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    Approving Change Requests

    Note: This option is available only for the users who are assigned a Configuration Approver role.

    When you select the Approve Change Request option, the page Change request(s) pending approval and the page approved/declined change request(s) open in the top and bottom panels respectively.

    The Table 1 shows details of the change requests that are pending for approval by the approver.

    Table 1: Change request(s) pending approval

    Table Column

    Description

    Change Request No

    Indicates the change request number that was either approved or rejected by the approver.

    Title

    Indicates the title of the change request.

    Created By

    Indicates the operator name who created the change request and submitted it for approval.

    Created On

    Indicates the date on which the change request was created.

    Age

    Indicates the age of the change request, time since the change request was created.

    Deployment Status

    Indicates the deployment state of the change request.

    History Icon

    Records the audit trial details of a change request, such as operation performed on a change request during a given period of time, username of the operator, and so on.

    The Table 2 shows the change requests that were approved or rejected by the currently logged in approver. The approver can also provide comments

    Table 2: approved/declined change request(s)

    Table Column

    Description

    Change Request No

    Indicates the change request number that was either approved or rejected by the approver.

    Title

    Indicates the title of the change request.

    Created By

    Indicates the operator name who created the change request and submitted it for approval.

    Created On

    Indicates the date on which the change request was created.

    Age

    Indicates the age of the change request, time since the change request was created.

    Approval Status

    Indicates the approval state of the change request.

    Deployment Status

    Indicates the deployment state of the change request.

    History Icon

    Records the audit trial details of a change request, such as operation performed on a change request during a given period of time, username of the approver, and so on.

    To approve or reject the change requests submitted by an operator:

    1. Select Approve Change Requests under Configuration Deployment.
    2. Select the check box against the change request and click on a change request in the change request(s) pending approval page.

      The Change Request Details page opens.

    3. Review details of the profile and its associations.
    4. Click on the View link.

      The Pending Configuration device name page opens.

    5. Click Close.
    6. Click Approve or Reject to approve or reject the device configuration changes respectively.

      The Change Request Details page opens.

    7. Type your comments and click Approve to approve; else click Reject.

      After the successful approval, you can deploy the device configurations immediately or schedule the deployment for a later period.

    Modified: 2017-07-20