CiscoWorks Inventory and Discovery

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Mar 3rd, 2008
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Hello to you all,


Can someone direct me on how to create jobs to download/update the configs on the remote devices on a regular schedule ?


Also, I will like to create inventory reports on network devices, what is the simplest way to do this ? (Does Ciscoworks limit the number of devices you can discover also ?)


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Joe Clarke Mon, 03/03/2008 - 09:45
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To schedule periodic config collection, go to RME > Admin > Config Mgmt > Collection Settings. The recommendation is to do config polling (looking for changes) nightly, and collection every week.


As soon as a device is added into RME, RME will perform an inventory collection. So inventory reports should be available almost immediately. To schedule periodic collection, go to RME > Admin > Inventory > System Job Schedule. A default schedule should already be setup for you for polling.


As for a limit, the short answer is yes, but it depends on your version and your license as to the actual device count limit.

sanyaolu Tue, 03/04/2008 - 04:53
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Thanks JClarke, Very helpful. Where can i find device count limits differences among version ? I will find out about the license limit soon.

Joe Clarke Tue, 03/04/2008 - 10:08
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The installation guides for each version detail server requirements in terms of number of supported devices.

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