Ridgeline is a scalable full-featured network and service management tool that simplifies provisioning, configuration, troubleshooting and status monitoring of IP-based networks.
Ridgeline is a flexible management platform capable of establishing and maintaining networks that are undergoing rapid change due to convergence. Ridgeline offers an intuitive user interface and reduces the complexity of managing converged networking environments. Ridgeline offers an open architecture to accommodate a multi-vendor, service rich environment that enables carrier-class availability and the enforcement of robust security policies.
Ridgeline provides a flexible and intuitive user interface that makes navigation and performing network operations easier. Its dockable Windows interface lets the user view critical status and configuration of different devices simultaneously. The topology view in Ridgeline displays every element of the network and how they are connected in layer 2 and layer 3.
One of the key requirements of availability is to provide notifications of the health and status of the network. Alarm manager provides detailed notification for all events in the network. Real-time statistics for multiple ports and devices helps you manage your network effectively and increase continuous availability of the network.
Secure management and communications
Ridgeline provides the tools and features to effectively manage operator access control and administration management rights. Operator profile-based access control helps define levels of access to Ridgeline features and functions. Operator roles allow the administrator to differentiate access levels for each group of users.
Intuitive interface and design
Simplicity begins with a detailed real-time view of the entire network. Ridgeline topology allows a user to view a network of Ridgeline managed devices and the links between devices as a set of maps. These maps can be organized into sets of submaps that allow a network to be represented as a hierarchical system of campuses, buildings, floors, closets or any logical groupings. Additional topology views can be created so that several different representations of a network are available for different purposes. The hierarchical views are fully customizable to effectively meet the business and network requirements of each organization.
EAPS monitoring and configuration checker
Ridgeline enables the deployment of highly available-ring based architecture using Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS) to support complex and demanding applications. Ridgeline provides provisioning tools for designing carrier class network resiliency and availability for service providers and enterprise networks. Ridgeline meets the goals of operational simplicity and reliability by providing a flexible, intuitive, and point-and-click provisioning interfaces for network operators to easily create VLANs and resiliency domains.
Powerful visualization capabilities in Ridgeline provide detailed graphical representations of the network coupled with point-and-click provisioning that greatly reduces the likelihood of human error. A user-friendly interface allows the operator to select and provision network-wide VLANs with greater ease. Whether a new department or group needs to be integrated into the network, or existing networks need to be managed, Ridgeline allows VLANs to be created using the appropriate network elements and link segments.
Ridgeline provides centralized reporting of network users and devices, or identities that are connected to the network. With Ridgeline, network managers can gather user and device information from ExtremeXOS based switches with Identity Management enabled, then aggregate and analyze the data. For example, Ridgeline provides networkwide 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.
On-demand features and functionalityProduct Highlights
The flexible and modular software architecture of Ridgeline enables Extreme Networks to deliver features and helps solve business problems with greater agility. In addition, specific solutions and feature sets are offered as optional feature packs which can be used to address key business challenges and requirements. The feature packs can be enabled by a flexible licensing scheme which caters to expansion and scalability requirements.
- Topology view with alarm integration
- Firmware and configuration management
- Intelligent alarm systems and real-time statistics
- Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS) provisioning, monitoring and network configuration validation
- End-to-end network service provisioning, visualization and monitoring
- Operator and administration control based on roles
- SNMPv3, SSH-2 and HTTPS protocol support
- Audit log
- Detailed event tracking of users in network, and reporting
- Universal port manager for easier deployment of ExtremeXOS universal port profiles
- Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) - protocol support
- Job/task management and scheduling
- Flexible scripts and macros to automate provisioning and monitoring
- Secured North Bound Interface (NBI)