Vista Manager EX

Network Monitoring and Management

Vista Manager EX delivers state-of-the-art monitoring and management for Autonomous Management FrameworkTM (AMF) wired, and Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) wireless networks. It automatically creates a complete topology map of switches, firewalls and wireless APs, to enable effortless management of many, or all, network devices at once. The Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) orchestrator enables centralized optimization of WAN traffic.

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.

Secure SD-WAN

The SD-WAN orchestrator integrated into Vista Manager EX centralizes management of branch office connections for more reliable and secure application delivery. Automatically optimize the performance of real-time applications to ensure business productivity. Set up acceptable performance metrics for any application, and use the map, dashboard, and health pages to monitor SD-WAN operation.

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. Proactive network management uses 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.

WAN map

The WAN map shows VPN connections between branch offices used by SD-WAN. Color-coding displays current status and the performance of inter-branch links for visual monitoring and proactive management.

Multi-network support

Support multiple tenants, as 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 AWC plug-in 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. 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

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
  • SD-WAN inter-branch network optimization
  • 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

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.

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.

Secure SD-WAN

SD-WAN provides businesses with improved inter-branch network performance and reduced cost, by automatically optimizing application traffic over multiple WAN links between offices. SD-WAN uses our UTM firewalls and VPN routers for branch connectivity, to ensure secure transport of critical and sensitive data.

The SD-WAN orchestrator integrated into Vista Manager EX provides the ability to set acceptable performance metrics for any application, and load-balance traffic to meet requirements. By monitoring VPN link quality, time-sensitive or critical traffic is automatically switched over to the optimal link as required.

Visual monitoring enables easy management of the WAN, with the ability to drill down to specific links or applications to assess live and historical operation.

SD-WAN
AMC plug-in

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.

Wireless network operation in multi-channel, single-channel (Channel Blanket), and hybrid (multi-channel and Channel Blanket) modes, supports maximum data throughput and seamless roaming for the most flexible wireless solution available(4).

(4) Channel Blanket and Hybrid modes available on TQ5403, TQ5403e and TQ1402 APs

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.

SNMP
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum specification (supports 100 Access Points)    
CPU Intel Core i5 Processer @ 2.5GHz or higher  
Memory (RAM) 8GB (without SNMP plugin) 16GB (with SNMP plugin)
HDD Capacity 200GB (without SNMP plugin) 300GB (with SNMP plugin)
AMF nodes 3000 1500
AWC wireless APs 100 100
SNMP nodes 0 200
Specification to support up to 3000 Access Points    
CPU Intel® Xeon® Gold 6126 CPU @ 2.60GHz or higher  
Memory (RAM) 16GB (without SNMP plugin) 16GB (with SNMP plugin)
HDD Capacity 600GB (without SNMP plugin) 1TB (with SNMP plugin)
AMF nodes 3000 1500
AWC wireless APs 3000 1500
SNMP nodes 0 200
OPERATING REQUIREMENTS <1000 Access points 1001 to 3000 Access points
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 vSphere Hypervisor (Ver.6.0 and 6.5)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V  
Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V  
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 IE340 Industrial Series AR4050S UTM firewall TQ5403 Series
SwitchBlade x908 GEN2 IE300 Industrial Series AR3050S UTM firewall TQ4600 Series
TQ4600-OF13 (OpenFlow)
x950 Series IE210L Industrial Series AR2050V VPN firewall TQ4400e Series
x930 Series IE200 Industrial Series AR2010V Compact VPN firewall TQ1402 Series
x550 Series CentreCOM XS900MX Series AR1050V Compact VPN firewall MWS Series
x530 Series CentreCOM GS900MX Series    
x510 Series CentreCOM GS980M Series    
IX5-28GPX CentreCOM GS970M Series    
x310 Series CentreCOM FS980M 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 operation(6)(7)
AT-FL-VISTA-CB10-5YR 5 year Vista Manager AWC plug-in license to enable Channel Blanket hybrid operation(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, TQ5403e and TQ1402 access points