What's the best product to replace Ciscoworks

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Aug 22nd, 2007
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Now that Cisco's abandoning LMS 2.5 what is everyone going to, I haven't found anyone that is going to use LMS 2.6. I'm evaluating Solarwinds right now, it seems as though it might work but it sure isn't as slick as 2.5 was. I was also told about a company called Opsware but I heard it was expensive, has anybody found anything that works as good as 2.5 did?

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Joe Clarke Wed, 08/22/2007 - 09:07
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Cisco is not abandoning LMS. LMS 2.5 was revved to LMS 2.6, which a lot of people are currently using (it's a free upgrade to LMS 2.5). From there, we have also released LMS 3.0. LMS 2.6 will be sold along side 3.0 for a while, and we are currently offering a 40% off discount for existing customers to upgrade to 3.0.


Yes, LMS 2.6 will eventually go end of life, but the LMS product line will continue. If you like the features of LMS, you should stick with it.

dagyb Wed, 08/22/2007 - 09:25
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I "upgraded" from 2.5 to 2.6 but it wasn't really an upgrade it was a whole new product and I didn't like it at all. After about a month I couldn't take it any more and wiped the server and reinstalled 2.5, which was a great product, but since it's no longer supported what can I do now? Are there any evals on 3.0? What's eveyone else going to use?

Joe Clarke Wed, 08/22/2007 - 09:29
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I think you're confusing versions. LMS 2.5 and 2.6 look practically identical. There were only a few minor UI improvements in 2.6.


Yes, there are LMS 3.0 evals. Contact your account team to get a copy.

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