Viewing a Configuration Difference Details report
The Difference Details report displays a side-by-side comparison of two configurations.
To view and interpret the Configuration Difference Details report
- Launch a report such as the Configuration Comparison Report and then, click the View Diff Details Report
(Optional): Perform one of the following tasks by using the menu options that are available on the Difference Details Report page:
- Select one of the following radio buttons:
- Difference Only View: To view only the differences between the files (default).
Full View: To view all configuration lines, side-by-side.
Review the legend information as shown in the following table to interpret the results:
Description of legend information
Added (<, >)
Lines that are in one file, but not in the other file, are shown with a red background. The > or < symbol points to the file with the added line(s).
Lines that are in both files, but differences are shown with a blue background.
Lines that are ignored are shown in grey italics. These lines were modified by the device itself.
When comparing a Template to a full Configuration, these Configuration file lines are hidden as they are not applicable to the comparison.
Shows when lines are skipped to focus on the differences between the items being compared.
Shows the first line of a block (for example, interface) where a difference is found to show context.
- If a template with runtime parameters is involved in the comparison, you can switch over to any other template dynamically.
If the selected template contains runtime parameters, you are prompted to enter the runtime parameter values.
The following figure shows a comparison between the Running configuration of a device and a template that has a different value in a runtime parameter