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If you’ve been working in IT any length of time, you understand that every once in a while a piece of hardware just needs a good kick in the pants.  I’ve generally found most Cisco products to be very reliable.  Cisco Prime Infrastructure, however, seems to be an exception.  I’ll spare you my biased opinion of this particular product and we’ll move on…

We have yet to fully implement Cisco Prime Infrastructure and use it for it’s intended purpose: making my life easier.  It’s made my life anything but easier, but I’m still hoping to see it operate in all it’s glory and witness it effortlessly deploy updates to thousands of routers simultaneously.  Before that can happen, we’re still continually updating devices which often required bulk imports containing hundreds of devices (either to add or update existing records) and the occasional deletion of devices.  For whatever (unknown) reason, the jobs often fail to complete thereby prohibiting you from submitting subsequent jobs.

Unfortunately, the only “solution” we have to date is to reload the box.  Only not-so-recently have I determined that there is a wrong way to reload Prime and a right way to do it.  Guess which method I’ve been using?

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