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eSight V300R009C00 Operation Guide 10

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Typical Configuration Examples

Typical Configuration Examples

Example for Configuring eSight to Periodically Back Up Device Configuration Files

eSight provides functions that creates periodical backup tasks for device configuration, and also allows you to manage files and perform instant backup manually, which guarantees complete configuration data while replacing devices.

Configuration Roadmap

  1. Check whether FTP parameters are correctly configured on eSight.

    If the FTP service is disabled, enable it.

  2. Configure backup parameters.

    Set the maximum number of backup configuration files.

  3. Create a backup task.

    After a backup task is created, eSight backs up the configuration files of the specified devices at the specified time.


  • eSight is running properly.
  • Devices have been added to eSight.


  1. Check whether the FTP service status is normal on eSight referring to Configuring the eSight File Transfer Protocols in the Maintenance Guide.
  2. Choose Resource > PON from the main menu.
  3. Optional: Choose Configuration File Management > System Parameter Settings > Backup Parameters. You can set the maximum number of configuration files that can be stored on the eSight server for each device.
  4. Choose Configuration File Management > Device Configuration Management > Backup Tasks and click .
  5. Set Task Name, Task Description, Executed At and Apply To Device in Backup Tasks page.

    1. Click and select one or more devices to which the backup task is applied.

      Set name, IP address, or device type in the text box to filter when selecting devices.

    2. (Optional) Select one or multiple devices and click to use FTP or SFTP to transfer the configuration file to eSight.

    SFTP is recommended because its security level is higher than that of FTP.

  6. Click OK.

Related Operation

Table 17-24 Backup task related operation

Related Operations


Create a backup task.

Deletes the selected tasks in batches.

Enable backup task.

Disable backup task.

Modify task information.


Backup task cannot be modified if it is in processing.

Instant back up the selected device manually.


The device can be instant backup only when it is enabled.

Set the parameters and search for devices.

Follow-up Procedure

Choose Configuration File Management > Device Configuration Management > Configuration File. You can view and manage the configuration files that already been backed up of devices.

Example for Using eSight to Recover Services on Faulty Devices Through Backup Configuration Files

You can view the configuration files that have been backed up and restore the configurations for a device when necessary using eSight.


  • eSight is running properly.
  • SNMP parameters of device are not lost, and device has gone online.


  1. Choose Resource > PON from the main menu.
  2. Choose Configuration File Management > Manage Config Files > Config Files.
  3. Click in the Operation column to view the configuration file management page of a device.

  4. Click in the Operation column to restore the configuration file of the device.

    • If the file is restored to the device, service transmission will be affected.
    • If Restore Configuration (Reboot Now) is selected, the device reboots and the restore operation takes effect immediately. If Restore Configuration (Manual Reboot) is selected, the restore operation takes effect after the device's reboot.

Config Files related operations

Table 17-25 Related operations on the configuration file page

Related Operation


You can back up configuration file of a specified device.

Change the FTP operation types of selected devices.


SFTP is recommended because its security level is higher than that of FTP.

Export NE configuration files.

Manage configuration files of a specified device.


In the file management page, you can compare, delete, view, restore and download configuration files.

Download configuration file.

Import configuration file to device.

Set the parameters and search for devices.

Updated: 2019-09-07

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