2019-03-01

Cisco Network Assistant for Cisco Devices

Cisco Network assistant is a wired and wireless network management application that can be used on cisco based network environment. 
It can also be used to configure routers and switches instead of using terminal emulators such as putty. It is also good to use if you are not familiar with the commands on the cli of cisco devices. its GUI is user friendly and easy to understand.
 
One of its features is to view and monitor all of your network devices. It is also a good tool for troubleshooting network issues.
To use this software first you need to configure the devices.


Step 1 
Configure the router/switch
To configure Cisco devices using Cisco Network Assistant, we need first
 to setup the HTTP and HTTPS. We need also to configure the username 
and password to access the devices through the Cisco network assistant. 
Access your router/switch via console and enter these commands.

Switch#conf t
Switch(config)#ip http server
Switch(config)#ip http authentication local
Switch(config)#username CISCO privilege 15 password 0 CISCO1
Switch(config)#ip http port 80
Switch(config)#ip http max-connection 10
Switch(config)#ip http timeout-policy idle 30 life 180 requests 100
Switch(config)#line console 0
Switch(config-line)#login local
Switch(config-line)#line vty 0 4
Switch(config-line)#privilege level 15
Switch(config-line)#login local
Switch(config-line)#exit
Switch(config)#exit
Switch#conf t
Switch(config)#int vlan 1
Switch(config-if)#ip address 10.0.10.1 255.255.255.0
Switch(config-if)#no shutdown
Switch(config-if)#exit
Switch(config)#exit
Step 2
Download and Install the Cisco Network Assistant
Download the Cisco Network Assistant installer from Cisco website.
Or download it  here

Step 3
Access the Device 
Connect your the computer to the router via the network cable. Then open the 
Cisco Network Assistant application. Type the IP address of the device on
Connect to: then hit Okay button. Authentication dialog box will pop up. 
On the Username and Password, enter the CISCO and CISCO1. These are
 the username and password that we created on the device.

This is what Cisco Network Assistant look like. On Topology View dialog 
box, you will see your device that you are connected to. At the left side, 
you will seeSetup tab, Configure tab, Monitor tab,Troubleshoot tab and
Maintenance tab.




 

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