26 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2012 4:21 PM by chris.lapoint RSS

Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS

mtxpert

Have you guys ever thought of providing a subscription service to allow for automated reports based on PSIRT, Field Notices and EoL/EoS notices? We would find these report very valuable to our organization to know when a new PSIRT alert comes out that specific items are affected by it based on the variables in the PSIRT notification. Our only option right now appears to be Cisco Works LMS to provide this functionality.

Just a thought,

Mike

 
  • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
    chris.lapoint

    That's a great idea.  We'll reach out to our Cisco contacts to determine if this API is public for 3rd party integration.

    If there are others interested in this feature, please chime in to help us prioritize!

    Thanks,

  • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
    mattjenkins

    An auto EoL/EoS report is all that is keeping me on Ciscoworks at the moment... I really want to get rid of it as it's quite resource intensive for us and would much rather have NCM.

  • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
    mattjenkins

    An auto EoL/EoS report is all that is keeping me on Ciscoworks at the moment... I really want to get rid of it as it's quite resource intensive for us and would much rather have NCM.

    • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
      fcaron

      This is a well-identified requirement, unfortunately, Cisco's API (CDS) is not publically available (internal and HW partners). This API is necessary to map automatically discovered devices with vulnerability, EOL info...

      • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
        jawells

        Hi

        I have a suggestion

        Why dont we all collaborate and create our own database and is maintained by the SolarWinds community, think of it much like the TOMTOM map share for SATNAV.

        As alot of us have CiscoWorks, we could build quite a extensive database today as alot of us have access to Cisco or have access to resellers who we can request that type of data, then we could upload this into a community drive site and moving forward we just add to it when a particular platform or IOS is EOS or EOL.

        NCM could then link into this and use it as a lookup table to allow us to create reports based on the kit managed in each others network.

        Just an idea

        James

  • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
    netman_ma

    Hi I am new to Solarwinds. I noticed that this thread began back in 2009.  Is the EOL/EOS feature available yet? and if so what version of Orion NPM do i need to use it?

    Please advise

    Thanks

    • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
      ctopaloglu

      Looks like you did it! Cool. Now I have to figure it out how to run it :(. I already have the CCO ID account

      http://www.solarwinds.com/campaigns/assessments/cisco.aspx

      • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
        TheG0at

        If the demo works (unlike the video on the page) we will buy this immediatly.  What a great tool and score for Solarwinds if it lives up to the potential.

        • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
          DanielleH

          Hello all--

          Development of this tool is still underway and it's official launch is mid-January.  Look for the demo video fix then.

          Thank you,
          DH

          • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
            rgward

            Development of this tool is still underway and it's official launch is mid-January.  Look for the demo video fix then.

             

            It's end of January.  Any update on the launch and demo?

            • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
              bshopp

              So  the launch has happened and the page with video is updated.  There is no demo as most folks are used to, just the video.

              However, I want to be clear on this tool.  The Cisco Discovery Service is a Cisco provided service which is available to Cisco Channel partner to provide network assessments to customers.  This API/Portal is NOT open to any Cisco customer who has a CCO account, you must have special permissions enabled on your CCO account in order to access the API/Service for use.

              We are providing this tool to Cisco Channel partners as a free tool for them to use in conjunction with SolarWinds NCM to provide these network assessments to customers.

              If this is something you are interested in, you can contact your Cisco SE or Cisco Channel Partner if you do business through them and inquire into them about this.

              • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
                extrands

                Well, I for one think you have totally missed what we, your customers, have been asking for.  Looking back over this thread I think it was perfectly clear that we wanted a tool we could use to identify our EOS/EOL and PSIRT items to facilitate our removal of CiscoWorks in our environments. 

                This is not what we were asking for- a tool for channel partners to try to score revenue off of us by doing a network assessment. 

                We purchased NCM primarily for this one task alone, and SolarWinds should have been far clearer that this end product for channel partners was your intention.  We have been asking and waiting for 3 years for this particular feature, and at no time during that period did you give any indication this was not in the pipeline for your customers. 

                Thanks for nothing.

                Steve Extrand

                Sr Network Analyst

                (1) Orion v10.2 SLX polling engine & Additional Web Server 35500 elements

                (5) Orion v10.2 SLX polling engine

                (1) Orion 7.0 NCM DCX

                (1) Orion 2.0 UDT UCX

                (3) Orion 3.8 NTA NCX 1500 interfaces

                (3) Orion 3.5.1 IPSLA SLAX

                • Re: Cisco reports for PSIRT affected items and EoL/EoS
                  chris.lapoint

                  I think there is some misunderstanding. As Francois pointed out previously, "this is a well-identified requirement for NCM, unfortunately, Cisco's API (CDS) is not publically available (internal and HW partners). This API is necessary to map automatically discovered devices with vulnerability, EOL info..."

                  We are 100% with you that this would be awesome feature to add to NCM and we would like nothing more than to do so. It would be a huge win for both customers and SWI. Unfortunately, nothing has changed with respect to Cisco's policy around access to this API. It remains for internal and partner use only.  

                  So, we tried to do the next best thing and at least allow this information to be used against the inventory data you're already collecting in your NCM environment. As Brandon noted above, a Cisco reseller partner would need to assist you as you need their CCO account (with special permissions) to run the tool, but it's a step in the right direction.

                  We will continue to look at other options for getting this data into NCM out of the box.