Cisco Netsys Baseliner for Windows NT

Rather than generating network views using SNMP (as is the case with most network management applications), Cisco Netsys Baseliner for Windows NT generates a view of your network using the actual configuration files from existing Cisco network equipment. This provides you with a complete view of the network, including both the physical and logical relationships between devices.

After Netsys Baseliner has created a model of the existing network, it uses an offline version of this model to test for configuration errors. The application also allows you to make changes offline for testing purposes. This provides the opportunity to see what impact any changes may have, before they are committed to the live network. Cisco Netsys Baseliner is currently an End-of-Life product.

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