Viewing and managing topology with cisco ,3 com and signamax switches

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Feb 21st, 2008

I am in need of a single management software(console). To manage and display the topology of my LAN ..I have try Cisco network Assistant, which I have recently install but I only able to add cisco devices to communities

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mlssadmin123 Thu, 02/21/2008 - 09:30

Jorge thanks for the link ,I have look at it and its seem very comprehensive ,however I was looking for a free software as i dont need all functionalities.

question? can cisco work view/manage any switch with snmp capabilities

JORGE RODRIGUEZ Thu, 02/21/2008 - 14:48

Dean you are welcome, the short answer is no.. as far as I know ciscoworks because of the nature of its build is design for managing cisco devices only, it has been quite sometime since Ive used ciscoworks so I recommend to post the ciscoworks snmp and non-cisco devices question portion on the Network Management forum under Network Infrasctruture where there is more Ciscoworks audience.

There is another network management product by cisco called Cisco Monitor Director that is able to manage/monitor not only cisco devices but non cisco platforms , see data sheets.. I have never used this but came accross through search, but this sounds like a more of a service provider network monitoring management solution and most likely not free.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7246/index.html

Rgds

Jorge

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