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Cisco MDS Series Room for Improvement

Shivanand Hadapad - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

It is quite a stable product. It should be shipped with the latest firmware to avoid download and upload schema at the beginning of the initial setup. There should also be the possibility of downgrading the firmware when required. Webui needs Data Center Network Management tool licensed copy for accessing Cisco Switches instead a web-based GUI should be made easily available the way Brocade san switch is managed.

It makes sense to get a licensed copy of Data Center Network Management tool if there are more cisco switches (network core or perimeter or san switches or managed TOR switches) or else to manage just Cisco SAN Switches for a few product would be costly and is challenging to convince a client from a cost perspective.

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Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The licensing model could be less complicated.

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Mike  Zukerman - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Cloud Systems Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The GUI client is Java-based and we know that Java is not secure, so everyone disables it.

It would be nice to have an HTML-based client.

The initial setup could be simplified.

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