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CiscoWorks Small Network Management Solution 1.5.1

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DATA SHEET

The CiscoWorks Small Network Management Solution (SNMS) 1.5.1 is a comprehensive, cost-effective, and user-friendly solution that provides a set of advanced monitoring, configuration, and management tools to simplify network administration. It includes a set of applications that maximize the life span of Cisco® devices by closely monitoring the devices and providing tools to manage the Cisco IOS® Software OS functions. This Web-based solution works optimally in business environments with approximately 30 to 40 Cisco internetworking devices such as switches, routers, firewalls, and access servers. CiscoWorks SNMS provides a comprehensive solution with powerful tools to manage Cisco networks and monitor third-party IT assets such as servers, applications, services, and printers.

CiscoWorks SNMS offers a centralized dashboard for device management, a single window to launch multiple applications that provide in-depth data on the behavior of the device on the network. Using a combination of the applications in CiscoWorks SNMS, users can both monitor and optimize their networks. CiscoWorks SNMS is ideal for companies that need a common solution for their servers, business applications, and network management from a single application.
CiscoWorks SNMS includes:

Web interface for all applications---CiscoWorks SNMS can be used from any browser in the network with the appropriate user authentication.

Reduction in complexity and setup time---Simple integrated installation, autodiscovery, and automated import of devices using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) reduces complexities and overall setup time associated with managing the network.

Standards-based vendor management---CiscoWorks SNMS provides standards-based, multiple vendor management. The What'sUp Gold application included with CiscoWorks SNMS allows administrators to view live network information, including the status of servers, workstations, routers, firewalls, and services.

New device support---Regular device updates are provided through downloadable files from the Software Center on Cisco.com. This helps users to manage the most currently available Cisco devices without waiting for new versions of CiscoWorks SNMS to be released.

Robust lifecycle-management capability---For configuring, managing, and monitoring Cisco devices.

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

CiscoWorks SNMS offers an important set of tools for simplifying day-to-day network-management tasks such as device configuration, network performance monitoring, and troubleshooting of Cisco devices in today's small enterprise networks.
Tables 1 and 2 list the features and benefits of CiscoWorks SNMS.

Table 1. CiscoWorks SNMS Features by Function

Function

Description

Device Management
• Device discovery and mapping with customizable vector-based graphics and hierarchical maps
• Ability to build a quick and complete network inventory of operational Cisco devices
• New device support and updates available on Cisco.com through Web-based Package Support Updater (PSU)
Device and Network Monitoring
• Monitoring and reporting on hardware, configuration, and inventory changes
• Customized monitoring of services such as FTP and HTTP
• Real-time monitoring and tracking of critical information and data relating to device performance, traffic, and  environment, with metrics such as usage percentage, frames transmitted and received, errors, and a variety of other device-specific indicators
Configuration and Software-Image Management
• Compares configurations with baseline templates
• Provides software-update analysis reports showing prerequisites and impacts of proposed updates
• Manages and deploys configuration changes and software-image updates to multiple Cisco devices
• Configuration jobs can be performed against multiple switches or routers immediately or at scheduled times
• Records who changed what, when, and how
• Provides a comprehensive audit trail of network changes reported chronologically
Alerts and Troubleshooting
• Simplifies monitoring and troubleshooting of critical LAN and WAN resources
• Summarizes syslog events by severity or user criteria for switches, routers, Cisco IOS firewalls, and Cisco PIX ® firewalls
• Supports selective filtering of remote syslog collectors, allowing only wanted messages to be sent to the CiscoWorks SNMS server
• Flexible graphing capabilities for quick recording and analyzing of historical data for performance, event, and statistics reports
User Interface
• Web-based displays of Cisco products from a single location, giving network managers a complete view without having to physically check each device
• Task workflows for improved usability and performance
• Provides a wizard-based approach to simplify and reduce the complexities and time associated with rolling out global changes in the network
• Allows users to cross-launch embedded network management solutions like Cluster Management Solution (CMS) and Visual Switch Manager (VSM)
Third-Party Support
• Monitoring of multiple-vendor network hardware, printers, servers, and workstations
• MIB compiler and browser for managing third-party SNMP devices

Table 2. CiscoWorks SNMS Benefits

Benefit

Description

Cost-Effective Solution

Provides a powerful, yet affordable set of tools that allow network administrators to monitor multiple-vendor networks and manage Cisco devices.

Easy-to-Use Interface

Offers a simple, easy-to-learn graphical interface. Users can modify configuration on a single device and push the changes on multiple devices.

Maximized Network Productivity

Helps businesses make the most of their network investment in an economy where every minute of uptime affects the profit line. Time-consuming tasks like changing passwords on multiple devices can be done quickly from a single window.

Reduced Network Downtime

Sends alerts when there is a problem with the network, so administrators need not spend their days surveying log files.

Inventory Management

Inventory management is a time-consuming effort, especially if the job has to be performed on every single device separately. Detailed hardware and software characteristics for devices can be stored and analyzed for better management.

Improved Network Availability

Provides a full suite of configuration and change-management capabilities for keeping your Cisco devices operational.

Powerful Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

The Show command provides an easy way to quickly isolate and troubleshoot networking problems.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Tables 3 and 4 list CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 system requirements.

Table 3. System Requirements---Server

Disk Space

Available drive---2 GB

Hardware

IBM PC-compatible system with 500 MHz Intel Pentium processor

Memory

512 MB (minimum)

Software

• Windows Server 2003, Standard and Enterprise Editions
• Windows 2000 Professional Server and Advanced Server with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
• (English and Japanese)

Table 4. System Requirements---Client

Disk Space

4 GB free disk space

Hardware

IBM PC-compatible system with 500 MHz Intel Pentium processor

Memory

512 MB

Software
• Windows Server 2003, Standard and Enterprise Editions
• Windows 2000 Professional Server and Advanced Server with SP3
• Windows XP with SP1 or SP2
• (English and Japanese)

ORDERING INFORMATION

CiscoWorks SNMS 1.5.1 is available for purchase through regular Cisco sales and distribution channels worldwide. To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT

Cisco Systems ® offers a wide range of services programs to accelerate customer success. These innovative services programs are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners, resulting in high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco services help you to protect your network investment, optimize network operations, and prepare the network for new applications to extend network intelligence and the power of your business. For more information about Cisco services, see Cisco Technical Support Services or Cisco Advanced Services.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the CiscoWorks Small Network Management Solution, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/snms or contact your local Cisco account representative, or send an e-mail to the Product Marketing group at ciscoworks@cisco.com.
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Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCSP, CCVP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Access Registrar, Aironet, ASIST, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCIP, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Cisco Unity, Empowering the Internet Generation, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherFast, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, FormShare, GigaDrive, GigaStack, HomeLink, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, ProConnect, RateMUX, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, StrataView Plus, TeleRouter, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, and TransPath are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. 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