RE: Network Inventory Tool

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Behalf Of Wguisa71

Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 11:31 PM
Subject: Network Inventory Tool


Does anyone known some tool for network documentation with:

- inventory (cards, serial numbers, manufactor...)
- documentation (configurations, software version control, etc)
- topology building (L2, L3.. connections, layer control, ...)

All-in-one solution and It don't need to be free. I'm just


for some thing to control the equipments we have like routers
from some sort of suppliers, etc...

Opsware Network Automation System does an excellent job. Not free. It
also handles configuration management, software management, compliance,
configuration policy management and other needs.

I would second this. We're evaling it right now, takes a little getting used to but the capabilities are pretty impressive. There is a pretty steep cost to play initially. Once the first chunk of existing devices are licensed adding more isn't as painful, at least thats how I'm selling it within my org. This is far more than an inventory tool, the config management is where it really is impressive.

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