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CWLMS 4.0 - Implementing CiscoWorks LMS 4.0 On-Site Training

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CWLMS 4.0 - Implementing CiscoWorks LMS 4.0

Course Description/Agenda

Learn to manage your network using Cisco's completely reengineered CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution version 4.0.

The scenarios presented in our labs are realistic and meaningful, guaranteeing practical experience managing and maintaining Cisco routers and switches. For example:

  • When performing network discovery, you will deal with issues such as inconsistent SNMP community strings or non-existent SNMP community strings.
  • Instead of simply viewing the current spanning tree in a switching environment, you will view a sub-optimal spanning tree, fix it, and then verify optimization by viewing it again.
  • Instead of running a discrepancy report to see if there are any reported issues, you will definitely find issues and use the tools within LMS to fix the issues.
  • Instead of running a fault analysis report to see if there are any current faults, you will cause fault conditions, see the alerts in real time, fix the fault conditions, and watch the alerts clear in real time.
  • Instead of configuring the settings of each application for you, we leave them in their default state, allowing you to change settings as appropriate for the situations presented in the labs.
  • You will configure and execute device discoveries, instead of finding the devices pre-populated in the LMS databases.

What You'll Learn

  • Automate the inventory collection process and produce detailed reports
  • Simultaneously deploy consistent configuration and operating system updates to multiple devices across your network
  • Automatically maintain a historical archive of the configurations on all of your Cisco devices as the configurations change over time
  • Build a library of Cisco operating systems and update the operating systems running on your Cisco devices
  • Verify configuration compliance across the Cisco devices in your network
  • Archive and report on configuration change history
  • Visualize the topology of your network, including links between Cisco devices and Layer 2 spanning tree topologies
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network performance and faults including latency and jitter tests
  • Utilize the latest CiscoWorks Work Centers: Smart Install, Identity, Auto Smartports, and EnergyWise
  • Maintain your CiscoWorks LMS server and optimize its administrative settings
  • Scale the CiscoWorks LMS architecture across multiple servers
  • Set up a multiserver trust relationship between multiple CiscoWorks servers and tie LMS to CiscoSecure Access Control Server for AAA functions

Who Should Attend

Network administrators, managers, and technicians

Course Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of basic Cisco IOS configuration, TCP/IP, routing and switching, Microsoft Windows, and Internet browser navigation

Course Outline

1. Introduction to CiscoWorks LMS 4.0

  • Defining Network Management
  • Exploring the Network Management Process
  • Basics of CiscoWorks LMS 4.0

2. Getting Started

  • Installing CiscoWorks LMS 4.0
  • Logging into CiscoWorks LMS 4.0
  • Using the Getting Started Workflow

3. My Menu

  • Basics of My Menu
  • Managing Dashboards, Portlets, and Portal Layout

4. Inventory Management

  • Collecting Inventory and End User Information
  • Performing Device Administration
  • Viewing and Creating Inventory, User Tracking, and Switch Port Reports
  • Using Inventory Tools

5. Configuration and Software Management

  • Managing the Configuration Archive
  • Verifying Configuration Compliance
  • Using Configuration Tools
  • Using Configuration Workflows

6. Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Visualizing the Network with Topology Services
  • Monitoring Network Performance
  • Monitoring Network Response Time
  • Monitoring Syslog Messages
  • Monitoring Network Faults
  • Using Troubleshooting Tools

7. CiscoWorks LMS Work Center

  • Using Smart Install Work Center
  • Using Identity Work Center
  • Using Auto Smartports Work Center
  • Using EnergyWise Work Center

8. CiscoWorks LMS Administration

  • Using the Trust Management Menu
  • Managing Collection Settings
  • Performing Network Administration Tasks
  • Performing System Administration Tasks


Lab 1: Getting Started with LMS 4.0

Lab 2: Managing My Menu

Lab 3: Inventory Management

Lab 4: Tracking Devices and Users that Connect to Your Network

Lab 5: The Configuration Archive

Lab 6: Configuration Compliance

Lab 7: Config Editor and NetConfig

Lab 8: The Template Center

Lab 9: Software Image Management

Lab 10: The VLAN Workflow

Lab 11: Topology Services

Lab 12: Monitoring Network Performance

Lab 13: Monitoring Network Response Time

Lab 14: Syslog Analysis

Lab 15: Monitoring Network Faults

Lab 16: Deploying NetShow Commands

Lab 17: Troubleshooting Workflows

Lab 18: Using Smart Install Work Center

Lab 19: Using Identity Work Center

Lab 20: Using Auto Smartports Work Center

Lab 21: Using EnergyWise Work Center

Lab 22: Administration of the LMS 4.0 Server


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