Platform interacts with the network infrastructure devices by running show commands through CLI using SSH or Telnet. Credentials added in the Authentication section will be used by IP Fabric to access the CLI of the network devices.
Credential Selection Logic
If more credentials are specified, a top-down algorithm is used when trying to login to a network device or the credentials priority can be changed using drag and drop.
Privileged credentials are generally only necessary for configuration management. However, some platforms require privileged credentials to access basic network state information, such as MST spanning-tree state or 802.1X session information.