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Understanding the Deploy Mode Tasks Pane in Views Other than Service View

The Tasks pane in Deploy mode lists the available tasks. All Deploy mode tasks are always available, regardless of the scope selected in the View pane.

Deploy mode tasks are divided into the following categories:

  • Configuration Deployment—These tasks enable you to deploy configuration changes to devices and manage configuration deployment jobs. Table 1 describes the configuration deployment tasks.

  • Image Management—These tasks enable you to manage software images on devices. Table 2 describes the image management tasks.

  • Device Management—These tasks enable you to view the device inventory, resynchronize the configuration of out-of-sync devices, manage the administrative state of ports, manage QFabric node groups, and convert QSFP+ port configuration. Table 3 describes the device management tasks.

  • Device Configuration File Management—These tasks enable you manage configuration files on managed devices. Table 4 describes the device configuration file management tasks.

  • Baseline Management—These tasks enable you manage baseline configuration of devices. Table 5 describes the baseline management tasks.

  • Key Tasks—Connectivity Services Director enables you to group the tasks that you perform frequently and create a list of key tasks. You can add any task from the Tasks pane to the Key Tasks list by selecting a task and clicking the plus (+) sign that appears adjacent to the task. For some modes, you can see that Connectivity Services Director has predefined some key tasks for you. You can modify this set of tasks to suit your requirements. This feature is available in Task pane irrespective of your current mode, scope, or view.

Table 1 through Table 4 describe the tasks in each task category.

Table 1: Configuration Deployment Tasks



Deploy Configuration Changes

Deploys pending configuration changes to devices.

Approve Change Requests

Enables a configuration approver to approve or reject a change request, which has been submitted for approval by an operator.

Set SNMP Trap Configuration

Enables SNMP traps on Connectivity Services Devices so that Connectivity Services Director can collect and manage event and error information from these devices.

View Deployment Jobs

Manages configuration deployment jobs.

Table 2: Image Management Tasks



Manage Image Repository

Manages the software images repository on the server.

Deploy Images to Devices

Deploys software images from the repository to devices.

View Image Deployment Jobs

Manages software image deployment jobs.

Table 3: Device Management Tasks



Resynchronize Device Configuration

Resynchronizes the device configuration maintained in Build mode with the running configuration on the devices.

Show Current Configuration

Shows the selected device’s current configuration.

View Inventory

Displays the device inventory of the selected node.

Table 4: Device Configuration File Management Tasks



Manage Device Configuration Files

Manages backup device configuration files.

View Configuration File Mgmt Jobs

Manages device configuration file management jobs.

Table 5: Baseline Management Tasks



Manage Baseline

Manages baseline configuration files.

View Baseline Mgmt Jobs

Manages baseline configuration file management jobs.