Why are updated Cisco devices not being placed in the Cisco IOS - SSH Capable Family?

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Article ID: 129024

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Products

CA Spectrum

Issue/Introduction

Cisco devices that are updated or new are not being placed into the Cisco IOS - SSH Capable family, only the IOS family.  Why is this happening?

Environment

Release:
Component: SPCAPP

Resolution

Cisco updated their IOS and later devices so that the "K9" feature set is actually included and not an add-on.

The K9 feature set / license gave strong encryption to the device thus being able to SSH to the device.  Without it, Spectrum could not determine the device was SSH capable.

Because of this, the System Description no longer contains "K9" which is what Spectrum was looking for.


Broadcom has resolved this issue in 10.3.2 and these updated devices should now properly be placed into the respective families.

Add cisco_ssh_check=9K in the <SPECROOT>/SS/.vnrmc file and restart the SpectroSERVER, to place the Cisco 9300 series devices in the correct device family.

 

Additional Information

Review Spectrum 10.3.2 documentation:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/spectrum/10-3-2/release-information/issues-resolved.html

Symptom: Cisco 9300 series devices are not placed in the ios-ssh family, even though the ssh is supported and k9 is enabled by default.
Resolution: Add cisco_ssh_check=9K in the <SPECROOT>/SS/.vnrmc file and restart the SpectroSERVER, to place the Cisco 9300 series devices in the correct device family.

And this section of Spectrum 10.4.3 documentation:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/spectrum/10-4/managing-network/network-configuration-manager/network-configuration-manager-configurations/network-configuration-manager-extension-utility.html#concept.dita_365f06e2315d5d81950a2d485914292dc36c4aa3_PlaceaDeviceinaDeviceFamily