Find all the devices with misconfigured TACACS..

I was working with a client today on Nectus POC and he asked me to generate a list of all the routers and switches that have problems with TACACS.

Nectus didn’t have “out of the box” report that validates the SSH connection to each device so we had to be creative in this case.

Fist we enabled AAA integration on Nectus  (Settings ->General Settings ->AAA Integration) and configured Tacacs credentials (username/password)

so it can open SSH sessions to devices.

Next step was to enable  “Configuration Backup” Feature in “Settings -> Device configuration Backup” and start the config backup job one time manually.

In 15 min we had a list of all devices where config backup failed, so we exported it to CSV and client got what he wanted.  Piece of cake.