The Infrastructure Configuration Manager (ICM) sits at the heart of the managed connectivity system, linking connectivity information generated by the supporting hardware technologies to third party network management applications.
The user experience is via a ‘drag & drop' graphical user interface and the real-time connectivity data is stored in the ICM database. The ICM also contains the management agents necessary to collect the data from the choice of hardware technologies and to communicate control instructions to the hardware.
ICM can be used as a self contained stand alone physical layer management application if desired. In this configuration, ICM will deliver documentation of your network connections and a complete application for managing Work O rders, Network Topology, Level 2 Discovery, reporting and alarms. However, to get the most from your managed connectivity solution and your existing NMS And DCIM investments, ICM contains on open Application Programming Interface (API).
Along with the associated software development kit, this open API can deliver two-way, seamless integration with your network management software and opens up a whole range of value add applications that can only be delivered by linking physical layer data into your network management environment.