Cisco WAAS featues

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Jul 16th, 2008

Hi Experts,

My customer wants to know if Cisco WAAS supports the following features:

LAN/WAN monitoring of switches and routers

• For bandwidth usage

• Uptime

• CPU / RAM resource utilization

• Network Mapping

• Source/Destination Conversation - Packets/protocols etc.

• Alert Mechanisms

I was able to find through the data sheet for WAAS that it supports CPU utilisation,bandwidth usage ,uptime and alert mechanisms.

I am not sure if WAAS supports network mapping and packet analysis.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Deepali

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Zach Seils Tue, 07/22/2008 - 18:00

Deepali,

Here's a mapping of your requests:

• For bandwidth usage - Available from the WAAS Central Manager.

• Uptime = Available through SNMP.

• CPU / RAM resource utilization - Available through SNMP and the WAAS Central Manager.

• Network Mapping - Can you please clarify the requirement? What specific information are you looking for?

• Source/Destination Conversation - Packets/protocols etc. - Available through the transaction logging capability.

• Alert Mechanisms - Alerts are available through the WAAS Central Manager and SNMP.

deepali.shinde Tue, 07/22/2008 - 21:32

Thanks for responding.I will speak to my explain to my customer how WAAS can be used for the features that they are asking for.

Network mapping- The customer wants to know if WAAS can do auto-discovery of the devices (routers and firewalls) and create a topology of the discovered devices.

Thanks!

Deepali

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