pstewart at nexicomgroup
Apr 25, 2009, 6:29 AM
Post #10 of 10
We use Orion NCM here from Solarwinds - not only does it do backups etc.
but also allows us to script changes, updates and IOS upgrades as well
(after extensive testing of course). For example, we still have 50-60
Cisco 806 routers deployed at customer sites - takes about 20 minutes to
do an IOS upgrade on ALL of them at once....
From: Tim Sanderson [mailto:tims [at] donet]
Sent: April 25, 2009 1:15 AM
To: nanog [at] nanog
Subject: RE: Config Backup / Inventory
Kiwi CatTools works well for us-and it's inexpensive. I've been very
happy with it.
From: Joshua Eyres [mailto:joshua.eyres [at] gmail]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 4:25 AM
To: nanog [at] nanog
Subject: Config Backup / Inventory
I am looking for a bit of advice around configuration backup /
currently have a large multi-vendor network which is currently managed
through two separate tools (rancid - http://www.shrubbery.net/rancid and
- http://www.noodles.org.uk/ns4.html). Both tools do the job very well,
management have asked that we look for commercial alternatives that have
proper support organisation looking after them.
IP Service Activator has been mentioned as something which can fit this
role, but I haven't had any experience and I haven't heard a lot of good
things about it. We are looking for a tool which is flexible that allows
configuration backup to textual form for easy restoration as well as the
ability to deploy scripted changes to the network quickly.
Do people generally use free tools for network management or are there
viable commercial alternatives?
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