Powershell and pix monitoring

Posted on 2011-10-31
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Is there a way to monitor a cisco pix firewall using powershell from another server. I want to collect bandwidth stats.
Question by:davesnb
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    by:Istvan Kalmar

    You need to create an SNMP server on the windows server and monitor the PIX interfaces+
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    I know this is not what you wanted to hear, but you might consider using SSH with or without a Cygnus for Windows based approach OR Linux, using a simple interactive language called Expect.  I used Expect all the time with Pix's and Cisco routers.   Just an idea.  I always thought the SNMP was a bear to get my hands around.  If you run with SNMP, you might consider a freeware product called MRTG.

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