We are thinking of purchasing the Cisco ANM product in an effort to centrally manage our ACE modules with a GUI interface. My past experiences with GUI and Cisco have not being positive, but I don't hold grudges.
Could you guys please respond with your unbiased opinion of this product whether you are currently using it or knows a colleague that is using it.
We have purchased ANM for our installation and I have to say that we've not really started using it. It is a very powerful tool as David suggests but I found it much easier to get the ACE up and running using CLI before importing into ANM. Now this may because it's the first time I've used ACE and have only done the ACE course when doesn't use or even mention ANM.
Once imported though it is easy task to add more servers into a farm or tweak the policies.
If I get time to start using this in anger (in the middle of troubleshooting oracle app timeout problem - see my post) I'll update this thread.
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