Nov 29 2011   11:45PM GMT

HP Procurve Manager

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, managing your network gear is a chore and not a fun one like cleaning out the ice cream box. It can be tedious and without reward. There are switch backups, monitoring of ports, traffic reporting and more things that are just good house cleaning take a lot of time. In the HP Procurve world there is a tool that can help with that. HP Procurve Manager helps with a lot of these and the price isn’t bad. It is about $1,500.00 for management of up to 50 nodes.

Features that Could Save You Time
– Multiple device firmware updates: automatically obtains new device firmware from HP and updates devices, allowing users to download the latest version or choose the desired version for downloading; network administrators can schedule firmware updates on one or more groups of devices via the easy-to-use Firmware Update Wizard
– Backup and restore utility: provides HP PCM Plus with the ability to back up the net management database and the configuration files of HP PCM Plus; users never have to worry about losing known good configurations or database information when making changes or updates to the network
– In-depth traffic analysis: an integrated traffic-monitoring interface shows detailed information on traffic throughout the network and delivers minute-by-minute views of the volume and content of traffic at specified points within the network; using enhanced traffic analysis protocols such as XRMON and sFlow, users can monitor input and output traffic levels by device (up to 10,000 polled ports per agent) in order to help network managers enhance network resources

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Until next time,
TechStop (JW)

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