Cisco FindIT Network Manager System Update
David Harper announced two exciting new deployment options.
The availability of FindIT Network Manager on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace as well as support for the FindIT Network Probe on the Raspberry Pi single-board computer.
While it has always been possible to run FindIT Network Manager in an Amazon Web Services compute instance, doing so has required some time and effort to import the virtual machine image in to AWS.
Now you can deploy a new instance of FindIT Network Manager from the AWS Marketplace with just a few clicks. What’s more, you have the option to pay as you go for your device licenses through your AWS account by selecting the Metered option.
Of course, you still have the option to continue to use existing licenses through Cisco Smart Licensing by selecting the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) option. To find out more, go the AWS Marketplace (http://aws.amazon.com/marketplace) and search for Cisco FindIT.
In addition to deploying FindIT Network Manager from the AWS Marketplace, you can now deploy the FindIT Network Probe on a Raspberry Pi single-board computer (http://www.raspberrypi.org). For those who don’t know, the Raspberry Pi is a very low cost, credit card-sized, single board computer that runs Linux. It is popular with hobbyists and educators, but is also being used in more and more commercial solutions for businesses as well. It provides an easy option to deploy a FindIT Network Probe into a small site that does not have any PCs able to run a virtual machine. With the small form-factor and low cost, using a Raspberry Pi can help you extend your reach out to sites that previously would not have been cost-effective.
With the Manager on the AWS Marketplace and support for the Probe on the Raspberry Pi, deploying FindIT Network Management across a network is easier and more flexible than ever. This makes effective network monitoring and management even more accessible and easy to deploy and use for small and medium-sized businesses.