- Bronze, 100 points or more
What would you recommend for managing a mix of 100+ devices across multiple sites (50+). These range from Access Layer switches, ASA, Routers, APs, WLCs.
Ideally I'd like the functionality to schedule backups of devices, possibly schedule config changes and just to have a general "one stop" view / management tool of the whole estate.
We use Cisco Prime Infrastructure for managing APs, WLCs, AP groups etc..
Is Prime also used for all of my other devices mentioned above, and is it recommended/suitable, or should I be looking at something else Cisco has to offer?
Yes, PI is quite suitable to do that - especially if you have already invested in it. You should (if you haven't already) upgrade to the current version (2.1 as of right now).
The functionality for managing your wired devices has increased quite a bit since the initial PI releases and it is where Cisco is putting its development resources with respect to enterprise network management.
There is a good series of PI videos on demand on by Cisco on Youtube covering how to do most high level tasks with PI. You should also take a look at the presentations from last week's Cisco Live (all available free at ciscolive365.com) for some good information on not only what PI 2.1 can do but where they are headed with 2.2/