CLI Macros for Managing Devices

A CLI macro is a fully-formed CLI command ready to use, or a template of a CLI command you can modify before you run it. All macros can be run on one or more ASAFTDSSHCisco IOS devices simultaneously.

Use CLI macros that resemble templates to run the same commands on multiple devices at the same time. CLI macros promote consistency in your device configurations and management. Use fully-formed CLI macros to get information about your devices. There are different CLI macros that are immediately available for you to use on your ASAFTDSSHCisco IOS devices.

You can create CLI macros for monitoring tasks that you perform frequently. See Create a CLI Macro for more information.

CLI macros are system-defined or user-defined. System-defined macros are provided by CDO and can not be edited or deleted. User-defined macros are created by you and can be edited or deleted.


You can only create macros for a device once it has been onboarded to CDO.

Using the ASA as an example, if you want to find a particular user on one of your ASAs, you could run this command:

show running-config | grep username

When you run the command, you would replace username with the username of the user you are searching for. To make a macro out of this command, use the same command and put curly braces around username.

You can name your parameters anything you want. You can also create the same macro with this parameter name:

The parameter name can be descriptive and must use alphanumeric characters and underlines. The command syntax, in this case the
show running-config | grep
part of the command, must use proper CLI syntax for the device you are sending the command to.