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Viewing Configuration Files

 

The Configuration Files workspace enables you to manage multiple versions of device configuration files in Junos Space Network Management Platform. You can view information about all configuration files that are backed up in the Junos Space Platform database from the Config Files Management page. To view detailed information about a particular file, you can use the View Configuration File Details option.

To view configuration files:

  1. On the Junos Space Platform UI, select Configuration Files > Config Files Management.

    The Config Files Management page appears, displaying information about configuration files in tabular format. The fields displayed on the Config Files Management page are described in Table 1.

    Note

    If a column is not displayed by default, click the down arrow next to a displayed column and select the column you want to view from the Columns list. You can also filter the records that are displayed, based on the data in all the columns except the Creation Date and Last Updated Date columns.

  2. Select a configuration file entry and click the View Configuration File Details icon. You can also double-click a configuration file entry to view the details of that configuration file.

    The Config File Details dialog box appears. In addition to the fields displaying information about the configuration file, the Config File Details dialog box also displays the contents of the configuration file. By default, the contents of the latest version of the configuration file are displayed.

    The vertical and horizontal scroll bars help you view the configuration file. A configuration file usually has multiple pages. The status bar at the bottom displays the page that you are on and the total number of pages. It also contains paging controls and a Refresh icon. Use the Show items list to manage the number of lines of configuration that is displayed on a single page. By default, 50 lines are displayed. You can choose to display 200, 800, 3200, or 10,000 lines.

    This dialog box displays additional fields not displayed on the Config Files Management page. The fields are described in Table 1.

  3. (Optional) To view the contents of an earlier version of the configuration file, click the arrow on the version drop-down list and select the version you want to view.
  4. Click Close to return to the Config Files Management page.

Table 1: Config Files Management Page and Config File Details Dialog Box Field Descriptions

Field

Description

Location

Config File Name

Name of the configuration file. This is the device serial number with the .conf file extension.

Config Files Management page

Device Name

Name or IP address of the device whose configuration is backed up

Config Files Management page

Config File Details dialog box

Device Alias

Value of the Device Alias custom label for the device. This field is empty if the Device Alias custom label is not added or no value is assigned to the Device Alias custom label for the device.

Config Files Management page

Latest ConfigFile Version

Version number of the latest backup of the configuration file

Config Files Management page

Creation Date

Date and time when version 1 of the configuration file is created in the Junos Space database. It corresponds to the time at which you back up a device configuration for the first time from the device.

When you migrate from a previous release of Junos Space Platform to the current release, the creation date that is displayed for the various versions of the configuration files is the date on which those versions were created in the previous release of Junos Space Platform. For example, if you modified version 1 of the configuration file to version 2 on Dec 15 2012 7:28:46 PM IST in Junos Space Release 13.1 and migrated to Junos Space Release 13.3R1 in 2014, the creation date for version 2 is displayed as Dec 15 2012 7:28:46 PM IST instead of a date in 2014.

Config Files Management page

Last Updated Date

Date and time when the latest version of the configuration file is created in the Junos Space database.

When you modify the device configuration, and back up the configuration file, a newer version of the configuration file is created in the Junos Space database.

Config Files Management page

Creation Time

Date and time when version 1 of the configuration file selected for viewing is created in the Junos Space database.

This is the same as the Creation Date field on the Config Files Management page.

Config File Details dialog box

Version

Configuration file version selected for detailed viewing

You can select the configuration file version whose contents you want to view by clicking the arrow to display the version list.

Config File Details dialog box

ConfigFile Content

Contents of the configuration file version selected for detailed viewing

Config File Details dialog box

Comments

Indicates whether the configuration file version is backed up from the device or is an edited version of a configuration file that was backed up earlier.

For the initial backup file, the following comment is displayed:

This version of the Config file is imported from the device.

For an edited configuration file, the following comment is displayed:

This is an edited version of the configuration file version: x, where x represents the version of the configuration that you edited.

Config File Details dialog box