H3C iMC WSM

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        Wireless Service Manager (WSM), a component of the H3C IMC platform, is developed in compliance with the service-oriented architecture (SOA) to enable distributed and modular service deployment as well as flexible service orchestration.

        Based on the IMC platform, WSM provides unified wired and wireless network management. With WSM, you can add WLAN and IoT management functions to the existing wired network management system, saving investment and maintenance costs. As a Web-based management system, WSM also brings simplicity and convenience to WLAN management.

        By cooperating with other IMC components, WSM provides the following features:

        *Panel management.

        *Alarm management.

        *Performance monitoring.

        *Software version management.

        *Configuration file management.

        *Access user management.

        *User authentication management.

        Unified wired and wireless management

        WSM provides centralized management of ACs, Fit APs, Fat APs, and wireless clients, allowing you to view device and running information in various views, and supporting device grouping in each view to help device management.

        WLAN Manager Overview

        Visualized maintenance

        WSM offers dashboard functionality to present WLAN statistics such as online client quantity, AP quantity, data traffic, client vendor distribution, and client locations, helping you gain visual insights into the network for easy maintenance.

        Visualized maintenance

        Desktop view

        The desktop view allows you to add frequently-used functions to a desktop as applications so that the functions can be accessed with a simple click.

        Desktop view

        Diversified topology management

        WSM provides the following topologies to help you get a quick overview of network conditions, device and link status, and alarm status:

        *Wireless device topology—Displays all ACs and Fat APs in WSM. You can double-click an AC or a Fat AP in the topology to view its information.

        *Location view topology—Displays information about APs and associated clients in location view.

        *Custom view topology—Displays Fit APs and associated clients managed by a specific AC in custom view.

        *Converged topology—Displays wireless and wired devices and their connections in a network.

        These topologies allow you to deploy devices in WSM according to the network setup to simulate actual conditions.

        Wireless device topology

        Beacon management

        Through monitoring and bulk beacon configuration, you can view beacon information, such as remaining battery time, MAC address, and associated AP, and configure UUIDs, major IDs, and minor IDs.

        Beacon management

        Client monitoring and roaming audit

        WSM records client roaming and allows you to view client information, such as MAC address, signal strength, online duration, transmit power set, negotiated power set, RSSI, SSID, channel, associated AC, associated AP, and roaming records. This allows you to audit client movement.

        Online client list

        RF heatmap

        WSM provides RF heatmaps in location views for verifying the WLAN design before network setup. In a heatmap, you can configure wireless settings, such as signal strength, rate, and channel, and draw obstacles according to the actual conditions to identify whether the wireless coverage is as expected.

        Wireless coverage

        WSM allows for both manual and automated network design and provides an AP calculator to help determine the number of APs required in your network.

        AP calculator

        Spectrum analysis and spectrum guard

        Spectrum analysis scans the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands to detect interference and affected channels and records real-time spectrum analysis data for you to determine wireless spectrum performance and WLAN security.

        Spectrum guard summarizes and displays the spectrum analysis data, including history data, in graphs and charts, such as channel usage, channel quality, interference strength, FFT, FFT Duty Cycle, and Swept Spectrogram graphs. Based on the data, spectrum guard automatically adjusts radio settings to ensure optimal wireless performance. You can filter interference devices and AP channel quality information as needed.

        Interference devices

        Wireless location and GIS view

        Wireless location locates online clients, rogue clients, rogue APs, and iNode clients. Together with the GIS view that associates hotspots in location views with a map, you can easily determine the physical location of a device.

        Client Position Distribution

        Client Locating History

        PoE management

        WSM provides the AP access port management function. You can view AP access ports that directly or indirectly connect APs to uplink devices. For a PoE-capable AP access port, you can enable or disable the PoE function to remotely perform a cold startup or shutdown of the AP.

        AP access ports

        Green design

        Energy policy management in WSM allows you to apply policies to wireless devices for energy saving. An energy policy can perform the following operations:

        *Scheduled startup and shutdown of APs or their radios.

        *Automatic adjustment of AP transmit power.

        *Scheduled enabling and disabling of SSIDs.

        Energy policy

        Primary and secondary AC management

        WSM uses a primary/secondary AC mechanism to guarantee high availability, and both the primary and secondary ACs are taken into consideration during network performance analysis to improve analysis accuracy. You can view the status of connections between APs and the primary and secondary ACs, and, through AC grouping, deploy configuration to a primary AC and its secondary ACs in bulk.

        AC grouping in AP template

        Wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS)

        WIPS helps protect enterprise networks and users from unauthorized wireless access based on user-defined security policies. WSM provides the following WIPS functions:

        *WIPS configuration.

        *Information detection.

        *Viewing security events.

        *Virtual domain management.

        *Intrusion prevention policy management.

        WIPS configuration

        Fault location and troubleshooting

        WSM provides a troubleshooting function, which allows you to perform RF ping or NQA operations to troubleshoot client access failures or unstable link status. In addition, you can view the spectrum analysis data in the troubleshooting page and export WLAN troubleshooting reports to locate problems in the WLAN.

        Support of third-party devices

        WSM allows you to manage 3rd network devices, including viewing basic device and client information, configuring global AC settings, managing groups and WLANs, and configuring radio parameters.

        3rd device management

        Hierarchical management of wireless services

        IMC provides a management component named WSM Supervisor (WSMS) to manage WSM components. Each WSMS supports up to 10 WSM components and a maximum of 30000 APs. A WSMS administrator can manage resources of all subordinate WSM components globally or log in to a subordinate WSM component from WSMS for management.

        WSMS enables you to manage a large-scale WLAN remotely, orchestrate wireless resources comprehensively, collect critical service statistics, and get a quick overview of the entire network.

        WSM Supervisor

        Network evaluation

        Network evaluation helps you determine AP operating status and user experience in an area and optimize the network based on the evaluation result and records.

        After an evaluation task is created, WSM periodically collects data for APs and clients in the specified location view. When data collection completes, WSM evaluates APs and clients based on the predefined thresholds. You can view the evaluation report to obtain AP information in each location view, AP and client history records, and the evaluation summary.

        Network evaluation report

        Wireless service report

        WSM provides redundant wireless service reports to help you manage networks comprehensively. Through the hierarchical report system, you are able to manage reports of a large-scale WLAN, a service provider network for example.

        Report template list

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        Specifications

        Hardware platform

        Server

        Windows or Linux (32 or 64 bit), 12-core processor (or higher), base frequency ≥ 2.0 GHz, memory size ≥ 32 G, hard disk size ≥ 300 G, a maximum of one 10/100/1000Mb autosensing Ethernet adapter

        Client

        Base frequency ≥ 1.8 G, memory size ≥ 512 MB, hard disk size ≥ 20 GB, 48x optical drive, 100M Ethernet adapter, resolution ratio 1024 × 768, sound adapter

        Operating system

        Server

        Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5/5.5/6.1/6.4 (32 or 64 bit)

        Client

        Windows, MAC OS, or Redhat Linux

        Browser

        Recommended: IE9.0, Firefox20, Chrome 26, or higher

        Database

        Oracle 11g Release 1/Release 2

        SQL Server 2005/SQL Server 2008/SQL Server 2012

        Service provider applications

        A service provider network can adopt the AC+Fit AP or Fat AP architecture. As shown in the following figure, in an AC+Fit AP network, the AC uses a fixed IP address and connects to the IMC platform. The administrator can manage Fit APs through the AC from the IMC platform.

        Service provider AC+Fit AP network

        Enterprise network application

        Enterprise WLANs mainly adopt the AC+Fit AP architecture, where the AC uses a fixed IP address and connects to the IMC platform for Fit AP management.

        Enterprise AC+Fit AP network

        SMB network application

        SMBs mainly adopt the AC+Fit AP architecture, where the AC uses a fixed IP address and connects to the IMC platform for Fit AP management.

        Product ID

        Description

        SWP-IMC7-WSM

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component

        LIS-IMC7-WSMA-50

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, 50 Licenses

        LIS-IMC7-WSMB-100

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, 100 Licenses

        LIS-IMC7-WSMB-200

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, 200 Licenses

        LIS-IMC7-WSMB-500

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, 500 Licenses

        LIS-IMC7-WSMB-1000

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, 1000 Licenses

        LIS-IMC7-WSMB-2000

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, 2000 Licenses

        LIS-IMC7-WSMB-5000

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, 5000 Licenses

        LIS-IMC7-WSMA-50-W

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, Intrusion Prevention System, 50 Licenses

        LIS-IMC7-WSMA-100-W

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, Intrusion Prevention System, 100 Licenses

        LIS-IMC7-WSMA-500-W

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, Intrusion Prevention System, 500 Licenses

        LIS-IMC7-WSM-H

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, WLAN Health Assessment License

        SWP-IMC7-WSM-S

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Supervisor Component

        LIS-IMC7-WSMA-50AP-L

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, Location Service, 50 Licenses (AP)

        LIS-IMC7-WSMA-100AP-L

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, Location Service, 100 Licenses (AP)

        LIS-IMC7-WSMA-200AP-L

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, Location Service, 200 Licenses (AP)

        LIS-IMC7-WSMA-500AP-L

        H3C iMC, Wireless Service Manager Component, Location Service, 500 Licenses (AP)

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