Cisco Application Networking Manager (v. 2.0) - license - 1 server

Mfg. Part: ANM-SERVER-20-K9 | CDW Part: 1667862 | UNSPSC: 43232804
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  • (v. 2.0)
  • license
  • 1 server
  • Linux
Cisco ANM helps to manage multidevice data center network services effectively. Version 2.0 simplifies management of the Cisco ACE virtualized environment, providing a unified interface for Cisco ACE troubleshooting, maintenance, operations, and monitoring. It also unifies the operations management and monitoring of real and virtual servers spanning a load-balancing infrastructure of ACE, CSS, CSM, and CSM-S devices. ANM also centralizes operation management of virtual IP (VIP) answers and DNS rules for GSS devices.

Cisco ANM simplifies Cisco ACE provisioning through forms-based configuration management of Layer 4 through 7 virtualized network devices and services. With Cisco ANM, network managers are able to create, modify, and delete all virtual contexts of the Cisco ACE, as well as control the allocation of resources among the virtual contexts. Within these virtual contexts, Cisco ANM enables configuration of the content networking and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) services.

Cisco ANM enables rapid creation, modification, and prestaged or immediate deployment of common services by operators of all skill levels. It does this by including a varying set of provisioning forms for the basic, advanced, and expert user. Using the basic forms, even operators new to the system can get value from their Cisco ACE systems "right out of the box" by provisioning the most common services quickly and easily.

Using the advanced forms, a knowledgeable user can easily exercise the more powerful features of Cisco ACE without having to master the Cisco ACE system itself. Advanced users can go a step beyond to the Cisco ANM expert mode, where they can implement even the most intricate configurations of services while still gaining the security and error reduction afforded by performing these tasks through the Cisco ANM graphical user interface or building block-based configuration management.

Cisco ANM provides up-to-date information on the health and state of all ANM-managed devices, virtual contexts, and services through real-time device and service monitoring, allowing operations staff to use this monitoring to pinpoint the source of a potential problem.

Throughout all functions, Cisco ANM uses an administrator-defined role-based access control (RBAC) security model that facilitates delegation of authority and responsibility for operations, administration, and monitoring of the managed devices, including activation and suspension of selected load-balanced servers. The Cisco ANM administrator can define with high granularity the tasks and options that are made available to individual users or user groups.

By taking advantage of Cisco ANM secure delegation capabilities, application and server managers can perform their daily management tasks, such as taking one or more real servers in or out of service, with options for graceful shutdown or cleared connections. They can do this without needing to know the type of network device that is supporting their servers (ACE, CSS, CSM, or CSM-S), the network topology, or other network operations.

ANM version 2.0 expands this centralized operations support to include the ability to activate and suspend VIP answers and DNS answer groups for global load balancing across one or more clusters of GSS devices.

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