EndaceCMS™ is a core component of the EndaceFabric™ architecture. It lets IT Operations teams centrally monitor and administer all the physical and virtual Endace appliances in a network-wide deployment.
This efficient, centralized management of all the components of an EndaceFabric speeds up and simplifies administrative tasks, reducing OPEX costs and increasing agility.
Key features of EndaceCMS:
- Pushing configuration changes to the entire EndaceFabric, individual EndaceProbes, or groups of EndaceProbes using profiles.
- Central monitoring of EndaceProbe and vProbe health and capture status
- Orchestration of upgrades of the EndaceFabric
Configurations can be pulled from, or pushed to, individual appliances quickly - making it simple to copy configurations between appliances.
Using the profile feature of EndaceCMS, it’s easy to create a pre-defined configuration and push it out to segments of the EndaceFabric, allowing different geographic or logical regions to have different settings and access control.
At-a-glance estate health and status, along with customizable alarms and thresholds, allow for proactive management of an estate of Endace appliances.
Rapid identification of malfunctioning or overloaded appliances enables rapid response and remediation, ensuring that if a critical event occurs there is no gap in coverage across the monitoring fabric.
Updating an entire estate of appliances can be a challenge, particularly if available update windows are tight. EndaceCMS makes this easy.
With EndaceCMS, system updates and patch files are managed centrally from EndaceCMS and can be applied to multiple connected appliances simultaneously. Updates can be applied in real-time or scheduled for later deployment.
EndaceCMS is available as a VMWare or KVM virtual machine that can be deployed on any suitable server infrastructure.
It is also available as a pre-installed physical appliance, which comes with 32TB of local RAID storage and can host up to four applications in its built-in Application Dock™ hosting environment. This makes the physical EndaceCMS appliance an ideal platform for hosting InvestigationManager instances which can leverage EndaceCMS's local storage for archival of packets retrieved during investigations.