H3C intelligent Management Center (iMC) is a standalone, comprehensive management solution that delivers integrated, modular management capabilities across Cloud and data centre, end-user management, campus network, and wireless management.
iMC is designed on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) using a business application flow model as its core to allow the management of resources, services, and users to be fully integrated. This software enables an enterprise business to grow its management in scale and seamlessly accommodate new technologies. With its SOA, IMC is capable of incorporating additional modules to its base platform to provide deeper functionality.
iMC supports the management of H3C and third-party devices and is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® and Linux operating systems.
• Highly flexible and scalable deployment
• Powerful administration control
• Rich resource management
• Detailed performance monitoring and management
• Flexible centralized reporting
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H3C intelligent Management Center (IMC) —cohesively integrates fault management, element configuration, and network monitoring from a central vantage point built-in support for third-party devices enables network administrators to centrally manage all network elements with a variety of automated tasks, including discovery, categorization, baseline configurations, and software images. iMC provides configuration comparison tools, version tracking, change alerts, and more
Modular architecture - new modules can be added to enrich network management capabilities; modules for user access management, VPN management, and traffic analysis can be quickly added to provide instant benefits; the architecture allows modules to share information and provide collaborative policy creation and reports
Live update enhancements - IMC now provides notification and download availability of the latest IMC patches as well as new firmware version releases for H3C devices
Virtualization management - H3C IMC is one of the first management tools to integrate management and monitoring of both virtual and physical networks. It provides insight and management of virtual networks and reduces migration complexity by aligning and automating network policies with virtual images. It also supports VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix and KVM; iMC Virtual Network Management also supports automatic tracking of the network access port of virtual machines
Highly flexible and scalable deployment model - iMC delivers an extensive set of capabilities for managing large heterogeneous networks and provides 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
Rich resource management - iMC 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, as well as VLAN topology and the ability to create custom views like a dashboard homepage; customization enables administrators to organize and control the network infrastructure. iMC now supports Multi-Device Context (MDC) and Intelligent Resillient Framework version 3 (IRF3) latest technology management H3C offered.
Flexible, centralized reporting - centralized report management simplifies an organization's report administration; iMC 's flexible historical reports provide the 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 can be set to run on a particular schedule
Access control list management - iMC simplifies the definition, deployment, and control of ACLs with effective policy-based control of network security and quality of service (QoS) across an organization's network infrastructure; ACL rule optimization helps ensure efficient use of ACL resources on devices
Identification and access management - with the addition of the optional iMC End-user Intelligent Access (EIA) module, the system implements unified and centralized access management, supporting access through authentications, including LAN, WAN, WLAN, and VPN; it supports strong authentication using smart card, certificate, and others, and supports various methods for end-user access control and identity-based network services that efficiently integrate the management of user resources and services
Compliance Center - the Compliance Center feature associates compliance policies with devices that need to be checked; the compliance check function can promptly fix configuration and security problems in the network; if incorrect configurations are found, the data for the specific device and the configuration error are included in the Compliance Center report; IMC now includes predefined policies for the Compliance Center as well as alarm generation when devices fail compliance checks
Virtual Connect support - iMC supports add/remove connections for Virtual Connect Manager and displays the connect information from the device detail page
Telnet/SSH proxy - 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 auditing of changes on any device
Unified Task Management and Wizard Center - the iMC Wizard Center feature services many of the configuration wizards found within iMC, such as quick start and the third-party device configuration wizard; new to this release is Unified Task Management, a section that hosts all tasks within iMC
Traffic topology - based on the network's physical topology, it enables users to view the traffic conditions of various links; utilizes iMC geolocation data to automatically derive and place topographic maps
Customized functions and third-party device support - iMC extends device management and configuration functions; users can either extend an existing function to support third-party devices by compiling interactive scripts and XML files, or customize a function by compiling interactive scripts, XML files, and UI configuration files
Performance views - IMC provides new ways to view performance data: 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 performance summary views
Security Control Center - the Security Control Center (SCC) can be used to define policies and enforce device settings consistently on selected devices; you can also use policies to manage VLANs and VLAN port settings or automatically apply a configuration template on newly discovered devices; you can configure policies to send alarms when device configurations become noncompliant
Network data collection - network data collection generates, packages, and sends archived information about your network, device, or IMC to the appropriate H3C Networking support or sales organizations in one simple step; this feature gathers the data you selected and generates reports and data files containing the relevant information; it delivers the reports to your selected destination by email, FTP, SFTP, or to a file location
Service Monitor - use the Service Monitor feature to monitor the availability and responsiveness of common network services via probes that you configure; the probes reside on local and remote IMC agents and test services from servers and devices that you select when configuring the probes
Application Manager (APM) - The APM module provides key performance indicators that are based on the performance of various applications. When used with SHM, this module provides you with a holistic view of the performance of your servers and applications. Applications such as Microsoft Exchange and Oracle databases are supported.
Branch Intelligent Management System (BIMS) - The BIMS module provides zero-touch deployment for remote branch devices. It also offers resource, configuration, service, alarm, group, and privilege management. And it allows the remote management of customer premise equipment in the WAN.
End-user Admission Defense (EAD) - The EAD module reduces network vulnerabilities by integrating security policy management and end-user posture assessment to identify and isolate risks right at the network edge. EAD can also provide continual monitoring of each end-user’s traffic, installed software, running processes, and registry changes.
End-user Intelligent Access (EIA) - Based on authentication and authorization functions, EIA provides identification and access control functions, with a easy-to-use, high-performance, scalable features that can help network administrators to easily complete a variety of network access services deployment, the admission, monitoring, auditing, and other administrative tasks, greatly improve network security, manageability and maintainability.
Extended APIs - You get over 200 APIs that provide access to core platform services. iMC is built on an open and extensible architectural platform that leverages representational state-transfer-style Web services. These services enable third-party developers to create applications that interface with iMC.
End-user Intelligent Profiling (EIP) - To identify the mobile users and control access to mobile devices, providing intelligent functions for wire/wireless unified access solution.
End-user Mobile Office (EMO) - EMO module allows users to realize seamless mobile office applications via secure SSL VPN connection, EMO supports industry popular operating system, such as Windows, Android and iOS.
intelligent Analysis Report (iAR) - iAR is composed of the iMC report platform and the report designer. The iMC iAR system helps an IT manager clearly understand the condition of services, resources, and users in the current IT environment in detail and provides sufficient basis safeguard and decision support for the IT manager through intelligent analysis, report data mining, and personalized presentation.
IPSec VPN Manager (IVM) - This module reduces the complexity of deploying, monitoring, and managing IPSec virtual private networks. It provides detailed accounts of the health and performance of the IPSec VPN, resulting in quicker problem recognition and resolution as well as faster configuring and managing of IPSec VPN devices. The module also provides templates for dynamic VPN configuration.
MPLS/VPN Manager (MVM) - To facilitate the administration of heterogeneous private MPLS VPN connections, iMC offers this module. It enables you to architect and deploy network resources as well as monitor and manage the MPLS VPN network. The MVM module provides management functions such as VPN auto discovery, topology, monitoring, auditing, performance evaluation, VPN deployment, and service deployment—helping you optimize allocation of network resources. VPNs can be either manually added or automatically discovered.
Network Traffic Analyzer (NTA) - The NTA module provides easy-to-understand network traffic monitoring reports to enable a better understanding of your network’s bandwidth utilization. This graphical network monitoring tool uses industry-supported traffic-flow standards to provide real-time information about the key users and applications consuming network bandwidth.
Quality of Service Manager (QoSM) - The QoSM module provides real-time network detection of QoS configurations, enabling unified management of QoS policies. The module allows administrators to organize traffic into different classes, based on configurable criteria, to provide differentiated services as well as insight into committed access rates, generic traffic shaping, priority marking, and queue scheduling.
Resource Automation Manager (RAM) - RAM supports virtualization and focus on automation, RAM is the total resource deployment manager for the whole network IT infrastructure. The similar service deployment tasks can be abstracted as a generic model for virtualized network services to achieve a configuration reuse. After matching the service model with the physical network, the deployment task can be finished automatically, the traditional manual tasks normally took several weeks is shortened minutes level.
Service Health Manager (SHM) - The SHM module enables you to graphically monitor the health of services based on quality indicators. Key performance indicators can be applied to various aspects of service delivery controlled by the infrastructure—including bandwidth, configuration, link performance, and traffic patterns. Indicators are aggregated to key quality indicators to provide information on the overall service health and compliance to SLAs. This information allows network administrators to adjust network parameters to meet service delivery requirements.
Service Operations Manager (SOM) - The SOM module helps information technology departments with workflow management by providing control, measurement, and audit capabilities around configuration changes, fault identification, and recovery processes. Based on a Universal Configuration Management Database, the SOM offers configurable flow management and options for self-service, including knowledge-based creation and user-kiosk capabilities.
Trusted Mobile Media Management (TRM) - Provides support for USB removable storage media registration, authorization, control and monitoring functions. Be able to provide a comprehensive and credible removable storage media management solution.
User Behavior Auditor (UBA) - The addition of the UBA module helps you deal with potential security threats from internal users. Leveraging and mining data from other iMC service modules, the UBA module provides an essential view for observing user activity, allowing you to discover and preempt potential network security risks.
Virtual Connection Manager (VCM) - The Virtual Connection Manager module accelerates the provisioning of cloud applications by delivering iMC-defined connection policy templates. These templates are available for use by the VMware vCenter Hypervisor Manager through plug-in. Server administrators can deploy VMs and connect them to the network automatically, using the policies defined via the iMC templates. VCM can support VMware, MS Hyper-V, Citrix and KVM environment
Virtual Fabric Manager (VFM) - VFM module is the first of its kinds in the industry to provide unified management of FC, FCoE, TRILL, SPB and EVI technologies in data centre solution.
Wireless Service Manager (WSM) - The WSM module provides unified management of wired and wireless networks. With this module, you can add wireless network management functions to your existing wired network management system, instead of establishing a new IT management platform—safeguarding your legacy network investment from obsolescence and reducing maintenance costs. The module also provides heat maps to help optimize the layout for the best wireless performance.