How to Edit Cisco Routers Configuration Files with WinAgents IOS Config Editor
If you are a network administrator who needs to manage multiple Cisco devices, you may find it tedious and time-consuming to edit configuration files for each device manually. You may also want to backup your configuration files regularly and securely, as well as decrypt passwords and keys in them. Fortunately, there is a tool that can help you with these tasks: WinAgents IOS Config Editor.
WinAgents IOS Config Editor is a text editor specially designed for editing configuration files for the Cisco routers[^1^] [^2^]. It allows downloading configuration from a remote device, editing it, and uploading it back to the device. With IOS Config Editor you have access to all devices from one place. IOS Config Editor makes it easy to backup the configuration of your devices. It includes its own SYSLOG server and TELNET Console[^2^]. It also supports SNMP versions up to 3 for maximum security[^1^].
In this article, we will show you how to use WinAgents IOS Config Editor to edit Cisco routers configuration files. We will assume that you have already installed the software on your Windows PC and that you have access to your Cisco devices via SNMP or TFTP.
Step 1: Download Configuration from a Remote Device
To download configuration from a remote device, you need to specify its IP address, SNMP community string (or username and password for SNMPv3), and the type of configuration file (running or startup). You can also specify a name for the local file where the configuration will be saved.
To do this, click on the File menu and select Download Configuration. A dialog box will appear where you can enter the required information. Click OK when you are done.
Step 2: Edit Configuration File
Once you have downloaded the configuration file, you can edit it using the built-in text editor. The editor has syntax highlighting, bookmarks, navigation, and other features that make it easy to work with configuration files[^1^]. You can also use the Edit menu to find and replace text, insert templates, decrypt passwords and keys, and more.
To edit the configuration file, simply make the changes you want in the editor window. You can also use the toolbar buttons or keyboard shortcuts to perform common actions.
Step 3: Upload Configuration to a Remote Device
After you have edited the configuration file, you can upload it back to the remote device. You need to specify the same IP address, SNMP community string (or username and password for SNMPv3), and the type of configuration file (running or startup) as before. You can also choose whether to overwrite the existing configuration or merge it with the new one.
To do this, click on the File menu and select Upload Configuration. A dialog box will appear where you can enter the required information. Click OK when you are done.
WinAgents IOS Config Editor is a handy tool for network administrators who need to manage multiple Cisco devices. It allows editing configuration files easily and securely, as well as backing them up and decrypting passwords and keys. It also includes a SYSLOG server and a TELNET console for troubleshooting purposes.
If you want to try WinAgents IOS Config Editor, you can download a free trial version from their website[^1^]. The trial version has some limitations, such as only allowing one device connection at a time and not saving changes to local files. To unlock all features, you need to purchase a license key[^4^]. The price depends on the number of devices you want to manage. 061ffe29dd