Lessons

Configure Solarwinds Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Server to backup IOS and configuration files

                  Solarwinds Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Server is a free TFTP Server product from Solarwinds. After the installation of Solarwinds Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Server in a computer, you need to configure it to backup IOS and configuration files of Cisco Routers and Switches.

Follow these steps to configure Solarwinds Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Server

1) Make sure that the computer on which Solarwinds Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Server is on the same network and the TCP/IP settings of the computer is on the same network where the router interface is connected. In our environment, the IP Address of the fa0/0 interface 192.168.100.1/24.

If you want to configure the IP address for the routers fa0/0 interface, connect the router and follow these steps.

OmniSecuRouter01>enable
OmniSecuRouter01#configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
OmniSecuRouter01(config)#interface fa0/0
OmniSecuRouter01(config-if)#ip address 192.168.100.1 255.255.255.0
OmniSecuRouter01(config-if)#no shutdown
OmniSecuRouter01(config-if)#exit
OmniSecuRouter01(config)#exit
OmniSecuRouter01#

To configure TCP/IP settings of the computer similiar as below. Here the IP address of the computer where Solarwinds Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Server installed is 192.168.100.10/24.

Solarwinds tftp server tcpip settings

Test the connectivity by pinging to the router.

Remember that the standard UDP port number for Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is 69. Make sure that the firewall on the computer where Solarwinds Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Server is installed is NOT blocking UDP port 69.

2) Run the Solarwinds Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) by clicking it from Start > Programs. Click menu File > Configure.

Solarwinds TFTP server configure menu

3) Start TFTP server by clicking the “Start” button and make sure the service is started by checking the status. Also verify the default root directory location of the TFTP Server.

Solarwinds TFTP server configure dialog box

Posted By – RamCruiseWalker

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