CiscoWorks Routed WAN Management Solution (RWAN)

The CiscoWorks Routed WAN Management Solution (RWAN) is a suite of applications meant to help administrators configure, manage, and troubleshoot routed WANs. The suite is used for functions like identifying performance bottlenecks, utilization on WAN links, and so forth. Beside the two core applications listed below, this suite also includes CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials, which was looked at in the CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution section.

  • CiscoWorks Access Control List Manager. This application works in conjunction with Resource Manager Essentials and provides a web-based graphical interface to manage access lists on Cisco routers.
  • CiscoWorks Internetwork Performance Monitor. This application provides network response time and availability information, allowing engineers to diagnose network performance issues using a combination of real-time and historical data.

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