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    Test Profile Connectivity

    Before a task is scheduled using the router profile, it is recommended to first verify that the login details entered are correct. For this verification, the Test Profile Connectivity feature can be used.

    1. In the Router Profile window, select the router profile to test from the left hand pane. Note that the profile connectivity check supports router profile entries with IP ranges, for example, 10.0.0.[1-100] and can be used to check connectivity using a list of different SNMP community strings if the one specified in the router profile is incorrect. Note that for protection from excessive checking, the range checking only allows up to 65535 different IPs, for example, 192.[0-255].[0-255].[0-255] would not be accepted.

    2. Next, select Actions > Test Connectivity. Select whether to check the connectivity of all entries in this router profile or only the selected entries.

    3. Click the Options button.

    • Here you can specify a subset of connectivity checks to perform of ping, telnet, ssh, and snmp.
    • If the SNMP connectivity check fails with the SNMP settings given in the router profile, you can rerun the connectivity check with alternate SNMP community strings. In the SNMP tab of the Test Options window, click the Browse button to upload a file containing a list of community strings, one per line. By default, it will check the same SNMP version as in the router profile. Select Check both v1 and v2c versionsif you want to check both SNMP version 1 and 2c for these alternative strings. The check will go through each community string one by one, until it finds the correct community string. After the check is done, an opportunity is provided to fix the profile with the correct community string.

    4. Click the Start button. The following window appears indicating the status for ping, telnet, SSH, and SNMP.

    Figure 1: Connectivity Checking

    Connectivity Checking

    In the window:

    • Green Checkmark: Connectivity Passed
    • Gray circle: Not applicable (for example, if SSH is not specified in the router profile)
    • Hourglass: Processing
    • Red circle with white X: Connectivity Failed, for example, Not reachable

    5. If there are errors with the current profile that the software can fix, the Profile Fix button will be enabled. For example, the router’s hostname may not match the hostname entered into the router profile or the community string may be incorrect but the correct one may have been found following the steps mentioned in the next session

    6. You can save the results of the connectivity check onto your PC by clicking the Save icon at the bottom left, and then open it in Microsoft Excel(TM).

    Modified: 2016-11-08