DeviceExpert to showcase the industry-first feature ‘device end-of-life management’ at Cisco Live, London

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Large networks rely on a wide variety of switches, routers and other devices, and many organizations have policies requiring the replacement of devices to which manufacturers have assigned an end-of-life (EOL) status. At EOL, many manufacturers will no longer support or maintain these devices, which increases risk for the organization that still uses them.

Organizations today usually track device EOL status manually. The network management team must discover when a device has been declared EOL and then make a plan to replace the device. They have to save device configurations manually from the EOL device and then reinstall the configuration on the replacement device. 

With so many devices on a ne…

End-of-Life Management, a critical aspect of Network Management

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If you are a Network Administrator, you would be managing a number network of devices from disparate equipment vendors. The responsibility of ensuring business continuity and reliability of the network lies on you. As long as the equipment works wonderfully, everything will look rosy. The moment a problem rocks, you will feel the pressure. And what will happen if the device in production that created the problem (assume a security vulnerability) had reached the end-of-life and end-of-support by the vendor?
Here comes the importance of End-of-Life (EOL) management.

When device vendor announces end-of-life for a particular device model, it is highly important to assess the potential risks associated w