Product Id: 19728509
Description: HPE DCM Controller - Network management device - 2 ports - GigE - 1U - rack-mountable
Mfr Part #: J9445A#ABA
The HP DCM (Data Center Connection Manager) Controller is a software appliance designed to formalize the workflow process between network and server IT teams for application provisioning, and help organizations control costs by providing policy-based automation of networking and server resources in the Data Center. DCM maintains policy connection states for physical as well as virtual servers wherever they connect in the data center, and provides detailed compliance information linking applications to their infrastructure dependencies. DCM is standards based and enables better capacity management and troubleshooting through the use of a connection inventory database.
- Warranty: lifetime warranty for as long as you own the product with next-business-day advance replacement (available in most countries), with the exception of the hard disk, which has a 5-year warranty
- Automated policy based provisioning
Data Center Connection Manager automates the provisioning of resources in the data center, including servers, edge network, and core network devices based on pre-defined connection policies.
- Virtualization compatible policies
Policies follow VM's and servers dynamically if they move from port to port or switch to switch, without requiring manual intervention.
- Network, server, and operator privilege levels
Different types of administrators are granted different access levels depending on requirements and job-specific activities. Operator allows read-only access to the connection inventory for compliance and troubleshooting.
- Flexible logging and messaging engine for administrator communications
DCM can communicate logging information and state changes of connections in the database via email, SNMP, syslog, or through script calls to HP network automation software.
- Flexible data structure
Policies are defined using a flexible data structure that easily maps to existing organizational structures and roles and responsibilities.
- Pod based data structure design
DCM utilizes a pod based data structure that allow it to flexibly map policy structure to logical boundaries in data centers, from physical rack based pods or departmental boundaries to organizational level pods in an outsourcing environment.
- Integration with HP network automation software (HP NAS)
As part of connection policies DCM can call specific HP NAS scripts to automate the configuration of centralized data center devices. Script calls can be made based on state changes in the database of individual connections.
- RADIUS based policy enforcement
RADIUS based authentication of servers and VM's when they connect ensures consistent policy delivery anywhere in the data center. Configuration parameters are delivered to the edge device through standard RADIUS attributes.