Hello CSM Veterans,
I'm a Cisco reseller and I have a customer that wants to manage about 20 firewalls which are all ASA 5510 Base. No network modules, no SSM. They want integrated management and they want the ability to upgrade their ASAs concurrently by pushing out an image with just a few clicks (not each ASA individually). They would also like to be able to aggregate tables, graphs and other information into a single view if possible.
1. How well will CSM perform these tasks?
2. Can you a recommend a good brochure/document/video that reviews the ASA management capabilities?
3. CSM doesn't seem to get updated that often (the latest as of today, 4.2, was posted on 9/8/2011). Is it a well-adopted and mature platform? I don't want to sell something that this going to be EoS. What are your thoughts about the viability of CSM over, say, the next 5 years?