I’m wondering if anyone has come across a good tool for managing large ACLs (we are running them on 6500s, so SDM isn’t available). Bonus points for anything that can optimize/consolidate ACLs to object groups. I inherited a few very large ACLs that we manage in the “normal” way, and I worked to “optimize” a few of them. It’s an error prone and tedious process, however, and at very least I’m wondering how other people tackle this.
I’ve heard of a number of tools over the years. Cisco used to have CiscoWorks Access Control List Manager but this is End of Life. I remember hearing about some open source software but can’t recommend them because I’m not using them.
If you know of a tool for ACL Management, can you leave a comment below and help Matt out.