Cisco® announces the availability of CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) 3.0 for Windows and Solaris. This is a new and major release of the popular CiscoWorks LMS bundle that introduces significant new features and a new pricing model along with continued improvements in reliability, usability, and installation. The product is now delivered on a single DVD and uses a new installation framework that significantly improves the installation process and reduces overall installation time. As a major release, CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 is not offered as an entitled upgrade kit under Cisco Software Application Support (SAS) contracts; therefore, customers interested in the new features of CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 will need to purchase this release as a new and continued investment in CiscoWorks LMS.
CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 provides network management tools for simplifying the configuration, performance monitoring, and troubleshooting of Cisco networking devices. A new improved network desktop portal called the CiscoWorks LMS Portal provides new ways of viewing and launching network management functionality with the added flexibility of allowing users the ability to configure and build their own homepage. The CiscoWorks Assistant workflow module brings a diverse set of functions together for quick isolation and troubleshooting of network-related problems. In addition to the new portal and workflow engine, there are many new features that are being introduced in each of the CiscoWorks LMS application areas.
CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 provides significant new features as a bundle and within each specific application area. A summary of new bundle-level features is listed in Table 1. For information on the new application features of CiscoWorks LMS 3.0, please refer to the respective application data sheet for more details.
Table 1. CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution 3.0 Bundle-Level Features
Single DVD installation framework
All CiscoWorks LMS applications are delivered on a set of installation DVDs, one for Solaris operating systems and the other for Windows operating systems. The new installation framework allows for unattended installation and reduces the overall time required to install the CiscoWorks LMS software.
CiscoWorks LMS Portal
A new portal framework that provides customers with three new views from their browsers:
• System Administration View: Highlights application status, job status, log file information, backup/restore status, and other system and application-level details; provides network administrators more flexibility in defining what is most critical for them to monitor
• Network Administrator View: Provides links and up-to-date status on network device issues and troubleshooting
• Functional View: Similar to the current CiscoWorks LMS network desktop's functional view; provides a list of installed applications and their corresponding modules
A new set of workflows for simplifying CiscoWorks LMS setup in both single and multiserver deployments and for quickly isolating and troubleshooting device down, link down, issues.
Device Credential Repository enhancements
The Device Credential Repository (DCR) now supports the ability to define multiple credentials for a single device.
Cisco Secure Access Control Server integration
The integration of CiscoWorks LMS with Cisco Secure Access Control Server helps in securing granular user roles and device access.
All CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 applications now ship on a set of two DVDs, one for Solaris installations and the other for Windows installations. Both Solaris and Windows installation DVDs are provided in the package so customers can choose which operating system version to install. The CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 applications included are as follows:
CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 is a major software release with new pricing. This new release is not offered as an entitled upgrade kit under Cisco SAS contracts; therefore, customers interested in the new features of CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 will need to purchase this release as a new and continued investment in CiscoWorks LMS. The announcement of end of sale (EOS) and end of life (EOL) of the CiscoWorks LMS 2.6 release is being made in conjunction with this new product announcement. Product orderability for the CiscoWorks LMS 2.6 release will remain turned on for 6 months, and customer known defects and device support will continue to be supported as specified in the Cisco EOS and EOL product bulletin.
CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 will begin shipping on June 22, 2007. Customers can order these new products through normal Cisco sales channels as of June 12, 2007.
CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 introduces a new "size-based" licensing model. Now customers can order the CiscoWorks LMS product that best fits their network and device support needs. Whether you have 100 or 25,000 Cisco devices, ordering CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 to fit your network requirements is easy and simple. Order the appropriate part number from Table 2 based on the number of Cisco devices to be managed.
Table 2. CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution 3.0 Ordering Information
CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 for 100 or fewer Cisco network devices. All applications can be installed and run on a single server. Due to the size of network managed with this device restricted license of CiscoWorks LMS, only a single installation DVD for the Windows operating system is provided.
CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 for up to 300 Cisco network devices. All applications can be installed and run on a single server. Installation DVDs for Windows and Solaris operating systems provided.
CiscoWorks LMS 3.0 for up to 1,500 Cisco network devices. All applications can be installed and run on a single server. Installation DVDs for Windows and Solaris operating systems provided.
CiscoWorks LMS for up to 5,000 Cisco network devices. If installing all CiscoWorks LMS applications, a multiserver deployment will be required. Installation DVDs for Windows and Solaris operating systems provided.
CiscoWorks LMS for up to 10,000 Cisco network devices. If installing one or more CiscoWorks LMS applications, a multiserver deployment will be required. Installation DVDs for Windows and Solaris operating systems provided.
Technical support services are orderable on these products through Cisco Software Application Support (SAS) programs. Service part numbers can be found on Cisco.com online ordering tools and price lists.