Network administrators find tracking and maintaining device End-of-Life (EoL) and End-of-Sale (EoS) data difficult because …..

 

  • Hard to collect, verify and manage various multi-vendor device information
  • Big effort to regularly track and keep a watch on Vendor announcements
  • Unpractical to check on a daily/regular basis for devices reaching EoL
  • Maintaining an up to date and detailed inventory of all devices
  • Frequent device replacements in the network

   

To manually maintain a running and up to date network demands great deal of time and resources. But, again, why is device EoL important?

 

As a network administrator, you wouldn’t want to find out one day, that your core router is down and the reason is a faulty part. You then go on to discover that the device is out of Vendor support! You are faced with the difficulty in obtaining spares and replacing the device itself may mean more downtime.

 

To avoid being in situations like such and to plan and prepare in advance for device replacements or support renewals, it is beneficial to have a device inventory system in place. Such a solution can help,

 

  • Maintain a centralized inventory with all device details
  • Easily plug-in EoL/EoS data and prompt when devices are nearing expiry
  • Provide up to date information to plan and budget for replacements or renewals in advance
  • Ensure that your devices are running on current firmware and IOS
  • Ensure that the devices are covered under hardware warranty and technical support contracts

 

If you are struggling with manual device inventory management or if you are paying someone else to do the job, it is time to invest in a tool or solution that can help you take care of your inventory requirements efficiently.

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