EPICenter is a future-proof management platform capable of establishing and maintaining networks that are undergoing rapid change due to convergence. EPICenter establishes a new benchmark for accommodating convergence applications by offering intuitive user interfaces and by reducing the complexity of managing converged networking environments. EPICenter offers an open architecture to accommodate a multi-vendor, service-rich environment that enables voice-class availability and the enforcement of robust security policies.
EPICenter provides an intuitive and easy-to-use user interface that makes navigation and performing network operations easy. Its dockable Windows interface lets the user view critical status and configuration of different devices simultaneously. The topology view in EPICenter displays every element of the network and how they are connected in Layer 2 and Layer 3. Configuration management adds another operational simplicity. Configuration management archives and reloads device configuration and performs configuration diffs or baselining for auditing purposes. Firmware management obtains firmware version and availability information, and performs multi-step upgrades - at once or scheduled - for single or multiple devices.
EPICenter availability is greatly enhanced by granular health and status monitoring of the network. Firmware management's automatic firmware version tracking indicates when there are newer versions and can automatically retrieve those versions from Extreme Networks. The real-time statistics feature provides a graphical representation of utilization and error statistics for multiple ports on a device, device slot, or within a port group.
EPICenter provides role-based access control that defines levels of access to EPICenter functions. Using roles allows the administrator to differentiate access levels for each group of users. EPICenter provides multiple features that control and monitor the security features on Extreme Networks products.
EPICenter provides centralized reporting of network users and devices that are connected to the network. With EPICenter, network managers can gather user and device information from ExtremeXOS-based switches where identity management is enabled, aggregated and analyzed. For example, EPICenter provides network-wide visualization and mapping of user identity, computer host name, IP address, MAC address, VLAN, and switch port location to help track and monitor users and end-points.
The job scheduler feature helps execute EPICenter functions on specified devices at specified times. EPICenter scripts can now be configured as script tasks, which can run automatically at designated times. The flexible scripts and macros in EPICenter help users to configure multiple devices concurrently with minimal administrator intervention. Users can create automatic standard configurations with scripts for repetitive execution as needed. The scripts feature provides a comprehensive scripting language that can be used to create simple to complex automation to provision the network end to end. In addition, EPICenter manages and allows customization of ExtremeXOS CLI scripts - a very efficient way to roll out your network using configuration templates that can be applied to a switch via CLI scripts.Product Highlights
- Topology view with alarm integration, intelligent alarm systems
- Firmware and configuration management
- Flexible scripts and macros to automate provisioning and monitoring
- Universal port manager for easy deployment of ExtremeXOS universal port profiles
- Identity management support to gather network-wide user and device information
- EAPS monitoring and configuration checking
- End-to-end network service visualization and monitoring
- IP/MAC address finder
- Wireless discovery and management
- SNMPv1, v2, v3, SSH-2 and HTTPS and LLDP protocol support
- Audit logs and role-based access control
- Dynamic reporting and comprehensive network summary reports