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This guide introduces the features of CiscoWorks Windows, Configuration Builder, Show Commands, and Health Monitor and provides information on performing minor troubleshooting tasks. Previous versions of this document were titled Overview for CiscoWorks Windows and CiscoWorks Windows Getting Started Guide.
This guide is designed for system administrators who are responsible for using Configuration Builder to set up and configure routers, access servers, hubs, and switches and for using the Show Commands and Health Monitor applications to manage these devices.
You should be familiar with the basic concepts and terminology used in internetworking and understand your network topology and the protocols that the devices in your network must handle. You should also have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows environment.
If you are using Castle Rock's SNMPc, you should also become familiar with the SNMPc environment by reading Castle Rock's SNMPc Network Management Reference Guide.
If you are using HP OpenView Network Node Manager, you should become familiar with the HP OpenView Network Node Manager environment by reading the HP's OpenView Network Node Manager documentation.
If you are using HP OpenView Professional Suite, you should become familiar with the HP OpenView for Windows Workgroup Node Manager environment by reading the HP OpenView for Windows Professional Suite Reference.
Chapter 1, "Introducing CiscoWorks Windows," describes the CiscoWorks Windows structure and the devices it supports.
Chapter 2, "Using Configuration Builder, Show Commands, and Health Monitor," introduce the Configuration Builder, Show Commands, and Health Monitor applications.
Chapter 3, "Troubleshooting," provides solutions to problems you might encounter using CiscoWorks Windows and suggestions on where to go for help.
For CiscoWorks Windows release-specific information, see the Readme file.
This guide uses the following conventions:
For additional information, refer to the following Cisco System publications: