Vista Manager EX

Network Monitoring and Management

Vista Manager EX delivers state-of-the-art monitoring and management for Allied Telesis Autonomous Management FrameworkTM (AMF) networks. It automatically creates a complete topology map of switches, firewalls and wireless Access Points (APs), to enable effortless management of many, or all, network devices at once. An expanded view of the complete network also includes third-party devices such as security cameras.

Vista Manager EX

Overview

Intuitive usability puts comprehensive network information just a click away, easing the burden of administration. Real-time monitoring of network status and actionable reporting ensure the timely resolution of any problems.

Single-pane-of-glass

Vista Manager EX provides a single-pane-of-glass interface to the entire network. The dashboard includes network details and status, event information, and a topology map. Critical issues, such as internal security threats, link tampering, network loops, environmental alarms, and failed nodes, are highlighted on the network map and in the event log so they can be easily dealt with. Simple navigation provides the ability to easily manage and monitor any network device. Vista Manager EX brilliantly combines a complete network overview with intuitive access to detailed information.

Real-time maps

Integrated topology map

The topology map shows wired and wireless devices connected in the network. Using Tracepath enables a real-time connectivity check between any two nodes. The service monitoring view allows configuration of visual monitoring of services running on a chosen device, with actionable reporting as events and alarms are displayed.

Traffic monitoring map

The color-coded traffic map provides visual network utilization and bandwidth across all links, with constant updates, while the advanced view uses sFlow to show protocol use through the network, and from specific devices. Enjoy proactive network management using live and historical views to analyze traffic patterns and protocol use, and improve performance.

VLAN map

Simplify network management by creating and editing VLANs across multiple switches at once with a few mouse clicks. The color-coded VLAN map highlights network connectivity, showing data paths for your important business applications.     

Multi-network support 

Support multiple tenants with Vista Manager EX. Each tenant network is kept separate from others for secure deployment and management. Allow full administration or read-only access to as much or as little of the network as required. Multi-tenant support provides a high-value solution for large distributed companies, allowing for centralization or distribution of branch-office network management. Service providers can enjoy full flexibility when offering network provisioning and/or management services to individual companies.

Network automation

Network management is simple, with powerful features like automatic backup, upgrade and configuration of any group of network devices, or even all devices. Automated device recovery enables zero-touch replacement with new devices simply appearing in Vista Manager. The power of AMF and Vista Manager EX combines to ease the burden of administration, and support plug-and-play networking.

Plug-ins for additional functionality

Add management capability to Vista Manager EX with subscription based plug-ins. Optimize network management and reduce running costs by paying for current features, with the ability to upgrade at any time.

AWC plug-in

The Autonomous Wave Controller (AWC) plug-in for Vista Manager EX features wireless management to control, monitor and automate operation of Allied Telesis wireless APs, with floor maps and wireless coverage heat maps. AWC incorporates wireless intelligence to model access point location and signal strength, and automatically optimize wireless output and channel selection for a superior user experience. Innovative Channel Blanket hybrid wireless enables multi-channel and single-channel operation at the same time, for a no compromise wireless network with high throughput and seamless roaming.

SNMP plug-in

Auto-discover and manage a wide range of devices with the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) plug-in for Vista Manager EX. Different network device views enable visibility the way you prefer. Extend network monitoring and enable pro-active management with automated notifications and alerts.

Vista Manager network

Vista Manager EX provides intuitive and simplified network management for businesses of all sizes. This integrated solution supports wired and wireless Allied Telesis network devices and security appliances. Third-party devices such as IP phones and security cameras are also included for a broad view of the network deployment and status.

With the ability to manage many or all devices at once, simplified VLAN management, and real-time traffic, protocol, and service monitoring, Vista Manager EX with AMF delivers real business value and low ongoing network administration costs.

Key Features

  • Intuitive single-pane-of-glass interface
  • Centralized network and device management
  • Manage Allied Telesis switches, firewalls, and wireless AP (1)
  • Automatically-created topology maps
  • High-priority network issues and critical events are highlighted on the map, and in the event log
  • Automatic wireless output and channel control (1)
  • Channel Blanket hybrid wireless (2)
  • SNMP plug-in for broad device support (3)
  • Real-time traffic, protocol, and service monitoring
  • Simplified VLAN creation and management
  • Support multiple networks with flexible management access
  • Add and manage Feature licenses on any AMF node

(1) AP management requires AWC plug-in license
(2) Requires AWC Channel Blanket and AWC plug-in license
(3) SNMP management requires SNMP plug-in license

traffic map
vlan creation

The color-coded traffic map provides real-time visual status of network utilization and bandwidth across all links. The advanced view uses sFlow to show protocol use through the network.

Simplify network management by creating VLANs across multiple switches with just a few mouse clicks.

AWC plug-in

Allied Telesis innovative Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) regularly analyzes wireless networks, and dynamically updates Access Points (APs) to deliver significant improvements in connectivity and performance, by automatically minimizing coverage gaps and reducing AP interference. AWC delivers a high-quality wireless experience that responds to network configuration changes and bandwidth demands from user devices.

SNMP plug-in

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) plug-in can acquire detailed information and statistics from a broad range of networking devices. Different views enable users to manage devices the way they prefer. It supports management of up to 2000 devices, and in large networks it automatically searches for SNMP agents and displays each device found in tree form, for an easy view of the overall network topology. The SNMP plug-in is a powerful addition to Vista Manager EX, adding management flexibility by supporting non-AMF devices.

awc pluin screen
snmp screen
Visualize AP deployment with wireless floor maps.
Graph statistical information obtained using SNMP such as interface traffic.
Vista Manager floor map
snmp chart

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM LIMITS
AMF nodes   3000 (5)
Wireless APs Total 3000 APs
Manageable TQ Series 3000 APs
Manageable MWS Series 100 APs
Channel Blanket
Wireless
Manageable Blankets 100
APs (TQ5403) per Blanket 100
Clients per Blanket 500
  Blankets per AP (TQ5403) 4
SNMP Agents   2000 agents
Integrated network map   300 AMF, wireless, SNMP nodes per area

 

(5) Total number of AMF nodes and Guest nodes

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS <1000 Access points 001 to 3000 Access points
SERVER    
Processor Intel i5core 2.5GHz  
WINDOWS OS VERSIONS    
Windows Server 2019  
Windows Server 2016  
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)  
Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit)  
Windows 7 Professional SPI (64 bit)  
VIRTUALIZATION PLATFORM    
VMware vShere Hypervisor (Ver.6.0 and 6.5)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V  
Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V  
SYSTEM CAPACITY       AWC HISTORY STORAGE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTt
MANAGED ACCESS POINTS VISTA BASE AWC PLUGIN SNMP PLUGIN ROGUE AP HISTORY CLIENT HISTORY MEMORY HDD CAPACITY
<1000 Access Points         Minimum 8GB 200GB
      Minimum 16GB 300GB
      Minimum 8GB 200GB
  1 day 1 day Minimum 18GB 240GB
    Minimum 16GB 300GB
1 day 1 day Minimum 26GB 340GB
1001 TO 3000 Access Points       Minimum 16GB 600GB
    14 days Minimum 54GB 1TB
  14 days   Minimum 186GB 1.5TB
  1 day 1 day Minimum 28GB 1TB
  14 days 14 days Minimum 205GB 1.5TB
BROWSER SUPPORT
Web browser Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft Edge
Safari for iPad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported Allied Telesis Network Devices

SWITCHES   FIREWALLS WIRELESS
SwitchBlade x8100 Series IE300 Industrial Series AR4050S UTM firewall TQ5403 Series
SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 IE210L Industrial Series AR3050S UTM firewall TQ4600 Series
TQ4600-OF13 (OpenFlow)
x950 Series IE200 Industrial Series AR2050V VPN firewall TQ4400e Series
x930 Series CentreCOM XS900MX Series AR2010V Compact VPN firewall MWS Series
x550 Series CentreCOM GS900MX Series    
x530 Series CentreCOM GS980M Series    
x510 Series CentreCOM GS970M Series    
IX5-28GPX CentreCOM FS980M Series    
x310 Series      
x230 Series      
x220 Series      
IE510 Industrial Series      

Vista Manager EX Licenses

Note: You can try Vista Manager EX for free by activating the 90 Day trial license after installation. The Trial license includes support for the AWC and SNMP plug-ins.

LICENSE NAME SUBSCRIPTION
AT-FL-VISTA-BASE-1YR 1 year Vista Manager EX license
AT-FL-VISTA-BASE-5YR  5 year Vista Manager EX license
AT-FL-VISTA-AWC10-1YR 1 year Vista Manager AWC plug-in license for managing up to 10 access points (6)
AT-FL-VISTA-AWC10-5YR 5 year Vista Manager AWC plug-in license for managing up to 10 access points (6)
AT-FL-VISTA-CB10-1YR 1 year Vista Manager AWC plug-in license to enable Channel Blanket hybrid opoeration(6)(7)
AT-FL-VISTA-CB10-5YR 5 year Vista Manager AWC plug-in license to enable Channel Blanket hybrid opoeration(6)(7)
AT-FL-VISTA-SNMP-1YR 1 year Vista Manager SNMP plug-in license
AT-FL-VISTA-SNMP-5YR 5 year Vista Manager SNMP plug-in license

(6) Purchase one license per 10 access points
(7) Channel Blanket license also requires AWC license to operate. Channel Blanket supported on TQ5403 access points