Network Management System
The D-View 7 Network Management System is a comprehensive standards-based management tool designed to centrally manage critical network characteristics such as availability, reliability, resilience and security in a consistent way. Flexible and versatile, D-View 7 uses cutting edge web technology to provide a comprehensive software toolbox that can be accessed without the need to install software onto the client.
D-View 7 is organized into a server-probe architecture, which simplifies data collection across complex networks. Monitoring and configuring multiple devices at remote locations, across the Internet, or behind a NAT is no longer an issue with the D-View 7. Remotely deployed probes will automatically tunnel home, allowing for the management of devices that cannot be directly accessed using standard SNMP. When a device is selected for management, D-View 7 probes will relay the command to the devices and then report back its data to the D-View 7 server.
Simplify Network Management
D-View 7 supports various predefined configuration template which can help users manage multiple devices easily. For complex configuration, D-View 7 also has the ability to deploy CLI scripts across multiple devices simultaneously. This allows D-View 7 to support a wide area network range of configuration features and virtually any device as long as it supports reporting, monitoring, analysing and CLI settings. With a highly customizable scheduling system, D-View 7 can allow users to assign tasks to be issued in off peak hours or any other planned maintenance time frame. Users can have the peace of mind knowing that routine maintenance task and configurations will be automatically managed and monitored by D-View 7’s event notification system. D-View 7 also supports periodic task which can be run daily, weekly, monthly, etc.
Extendable, Affordable Business Wireless Solution
Designed from the ground up as a standalone software controller, D-Link D-View 7 is flexible, robust, and feature rich. It comes ready to run with many enhanced enterprise wireless access point (AP) features to provide a solid wireless network system for customers who need a centralized management controller. D-View 7 can be deployed onto a server running Microsoft Windows and can manage up to 500 APs without an additional license charge. D-View 7 currently supports 6 different models of D-Link Access Points.
Robust Security and Management Tools
The D-View 7 Network Management System supports multi-site deployment management as well as multi-tenancy management. This allows network administrators to provide different management authorities between head and regional offices, and allows service providers to offer a managed wireless network for their customers. Sites can be logically separated with their own configuration, access security, network map, and statistics. Auto- generates network topology maps and periodically polls network devices. The map of the topology view can be modified(Add, Edit, Delete). Select this option image formats supported are JPG, JPEG, GIF and PNG. For example, a network operations manager could pre-configure APs before dispatching them to regional offices. He can then manage all of the APs on an enterprise intranet, while allowing local administrators to manage APs that are only present on their local network. The service provider can simply send a pre-configured AP to a customer and then remotely manage the customer’s wireless network access and security.
Manage Third-party Devices
Network administrators can customize the SOID and related information of virtually any 3rd party device which lets D-View 7 identify many third party devices and manage them. D-View 7 can then check the health status of those devices, issue CLI commands, and do the standard management and monitoring. Detected foreign wireless access points seen on the Network Management System. Combined with the new D-View 7 graphical dashboard, network administrators can get near real-time feedback on the status of their network.
For wireless access, D-Link SMB APs can support 8 SSIDs per radio, which means administrators can use one SSID to create a guest network for visitors. D-View 7 expands on that built-in feature and allows for multiple user authentications. Access controls can be configured per SSID as well, allowing network administrators to configure separate internal networks for different subnets. This means that more advanced value added services such as a captive portal or Wi-Fi hotspots can be used to help manage wireless network traffic.
Flexible Expansion and Deployment Options
Unlike traditional hardware controller solutions for managing wireless access points, D-View 7 has a much lower initial investment cost as it comes bundled with many D-Link access points and there are no per access point license charges. With the simple to use installation tool, it is easy to expand the wireless network in the future. Adding devices to D-View 7 is done automatically when new access points are discovered on the network, allowing new devices to be quickly managed and deployed. D-View 7 also automatically manages RF output for multiple access points, optimizing the number of available wireless channels and coverage. This results in reduced channel interference and provides faster total bandwidth throughput and connection reliability. By optimizing the coverage area and connection quality, D-View 7 enables network administrators to provide better wireless service at a lower deployment cost, resulting in a higher return on investment.
Deploying D-View 7 is also much simpler compared to traditional hardware controller solutions as it can be installed on any server running a recent version of Microsoft Windows. D-View 7 software operates transparently on the network meaning the access point can be deployed anywhere in a customer’s Layer 2/3 environment. Management traffic to and from the target access points will go through an authorized tunnel to D-View 7 while normal network traffic will go through existing networking infrastructure unimpeded. The D-View 7 management interface is also remotely accessible via its built-in web server. Administrators can use a web browser to connect to computers with D-View 7 installed to manage their WLAN network and wireless access points from anywhere.
Enhanced Trap and Syslog Analysis
D-View 7 also functions as a trap and syslog server which can collect all of the trap or syslog data from multiple devices across a network. This gives network administrators a centralized place to collect important data, which can then be searched easily from within one year retrospective recording D-View 7. The advanced search system lets network administrators set keyword combinations, and generate alarms based on events that are reported in the trap or syslog feature. It can also let network administrators set key works, keyword combinations, and generate alarms based on reported trap or syslog.