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Cisco Switch Management

I need a network tool to manage Cisco switches. Like changing snmp read and write strings on 2000+ devices. Cisco sales refered me to Cisco works for windows 2000. I just installed it and had to fix it before it would work, not to mention that there is no management capabilites for updating IOS, Passwords or community strings, it has a nice picture of individual devices but seems to lack large scale management. You would think that if a companiy were to spend several million dollars for hardware they could get some management software with it? Thanks for ANY help.

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Re: Cisco Switch Management

CiscoWorksWindows is not designed for updating IOS, password etc. It's a small monitoring application. What you need to look at is Cisco Works 200 bundle which is a suite of various applications designed for doing various functions. For example, RME can do Software Management (upgrading IOS etc), change device configs, passwords, string and much more. More details at:

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