Solarwinds also has a free assessment tool for Cisco Engineers called the Solarwinds Network Discovery Service (NDS). It consists of NCM and an additional tool which interfaces with the Cisco Discovery Service (CDS) to allow Cisco SE’s to gather inventory data about customers Cisco network devices including End of Life and support information.
It’s free to download for any registered Cisco partner (user must have a Cisco Partner ID to use it)
This page contains all the information you will need about the tool.
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I think the Network Sonar Discovery is different to the Network Discovery Service Tool for uploading to Cisco CDS for PSIRT, EOS/EOL and maintenance contract reporting.
Yes, NDS is different.
The (free) NDS tool is accessible to Cisco Partners only, because it requires a set of credential to Cisco's CDS service (API).
For this reason, we are distributing this tool only to partners registered on SolarWinds' Partner Portal
If your interest is for EOS/EOL info, you may want to look at what we are working on for NCM
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