What are the requirements for a device to be placed into the Spectrum Configuration Manager "CISCO IOS - SSH Capable" Device Family?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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QUESTION:  What are the requirements for a device to be placed into the Spectrum Configuration Manager "CISCO IOS - SSH Capable" Device Family seen in the Explorer tab of the Navigation panel? 

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ANSWER:  To place a device into the Cisco IOS - SSH Capable family, the following conditions must be met: 

  • The device descriptor must indicate a firmware version of 12.2 (18) or greater. 
  • The feature set must contain letters "K9" indicating the device has the necessary encryption functionality that is needed for SCP. 
  • SSH access for the device must be unblocked at the time of discovery.