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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

  • Title bar.
  • Device Groups drop-down.
  • Filter criteria—Sort options drop-down and Search box, for a Contains or Match string.
  • Table of devices in the overlay network—Select a device to view the operational commands under the More Actions icon. To re-arrange the columns, drag the column title to the desired position.

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.
  3. From the drop-down list of commands, select Admin Tech. The Generate admin-tech File dialog box opens.
  4. If desired, limit the contents of the Admin Tech tar file:
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  3. From the drop down list of commands, select Interface Reset.
  4. In the Interface Reset dialog box, select the desired interface.
  5. Click Reset.
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