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Router Data Extraction Overview

In NorthStar Planner, you can construct a network model and topology by simply importing router configuration files for the network. The Router Data Extraction chapter describes how the network project specification file can be automatically generated from a set of router configuration files both in text mode (BBDsgn) and from the graphical client interface.


Terms such as “Import Router Configuration”, “Configuration File Import”, “Configuration File Extraction” and the text mode command, “getipconf” (short for “get IP configurations”), all refer to the same thing.

Use these procedures to create a network project specification file (see definition below) from a set of router configuration files. Afterwards, you can open the network project directly from the client by double-clicking on the specification file from within the File Manager.

You should have access to a set of router configuration files.

For a list of supported router devices, see the Introduction chapter in the NorthStar Planner User Interface Guide.