HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Basic WLAN Manager Software Platform provides unified management of wired and wireless networks, adding wireless network management functions into existing wired network management systems.
IMC Basic WLAN Manager software offers Wireless LAN (WLAN) device configuration, topology, performance monitoring, RF heat mapping, and WLAN service reports. It facilitates centralized control over your midsize or small wired and wireless network to reduce the time needed to deploy configuration changes, as well as helps provide uniformity throughout your wired and WLAN infrastructure.
IMC Basic WLAN Manager software supports the management of HP and third-party devices, and is compatible with Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. The software comes with a fixed-device limit of 50 nodes and includes a 50-node license of HP IMC Wireless Services Manager (WSM).
What's in the box
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Cohesively integrates fault management, element configuration, and network monitoring from a central vantage point; built-in support for devices enables network administrators to centrally manage all network elements with a variety of automated tasks, including discovery, categorization, baseline configurations, and software images; the software also provides configuration comparison tools, version tracking, change alerts, and more.
Centralized deployment model
IMC Basic software delivers an extensive set of capabilities for managing small heterogeneous wired and wireless networks and is designed for simplicity and ease of use.
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 3, and the ability to create custom views like a dashboard homepage; customization enables administrators to organize and control the network infrastructure based on their preferred organizational model.
Integrated sFlow traffic analysis
Using the integrated sFlow traffic analysis, the system can collect flow information from sFlow-capable devices; through traffic analysis, IMC Basic software can help identify network bottlenecks, recognize anomalous traffic, and pinpoint varying levels of bandwidth traffic for different services and applications.
Flexible, centralized reporting
Simplifies an organization's report administration; flexible historical reports provide the information needed 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 be scheduled to run at a set timeframe.
IMC mobile application
IMC software provides a mobile application for the iPhone and the Android operating system; this provides administrators with the flexibility to monitor the network while away from their offices.
With the Telnet/SSH proxy, an administrator can use a browser to remotely access and manage devices through Telnet/SSH without installing a Telnet/SSH tool on the PC client used to access the device; this promotes secure and controlled access to devices while providing an audit of changes made on any device.
Is based on the network's physical topology and enables users to view the traffic conditions of various links.
IMC Basic software provides new ways to view performance data; includes four interface performance views: TopN, trend analysis, summary data, and at a glance; the GUI is flexible and allows for instant viewing, switching between multiple views, and quick access to the various interface performance summary views; WSM displays graphs and performance charts for wireless device status, wireless alarms statistics, online client trending, and AP traffic monitoring.
Network data collection
Generates, packages, and sends archived information about your network, device, or IMC software to the appropriate HP Networking support or sales organizations in one simple step; this feature gathers the data you selected and then generates reports and data files containing the relevant information; finally, it delivers the reports to your selected destination, either by email, FTP, SFTP, or to a file location.
WLAN device management
Supports HP MSM series WLAN devices, including controllers, fit APs, and fat APs; provides access controller list, access controller detail information, fit/fat access point list, and fit/fat access point detail information.
Wireless status view
Displays key information in one place; provides north-south status views (high-level information on network health down to the detailed status of services such as RADIUS running on your controllers); for controllers, it maintains the status of mobility activity, DHCP Server, VPNs, ports, VLANs, IPSec, and RADIUS; for APs, the software provides details on usage at the client level down to the CPU load level, and across neighbors and local meshes.
Automatically displays WLAN SSIDs in your network, compares performance, and relates APs to the WLAN by SSID.
Batch configuration wizard
Helps users configure the WLAN network step by step, including WLANs, AP groups, and radio parameters.
Displays logical and physical views of a WLAN by AP, controller, or WLAN so that status as well as detailed information can be viewed in real time; provides links that allow you to quickly click and find device location.
Tracks client connection history and provides top-down (AP-to-client) and bottom-up (client-to-AP) views to ease the troubleshooting of connection issues.
Abundant WLAN service reports are available, including AP statistics, radio statistics, client statistics, and traffic statistics.
Wireless terminal trace display
Logs the online and offline records of a wireless terminal and uses these records to display the movements of the wireless terminal in the location view.
PoE port management
The software can automatically learn which APs are connected to a switch's PoE ports, enabling control of those PoE ports; if necessary, a cold restart of a faulty AP can be made through the software, providing a fast resumption of the device.