HP Intelligent Management Center Enterprise Software Platform is a comprehensive wired and wireless network management tool supporting the FCAPS model, provides for end-to-end business management of IT, scalability of system architecture, and accommodation of new technology and infrastructure.

Intelligent Management Center (IMC) Enterprise Software Platform supports the management of both HP and third-party devices. The base license supports 50 devices with additional licenses available for purchase. Both eAPI library and five nodes of IMC Network Traffic Analyzer (NTA) Software are included.

What's New

  • Leverage integration with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager to manage servers.
  • Enhanced topology views with HTML5.
  • Monitor the system with optional high availability add-on license.
  • Take advantage of support for HP storage solutions such as 3Par and P4000.
  • Manage machine data and log analysis with the ArcSight Logger.

Features

Comprehensive Network Management For Global Enterprise Networks

  • The HP Intelligent Management Center Enterprise Software Platform is aimed at enterprises and organizations with branches and scales from hundreds to thousands of devices. Integrates fault management, element configuration, and network monitoring from a central vantage point.
  • Contains license support for 50 managed devices and 5 nodes of Network Traffic Analyzer Software (NTA) with available additional licenses for purchase.
  • Manage large, heterogeneous networks and scale for high-availability through a flexible, distributed deployment model to multiple servers.
  • Gather data about network, resource, and administrator performance with flexible, centralized reporting deliverable on an individual or periodic basis.
  • Delivers an extensive RESTful eAPI library that can be integrated with third-party software for additional functionality.

Comprehensive Resource Management for Easy Device Management

  • The HP Intelligent Management Center Enterprise Software Platform offers management capabilities for a wide range of devices from routers and switches to desktops and servers.
  • View and monitor devices in a variety of visual methodologies, by device, IP, network topology, or through a custom view. Utilize the Security Control Center to enforce device settings consistently and sound alarms when they become non-compliant.
  • Ascertain the health of a particular device through the device details page containing the summary, connectivity testing, real-time data, and the option to Telnet/SSH into the device to fix any issues.
  • Leverage the Configuration Center to verify that devices are up to date, backed up, or modified in any particular way. The Configuration Center can also be used to track device changes.

Detailed Performance Monitoring with Real-time Notifications

  • The HP Intelligent Management Center Enterprise Software Platform provides the ability to monitor device performance for report generation, performance information, and alarm notification.
  • Individually or collectively monitor devices for threshold settings, which when exceeded, will sound an alarm.
  • Be alerted with integrated alarm notifications and easily fix issues from the console or opting to utilize Telnet/SSH proxy.
  • Includes five nodes of IMC Network Traffic Analyzer Software to analyze network traffic and how it is being consumed by different applications and users.

Virtualization Management for VLANs, Virtual and Physical Networks

  • The HP Intelligent Management Center Enterprise Software Platform is one of the first management tools to integrate and monitor both virtual and physical networks.
  • Supports a variety of hypervisors including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen and KVM.
  • Manage VLANs on a global or on a per device basis and create standardized VLANs one-by-one or in a batch operation.
  • View the status of all the VLANs through a network topology view, with the ability to monitor and manage devices from the same view.

QuickSpecs

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Important note

You must have the Enterprise or Standard version of IMC installed prior to installing any of the IMC modules.

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HP Intelligent Management Center Enterprise Software Platform

Management

  • Resource management — provides comprehensive element management for multi-vendor devices using a single Web portal. Operators have access to a feature set for managing and monitoring many different networking devices and can manage them individually or in a group. Operators can also add devices manually, by CSV file, or through auto-discovery. Operators can view devices by topology, IP view, device view, and custom view and see key device details.
  • Configuration and change management — combines the tasks of network device change and configuration management to effectively manage devices and audit changes Like the IMC Resource Management feature, the Configuration Center has a portal for accessing most of IMC change and configuration management features. Operators can view and deploy software to devices, access configuration templates, utilize a system software library, clean the device for new deployments, and back the system up.
  • Performance monitoring and management — provides the ability to monitor the performance of devices managed by IMC. The Performance Management features provide the ability to customize the collection, alarming, and presentation of performance data. IMC enables real-time and historical performance management for managed devices like routers and switches on data like IPSec VPNs, WSM, and QoS. Also customizable are threshold settings, performance views and data, and global monitors; real-time views
  • Virtualization management
    • HP IMC Software is one of the first management tools to integrate management and — Capability to integrate, discover, map, manage and monitor virtualized environments, helping to identify VM sprawl
    • Provides insight and management of virtual networks and reduces migration complexity by
    • Supports VMware®, Hyper-V, and KVM; IMC Virtual Network Management Software also
  • Flexible, centralized reporting — offers administrator performance, operator performance, and resource reporting options by template. Other reports offered incleud real-time reports and ick custom reports. Quick custom reports give device and link reports. Device reports give information like IP address, status, location, hardware/software version on devices while link reports show connected to either end of a link. Reports can be customized in the interfaced to meet specific needs.
  • Global ACL management — provides operators with a comprehensive feature set for managing ACLs including viewing and configuring ACLs on devices managed by IMC, and importing ACLs. The ACL Manager supports basic, advanced, link, and user-defined ACLs. The ACL Assistant facilitates ACL template rule creation and easier management. The ACL Resource List provides a portal for viewing and managing ACLs with a Rule Set List. The ACL Deployment Wizard assists in the deployment of ACLs.
  • Role-based administrative controls — provides administrators with both the tools and the ability to grant access to only those features and resources operators need. IMC also provides controls and audit trails to support IT management best practices. Management rights and access to all resources managed by IMC are granted through operator groups, device groups, and custom views of the devices. An administrator can use operator groups to grant or restrict access to a variety of IMC features.
  • Compliance Center — IMC includes predefined policies for the compliance center as well as alarm generation when devices fail compliance checks
  • Network asset management — With network asset manager, administrators and operators can track assets as well as changes to assets. This feature provides operators with a list of asset and drilldown capabilities into individual device details or device audit details. Operators can also query IMC for specific audit records and manage the device auditing process.
  • Real time fault management — integrates network management system of fault, performance, auditing, security, and configuration reduces the effort required to manage complex network infrastructures, allowing network managers to have one database of network devices in IMC that drives various tasks of network management. The database integrates with all IMC functions. The alarm or event management system in IMC uses the existing device database and generates alarms in an events of interest.
  • Customized functions and third-party device support — IMC Enterprise Software 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.
  • 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 — generates, packages, and sends archived information about your network, device, or IMC software to the appropriate HP 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, either by email, FTP, SFTP, or to a file location
  • Intuitive user interface — includes many features enabling administrators and operators to manage the network infrastructure. The tabular navigation system is located at the top of every IMC page to provide one click access to most of IMC features. IMC also provides operators with many paths to the same destination. Operators are provided with quick start guides. With the My Favorites feature, operators can create links to the IMC features they use most often.
  • Network Traffic Analyzer — informs administrator of real-time network bandwidth consumption by users. IMC Enterprise Software includes 5 nodes.
  • Extensible platform and module services — IMC Software has an open platform to support a service-oriented architecture (SOA); features within the software can be integrated with third-party software, utilizing the available APIs
  • Features-based administrative controls — supports secure operator access to IMC via LDAP or RADIUS authentication, the ability to view the online activity of IMC operators, logging operator access temporarily or permanently, IP-address access, as well as audit trails that detail changes that IMC operators have made to devices in the infrastructure.
  • eAPI library and third-party applications — The IMC eAPI library utilizes a RESTful implementation for simplified integration with HP and third-party applications; more than 200 eAPI calls are available in the library, which is included with IMC Enterprise software.
  • Service Monitor — monitors the availability and responsiveness of common network services via probes that you configure; the probes reside on local and remote IMC software agents and test services from servers and devices that you select when configuring the probes; monitor these protocols: DNS, FTP, HTTP, TCP, UDP, VoIP (using NTA module), SMTP, DHCP, ICMP, Radius, TACACS+
  • 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; supports SSH v1/v2
  • NEW High Availability (Optional add-on license) — provides high availability for the IMC system by offering one or multiple standby IMC servers for redundancy. IMC HA can be implemented with a deployment with a remote database or shared storage.

Warranty and support

HP Intelligent Management Center Enterprise Software Platform

HP IMC Enterprise Software Platform with 50-node E-LTU (JG748AAE)
Minimum system requirements Server:
Intel® Pentium® 4 3.0 GHz
4 GB RAM memory
50 GB storage
10/100 Mbps NIC
48X CD-ROM drive, video card supporting 1024 x 768 resolution, and sound card

Client:
Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz
2 GB RAM memory
50 GB storage
10/100 Mbps NIC
48X CD-ROM drive, video card supporting 1024 x 768 resolution, and sound card
System requirements, recommended Server:
3.0 GHz Intel® Xeon® or Intel® Core™2 Duo processor or equivalent
4 GB RAM memory
100 GB storage
10/100 Mbps NIC
48X CD-ROM drive, video card supporting 1024 x 768 resolution, and sound card
Software (required) Server:
Operating system: Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 X64 with Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 with KB2836988
Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (Enterprise and Standard versions only)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 X64 (Enterprise and Standard versions only)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 (Enterprise and Standard versions only)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 X64 (Enterprise and Standard versions only)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 (Enterprise and Standard versions only)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 X64 (Enterprise and Standard versions only)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 X64 (Enterprise and Standard versions only)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 X64 (Enterprise and Standard versions only)
Database:
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 (Windows only)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (Windows only)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 (Windows only)
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (Windows only)
Oracle 11g Release 1 (Linux only)
Oracle 11g Release 2 (Linux only)
MySQL Enterprise Server 5.1 (Linux and Windows) (Up to 1000 devices are supported)
MySQL Enterprise Server 5.5 (Linux and Windows) (Up to 1000 devices are supported)
MySQL Enterprise Server 5.6 (Linux and Windows) (Up to 1000 devices are supported)
Browser supported Firefox 3.6 or later is recommended
Internet Explorer 8.0 or later is recommended
Hypervisor VMware Workstation 6.5.x
VMware Workstation 9.0.x
VMware ESX Server 4.x
VMware ESX Server 5.x
Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Physical characteristics
What's included
What's in the box License Entitlement, Electronic Delivery
Warranty Not applicable;Electronic and telephone support: limited electronic and telephone support is available from HP refer to www.hp.com/networking/support for details on the support provided and the period during which support is available;Software releases: refer to www.hp.com/networking/support for details on the software releases provided and the period during which software releases are available for your product(s)

HP IMC Standard and Enterprise Additional 50-node E-LTU (JG749AAE)

Electronic license for additional 50-nodes, for HP IMC Standard and Enterprise

Notes

1CPU is enough

Compatible products

HP IMC Network Traffic Analyzer Software Module Additional 5-node E-LTU (JG751AAE)

Additional 5-node E-LTU for HP IMC Network Traffic Analyzer


This accessory currently doesn't have any detailed specifications. To learn more contact a HP Networking Expert.

Compatible products

HP IMC Extended API E-LTU (JG399AAE)

HP IMC Extended API E-LTU (JG399AAE)

Electronic delivery of license for HP IMC Extended API E-LTU

Server requirement

Minimum system hardware

Intel® Pentium® 4 3.0 GHz processor
4 GB RAM memory
50 GB storage
10/100 MB NIC

Recommended system hardware

3.0 GHz Intel® Xeon® or Intel® Core™2 Duo processor or equivalent processor
4 GB RAM memory
100 GB storage
10/100 MB NIC

Recommended software

Windows® Server 2003 with Service Pack 2
Windows® Server 2003 X64 with Service Pack 2 and KB942288
Windows® Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2
Windows® Server 2003 R2 X64 with Service Pack 2 with KB942288
Windows® Server 2008 with Service Pack 2
Windows® Server 2008 X64 with Service Pack 2
Windows® Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1
Windows® Server 2008 R2 X64 with Service Pack 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 X64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 X64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 X64

Additional requirements

Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (Windows only), Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 (Windows only), Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 (64-bit—Windows 64-bit only), Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (Windows only), Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (64-bit—Windows only), Oracle 11g Release 1 (Linux only), Oracle 11g Release 2 (Linux only), Oracle 11g Release 2 (64-bit—Linux only), MySQL Enterprise Server 5.1 (Linux and Windows—up to 1,000 devices supported), and MySQL Enterprise Server 5.5 (Linux and Windows—up to 1,000 devices supported)

Compatible products

HP Intelligent Management Center Enterprise Software Platform

HP Intelligent Management Center Enterprise Software Platform

HP Care Packs for HP Networking

HP IMC Enterprise Software Platform with 50-node E-LTU
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  • 3-year, 24x7 SW phone support, software updates (UV761E)

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