Cisco Route Manager

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Feb 8th, 2007

Hello,

I am considering using cisco route manager. I noticed it uses snmp, does that mean it can talk to any router using snmp or just cisco routers? Most of ours are cisco, but we have a few hp routing switches that we would like to track also. If it only does cisco, does anyone know of a similar product that will just talk generic snmp?

thanks!

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SNMP is a standards based protocol, if the operating software of a device supports SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), you can use SNMP put/get software to collect a lot of information, but only as much information as the equipment vendor details in it's SNMP imlementation.

See Wikipedia descript:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Network_Management_Protocol

Here's a free monitoring product

http://www.castlerock.com/

We use CiscoWorks (not free) and have really drilled down into some very detailed SNMP traps (conditions) that are triggered to send to a syslog server. really works great. But I would recommend a pretty detailed research effort on understanding SNMP. It would be a lot to have this group detail the entire workings of SNMP.

Hope this helps

luthierone Fri, 02/09/2007 - 05:46

Thank you,

I'll check out that product. I wasn't looking for a discourse on SNMP, just curious if route manager would pull routes from a HP switch. For example, I have used ipplan to pull routes from cisco routers, hp switches, and smoothwall firewalls with snmp. So the traps are already there on the devices I want to poll. And I just wanted to know if the cisco products would do the same.

thanks for the help!

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