Managing TCPWave IPAM Using CLI



A graphical user interface (GUI) is a common type of interface used for interacting with systems. TCPWave's friendly GUI enables network administrators to perform all DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI) activities. However, many administrators prefer using command-line interface (CLI) commands, which are often faster and more efficient than using other types of interfaces. TCPWave provides about 500 CLI commands to manage DDI activities.

TCPWave's CLI Framework

TCPWave's CLI framework is well-regarded and provides the basis to run commands and automate tasks in your DDI infrastructure. Scripts, such as shell scripts, enable you to customize functionality and automate processes you may want to repeat. For example, rather than entering multiple commands to create various branch office VLANs with DHCP associations and DNS entries, an administrator can use a script that takes arguments and runs multiple commands to create all needed DDI entries. Also, CLI commands can be used to quickly perform bulk operations not possible in the GUI.

Leverage the Power of CLI Commands

As a network administrator or IT decision-maker, you will find that integrating TCPWave's CLI framework in automation helps you improve efficiency and reduce operational costs. Also, TCPWave CLI commands can interoperate with systems such as OpenStack, ServiceNow, Ansible, and Splunk to reduce manual tasks in DNS and DHCP operations.

In each release, TCPWave continues to improve the CLI functionality available by providing new CLI commands.

Example CLI Commands

The content above and sections on example usage of CLI commands are available in a complete document, which you can access by using the download button below. This document contains over 30 examples, including example commands for creating appliances, templates, networks, and objects, running reports, and deploying patches.

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