You may have noted that Cisco and Opsware announced an OEM agreement earlier this year. Expect to see some product offerings from us soon.
Please note this doesn't mean that CiscoWorks RME is going away. (I've been hearing a lot of that - it's not going away).
Essentially any time you get into this broader multi-vendor, compliance and configuration management tools you're going to be spending a good chunk of change. This is regardless if you're talking Opsware NAS (formerly Rendition), Voyence or Alterpoint solutions.
On average we're seeing retail prices of around $100-200 per device.
Again, these are not Cisco prices, these are what the Opsware, Voyence, Alterpoint providers are delivering to the market.
With that in mind, if you are looking for these types of solutions and need to manage about 1,000 routers/switches, don't be surprised to see a $100,000 to $200,000 price-tag.
IIRC, when we looked at a RenditionNetworks offering two years ago, the product required manual user input on the destination storage device(s) (e.g. flash:, disk0:, disk1:...) for Cisco device OS upgrade, whereas CiscoWorks automatically figures out what storage devices are available on each router/switch.
Make that, almost every router/switch, provided it's not too new or too old.
If you have to do this for every device then you should get rid of the product, as the vendor has seriously missed something. If you have to do this once for every device type, then that is no big deal.
Ciscoworks doesn't figure things out, I wish it did. It has a (supported) device list, a so called package for each type of device that describes these sort of device specific things.
Would you care to elaborate on what your concerns are?
If there's a deficiency I'd rather take it back to the business unit that develops the software.
Considering the hundreds of device types and assorted transport protocols that are available, I think RME SWIM does a decent job. Yes, I may be biased because I work at Cisco, but I also see a lot of accounts, so I have a fairly broad perspective.
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