to authenticate from a scratch installation....run these commands:

     

    aaa new-model

    aaa authentication login default local

    username <your username obviously> password  <the password goes here>

    ip http server

    ip http authentication enable

     

    (optional) service password-encryption

     

    This should setup your switch to accept CNA logins, if this doesn't work. Post your config and i'll see if i can find anything!

     

    Edit: You can of course use other authentication than local, but it's a good start to use local to check if your things are working.

     

    HTH

    -Daniel

  • Daniel 197 posts since
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    7. Apr 16, 2012 3:31 AM (in response to kaleemullahbilal)
    Re: Cisco Network Assistant

    Let's see if we can tryand get it to work.

     

    I don't know if it was a typo or not, but you need to enable authentication, authorization and accounting first.

     

    Enter global configuration and type these commands:

     

    aaa new-model

    aaa authentication login default local

    ip http authentication enable

     

    (optionally configure these usernames/passwords again to be sure)

     

    username teksala password 0 pathfinder

    username nsh password 0 nsh1

     

     

    I don't know if you ahve already tried that, but they weren't in your configuration. You can keep your snmp RO string as well.

     

     

    From looking at that config you seem to have not enabled AAA and defined which authentication method to use (which with the commands above would use a local database).

     

    That should let CNA access your switch.

     

    -Daniel

     

    P.s if that's a production switch please change your usernames and passwords

  • Joel 1 posts since
    Nov 14, 2011
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    8. Mar 31, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to kaleemullahbilal)
    Re: Cisco Network Assistant

    Hi?

    Was this problem resolved? I am facing a similar problem, tried the instructions given above but to no avail. I have noticed the problem is with WS-C2960-24TC-L switches and most of them have had their ssh enabled. I am not able to add the switches to the community, when i try to add and give the username and password the login screen reappears and i get Authentocation error when i cancel it.

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