The WebNMS CLI Browser is a full-fledged network management application that supports the Command Line Interface. You can use CLI Browser to communicate with network devices such as routers, switches, remote machines, and others. The important features of CLI Browser are given below :
Connecting devices through Telnet and Serial (RS232)
Loading XML-driven Command Set
Launching Python and BeanShell scripts
Support for control characters
Starting CLI Browser
Execute the CLIBrowserApplication.sh/.bat file from the <CLI Home>/bin directory. In case of executable version (Windows), execute the CLI Browser application from the StartMenu/Programs/AdvntNet/CLI. Make sure that the JAVA_HOME path and HOMEDIR are set properly in the script/ batch file.
XML-driven Command Set and Data Set plays a vital role in generating CLI commands. You can use the DTD for commandset and dataset that are available in <CLI Home>/conf directory as a reference to generate commands. We provide sample Command Set and Data Set files for few commands (UNIX). The structure of the Command Set and Data Set are explained in detail in the Command Generation section of the Developer Guide.
The WebNMS CLI Browser has the capability to load and use different files having different set of Input messages. The Input CLI Command is the indication of what operation is being done. You can load and unload multiple files.
To communicate with network devices, start the CLI Browser, connect any device, and select a valid CLI command in the input message field present in the right frame. The response can be received from the device after sending the command.