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If you try to run two policies containing SSH objects at the same time, then unexpected errors can occur. For example, the first policy can send commands in the SSH session created by the second policy. These errors occur because a class which handles the SSH connection is static.

Send one SSH command to a remote device. Output of an executing command is parsed for the configured Expect statement to inform the executing device when the executed command is completed. Expect statements are not required for all commands but should be used if executed command produces several lines of output.

If this Object is used in an Automation Manager Policy that attempts to connect to a target device that is configured to use only SSH-2, the Policy may fail as the connection can be refused due to an invalid server version string error. This error will not occur for target devices that are configured to use only SSH-1 or to use either SSH-1 or SSH-2.

Input Parameters

Name Type Required Description
Command to Run String Yes Command to be executed on the remote device.
Expected Output (to stop receiving) String No Statement to parse output for determining when the executed command has been completed.

Output Parameters

Name Type Description
SSHOutput String The Output produced from executing a command on the remote device.
Result Number Returns a success value of zero or any value other than zero to indicate failure.

Example Input Parameters

Name Type Required Example
Command to Run String Yes show running-config
Expected Output (to stop receiving) String No Hostname#