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Aug 23 2008   6:04AM GMT

Discover Cisco Network Assistant (CNA)

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) is a PC-based graphical network management application which is free tool included when a new Cisco Switch is purchased. Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) is capable of managing the standalone Cisco Switches and clusters of Cisco Switches in your intranet. Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) is best suited for Small to Mid Sized LANS. . Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) supports wide range of Cisco Catalyst Switches from Cisco 2900 through Cisco Catalyst 4506. The Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) manages many of the critical functions of a Cisco Switches & is optimized for wired and Wireless LANs (WLANs). The Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) provides a centralized network view and allows network administrators to employ its features across Cisco switches, routers, and access points.  With Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) a Network Administrators can easily apply common services, generate inventory reports, synchronize passwords and employ features across Cisco Switches, routers and access points.   Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) is available at no cost and can be downloaded from the Cisco Network Assistant Software Download.



What’s new in Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) Version 5.4?

Increased device limits: Supports up to 40 switches and routers

Enhanced discovery: Discover devices with subnet or IP range 

Diagnostics: Conduct on-demand or scheduled tests to verify hardware functionality 

Command-line interface (CLI) preview: View CLIs before they are sent to the device

In my next article I will focus on how to use the Cisco Network Assistant (CNA).

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