The musings of an IT Consultant

Oct 31 2009   8:40PM GMT

Cisco’s SDM, how much do you hate it?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so as a Cisco certified individual that works for a Cisco partner, it’s pretty easy to guess that I would like all things Cisco. Well almost all things. The one thing I hate immensley is the Cisco SDM. This is the gui software that was used to manage Cisco routers in the past.

Now lately you can use other things to manage the routers, and you can always use the trusty CLI (Command Line Interface) which is my favorite way of managing anything Cisco. But unfortunately I still see many administrators trying to use the SDM. Heck even in my CCNP training they advocate using the SDM. Talk about out of date training material.

So what I’m trying to say here is that I just want the SDM to die and go away. It hasn’t even been updated since 2007 according to the release notes. If you’re an administrator and you’re still using the SDM, please stay away from it. It will cause you more grief than good. There are a ton of bugs in it and there are better ways for you to be managing your routers.

-RP

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