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Cisco Catalyst Switch Manager v3.1
Q. . What is the Cisco Catalyst® Switch Manager?
A. The Cisco Catalyst Switch Manager is a graphical user interface (GUI)-based, carrier-class element management system (EMS) for managing the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6000, 4000 and 4500, 3550, 2970 and 2950 switches. This Cisco EMS provides a range of GUI features designed to increase network operations productivity. With real-time inventory discovery capabilities, this EMS ensures quicker deployment of Cisco networking equipment and provides comprehensive element service assurance to more quickly solve network problems.
Q. Can the Cisco Catalyst Switch Manager be installed with other Cisco EMSs, such as the Cisco 12000/10720 Internet Router Manager?
A. Yes, the Catalyst Switch Manager and the Cisco 12000/10720 Internet Router Manager can co-reside on the same Cisco EMS server.
Q. Can I integrate my operations support system (OSS) application with the Catalyst Switch Manager?
A. Yes, the Catalyst Switch Manager can be integrated with service activation products when used in conjunction with the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) gateway. In addition, alarm management applications can be integrated using the northbound event interface (NEI).
Q. What kind of hardware is required to support the Cisco Catalyst Switch Manager?
A. The Catalyst Switch Manager supports a wide variety of Sun server products running Solaris 8.
Q. What hardware is supported by the Cisco Catalyst Switch Manager?
A. Most optical services modules (OSMs), port adapters, and service blades are supported. Please see the 3.1 release notes for the most recent list of supported hardware.
Q. What Cisco IOS® and Cisco Catalyst Operating System (CatOS) versions are supported by the Switch Manager?
A. The following Cisco IOS, CatOS and Hybrid versions are supported:
Cisco Catalyst 6000and 6500 Cisco Catalyst 4000 Cisco Catalyst 3550 Cisco Catalyst 2950/2970 12.1(12)E
For the latest IOS Version support please see the 3.1 release notes
Q. Does an evaluation version of the Cisco Catalyst Switch Manager exist?
A. Yes, the Catalyst Switch Manager can be ordered for free from Cisco by ordering part number EMS-CSM31KIT-D-K9.