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Network Management tool

One of my clients is having 300 branch office and he wants to manage all the branch offices from HQ . I find few network management softwares like WAN Express manager and Cisco works. But none of these fulfill his requirement . At branch offices he's having 1841 series router . So is there any other network management software which can fulfill his requirement.


Re: Network Management tool

You have to have your customer define what "manage" means to him and what exactly his requrements are. Its not a Manager of Managers (MOM) and has never claimed to be that but it can provide information to MOMs.

Just a quick sample of what Ciscoworks provides for Cisco devices

In RME: configuration provisioning and revision control, software deployment and inventory

In Campus: visulization of connectivity between cisco devices, logical configuration error identification, and host tracking for items connected to managed switches.

In DFM: System Errors for Cisco Devices

In IPM: Network Performace across interconnected Cisco devices.

In Ciscoview: Real time visulization and performance of Cisco chassis up to showing the status of all the little blinky lights.


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Re: Network Management tool

Hi Akemp,

I have gone through cisco works as well but it supports only 40 cisco devices.I want a tool that could support their real time operations like they can check the connectivity of the remote branches , as well which can check their performance of different isp links through which their branch offices are connected.Client is having 5 ISPs through which its connected to different branch offices.Even i have gone through WAN Express manager but it supports only MGX 8100 sereis and above version.But at our branch offices we are having 1800 series router.


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You might want to check the documentation again for device support, module functionality, and exactly how many devices it supports in the inventory. I run two clusters of Ciscoworks with well over 7,000 devices in each one. Just at a quick glance I see the 1800 series supported: Cisco 1800 Series Routers Cisco 1805 Integrated Services Router


Here's a link to the supported device table for LMS 3.1:

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