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Configuring Secure Network Management Features and Services

Practice Labs Module
Time
38 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

The "Configuring Secure Network Management Services" module provides you with the instructions and Cisco hardware to develop your hands on skills in configuring services including Simple Network Management Protocol and Secure Copy Protocol. This module contains the following exercises: Configure and verify secure access to SNMPv2c and...

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Overview

Introduction

The Configuring Secure Network Management Services module provides you with the instructions and Cisco hardware to develop your hands on skills in configuring services including Simple Network Management Protocol and Secure Copy Protocol. This module contains the following exercises:

  • Configure and verify secure access to SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 using an access list
  • Use SCP for a secure file transfer

Exercise 1 - Configuring SNMP

In this exercise you will configure SNMP. In order to appreciate the features offered by the different versions of SNMP, you will first configure SNMPv2c and then you will SNMPv3 implementing its additional capabilities.

Exercise 2 - Use SCP for a Secure File Transfer

For many high security risk organizations such as banks and government agencies, it is important to maintain a high level of security in all aspects of daily operations. This includes the appropriate precautions even during the backup and restoration of configuration files of devices. These files may contain information that, if exploited, can compromise the security of that network.

Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) is a network protocol that supports file transfers using the security mechanisms of Secure Shell (SSH) thereby ensuring the authenticity and confidentiality of the file during transit.

In this exercise you will use the Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) to securely backup a configuration file from a router to an SCP server. You will then restore this configuration to the router. You will perform these tasks on the NYEDGE1 router. The PLABCSCO01 server has been set up to function as the SCP server.

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