HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Standard Edition software represents the next-generation of management software. It offers a comprehensive platform that integrates network technologies and provides full fault, configuration, accounting, performance, and security management functionality for small-to-medium IT infrastructures. IMC Standard Edition is designed on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) using a business application flow model as the core. This allows the fully integrated management of resources, services and users. HP IMC Standard Edition allows an enterprise business to grow its management in scale and seamlessly accommodate new technologies.
Highly flexible and scalable deployment models
IMC Standard Edition delivers an extensive set of capabilities for managing large heterogeneous networks; this self-contained solution supplies scalability and high availability through a flexible distributed deployment model; with its modular design, IMC can be deployed across multiple servers to provide increased scalability and resilience.
Identification and access management
The system implements unified and centralized management for access, supporting access through authentications including LAN, WAN, WLAN, and VPN; it supports strong authentication using smart card, certificate, and others, and supports various ways of endpoint access control and identity-based network services to efficiently integrate management of users with resources and services.
Intelligent configuration center
The system enables the network administrator to perform centralized management on configuration files and software files, perform backup, restoration and batch update of configuration files, and software/firmware backups and upgrades; it also stores and tracks different versions of device configuration and can compare and determine changes of configuration files.
Rich resource management
IMC software provides powerful network discovery and topology, including a detailed inventory of the network and highly accurate depictions of how it is configured; supported views include Layer 2 and Layer 3, as well as VLAN topology and the ability to create custom views; customization enables administrators to organize and control the network infrastructure based on their preferred organizational model.
Flexible, centralized reporting
Centralized report management simplifies an organization's report administration; IMC software's flexible historical reports provide information necessary for network trend analysis and capacity planning and offer predefined reports or customization options to define parameters; reports can be viewed in a number of formats, including .pdf and .xls, and can be sent automatically via email, or scheduled to run on a set schedule.