EPICenter is a flexible management platform capable of establishing and maintaining networks that are undergoing rapid change due to convergence. EPICenter establishes a 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 7.1 Silver-250 Base is a comprehensive network management suite for status monitoring, configuration and troubleshooting of Extreme Networks wired, wireless and security product lines. EPICenter allows centralized management using an intuitive and easy-to-use user interface. It manages up to 250 network devices.
EPICenter provides a flexible and intuitive 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 further simplifies operations. Firmware management obtains firmware version and availability information, and performs multi-step upgrades - at once or scheduled - for single or multiple devices.
One of the key requirements of availability is to provide you with a notification of the health and status of the network. Alarm manager provides detailed notification for any events. Real-time statistics for multiple ports and devices helps you manage your network effectively and increase continuous availability of the network. Extreme Networks high availability protocol, EAPS, provides sub-50ms link failover. EPICenter manages any EAPS rings in the network and provides EAPS configuration verifier to avoid any mis-configuration.
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. VLAN manager creates and manages VLANs easily throughout the network. You may need to track down a specific host on your network due to some malicious activity. EPICenter provides an IP/MAC address finder tool to locate any MAC address on your network. To protect sensitive data from being intercepted or altered by unauthorized access, Secure Shell 2 (SSHv2) protocol and HTTPS protocols are provided. Operations performed using the scripts feature are recorded for audit trail purposes.
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EPICenter provides a third-party integration framework to help you integrate information from all the management frameworks to be managed and monitored on EPICenter. EPICenter integration with Avaya integrated management (AIM) software helps users launch AIM console and Avaya Device Manager from within EPICenter. This integration also helps to discover devices managed by AIM from within EPICenter. EPICenter scripts allow execution on multiple devices in one operation, and can be executed repeatedly. Any device running a MIB-II compatible SNMP agent can be discovered by EPICenter inventory management. Third-party integration framework allows basic management of any third-party appliances (from Extreme Networks partners or otherwise). For managing more advanced features of a device, EPICenter provides a mechanism to launch proprietary management tools from within EPICenter. EPICenter supports LLDP for prompt discovery of Avaya and other devices.
- 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
- 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