If you look at this bulletin under the section on Licensing you'll get the info you need:
"The Professional version supports incremental device license packages available in increments of 50, 100, 500, and 1000 devices."
Ciscoworks LMS v3.1 can do that for you. It supports ASA configuration management in RME, monitoring via DFM and/or HUM and IPM.
Here are the current OID's for ASA's that are supported:
You can also use RANCID, but you're on your own for support.
CSM is more of a security management software. It can monitor VPNs for sure. It comes with Cisco Performance Manager for such tasks.
Links are more the domain of CiscoWorks LMS DFM component.
Is this something you have first hand knowledge of? I am curious how many CSM
deployment you have done so far? What kind
of hardware did you run CSM on? How many
devices did you manage from CSM? How complex
were the rule base? How do you handle global
I really don't get your question. Is it like 'Why' CSM was recommended' or is it 'Can it really do what you state' type of question?
Even tough I know your reaction is from one of my other posts on another thread, but lets keep it professional :)
sorry if I offended you. It was not my intention to do so.
My question is why do you recommend Cisco CSM?
Is that something you have extensive experiences
with? Did you have positive experiences with
CSM has left a bitter taste in my mouth. I
wasted three months eval it and it was nothing
No I don't feel offended at all. :)
Nah I don't recommend it, I was just responding to the original thread. However I'm still in the process of evaluating it. I have worked with LMS extensively tough.
I agree that there has been a lot of negative feedback about CSM in various circles, but I heard it has improved now? In fact there is news/rumour for some major announcements from Cisco pertaining to Security Management.
I don't think CSM is getting any better.
It has gotten worse. I just wasted
8 hours last week installing CSM 3.2 on my
Win2k3 server. After that installing CSM
3.2, I tried to install Performance Monitor
module on top of CSM 3.2, it refused to
install. Getting better, I think not :-(