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Management Center

Visibility and control from core to edge

  • Manage and automate your entire network through a single interface
  • Open and published API
  • Scales seamlessly to grow with your network

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Management Center is the heart of the ExtremeManagement family of management and security solutions.

Management Center (formerly known as NetSight) is a single pane of glass management system that provides wired/wireless visibility and control from the data center to the mobile edge. The intelligence, automation, and integration of your management software enable the IT organization to optimize the efficiency of network operations and reduce total cost of ownership.

Management Center provides centralized visibility and granular control of enterprise network resources end to end. Management Center is distinctive for granularity that reaches beyond ports and VLANs down to individual users, applications, and protocols. No matter how many moves, adds, or changes occur in your environment, Management Center keeps everything in view and under control through role-based access controls. One click can equal a thousand actions when you manage your network with Extreme Networks. Management Center can even manage beyond Extreme Networks switching, routing, and wireless hardware to deliver standards-based control of other vendors’ network equipment.

 

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A single management system for the entire network providing consistent management across all devices.

Integrated wired/wireless management – Provides consistent management of both the wired and wireless network from a single interface.

Dashboard and reports – Provides a graphical user interface for network data collection and reporting of network analytics.

Open Application Programmatic Interface (API) – Provides an open and secure two-way interface into Management Center for third-party application integration and control of software defined networking (SDN) implementations.

Network Inventory Management – Advanced network configuration and change management for the wired and wireless infrastructure.

Historical data collection and trend analysis – Provides the ability to take flow-based data to understand how the network is being used up to layer 4. With the addition of Purview this extends the detailed analytics to the application layer (layer 7) for detailed application visibility across the entire network.

Policy-based network – Allows for the centralized creation of policies that follow users and devices across the network. These are not tied to the physical network and can change based on user, device, TOD, location, and connection type.

Identity and access control – Provides visibility and control down to the user and device level.

Intelligent alarm management – Alarm and event intelligence that alert IT when issues occur within the network are automatically cleared when the problem no longer exists and allows thresholds to be set so that warnings are sent prior to an actual failure.

Troubleshooting – Eliminates the guesswork and makes troubleshooting user issues easy. Just enter the username and discover where the user is located, where they are connected on the network, the type of device they are using, and much more.

Third-party network integration – Manage third-party devices to provide a complete picture of the entire infrastructure in a heterogeneous network environment.

Business alignment
  • Transform complex network data into business-centric, actionable information
  • Centralize and simplify the definition, management, and enforcement of policies such as guest access or personal devices
  • Easily integrate with business applications with Software Defined Networking for operational efficiency
Operational efficiency
  • Reduce IT administrative effort with the automation of routine tasks and web-based dashboard
  • Streamline management with the integration of wired and wireless networks
  • Easily enforce policies network-wide for QoS, bandwidth, etc.
  • Troubleshoot with the convenience of a smartphone or tablet
  • Integrate with enterprise management platforms
Security
  • Protect corporate data with centralized monitoring, control, and real-time response
  • Enhance existing investments in network security
  • Preserve LAN/WLAN network integrity with unified policies
Service and support
  • Industry-leading first-call resolution rates and customer satisfaction rates
  • Personalized services, including site surveys, network design, installation, and training

Management Center server and client OS requirements
These are the operating system requirements for both the Management Center server and remote Management Center client machines.

  • Windows (qualified on the English version of the operating systems)
  • Windows Server® 2003 with Service Pack 2 (64-bit and 32-bit)
  • Windows XP® with Service Pack 3 (32-bit only)
  • Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise (64-bit and 32-bit)
  • Windows® 7 (64-bit and 32-bit)
  • Windows® 8 (64-bit and 32-bit)

Linux

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS and ES v5 and v6 (64-bit and 32-bit)
  • SuSE Linux versions 10 and 11 (64-bit and 32-bit)
  • Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop version (32-bit for remote Management Center client only)
  • Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 (64-bit)
  • Mac OS X® 64-bit (remote Management Center client only)
  • Leopard®, Snow Leopard®, Lion®, or Mountain Lion®
  • VMware® (64-bit Management Center Virtual Appliance)
  • VMware ESXi™ 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, or 5.1 server

Management Center server and client hardware requirements
These are the hardware requirements for the Management Center server and Management Center client machines:

  • Management Center server
  • Minimum: 32-bit Windows® 7; dual-core 2.4GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 10GB free disk space
  • Medium: 64-bit desktop, Windows 2008 R2, or Linux; quad-core 2.6GHz processor, 8GB RAM, 40GB free disk space
  • Large: 64-bit server Linux; dual quad-core Intel® Xeon CPU
  • E5530 2.4GHz processors, 12GB RAM, 100GB free disk space

Management Center client

  • Recommended: dual-Core 2.4GHz processor, 2GB RAM free
  • Disk space: 100MB (User’s home directory requires 50MB for file storage)
  • Java runtime environment (JRE) 6 or 7 (also referred to as 1.6 or 1.7)

Supported web browsers

  • Internet Explorer version 8 and 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 11 and 12
  • Google Chrome 19.x

OneView™
OneView supports reporting on about 2,500 devices/interfaces in a typical enterprise network which stores: raw data for seven days with a 15-minute polling interval, hourly rollups for eight weeks, and daily rollups for six months. More information on tuning the deployment is available in the OneView Users Guide.

NS-A-20 Management Center Appliance
The NS-A-20 Management Center Appliance includes (2) XEON E5-2620 CPUs (24 cores), dual 1TB hard drives with RAID controller, 24GB RAM, and dual power supplies.

Physical specifications

  • Height: 1.75” (4.45 cm) – 1U
  • Length: 27.95” (70.9 cm)
  • Width: 16.93” (43 cm)
  • Weight: 31.8 lbs (14.4 kg)

Power

  • Wattage: 750 watt (max), each power supply
  • Voltage: 110/240 VAC
  • Frequency: 47-63Hz

Environmental specifications

  • Operating temperature: 10° C to 35° C (50° F to 95° F)
  • Storage temperature: -40° C to 70° C (-40°F  to 158° F)
  • Operating humidity: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)

Standards compliance
Regulatory/safety:

  • UL60950 – CSA 60950
  • (USA/Canada)
  • EN60950 (Europe)
  • IEC60950 (international)
  • CB Certificate & Report, IEC60950
  • GS Certification (Germany)
  • GOST R 50377-92 – Certification (Russia)
  • Ukraine Certification (Ukraine)
  • CE – Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC (Europe)
  • IRAM Certification (Argentina)

Emissions/immunity:

  • FCC/ICES-003 – Emissions (USA/Canada)
  • CISPR 22 – Emissions (international)
  • EN55022 – Emissions (Europe)
  • EN55024 – Immunity (Europe)
  • EN61000-3-2 – Harmonics (Europe)
  • EN61000-3-3 – Voltage Flicker (Europe)
  • CE – EMC Directive 2004/108 EC (Europe)
  • VCCI Emissions (Japan)
  • AS/NZS 3548 Emissions (Australia/New Zealand)
  • BSMI CNS13438 Emissions (Taiwan)
  • GOST R 29216-91 Emissions (Russia)
  • GOST R 50628-95 Immunity (Russia)
  • Ukraine Certification (Ukraine)
  • KC Certification (Korea)

Management Center Virtual Appliance
A virtual appliance is a software image that runs on a virtual machine.

The Management Center virtual appliance is packaged in the .OVA file format defined by VMware and must be deployed on a VMware ESX™ 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, or 5.1 server or ESXi™ 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, or 5.1 server with a vSphere™ 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, or 5.1 client. Virtual appliance requires 8GB of memory, four CPUs, two network adapters, and 60GB of thick-provisioned hard drive space.