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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