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Foundations of Green IT: Consolidation, Virtualization, Efficiency, and ROI in the Data Center by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 13. Existing Network Analysis with Discovery

This chapter covers several topics related to analyzing the existing networking environment. The Discovery process evaluates many aspects of the existing network environment and reports on potential problems.

In general, Discovery reports support and security holes that exist. Discovery uses SNMP and Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) to identify network devices on a network. Discovery looks at the all the Cisco hardware and software found in the network. With the hardware results, Discovery checks existing support contracts and reports on the contract status of each device. With the operating systems (all operating systems are described in this chapter), Discovery checks for any known ...

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