Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a new IP management appliance, the VitalQIP Appliance Manager, which provides Alcatel-Lucent’s VitalQIP DNS/DHCP and IPAM solution in an easy to deploy form factor designed for enterprise workgroup applications and for managed services providers.
The VitalQIP Appliance Management software is a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) that allows status monitoring of the appliance to manage remote services within the network. According to Alcatel-Lucent, the software features a central database of appliances and maintains version history by appliance. A preloaded, hardened Red Hat Linux operating system and token-based authentication help ensure security in customer networks.
The company has claimed that this software will enable automatic version upgrades, secure communication between the management station and the remote appliance, remote starting and stopping of services, DNS ‘high availability’ via ‘pairs’ and complete centralized monitoring all done through a web-based management GUI.
Eric Penisson, vice president of product management for Alcatel-Lucent enterprise activities, said: VitalQIP AM allows Alcatel-Lucent to now offer the best price performance appliance solution in the industry, seamlessly integrated with the market-leading VitalQIP DNS/DHCP & IP address management software.