Cisco’s flagship network management solution LMS has come a VERY long way. I was a Cisco LAN Manager LMS hater for a long time however the latest version is a completely new program. I’m now using LMS as my go to assessment tool and extremely happy with its capabilities. Here are a few steps to setup your own Cisco LMS environment.
Go to www.cisco.com/go/LMS and download the latest LMS software (4.2). You will have a full 90-day license upon installation. The requirements for LMS are pretty large however they offer a few options regarding storage (thick takes up around 270 gigs even though its not all used while thin uses around 90 gigs). See the cisco LMS website on the exact specs. I’m currently using ESXI 5 on a customized MACMINI to host my LMS 4.2. Continue reading