Compare Startup and Running Configuration of Cisco Routers


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SolarWinds® Config Compare compares the running configuration of a Cisco® router with the startup configuration. With the configuration compare tool, you can easily detect the changes made to the configurations that are not committed to non-volatile memory (NVRAM). You should always compare running and startup configurations before rebooting a router.

Benefits of Using a Configuration Comparison Tool

A Configuration Compare tool is a router configuration management tool that can be used to:

  • Compare the running configuration of a Cisco router with the startup configuration
  • Quickly identify and fix unauthorized and failed configuration changes
  • Easily compare configurations to baseline configurations and ensure compliance with recommended standards
  • Troubleshoot network issues that arise due to configuration changes, which helps reduce network downtime

Deploying Config Compare

Config Compare tool comes with SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset, which is a collection of essential diagnostic, monitoring, discovery, and troubleshooting tools that network engineers rely on for daily IT tasks. Once you install Engineer’s Toolset, you can quickly locate Config Compare in the Configuration Management folder in the Workspace Studio. Or, you can just search for ‘Config Compare’ in the Workspace Studio.


Using Config Compare in Engineer’s Toolset

You can use Config Compare tool to do a line-by-line comparison of the running Cisco configuration file with the startup configuration file. To start the comparison, enter the device name/IP address and its credentials, and run the comparison.

View of how to use SolarWinds Config Compare

You can use Config Compare to:

  • Compare the running and startup in NVRAM configurations of a Cisco router
  • Visualize the changed lines (highlighted by color difference)
  • Quickly troubleshoot problems by understanding the changes made in the configurations

You can export all the Ping Sweep-discovered results into CSV/TXT/XLS formats or publish them on the web in the form of a static HTML page.

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Engineer's Toolset

  • Automatically discover network devices as well as map network topology.

  • Track device availability, memory utilization, CPU load, interface statistics, and performance & latency of network paths.

  • Quickly troubleshoot your network with enhanced ping capabilities and packet route tracing.

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