As a central manager, Command Center has a lot on its shoulder. It ensures timely updates, emails you when anything goes wrong, it doesn’t let anyone touch the data which they are not supposed to and as we all know does a lot more residing at the center. There are a lot of responsibilities Command Center has, one of which is to keep a watch at Configurations. There is one thing an administrator isn’t a big fan of, is change of configurations.
We don’t like change when its sudden and we hate it when anything changes without even a notice.
An administrator would always want to keep a watch of what’s happening across his deployment. No matter how many RBAC rules must have been configured, the administrator would still want to know who is changing what in their deployment.
Well, that’s human nature. No one would want anything to change, causing a failure under their watch.
Command Center understands this need precisely to the point of serving it on a plate right at your table.
It provides you a way to get all configuration changes happening across your deployment Scheduled and mailed to your inbox over a defined interval of time.
Now that’s what I call a feature!
Come to think of it, Command Center is just doing the right things to make life simpler and simpler, day by day, trying to do its job at its best J
Here is how you go about this –>
Go to the Configuration Module, select Change Management, Audit Policies and ConfigurationChangeHistory.
Once selected, click on Schedule.
The next window will have following options:
- Select the time interval you would want to schedule the email for. In this case, we have selected 7 days interval. Which means, any configuration changes happened within last 7 days will be notified.
- Select the devices you want to monitor the configuration changes
- Select the Day of the week you want this notification to be received.
- Similarly, select the hour of the day.
- Select the “Email the report” option and provide the email address and SMTP server details.
- Select the check box for getting the generated detailed configuration change report over email.
- Mention the SMTP credential details if required.
- With “Test Mail”, check the SMTP server connectivity right there and then.
- Click Ok and you are good to go!
With this one time configuration, you get yourself lifetime freedom from all the configuration change worries that you have ever had. With this you can just sit back and get all the changes consolidated in one report.
This will be it for now. Will blog about more cool features in my upcoming blogs. Till then ciao!