Use the SSH discovery utility to discover Cisco IOS routers or switches on your network.
To use the SSH discovery utility:
- Log in to the Address Manager server using SSH. You must have sufficient privileges to read, write, and execute.
- Change to the /home/bluecat/discovery directory.
Modify the file discovery_config.txt with the router information in the
network. The data format must be:
device_ip, device_name, username, password, device_type, cipher, privileged_EXEC_mode_passwordWhere:
- device_ip—IP address of the device.
- device_name—Name of the device.
- username—User name to log into the specified device.
- password—Password for the specified user name to log into the device.
- device_type—Enter Router for routers and switches, and ASA for ASA. The value is not case-sensitive.
- cipher—Enter one of the following values. This is required
- default—the connection will be established using ciphers in the host appliance’s SSH configuration.
- weak—the connection will be established using weak ciphers: aes128-cbc, 3des-cbc, aes192-cbc, aes256-cbc
- <specific cipher>—the connection will be established using only the particular cipher specified in the configuration file. Comma-separated multiple ciphers cannot be specified.
- privileged_EXEC_mode_password— the password for the enable mode. This is a mandatory for ASA-type devices but not required for router type devices.
Run the following command to execute the discovery script:
/usr/local/bluecat/discovery.pl discovery_config.txt output.jsonWhere:
- discovery_config.txt—the configuration file.
- output.json—the name of the format output file.