Health Report for Cisco Devices

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Jul 14th, 2009

We have a network of around 200 Cisco devices including Routers, Switches wireless controllers.

I want to do the health checkup for those devices.

Any idea what should we check during the health checkup for the network devices.

Here i want to mention that we also have Cisco Works but we want to check which is not being monitored by Cisco Works.

I have this problem too.
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Marvin Rhoads Tue, 07/14/2009 - 15:43

Why not use your CiscoWorks installation? Current versions of CiscoWorks LMS come with a trial version of the Health and Utilization Monitor (HUM). CiscoWorks HUM monitors the device for performance parameters such as CPU utilization, memory utilization, interface utilization, interface availability, device availability and so on.

You could monitor these parameters and characteristics independently but would likely have to cobble together several tools to do so comprehensively.

Basic health,assuming logging is being done consistently can be monitored via syslog event analysis. An alternative to CiscoWorks' RME Syslog anayzer is the Kiwi syslog server ( Similarly one can monitor utilization statisitics with open source tools such as MRTG (, with CACTI graphing perhaps - or third party licensed products such as Solarwinds Orion NPM ( You can monitor configs with RANCID (open source -, etc.

Hope this helps.


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