APC InfraStruxure Central

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A vendor-neutral, scalable monitoring system which collects, organizes, and distributes critical alerts, surveillance video and key information, providing a unified view of complex physical infrastructure environments from anywhere on the network.

APC-infrastruxure-central-02Centralized management of critical physical infrastructure InfraStruxure Central provides an efficient way for organizations to monitor their company-wide multi-vendor physical infrastructure: power, cooling, security, and environment. Real-time monitoring, user-defined reports and graphs, and instant fault notification and escalation enable quick assessment and resolution of critical infrastructure events that can adversely affect IT system availability. This centralized repository of critical information can be accessed by multiple users from anywhere on the network, creating a consolidated view of the physical infrastructure. This open and flexible architecture expands with changing business needs through additional device licenses, add-on surveillance, capacity management and change management modules, and through integration with enterprise and building management systems.

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Features & Benefits

FEATURES BENEFITS
Manageability
Centralized management Simplify management of the physical infrastructure using a centralized repository accessible from anywhere on the network through a powerful and easy-to-use console application.
Real-time monitoring Immediate visibility to your entire physical infrastructure through centralized, real-time device monitoring and notification enabling quick assessment of events as they occur.
Fault notification Real-time event notification minimizes response times to critical physical infrastructure situations. Enables IT Administrators to reduce mean time to repair, improve efficiency, and maximize uptime.
Multi-vendor device support Extensive multi-vendor support for monitoring networked SNMP devices. Enable visibility of existing SNMP devices through threshold alert notifications, data trending and reporting.
Unified console Customizable Windows and Linux client application enables instant access to InfraStruxure Central application from anywhere on the network.
NMS Integration Integrate SNMP traps into an Enterprise Management System, allowing users to view alerts generated by devices managed by InfraStruxure Central
Free text search Quickly locate devices and alerts through the free search field.
Alarm filters Customize the user interface to display devices in critical, warning or normal device statuses.
Agility
Auto-discovery Reduces the time needed to install and deploy physical infrastructure devices by automatically detecting manageable devices on your network.
Mass Configuration Provides a comprehensive mass configuration capability, allowing users to create, save, and push configurations or specific device settings to similar APC devices with a Network Management Card.
Mass firmware update Decrease set-up time and complexity of managed devices by simultaneously upgrading firmware for multiple APC devices.
Custom mapping Custom backgrounds, unique user-assignable icons, and drag-and-drop device placement make it easy to identify problem devices at a glance, minimizing downtime, errors, and cost.
Private networking Reduce IP addresses needed on the public network to manage devices, by placing them on an isolated secure network.
Advanced device grouping Define user access and viewing capabilities to individual groups. Control access to devices by administrator-defined user accounts. Additional user access can be managed by using the built-in LDAP and Active Directory Support.
Availability
Graphical trending analysis Access current and historic data for any device or group of devices. Plot and graph multiple data points in a logical correlation to visualize potential hazardous trends.
Custom reporting Create, save and schedule user-defined reports for ease of data collection, distribution and analysis.
Centralized Alert Repository Access historical alerts from several appliances through one central database. Sort alerts by type, date, appliance, and/or device group.
Integrated data storage InfraStruxure Central ships with internal storage for data and video collection. Additional storage can easily be made available using the built-in Network Attached Storage server support for long-term storage and archiving.
Localized user interface Provides a localized user interface including alerts and alert descriptions in 10 local languages.
Adaptability
Extendable architecture Available node and application license keys extend the capabilities of the platform allowing it to grow to meet changing business needs.
Web services API Provides the ability to integrate InfraStruxure Central data and events into existing IT applications and tools capable of making web services calls.
Surveillance add-on application Enhance visibility of your critical assets with physical threat management to monitor and record all activity in secured areas. A centralized repository allows the user to review, search and tag surveillance events for future needs.
Add-on modbus TCP output module Integrates data and select events from devices managed by InfraStruxure Central into an existing Building Management Systems through ethernet transmission.
Integrates with InfraStruxure Management applications Achieve integrated energy efficiency, predictive planning and real-time data center operations through the add-on InfraStruxure Management applications; InfraStruxure Operations, InfraStruxure Capacity, InfraStruxure Change, InfraStruxure Energy Efficiency, InfraStruxure Energy Cost & InfraStruxure Mobile.
Protection
Customizable user access Define user access and viewing capabilities to individual groups. Control access to devices by administrator-defined user accounts. Additional user access can be managed by using the built-in LDAP and Active Directory Support.
Encrypted communications 128 Bit, SSL encrypted communications between client and server, as well as encrypted user IDs and passwords stored on the server to help protect your resources
Remote monitoring support Web-based service that serves as a second set of eyes into the health of a company’s physical infrastructure. Experienced professionals work non-stop to provide 24-hour monitoring and to help diagnose problems before they become critical

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InfraStruxure Central Options

Technical Specifications

InfraStruxure Central

Basic

InfraStruxure Central

Standard

InfraStruxure Central

Enterprise

Device Support

(1 node = 1 IP address)

Up to 525 devices

Up to 2,025 devices

Up to 4,025 devices

NetBotz Appliance

Surveillance Support

Up to 15 appliances

Up to 125 appliances

Up to 250 appliances

InfraStruxure Operations

InfraStruxure Capacity

InfraStruxure Mobile

InfraStruxure Energy Efficiency

InfraStruxure Change

InfraStruxure Energy Cost

Up to 20 racks

Up to 200 racks

Up to 1,000 racks

Building Management System

Integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multi-vendor SNMP and ModBus Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power

Single supply

Single supply

Dual supply

Supported Device Types
All: UPS Models, Chillers, Power

Distribution Units (PDU), Rack PDU’s,

Computer Room Air Conditioners,

Environmental Sensors, Power

Metering Equipment, Surveillance

Appliances, Static Transfer Switches,

Standby Generators

Yes

Yes

Yes

Client System & Web Browser Prerequisites
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2, Server 2003, Vista or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x (32-bit platforms only) Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2, Server 2003, Vista or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x (32-bit platforms only) Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2, Server 2003, Vista or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x (32-bit platforms only)
CPU Speed

1 GHz or better AMD/Intel processor

1 GHz or better AMD/Intel processor

1 GHz or better AMD/Intel processor

System Memory

1GB RAM

1GB RAM

1GB RAM

Screen Resolution

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

Browser Requirements The browser must be JavaScript® enabled, Mozilla Firefox® version 3.0.8 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer® version 6.0 or higher The browser must be JavaScript® enabled, Mozilla Firefox® version 3.0.8 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer® version 6.0 or higher The browser must be JavaScript® enabled, Mozilla Firefox® version 3.0.8 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer® version 6.0 or higher
Communications & Storage
On-board RAM & Data Storage 1GB/160GB available for data storage 2GB/250GB available for data storage 4GB/1TB available for data storage
Protocols DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMS, SMTP, SSL, TCP/IP, SNMP, Modbus TCP DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMS, SMTP, SSL, TCP/IP, SNMP, Modbus TCP DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMS, SMTP, SSL, TCP/IP, SNMP, Modbus TCP
Network Interface Connections RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T