Network Management

Posted on 2009-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have tested Kiwi Cat Tools.
But do you know, there are some more or better network management tools in the web ?
maybe some good freeware ?
For me is really important to backup my configs of switches and routers and so on.
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mrodriques earned 250 total points
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try using solarwinds LANSutveyor.  I like it for managing small to mid-sized client networks.  Give you mapping, documentation and management capabilities all under one roof.

Get it here.
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lanboyo earned 250 total points
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Solarwinds is awesome as above.

Depending on the number of devices you have,

My favorite free router/switch backup solution is the open source RANCID tool, but it has a steep learning curve. Awesome for 1000 device networks, but unless you are an experienced hand with Linux/Unix not worth the effort.

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Thanks, but RANCID is just for linux or ?

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by:Kamran Arshad
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For configuration management there are two top tools. The Solarwinds NCM and the Rancid in Open-source.

Solarwinds NCM     

I personally recommend NCM as it is a complete product with all necessary features.

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