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Using the Router Profiles Window

 

Before defining any tasks in the Task Manager, the user must first create a router profile. A router profile is a list of routers along with their router type, login name, login passwords, IP addresses, and other attributes. The user can define as many router profiles as needed, with as many routers in each router profile as needed. When scheduling tasks with the Task Manager, the user may specify which of these router profiles to use with the scheduled task.

In the following Router Profiles window, the list of router profiles is displayed in the left panel. When a router profile is selected, the routers defined for that profile are listed in the top right table. The bottom right panel displays detailed information for the selected router from the top right table.

Figure 1: The Router Profiles Window
The Router Profiles Window

Button and Menu Reference

Following is a list of all the buttons and menu items available in the Router Profiles window, along with descriptions of their functions. Detailed instructions on how to use these functions to create and modify Router Profiles will be presented in the sections following this reference section.

Table 1: Middle Row Buttons

Button

Description

Add

Adds a router to the selected router profile

Modify

Modifies the selected router entry in the selected router profile

Delete

Deletes the selected router entry from the selected router profile

Duplicate

Creates a copy of the selected router entry in the selected router profile

Table 2: Bottom Row Buttons

Button

Description

New Profile

Creates a new router profile

Import

Imports router profile information from a file on the server or on the client PC

Save

Saves the selected profile

Actions

Brings up a menu identical to the menu shown below, which is accessed by right clicking on a router profile in the left panel router list. Please see the table below for more information.

Figure 2: Right-Click Menu for Router List
Right-Click Menu for Router List

Table 3: Router List Right Click Menu

Menu Item

Description

New Profile

Creates a new router profile

Rename Profile

Renames the selected router profile

Delete Profile(s)

Deletes the selected router profile(s)

Import

Imports router profile information from a file on the server or on the client PC

Merge Profiles

Merges the selected router profiles into a single router profile

Save

Saves the selected profile

Save As

Saves the selected profile with the option of giving the profile a new name.

Creating a New Router Profile

To add a new router profile, either click the Actions button on the bottom of the window and select New Profile, or right click in the left panel router profile list and select New Profile. A window will pop up asking for the new router profile name. After specifying a name and clicking OK, the new empty router profile will appear at the bottom of the router profile list.

Adding Routers to a Router Profile

To add routers to an existing router profile, select that router profile from the left panel router profile list. Then click the Add button in the middle of the Router Profiles window. This will open the New Router Profile Entry window, which allows the user to enter all the details for the new router. The user can select to copy over fields from an existing router entry in the current router profile by selecting the router entry name from the dropdown menu in the Look Up field, under Fill parameters by using selected profile entry.

It is also possible to duplicate an existing router entry by selecting that entry and clicking the Duplicate button in the middle of the Router Profiles window. This will create an identical router entry and place it at the bottom of the router list. The user can then modify the new router entry to change the router name, IP address, and other fields. This is useful when many routers share the same data for many fields such as login and password.

Modifying an Entry in a Router Profile

To modify an existing router entry in a router profile, select the router entry and click the Modify button in the middle of the Router Profiles window. This will open the Modify Router Profile Entry window, which is essentially the same as the New Router Profile Entry window. Alternatively, double clicking the router entry row in the top right panel of the Router Profiles window will produce the same result, that is, open the Modify Router Profile Entry window. The fields in this window are the same as the fields described above for the New Router Profile Entry window.

Deleting an Entry in a Router Profile

To delete a router entry from a router profile, simply select the router entry and click the Delete button in the middle of the Router Profiles window.

Saving Router Profiles

After making changes to a router profile, make sure to save the changes by clicking the Save button at the bottom of the Router Profiles window.

Deleting Router Profiles

To delete a router profile, select the profile from the profile list on the left panel in the Router Profiles window, and either click Actions > Delete Profile(s), or right click on the selected profile and select Delete Profile(s).

Importing Router Profiles

This feature allows the user to import a list of routers in CSV or any other standard delimited text file. The wizard will generate a router profiles based on the information in the file and a few hints from the user as to which rows and columns to process, and how to process them. Click on the Import button in the Router Profiles window to start the Import Router Profile wizard. For more details, refer to Import Router Profile.