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Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

  • 1.  Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-30-2015 08:40
    Hi,

    I am trying to configure an archive in inventory manager to backup the wireless controller. I did all below but it is not working:
    1- configured the SCP options in inventory manager with the netsight account
    2- configured the image information in inventory manager for wireless controller as below
    • firmware MIB : script
    • configuration MIB : script.
    • device family definition: entrasys wireless controller -SCP
    The error message is (Configuration Upload script is empty in file Enterasys Networks Wireless Controller - SCP)

    note: I tried to use "controlled by device type" for configuration MIB, but also it did not work and the error message is (Device Reported - There is no such file or directory)

    Anyone have an appreciated advice?

    PS. I can access the wireless controller well from netsight and I can execute commands over SSH.

    Thanks
    Husam





  • 2.  RE: Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-30-2015 11:17
    I am not very familiar with the WiFi products, but thought since they came from Enterisis they would work off mibs and snmp. I thought the scripting was primarily for my Extreme xos switches. Just my thoughts on the matter, I'm taking the wireless class on the 19th


  • 3.  RE: Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-30-2015 11:59
    Thank you for your response.

    I think that it needs special script as the enrerasys is consider a third party in this case but even scripting have not worked.

    Do you have any advice according to creating script or if there should be a built-in script?

    Thanks in advance,
    Husam


  • 4.  RE: Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-30-2015 12:19
    I know very little about Enterasys we were an Extreme shop and are just starting to learn the Enterasys gear for certs. I am interested to see what the tech guys post about this.

    Best of luck


  • 5.  RE: Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-30-2015 13:43
    Husam,

    Have you checked https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-use-Inventory-Manager-to-backup-Ide...?

    The directories indicated there are different to the ones in your configuration...

    There's also a video in YouTube with a step by step configuration:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeCxI5TqBdA


  • 6.  RE: Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-30-2015 13:43
    Hi,

    Thank you for your response.

    Honestly, I have done all of this steps but the error message again is (Device Reported - There is no such file or directory)

    what could be the problem!

    Thanks in advance,
    Husam


  • 7.  RE: Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-31-2015 07:27
    Thank you all. It is solved.

    The problem was that Netsight for windows does not include any FTP or SCP server.
    I have installed filezila and did the required configuration related to account and directory in the option-file transfer-FTP. It is going well now and the config file is stored along with other devices in same directory.

    Below link guided me to find the problem
    https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Solution/Netsight-Archive-Manager-Fails-to-Backup-Config-on-Wireless-Controllers/

    regards
    Husam


  • 8.  RE: Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-31-2015 07:27
    Hi Husam, you could explain to me how set up filezila and Inventory to be able to back up your files, since the NMS for Windows does not have server or FTP Scp.

    I'm having trouble setting up the process within the windows.

    Thank you.


  • 9.  RE: Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-31-2015 07:27
    Hi,

    you just need to install filzilla server, create an account and use this account in inventory manger - options file transfer setting - FTP transfer setting - login information

    and keep other thing in default value.

    Please let me know if any more is needed.

    Regards
    Husam


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  • 11.  RE: Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-31-2015 07:27
    Husam, thanks for your reply.

    It was resolved, in my case I used the home FTP server.

    In the FTP server was created a group and I associated one called inventory account and also a directory for this user.

    In the inventory manager within the FTP options, I put the credentials of User created within the home ftp server and it worked perfectly.

    Recalling that also what we need to change is the type of protocol used, instead of scp (default) put the FTP method.

    If someone need to describe the step by step of each configuration.

    Thank you.


  • 12.  RE: Backup wireless controller configuration with inventory manager

    Posted 12-31-2015 13:36
    Husam, glad to know everything is working ok now.

    And thanks for coming back and telling us how you solved it, as it will help other users facing the same problem.

    Have a great new year!