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Operational Commands

Use the Operational Commands screen to run, on Viptela devices, a group of two or more operational commands as a single command.

Screen Elements

  • Top bar—On the left are the menu icon, for expanding and collapsing the vManage menu, and the vManage product name. On the right are a number of icons and the user profile drop-down.
  • Title bar—Includes the title of the screen, Operational Commands.
    • Show Admin Tech List button—Click to display a list of all requests to generate admin-tech file.
  • Device Groups drop-down—Lists all configured device groups in the network.
  • Search box—Includes the Search Options drop-down, for a Contains or Match string.
  • Refresh icon—Click to refresh data in the device table with the most current data.
  • Show Table Fields icon—Click to display or hide columns from the device table. By default, all columns are displayed.
  • Table of devices in the overlay network—To re-arrange the columns, drag the column title to the desired position.

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Admin Tech Command

Use the Admin Tech command to collect system status information for a device in a tar file, to aid in troubleshooting and diagnostics.

  1. From the device table, select the device.
  2. Click the More Actions icon to the right of the row and click Admin Tech. 
  3. In the Generate admin-tech File window, limit the contents of the Admin Tech tar file if desired:
    1. The Include Logs checkbox is selected by default. Deselect this checkbox to omit any log files from the compressed tar file. Log files are stored in the /var/log/directory on the local device.
    2. Select the Include Cores checkbox to include any core files. Core files are stored in the /var/crash directory on the local device.
    3. Select the Include Tech checkbox to include any files related to device processes (daemons) and operations. These files are stored in the /var/tech directory on the local device.
  4. Click Generate. A tar file is created which contains the contents of various files on the local device. This file has a name similar to 20150709-032523-admin-tech.tar.gz, where the numeric fields are the date and time.
  5. Send the admin-tech.tar.gz file to your Viptela customer support contact.

Interface Reset Command

Use the Interface Reset command to shutdown and then restart an interface on a device in a single operation, without having to modify the device's configuration.

  1. From the device table, select the device.
  2. Click the More Actions icon to the right of the row and click Interface Reset.
  3. In the Interface Reset window, select the desired interface.
  4. Click Reset.
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