I have a CAT 6509 that has an IDSM-1 card in it. I know absolutely nothing about it, and would like to get it up and going. I don't have VMS or IDS Director, but have heard that there's a Device Manager for it.
Could someone provide some guidance on how to get started with IDS when you have just the IDSM-1 blade and that's it. If it proves useful, we'll look at getting the supporting software.
I have an IDSM-1, and from my experience you don't 'need' to use CSPM, DIRECOR or VMS. Another option (free) would be IEV version 3 and you can always session to the IDSM form the 6509 to configure through CLI.
IEV version 3.x can be used for viewing alarms for the IDSM1, but the CLI available from the session command only allows you the limited configuration of setting up communication parameters (hostname, ip address, etc.. in the setup command).
You really need CSPM, Unix Director, or VMS to do any configuration beyond initial setup. And if you are already purchasing one of these, then you might as well use it for monitoring as well.
IEV 3.x is available from the main IDS downloads page:
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