CISCO Training

  Implementing CiscoWorks LMS v3.2
 

CWLMS_32 Course Description

Learn from the expert. Our instructor is the author of the last several versions of CiscoWorks course.

Implementing CiscoWorks LMS (CWLMS) v3.2 teaches learners how to use the CiscoWorks applications contained in the CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS). The courseware uses version 3.1 but we've upgraded labs to use version 3.2. The focus is on finding the correct tools within CiscoWorks to document the network, log changes that occur, deploy updates to devices, monitor network performance, and manage network faults. The labs are designed with learners sharing two CiscoWorks servers set up in a multiserver trust environment.

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, it is recommended that you have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge equivalent to taking the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) courses
  • Knowledge of basic Cisco IOS and Cisco Catalyst operating system commands
  • Basic knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows
  • Basic Internet browser navigation skills
  • Basic e-mail usage skills

Associated Certifications

  • None

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for the following audience:

  • Network administrators, managers, and technicians who need a more efficient way of managing and maintaining Cisco routers and switches in their network.

Number of Days

5 Days instructor-led classroom training. (Approx. 7 hours each day.)

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe fundamental network management concepts and introduce the applications contained in CiscoWorks LMS 3.2
  • Prepare the various CiscoWorks applications for use
  • Use CiscoWorks Campus Manager to view and troubleshoot network devices, as well as end-user, host, and IP phone connections
  • Use CiscoWorks RME to document the network, log changes, archive configurations and software images, and deploy updates
  • Monitor performance in the network using CiscoWorks IPM and response time
  • Manage network faults using CiscoWorks DFM
  • Use CiscoView to monitor and configure a device, use CiscoWorks Device Center to troubleshoot a device, and use CiscoWorks Assistant workflows to troubleshoot device problems
  • Deploy CiscoWorks and perform CiscoWorks system administration tasks to ensure that the server runs smoothly

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Network Management Using CiscoWorks LMS
    • Defining Network Management
    • Exploring the Network Management Process
    • Examining the CiscoWorks LMS Applications
  • Jump-Start CiscoWorks
    • Logging into CiscoWorks LMS
    • Configuring CiscoWorks User Security
    • Implementing a Server Setup Workflow Using CiscoWorks Assistant
    • Managing the DCR
    • Configuring User-Defined Groups
  • CiscoWorks Campus Manager
    • Managing Network Devices Using CiscoWorks Campus Manager
    • Logging Changes to CiscoWorks Campus Manager
    • Documenting Network Connectivity Using CiscoWorks Campus Manager
    • Deploying Updates Using CiscoWorks Campus Manager
    • Documenting End Users and IP Phones Using User Tracking
  • CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials
    • Managing Network Devices Using CiscoWorks RME
    • Logging Changes to the Device Inventory
    • Documenting the Device Inventory
    • Logging Changes to the Configuration Archive
    • Deploying Configuration Updates
    • Managing Device Software Images
    • Using CiscoWorks RME Tools
  • CiscoWorks Internetwork Performance Monitor
    • Monitoring Network Performance Using CiscoWorks IPM
    • Configuring CiscoWorks IPM
    • Monitoring Response Time Using CiscoWorks IPM
  • CiscoWorks Device Fault Manager
    • Managing Faults Using CiscoWorks DFM
    • Configuring CiscoWorks DFM for Use with Devices
    • Detecting and Analyzing Faults with CiscoWorks DFM
  • Device Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting a Device Using CiscoWorks Applications
    • Monitoring Device Performance Using CiscoView
    • Deploying Device Updates Using CiscoView
    • Troubleshooting with CiscoWorks Device Center
    • Implementing Workflows with CiscoWorks Assistant
  • CiscoWorks System Administration
    • Deploying CiscoWorks
    • Performing CiscoWorks Administration Tasks
    • Modifying Server Settings Using CiscoWorks LMS Setup Center
    • Configuring Cisco Secure ACS Integration
    • Managing the CiscoWorks LMS Portal

Hands-on Lab Exercises

  • Lab 2-1: Logging into CiscoWorks
  • Lab 2-2: Configuring Local User Security in CiscoWorks Common Services
  • Lab 2-3: Configuring a Multiserver Setup Using CiscoWorks Assistant
  • Lab 2-4: Managing the DCR in CiscoWorks Common Services
  • Lab 2-5: Configuring User-Defined Groups in CiscoWorks Common Services
  • Lab 3-1: Logging Changes to CiscoWorks Campus Manager
  • Lab 3-2: Documenting Network Connectivity Using Topology Services
  • Lab 3-3: Deploying Updates Using CiscoWorks Campus Manager
  • Lab 3-4: Documenting End Users and IP Phones Using User Tracking
  • Lab 4-1: Logging Changes to the CiscoWorks RME Device Inventory
  • Lab 4-2: Documenting the CiscoWorks RME Device Inventory
  • Lab 4-3: Logging Changes to the CiscoWorks RME Configuration Archive
  • Lab 4-4: Deploying Configuration Updates Using Config Editor
  • Lab 4-5: Deploying Configuration Updates Using NetConfig
  • Lab 4-6: Updating the CiscoWorks RME Device Software Repository
  • Lab 4-7: Deploying Software Updates to Devices Using CiscoWorks RME
  • Lab 4-8: Logging Changes and Managing Faults Using Syslog Messages
  • Lab 4.9: Deploying show Commands Using NetShow
  • Lab 5-1: Configuring CiscoWorks CiscoWorks IPM
  • Lab 5-2: Monitoring Response Time Using IPM
  • Lab 6-1: Configuring CiscoWorks DFM
  • Lab 6-2: Detecting and Analyzing Faults Using CiscoWorks DFM
  • Lab 7-1: Monitoring Devices Using CiscoView and Mini-RMON Manager
  • Lab 7-2: Deploying Device Updates Using CiscoView
  • Lab 7-3: Troubleshooting with CiscoWorks Device Center
  • Lab 7-4: Implementing Troubleshooting Workflows Using CiscoWorks Assistant
  • Lab 8-1: Modifying Server Settings Using CiscoWorks LMS Setup Center
  • Lab 8-2: Configuring CiscoWorks Integration with Cisco Secure ACS
  • Lab 8-3: Managing the CiscoWorks LMS Portal