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Cisco Small Business Solution (SBS) Switch Inspector

This document provides the steps required to configure the Cisco SBS Inspector.

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Quick Details

Recommended Agent: On-Premise
Supported Agents: On-Premise
Is Auto-Discovered By: N/A
Can Auto-Discover: N/A
Parent/Child Type Inspector: No
Inspected via: SSH
Data Summary: Here

Overview

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Inspector Description

The Cisco Small Business Solution (SBS) Switch Inspector is dedicated to Cisco's Small Business Switch product line. This Inspector brings back data like Interfaces, VLANs, General System information, Running Configuration, and Startup Configuration.

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Inspector Version

The Cisco Small Business Solution (SBS) Switch Inspector supports firmware 1.4.11.5 and above. This firmware is uniformed across the 200, 300, and 500 series.

Cisco SBS Switches have two different firmware lines; the line listed above and the 2.5.5.47 line which is End of Life and no longer supported by Cisco. The Liongard Inspector does not work on this version - primarily used with the discontinued SG350 series.

Inspector Setup Preparation

Prior to setting up this Inspector, please follow the instructions to deploy an On-Premise Agent before proceeding.

Step 1: Configuring Management via SSH

Allow Liongard's Agent to communicate with the device via SSH. To set up SSH access, follow the steps outlined in this Cisco Reference guide.

Liongard Inspector Setup

Individual Inspector Setup

In Liongard, navigate to Admin > Inspectors > Navigate to the Cisco Small Business Solution (SBS) Switch Inspector > Select Add System.

Fill in the following information:

  • Environment: Select the Environment this System should be associated to
  • Friendly Name: Suggested "Cisco Cisco Small Business Solution (SBS) Switch [Environment Name]"
  • Agent: Select the On-premise Agent installed for this Environment
  • Inspector Version: Latest
  • IP/Hostname: Enter the address used to access the device
  • SSH Port: Provide the port that SSH is listening on. The default for SSH is typically 22.

If you chose to create an SSH User Account:

  • SSH Username: Input the Username configured to authenticate with SSH.
  • Enable Password: Input the password created during the SSH setup
  • SSH Password: Input the password configured in the SSH setup
  • Scheduling: The Inspector will default to run once a day at the time the Inspector is set up. Here you can adjust the schedule

If you chose to use an SSH Private Key and Passphrase:

  • Enable Password: Input the password created during the SSH setup
  • SSH Private Key: Provide the Private Key
  • SSH Passphrase for Private Key: (IF CONFIGURED) Provide the Passphrase generated
  • Scheduling: The Inspector will default to run once a day at the time the Inspector is set up. Here you can adjust the schedule

Select Save. The Inspector will now be triggered to run within the minute

Optional: Turn on Flexible Asset/Configuration Auto-Updating

If you would like this Inspector's data to be sent to ConnectWise and/or IT Glue, turn on Flexible Assets/Configurations for this Inspector:

  • ConnectWise: Admin > Integrations > ConnectWise > Configuration Types > Confirm the "Configuration Auto-Updating" toggle is enabled
  • IT Glue: Admin > Integrations > IT Glue > Flexible Assets > Confirm the "Flexible Asset Auto-Updating" toggle is enabled

Roll out Inspectors at Mass via CSV Import

For more information, please watch our How To video

To import Cisco SBS Inspectors via CSV Import, navigate to Admin > Inspectors > Preview (Beta) > Cisco SBS > Select the down arrow icon in the top right-hand to Download CSV Import Template.

In the CSV Template, each row, starting on row three, will represent an Inspector. Fill in the following information for each Inspector you want to roll out:

  • Agent.Name: This column is case sensitive. Copy and paste the associated Agent name from the Admin > Agents screen
  • Inspector.Name: Enter "cisco-sbs-inspector"
  • Environment.Name: This column is case sensitive. Copy and paste the associated Environment name from the Dashboard screen
  • Alias: Enter the Desired Friendly Name
  • Config.SSH_HOST: Enter the IP address or the hostname used to access the device
  • SecureConfig.SSH_PORT: Enter the port that SSH is listening on (default for SSH is typically 22)
  • SecureConfig.ENABLE_PASSWORD: The enable password configured on the device
  • FreqType: Enter "days"
  • FreqInterval: Enter "1"

If you chose to create an SSH User Account, leave the SecureConfig.SSH_PRIVATE_KEY and SecureConfig.SSH_PASS_PHRASE columns empty, and fill out the following columns:

  • SecureConfig.SSH_USER: Enter the username configured for the SSH user
  • SecureConfig.SSH_PASSWORD: Enter the password configured for the SSH user

If you choose to create using an SSH Private Key, leave the SecureConfig.SSH_User and SecureConfig.SSH_PASSWORD columns empty, and fill out the following columns:

  • SecureConfig.SSH_PRIVATE_KEY: Enter the SSH private key
  • SecureConfig.SSH_PASS_PHRASE: Enter the SSH pass phrase

When ready to Import the CSV Template of Inspectors, navigate to Admin > Inspectors > Preview (Beta) > Cisco SBS > Select the up arrow icon in the top right-hand to Import CSV > Select your saved template.

After the successful import notification, reload your browser to find your imported Inspectors.

These Inspectors will automatically trigger themselves to run within a minute.

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Inspector Fails with Security Error

If a security error generates when the Inspector runs, you may need to accept the RSA key on the server with which you are connecting. To do so, you can use PuTTY. When you do so, you will have the opportunity to add the key to the server's cache.

Inspector FAQs

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Cisco Small Business Solution (SBS) Switch Inspector


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