Import Devices from PuTTY

You can import devices to the Device List from a PuTTY export file. There are two options: to import automatically with settings from the Windows Registry, or to import manually with a configuration file that you create.

Note: Imported devices are configured to accept the default credential profile that is selected on the Security tab of the Settings page. If the default credential profile setting is Per Device, the imported devices will accept only their own individual credentials.

Use the steps for the automatic or manual import process as needed.

Automatic Import

  1. On the Devices tab of the Cisco CLI Analyzer, click the Upload button (  ) on the Device List toolbar (located below the Quick Connect area). On the drop-down menu, choose Import from PuTTY.
  2. The Device Import - PuTTY dialog window appears.

  3. Choose the connection type(s) to import: SSH and/or Telnet. Both check boxes are checked by default.
  4. Click Upload and wait for the upload process to complete. Any errors during the upload are displayed in the bottom right corner of the application.

Manual Import

  1. On the Devices tab of the Cisco CLI Analyzer, click the Upload button (  ) on the Device List toolbar (located below the Quick Connect area). On the drop-down menu, choose Import from PuTTY.
  2. The Device Import - PuTTY dialog window appears.

  3. Select Manual Import at the top of the window.
  4. Click View Details in order to expand the window and show step-by-step instructions.
  5. Open a command shell window. At the command prompt, type (or copy and paste) this text:
  6. REG EXPORT HKCU\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions putty-config.txt

  7. Press Enter. The file putty-config.txt is created in your home user directory:
  8. C:\Users\<your_user_name>

  9. In the Device Import - PuTTY dialog window, choose the connection type(s) to import: SSH and/or Telnet. Both check boxes are checked by default.
  10. Upload the PuTTY export file, putty-config.txt, by one of these methods:
  11. Click Upload and wait for the upload process to complete. Any errors during the upload are displayed in the bottom right corner of the application.