CiscoWorks Hosting Solution Software (HSS) is a proactive software solution for data center network management. As part of the Cisco® Business-Ready Data Center, CiscoWorks HSS helps protect, optimize, and grow business by providing up-to-date configuration, fault, and performance information about the network infrastructure and Layer 4-7 load-balancing services.
Table 1 lists the features available in CiscoWorks Hosting Solution Software 1.9.
Table 1. CiscoWorks Hosting Solution Software 1.9 Features
Flexible user security model with granular, tiered user access to content switches
Removes the unnecessary overhead between network administrators and server managers to increase productivity of all operational staff; allows administrative tasks to be securely delegated without granting full device access
Configuration and activation of Layer 4-7 e-business services
Provides productivity gains for server managers by offering daily management features such as taking Web servers in and out of service, graceful shutdown, and changing weight; provides ability to perform simultaneous configurations to multiple devices at one time
Up-to-date, at-a-glance fault and performance monitoring of data center infrastructure
Saves time and resources in daily operations through an optmized operational GUI used to monitor Cisco infrastructure
Proactive Layer 4-7 e-business service monitoring
Saves time in troubleshooting e-business availability and the application traffic distribution among Web servers
Web-based, lightweight, secure GUI with easy customer view personalization and reporting
Generates incremental revenue for managed service providers with one-stop customer service management
Fault event notifications for user defined threshold crossing alerts through syslog, trap, or e-mail
Provides upper-layer network management systems and operations support systems integration for analysis
CiscoWorks HSS also offers the following new features:
• Simplified delegated activation and suspension of virtual IP addresses (VIPs), real servers, and services that eliminate any need for server administrators to have network topology or operations knowledge, with access controlled by Role-Based Access Control
• Enhanced configuration support for server load-balancing tasks such as those on the Cisco Content Services Switch for VIP redundancy and on Cisco Catalyst® 6000 Series switches with content switching modules (CSMs) for CSM redundancy
• Ability to create filters, make predefined groups, and perform rapid searches to make selections of one or a set of devices and services, facilitating quick and easy administration even in environments with thousands of managed objects
Customers currently using CiscoWorks Hosting Solution Engine (HSE) 1.9 can convert their software license to CiscoWorks HSS 1.9 by purchasing the conversion kit. CiscoWorks HSS 1.9 provides an ISO load image, including all of the operating system, device drivers, and Hosting Solution software.
Purchase CiscoWorks HSS 1.9 by placing an order beginning October 30, 2005, through normal sales channels. This is the first release of CiscoWorks HSS 1.9. CiscoWorks HSS contains strong encryption technologies controlled by the U.S. government, and you will be prompted to apply for permission to access the encrypted files. Table 2 lists ordering information for CiscoWorks Hosting Solution Software 1.9. Table 3 lists the supported platform specifications.
Table 2. Ordering Information
CiscoWorks Hosting Solution Software; includes software version 1.9 for use on customer-provided hardware; hardware must meet reference platform specifications.
CiscoWorks Hosting Solution Software; includes software version 1.9 for customers wishing to transfer license from CiscoWorks Hosting Solution Engine 1.9.