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File Servers

 

About the File Servers Page

To access this page, select the Administration tab and click File Servers in the left-nav bar.

The File Servers page lists the file servers that the proNX Optical Director is configured to use. The proNX Optical Director uses file servers for device software upgrades and device backup and restore operations.

Each file server entry is associated with a single protocol (FTP or SFTP). If you want the file server that you are configuring to be used for both FTP and SFTP access, then create two file server entries, one for each protocol.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following actions on this page:

  • View the list of file servers that the proNX Optical Director can currently use.

  • Specify a new file server for the proNX Optical Director to use.

  • Edit the information for an existing file server.

  • Remove an existing file server from the list of servers that the proNX Optical Director can use.

Field Descriptions

Table 1 explains the fields in the File Servers page.

Table 1: Fields in the File Servers Page

Field

Description

Server Name

The name of the FTP or SFTP server.

Protocol

Supported protocols are FTP and SFTP. Only one protocol can be selected. If you want the server to support both protocols, create a separate file server entry for each.

Note: The TCX1000-RDM20, TCX1000-ILA, and BTI7800 devices connect using SFTP.

Note: The MX Series and PTX Series routers, the QFX Series switches, and the ACX6360 devices connect using FTP.

IP Address

The IP address of the file server.

Username

The user login name for the file server.

Directory

The directory where you store and retrieve your files.

Operation Supported

Indicates whether the server is the default server for the specified operation:

  • DEFAULT_SFTP_STAGING - SFTP protocol, default for staging of files for log and metric collection

  • DEFAULT_SFTP_DB_BACKUP - SFTP protocol, default for device configuration backup

  • DEFAULT_FTP_STAGING - FTP protocol, default for staging of files for log and metric collection

  • DEFAULT_FTP_DB_BACKUP - FTP protocol, default for device configuration backup

If the entry is blank, then the server is not the default server for any operation.

The default server is used for operations where you do not explicitly specify the server to use. These operations include automated backups, automated log and metric collection, and manual log and metric collection for some devices. See Device Configuration Database Backups, Log Collection, and Metric Collection.

Description

The description of the server.

Viewing the File Server List

Use this procedure to view the list of file servers that the proNX Optical Director is configured to use.

  1. Select the Administration tab and click File Servers in the left-nav bar.

    A table displaying the list of file servers is displayed. See Table 1 for an explanation of the fields.

  2. To search, copy, print, or save the table, see Working with Tables.

Adding a File Server to the File Server List

Use this procedure to add a file server to the list.

  1. Select the Administration tab and click File Servers in the left-nav bar.

    A table displaying the list of file servers is displayed.

  2. Click New to add a file server to this list. The Create a New File Server dialog appears.
  3. Specify the Server Name of the server you want to add.
  4. Specify the Protocol to use.
  5. Specify the IPv4 or IPv6 IP address of the server you want to add.
  6. Specify the protocol Port to use.
  7. Specify the Username and Password to use to log in to the server.
  8. Specify the Directory on the server where you will store and retrieve files. The directory path is relative to the (S)FTP user’s login directory.

    You can specify the directory directly or you can Browse to it. When you click Browse, the Select Directory dialog displaying a directory tree appears. Double-click a directory to see its contents. Highlight a directory and click Select to select it.

  9. Specify the default operation(s), if any, that you want the server to support:
    • SFTP Staging - SFTP protocol, default for staging of files for log and metric collection

    • SFTP Backup - SFTP protocol, default for device configuration backup

    • FTP Staging - FTP protocol, default for staging of files for log and metric collection

    • FTP Backup - FTP protocol, default for device configuration backup

    Note

    The operation(s) you choose must be consistent with the Protocol you specify in 4 above.

  10. Optionally, add a Description to describe this server.
  11. Click Save to add the specified file server.

    The dialog closes and the server you specify is shown in the file server list.

Editing a File Server

Use this procedure to edit a file server in the file server list.

  1. Select the Administration tab and click File Servers in the left-nav bar.

    A table displaying the list of file servers is displayed.

  2. Select the file server you want to edit and click Edit.

    The Edit an Existing File Server dialog appears.

  3. Update the Server Name, Protocol, IP address, Port, Username, Password, and/or Directory as needed.
  4. Click Update to save your changes.

    The dialog closes and the server is updated.

Deleting a File Server from the File Server List

Use this procedure to delete a file server from the list.

  1. Select the Administration tab and click File Servers in the left-nav bar.

    A table displaying the list of file servers is displayed.

  2. Select the file server you want to delete and click Delete.

    A confirmation dialog appears.

  3. Click Delete to confirm.