CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS)

The CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) is a suite of applications aimed at maintaining, monitoring, and troubleshooting LAN environments, especially those based on Cisco’s AVVID architecture. The suite is made up of the core applications listed below, along with Device Fault Manager, which was looked at in the previous section.

  • Cisco nGenius Real Time Monitor. This application provides a multi-user web-accessible interface to network RMON data collected by switches in Cisco’s Catalyst line.
  • CiscoWorks Campus Manager. This application is used to administer, monitor, and configure Cisco Catalyst Layer 2 switching on campus networks. The tool provides information about both the logical and physical layouts of the network, which can become unwieldy in large, complex environments.
  • CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials. This is a suite of applications used to manage the configuration of Cisco switches, routers, and access servers, as well as handle inventory management of Cisco devices. For example, this suite includes utilities to manage software images, audit changes, and device configurations.

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