A poor man’s config manager

There are multiple ways to make automated copies of a current running config of Cisco devices,¬†but getting everything backed up and checked into an existing git server is another story. I know there is rancid (only SVN) and rancid-git but i had a look at the documentation and got scared…

After a little scripting and searching we can now do config backups automatically every day and every time the config on the Switch is saved

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Use Third Party SFP Modules on Cisco Devices

Usually you will need a Cisco – SFP Module for each Cisco device, but there is an undocumented (and unsupported!) CLI command to be able to use (cheaper) third party modules. Although this is not recommended (and should never be used in a production environment) it is a cheap method to set up a lab environment with your spare Cisco devices.

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