Dec. 18, 2015
You can use the change management feature to monitor configuration changes across managed NetScaler devices, troubleshoot configuration errors, and recover unsaved configurations upon a sudden system shutdown.
The typical workflow for auditing configuration changes consists of the following tasks:
This topic includes the following details:
Audit templates contain a set of valid NetScaler commands for auditing device configurations and reporting conflicts that result from configuration changes. These configuration conflicts can be between the running and saved configurations of a device or among the devices in the device list or network.
You need to create audit policies to map the running configuration of the devices to the configuration specified in the audit templates, and then generate an audit report that compares the differences between the two configurations.
After adding the audit templates, you can also modify and delete the audit templates, as described in the following sections.
Audit templates contain a set of valid NetScaler commands for detecting configuration conflicts on a device.
You can modify audit templates to change the commands included in them.
You can delete one audit template or bulk delete multiple audit templates.
Use Command Center Audit Policies to generate change management reports based on your requirements. You can either use built-in policies or add user-defined policies.
Reports are generated by the following two built-in audit policies:
You can add a user-defined audit policy and map it to corresponding audit templates. You must execute an audit policy on one or more devices or device lists to generate an audit report that compares the running configuration of a device with the selected audit templates. You can schedule both built-in and user-defined audit policies to run at any time. You can modify the existing audit policies and you can delete user-defined audit policies. However, you cannot delete the two built-in audit policies.
The following sections describe how to configure audit policies:
You can create a user-defined audit policy that generates a report that compares the running configuration of a device with the selected audit templates. This type of report is called Running vs.Chosen audit templates report.
You can execute an audit policy on one or more devices and device lists. Executing an audit policy generates a report.
You can schedule both built-in and user-defined audit policies to run at a later date and time. You can schedule the policies to run daily at specified hours or to run on specific days of a week or month at specified hours.
After creating audit policies, you can modify them to change the settings of the type of reports to be generated.
You can delete a single user-defined audit policy or bulk delete multiple user-defined audit policies.
Audit reports are generated when you execute audit policies. Using these reports, you can monitor the configuration change events for each device on which an audit policy is executed. You can also resolve configuration mismatches and conflicts. You can monitor the following types of audit reports:
You can view a list of all the reports generated. You can export a report as a CSV file to your local system or to the Command Center server. You can also set an interval for automatically updating the audit reports that you monitor. If you do not want to use a report, you can delete it. Those tasks are described in the following sections:
You can view a list of all the generated reports. You can also monitor the configuration change events or configuration conflicts for each device on which an audit policy is executed.
You can export a report as a CSV file to your local system or to the Command Center server.
You can delete one audit report or bulk delete multiple audit reports.