How to Use Snapshots

In CloudVision, snapshot service schedules and periodically captures the outputs of commands that are specified in the template. The frequency of capturing command outputs is based on the scheduling frequency mentioned in the snapshot template. The information recorded in snapshots can provide you with insights on the configuration, EOS image, and other aspects of the device. Snapshots are captured for individual devices (single switches) only.

The main uses of snapshots are:

  • Viewing snapshots to understand the state of a device at a given time, or over time.

  • Comparing snapshots to see the change in state of a device between two points in time.

  • Comparing snapshots to see the state of a device before and after a change control.