Cisco Systems® announces the availability of the CiscoWorks Small Network Management Solution (SNMS) 1.5.1 and associated minor update release for CiscoWorks SNMS 1.0. This product is ideal for small networks, which might include two or three branch offices that need to efficiently and effectively manage the network through a secure, simplified browser-based interface. This suite of management applications provides basic network monitoring and element management for small- to midsized-businesses (SMB) customers with devices from multiple vendors in their network. CiscoWorks SNMS allows users to select up to 40 Cisco® devices for advanced administration using selected tools available in this enterprise-class LAN management product.
CiscoWorks SNMS introduces network administrators to the functions of CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME) along with the multiple-vendor device monitoring and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) management features of WhatsUp Gold (network-management software from Ipswitch). As growth of the customer's network continues, CiscoWorks SNMS provides a cost-effective solution that can be easily installed and used today while providing a transition path to the CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS).
Table 1 lists the features of the CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 release.
Table 1. CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 Features.
Increases limit of critical Cisco devices managed through the CiscoWorks RME tool set from 20 to 40 devices. The total number of additional devices managed can depend on the size of the server.
Provides a snapshot of the current state of a specific device with detailed graphical back and front views.
Integrated Infrastructure Management
Provides a single window to monitor and manage Cisco network devices and non-network devices such as PCs, servers, and applications.
Monitors and reports on hardware, configuration, and inventory changes.
Helps avoid configuration mismatches with templates for SNMP community, TACACS, enable, syslog, SNMP trap destinations, Cisco Discovery Protocol, and Domain Name System (DNS) to prevent command-line interface (CLI) command errors.
Software Analysis Tool
Provides reports that analyze prerequisites and impacts of proposed software updates.
Permission-Based Access Control
Provides granular, tiered user access to management configuration tools based upon role permission.
The primary new feature in CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 is expanded server support. CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 can now be installed on servers running Windows Server 2003 (Standard and Enterprise Editions).
The CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 release offers two upgrade programs. Tables 2 and 3 provide information on upgrade paths available to customers currently owning specific older versions of CiscoWorks SNMS or related products such as CiscoWorks Windows.
Table 2. CiscoWorks SNMS 1.x to CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 Minor Update Options.
Major Upgrade to CiscoWorks LMS 2.5 Enterprise, Restricted 300-device license for Windows and Solaris (part number CWLMS-2.5-RUP-K9)
CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 and associated minor release update kits are now shipping. Customers can order these new products through normal Cisco sales channels beginning April 15, 2005. Table 4 lists the ordering information for CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1.
Table 4. Ordering Information for CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1
CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 for Windows with 40-device restricted usage license and 1 server-installation license; includes WhatsUp Gold 8.0, Resource Manager Essentials 3.5, CiscoView 6.0, and Common Services 2.2. Supports Windows Server 2003 (Standard and Enterprise Editions).
CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 upgrade for CiscoWorks Windows 5.0, 6.0, and 6.1 customers.
Minor update kit for existing CiscoWorks SNMS 1.x customers. Windows Server 2003 (Standard and Enterprise Editions) supported.
Software Application Support (SAS) for CiscoWorks SNMS 1.x for Windows with 40-device restricted usage license. Provides Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) support, Cisco.com Software Center access, and minor updates.
With the availability of CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1, Cisco is announcing the end of sale of the CWSNM-1.5-WINMR-K9 minor update kit. Customers should order the CWSNM-MAR05-MR-K9 minor update kit, which replaces the prior kit's functions and provides additional Windows Server 2003 support.