Cisco switches & routers preventing maintenance

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Sep 3rd, 2009
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Dear All;

first I would like to thank this forum because really it is very helpful.

I need preventative maintenance tool for Cisco switches & routers such that how many times happened failure in hardware

your fast reply is highly appreciated.

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hadelmahmoud Thu, 09/03/2009 - 03:08
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could anyone please help me. how can I do preventive maintenance to cisco 3560-6500?


Best Regards;

glen.grant Thu, 09/03/2009 - 03:14
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There is no way to predict hardware failure. The best you can do is to use a good tool like the Orion program and or ciscoworks if you have the money . Make sure you have applicable snmp traps turned on for the hardware and get things like power supplies fixed as they break. Things like a supervisor cards don't break that often . The highest failure items seems to be power supplies particularly on the 4500 series for some reason.

hadelmahmoud Thu, 09/03/2009 - 04:20
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Dear glen.grant ;

thank you for your fast & helpful reply and kindly be informed that I have already cisco works so could you please advice me how can I do that through cisco works?


Best Regards;

Hany Adel

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