How CimTrak for CISCO NEXUS Works
When CimTrak locks a Cisco NEXUS device for monitoring, it reads both the startup configuration and the running configuration of the device. It calculates a digital signature for each of the configurations, and stores them in CimTrak’s master repository along with a copy of the configurations.
At user-configured intervals, CimTrak reads the contents of both configurations, calculates the digital signature of each, and compares them to the signatures stored in CimTrak’s master repository. When CimTrak detects a change in either configuration, that configuration and its digital signature is then stored in the master repository.
The master repository then logs the detected change and sends notifications to the configured emails and/or configured Syslog services and/or SNMP