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Continuous development of the LANCOM Management Cloud

On this page we show you what we mean by continuous development by presenting the latest highlights from our cloud development. At regular intervals we incorporate new features and functions into the LANCOM Management Cloud to make your work even more efficient. To use all the functions of the LANCOM Management Cloud, we recommend using the latest LCOS release version.

 

Find more information on features of the LANCOM Management Cloud in our Release Notes.

Convenient development environment for add-ins
(22.06.2021)

Practical functions and improved overview


Using add-ins in the LANCOM Management Cloud is now much easier: The new add-in editor offers context-based suggestions for code completion with existing functions and OIDs. In addition, you benefit from practical support for code formatting as well as for synchronizing variables used in the script and assigned to the add-in. A full-screen view is now available for a better overview when working with add-ins.

For more information see the add-ins manual.

Open Notification Interface
(01.06.2021)

Open Notification Interface

Based on Webhook technology


To be able to react early, administrators need to be notified immediately when a network event occurs. Thanks to the Open Notification Interface, collected alerts about various events can now be forwarded to any recipient service, such as Slack, Jira or Splunk, that enables communication with the LMC based on Webhook technology. This allows users to flexibly integrate notifications into their usual work environment and also merge them with alerts from third-party systems.

Extended Wi-Fi settings
(11.05.2021)

More control and time savings


Even more control and time savings in your Wi-Fi projects! With the extended settings options, you can define project-wide, site-specific, and device-specific Wi-Fi configurations such as frequency bands to be used, channel allocation, or channel width with just a few clicks. The settings in the project defaults are conveniently inherited by the site settings, which in turn are inherited by the individual devices. Start right away under Project specifications > SDN > SD-WLAN.

Automatic license assignment
(20.04.2021)

Practical relicensing


The LANCOM Management Cloud automatically carries out the especially in large projects time-consuming relicensing for you three weeks before the devices' licenses expire. To do this, activate automatic license assignment in the Project settings > Basic > Automatic license assignment area and select whether relicensing should be carried out using licenses with the shortest or longest term. If there are no compatible licenses in the license pool, you will be notified directly and can activate additional license keys.

Add-ins — for tailor-made networks
(31.03.2021)

Practical script editor


Use the Add-ins to customize the configuration data of all devices managed in the LMC or make versatile detail modifications to existing standard concepts for SD-WAN, SD-LAN, SD-WLAN and SD-Security.
Activation: Project specifications > Basic > Configuration > Use Add-ins
Add-in Management: Add-ins (new one in the menu bar) > Create new Add-in opens the integrated script editor.
Requirements: Knowledge of Java scripting and LANCOM operating systems
Additional materials: Information area > Further reading > Add-in Scripting Handbook (incl. numerous practical examples)

SD-WAN of the highest quality – With Dynamic Path Selection
(08.03.2021)

The best connection at any time


At sites with multiple WAN connections, Dynamic Path Selection ensures that business-critical applications, for example, are always routed over the highest-quality line. The feature continuously monitors your WAN links for load, packet loss, latency, or jitter, and dynamically decides the optimal path for specific applications based on the current link quality. Enable best SD-WAN quality in the Project Preferences > SDN > SD-WAN > Dynamic Path Selection section.

Full SD-WAN power – With HSVPN and Load Balancing
(17.02.2021)

Maximum scalability and efficiency for your SD-WAN architectures


LANCOM High Scalability VPN (HSVPN) ensures that numerous VPN connections are combined in just one data tunnel, but without sacrificing the strict separation of routing contexts and the security of a modern IPSec VPN. You can now enable this in the area Project specifications > SDN > SD-WAN. Furthermore, if multiple WAN connections are defined for a site, they will now automatically operate in active/active mode (Load Balancing), thereby increasing the total available bandwidth.

Cloud-managed Hotspot
(28.01.2021)

Wi-Fi hotspot with a few clicks directly from the LMC


Create a simple Wi-Fi hotspot with a few clicks – directly from the LMC! No additional gateway or WLAN controller with LANCOM Public Spot Option is required. Just go to the “Networks” section and click on “Add network -> Hotspot network” to customize your hotspot welcome screen with your logo and corporate colors and integrate important information such as imprint and usage guidelines for your hotspot users. Afterwards you can assign the new hotspot to the respective location and it will be available to your visitors.

Dynamic DNS Service for the Public Cloud
(15.12.2020)

Visual LANCOM Management Cloud feature Dynamic DNS Service

Set up subdomain for gateways and VPN remote stations


Simply assign a fixed, self-selected subdomain (mycompany.dyndns-lmc.de) to the gateways implemented there in the sites settings. This subdomain can then be stored in VPN remote stations such as the LANCOM Advanced VPN Client. This way, gateways (from LCOS 10.42 RC3) with dynamic WAN IP addresses remain accessible at all times via this domain-name.

New user role "Technical Administrator"
(25.11.2020)

Distinguish administrator roles and permissions clearly


In network infrastructures with several administrators, differentiating between rights for technical and organizational tasks is necessary to implement compliance requirements. An LMC user with the new role "Technical Administrator" can configure location, network, and device details. In contrast to the "Project Administrator", however, the Technical Administrator is not allowed to manage or invite new users and cannot modify project information.

Easy generation of new VPN passwords
(04.11.2020)

Change VPN passwords of individual sites with just a few clicks


If the VPN keys (IPSec PSK) of a VPN connection could be compromised – whether it is due to an administrator leaving the company or a VPN gateway being serviced – it is advisable to change these VPN passwords manually. The LANCOM Management Cloud allows VPN passwords of individual sites to be conveniently changed with just a few clicks: In the "Sites" section you simply mark the affected sites, trigger the generation of new VPN passwords and then roll out the configurations of the gateways involved.

Fully automatic device commissioning
(13.10.2020)

Early detailed configuration without the physical presence of the device


The multiple zero-touch / auto-config functions of the LMC for automatic commissioning of cloud-managed devices are now extended by the possibility of early detailed configuration without the physical presence of the device. The advantage: The devices only need to be connected at the operating site and are immediately ready for operation! Under "Devices > Add Device" you can create "preconfigurations". You can assign the serial number directly in the device table. Then add the device as usual using the activation code or PIN.

Automatic firmware assignment
(24.09.2020)

Commission new devices directly with the firmware you require


With this feature, the administrator controls the automatic assignment of a preferred firmware version during the initial setup of different devices. If a device is connected to the LANCOM Mangement Cloud (LMC), the firmware corresponding to the specification is automatically rolled out to this device. In this way, for example, during commission all devices in a project can be adapted to a uniform software version that corresponds to the project specifications, regardless of the factory delivery status.

WLAN scheduling
(01.09.2020)

Time-based activation and deactivation of SSIDs in your wireless LAN


The functionality "WLAN scheduling" enables time-based activation and deactivation of SSIDs in the wireless LAN – ideal for Wi-Fi networks that should only be available at specific times. For example, customer hotspots in shopping centers can be switched on during opening hours and then switched off afterwards, or Wi-Fi in educational institutions can be specifically tailored to school breaks and lesson times.

Offline Acknowledgement
(12.08.2020)

New device status for an improved overview


If devices are known to be offline for a long time, or if they are intended to be offline for a longer period of time, or if work is already in progress on troubleshooting, simply assign them an 'offline acknowledgement' from now on, which enables clearer incident management. You can still identify all devices that are offline unplanned by the red filled out display, known faults are only outlined in red. The 'offline acknowledgement' is automatically removed as soon as the device is back online; devices marked as known are not included in the offline statistics of the dashboards.

Audit Logs
(06.07.2020)

Standardized logging of changes in the LMC


Changes in the LMC are now logged in a standardized way. These log messages comply with the requirements of PCI conformity and thus create a complete, non-manipulable tracing of events by containing all information about who made which change and at what time. This happens in accordance with data privacy standards. Only project administrators receive the complete information and can download it once a month as a new log archive on the "Log Download" tab. The logs remain stored for one year before being deleted.

WLAN Anomaly Detection
(09.06.2020)

Fast and targeted troubleshooting in your WLAN


Keep the overview and control of your WLAN quality at all times! The sooner you know where and why something is wrong with your WLAN, the sooner this anomaly is eliminated. The evaluation of various metrics of the WLAN devices managed in the LMC and the comparison with defined threshold values ensure an immediate and accurate troubleshooting. If a threshold value is repeatedly exceeded at a pre-defined interval, you will receive clear warnings in the LMC and via e-mail. This allows early problem detection, ideally even before the Wi-Fi users notice it or before a fault occurs. The LANCOM Management Cloud provides direct practical advice, identifies possible causes and shows possible solutions.

Device exchange & pre-configuration
(20.05.2020)

Prepare device configurations before connecting devices and transfer configurations to devices of the same model


Device replacement has never been easier: With this new feature, you can transfer the complete configuration from an existing device to a new device of the same model with just a few clicks. Simply select the device to be exchanged and enter the serial number of the replacement device — done! In addition, you now have the possibility to completely prepare the configuration for numerous LCOS devices — even before the device is connected to the LMC. Ideal for preparing your infrastructure for the least amount of effort during commissioning.

Rollout Assistant
(09.03.2020)

The quick and easy way to onboard new LANCOM devices in the LANCOM Management Cloud


The initial setup and inventory of new LANCOM devices in the LMC is easy with the new Rollout Assistant and takes just a few clicks. The Rollout Assistant, which was specially designed for mobile use on tablets and smartphones, can be used to perform onboarding to the LMC directly on site, after the new device has been connected to the network. The only requirement is that your smartphone or tablet can access the Internet (LTE, WLAN, etc.) and that you have your LMC login data at hand. During the inventory using the Rollout Assistant, you can follow the current device status live and thus find out during the installation whether the device receives the final status "online" in the LMC. With both iOS and Android, you can drop the Rollout Assistant home page as a quick link on the home screen of your smartphone. Like all other apps you can start the application quickly by clicking on this icon.

Secure WEBconfig access
(14.01.2020)

Secure access to your LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewall device’s WEBconfig


The new highlight feature "Secure WEBconfig Access" allows direct and secure access to your LANCOM R&S® Unified Firewall device's WEBconfig – securely encrypted and above all usable from within the cloud interface. By this direct remote access to the device's WEBconfig the complete Unified Firewall configuration becomes accessible to a system administrator. A convenient added value which does not only save time, but particularly unifies the global and individual firewall management in the LANCOM Management Cloud. You can access the LANCOM R&S® Unified Firewall's WEBconfig in the LMC via the tab "Detail configuration" in the device's detail view. One WEBconfig session is supported per device. A previously initiated session is thereby closed.

Custom Fields
(06.12.2019)

User-defined views and advanced sorting and filtering capabilities


It is now possible to extend the devices overview page with additional columns. These columns are freely configurable and can include values which enable the user to sort and filter the overview by further criteria, for instance to find a certain device faster. Examples for user-defined columns: Contact person, Location (e.g. "Room 4“), Customer number (beneficial in large-scale / individual customer installations). In the locations overview, as well, user-defined columns can now be added. Just like in the devices overview, you have the option to sort the overview by all columns.

Cloud-managed Firewalls
(13.11.2019)

The entire network within in the LMC


The LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewalls are now cloud-ready! Devices are connected to the LANCOM Management Cloud (LMC) by a simple yet secure PIN- or activation code-based pairing procedure. They then appear in the device overview, which offers clearly structured monitoring of the device status and also features an alerting function. On top of that, having a firewall in your network all applications tagged with "LCOS FX" within the feature "Application Management" can be provided with rules.

Application Management
(22.10.2019)

Convenient control over the applications in your network


You can now manage which applications you allow or block in your networks even more easily in the LANCOM Management Cloud. As the successor to the previous application routing, you can use the new application management to group several applications into a common rule. You assign specific actions to these, such as "redirect" or "block". With just a few clicks, you can increase the security of the network and also improve performance by local breakouts of defined applications.

SD-WAN Performance Monitoring
(11.09.2019)

Performance in focus


The LANCOM Management Cloud provides a simple overview of your SD-WAN setup and thus of all VPN connections in a network. For even more control of your SD-WAN, it is now possible to display performance values for a selected VPN connection on the map in addition to a tabular view. This enables end-to-end quality monitoring, e.g. up to VoIP- or application servers in the SD-WAN. The widget ‘Site Interconnection Overview‘ in the WAN / VPN dashboard shows current performance values such as throughput, packet loss, delay, and jitter for all VPN connections.Performance monitoring can be activated in the configuration dialog for each network. The monitoring target for the measurement is also defined there, allowing individual and flexible quality monitoring.