FTMS Platform architecture
The Dell Force10 Management System (FTMS) is a highly customizable, flexible and extensible, management system designed to deliver Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance and Security (FCAPS) management of Dell Force10 products.
The FTMS platform uses standards-based technologies that support a variety of interfaces for standalone operations or ease of integration into existing network management infrastructure.
Unify management and configuration tasks of your Dell Force10 environments with a user-friendly application interface and powerful tools to streamline network efficiency.
- Device Auto Discovery provides auto-discovery of Dell Force10 devices and discovery of all key system components
- Node Manager enables network administrators to manage devices at the port level , supporting fault, configuration and performance monitoring functions for each node
- Fault management collects, stores and displays management information related to network health
- Configuration Management enables batch configuration with templates, scheduled backups, and other key configuration functions
- Accounting/Inventory Management maintains a comprehensive database of discovered devices with serial number tracking, as well as software and firmware revisions
- Performance management supports highly flexible and customizable data collection, threshold configuration and performance reporting mechanisms
- Secure management enables secure administration of FTMS and secure access to devices
FTMS delivers management for a growing family of Dell Force10 switches, including the Dell Force10 Z-Series, E-Series, C-Series and S-Series.
FTMS is based on Java and is supported on Windows operating systems (Windows XP Professional Server 2003, Windows NT), Linux (CentOS) and Solaris.
FTMS can give you the power to easily manage your Dell Force10 deployments with a single management application.