Reasons to Upgrade to LMS 3.0

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Oct 6th, 2008
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My manager wants to know why we should upgrade from 2.6 to 3.0?

He also wants us to try Solarwinds.

Any experience anyone has would be most helpful?

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Joe Clarke Mon, 10/06/2008 - 12:31
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Well, if you're considering going to LMS 3.0, you should consider 3.1 instead. The cost will be the same. Some of the major new features include:

* New CiscoWorks Portal which allows for homepage customizations, and dashboard setups.

* New configuration wizard to help with server setup and troubleshooting.

* Dynamic User Tracking shows when users log in and out of the network in near real-time.

* SNMPv3 authPriv is supported.

* Reports can be attached in emails.

* No more Java Plug-in (Campus Manager still requires Java Web Start on the clients).

* RME now scales to 10,000 devices, and other apps to 5,000.

* Jobs can be scheduled, and properly operate on dynamic groups.

* The baseline compliance workflow has been enhanced.

* Support has been added for non-CDP based discovery algorithms.

* IPM supports sub-millisecond reporting.

* Device Center can aggregate data from multiple servers.

* Certain Campus Manager discrepancies and best practice deviations can be fixed from within the Campus Manager UI using Cisco recommendations.

* Support is added for external TFTP servers for SWIM jobs.

This just names a few of the highlights.


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