Adding a Network Shell script

You can create Network Shell scripts and store them in the Depot. After you add a Network Shell script to the Depot, you can run the script using a Network Shell Script Job.


  • Avoid dumping raw information in NSH Scripts as a method of data consolidation. Instead, author your script in a separate file, and copy that file to the central location.
  • Be careful of running expensive or high CPU commands in parallel. Instead of running many parallel CLI commands, collect information on the edge nodes and then use a separate loop or process to load them sequentially.

To add a Network Shell script to the Depot

  1. Take one of the following actions:
    • Right-click a depot folder and select New > NSH Script from the pop-up menu.
    • Open the Servers folder and navigate to a file that you want to add to the Depot as a Network Shell script. Right-click the file and select Add to Depot As > NSH Script.
    • The Add NSH Script to Depot wizard opens.
  2. Using the wizard, define the script, as described in the following sections:
  3. Click Finish to close the wizard and save your changes.
    For information about creating a job that runs the script you have added, see Creating Network Shell Script Jobs.
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