Microsoft DNS/DHCP Appliances
TCPWave supports agentless integration with Microsoft appliances.
Active Directory

Today‘s enterprise infrastructure is dynamic, with new geographical locations and the networks associated with them are being added or deleted on an ever-increasing basis. Microsoft represents network topology with directory objects called sites and subnets. The current state of the global network may not be reflected correctly within the Microsoft Active Directory (AD). This causes an inefficient allocation of Windows services, or even complete outages of such basic services such as user authentication and file availability. Microsoft does not offer the tools needed to reveal and resolve such severe issues. TCPWave IP Address Management (IPAM), however, provides a seamless integration with Microsoft AD Sites and Services to bridge that gap. TCPWave uses Microsoft‘s WinRM to communicate with Microsoft DNS and DHCP servers and leverages Microsoft‘s LDAP interface to communicate with AD, so no software agents are needed on Microsoft servers. Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is the Microsoft implementation of WS-Management Protocol, a standard Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)-based, firewall-friendly protocol that allows hardware and operating systems. The modern Java enabled TCPWave IPAM uses this technology to execute PowerShell commands on a remote Windows server using WinRM. When TCPWave IPAM is integrated with Microsoft AD, it also has the capability to integrate with Microsoft‘s DNS and DHCP services. The TCPWave solution can be completely authoritative for DNS and DHCP services. It can also be used to manage all of Microsoft‘s DNS and DHCP services or only used for the monitoring and reporting of those services.

DNS Accelerator

TCPWave Facilitates the Process for Quick Integration The initial configuration of TCPWave and Microsoft integration is simplified by an easy-to-follow wizard that helps quickly guide the administrative team through the process of establishing communication between the two systems. When integration is established, TCPWave provides additional logging and tests to monitor the synchronization processes and provide an audit of AD site activities. An organization has the option to configure integration in read-only mode or read/write mode in order to actively manage and optimize AD sites. TCPWave uses role-based access controls based on Microsoft AD groups to determine which administrative teams are authorized to make changes within the TCPWave tool set. When TCPWave first communicates with Microsoft AD Sites and Services, it imports the current AD site configuration. From then on, any changes that are configured from within Microsoft Management Console will be continuously synchronized within TCPWave as incremental updates. Likewise, any networks created within TCPWave and assigned to an AD site will be synchronized within Microsoft AD Sites and Services.

Active Directory