04 Nov The new IT superpower: ExtremeCloud IQ Companion
An infinitely distributed world means you can work anywhere. But what does this mean if you work in IT? Enterprise IT professionals are the modern equivalent of technical superheroes who use their superpower to manage corporate networks remotely. But every superhero needs a sidekick for successful conquests. That sidekick is ExtremeCloud IQ Companion, a smartphone application that augments your cloud management superpowers.
Here are seven remarkable things you can accomplish today with ExtremeCloud IQ Companion:
- Onboard your devices
By simply scanning the QR code available on each switch or access point, you can instantly onboard your Extreme devices.
- Change your persona
Did you know that Extreme switches and APs are Universal which means you can change the persona by simply updating the software? Imagine, if you have EXOS software installed on your switch and now want to switch to VOSS or vice-versa, you can accomplish this with a few clicks on your Companion mobile app. Similarly, Universal Access Points allow users to quickly switch operating systems (OS).
- Upload photos and videos of installations
With Companion, you can upload photos or videos of device installations into the cloud management platform. You and the other IT professionals can reference the device being deployed and match the location. Selfies of access points are now a thing!
- Monitor network topology
A simple but powerful way to keep an eye on the network and stay informed as the network topology changes. A good starting point for troubleshooting network problems or checking the design.
- Network troubleshooting
View the details of your network in near-real-time. You have access to a variety of Companion’s handy tools, including a ping tool, the ability to flash an access point LED, and everyone’s favorite VLAN Probe. Your superhero sidekick can also perform command-line troubleshooting via the Device CLI tool.
- Accessing CoPilot anomalies
CoPilot determines what the baseline is for each environment and then marks the anomalies. There are several wired and wireless anomalies that CoPilot detects, and this list continues to grow.
- Get help when you need it
Whether you’re looking for a TikTok-sized video or a knowledge-based article, you can learn more about anomalies from the palm of your hand.
Is that it? Not really, this is just the beginning of this IT superhero saga. Extreme Networks’ product team, Yarnin Israel, Lagamanna Bawoor, Donna Raymond and many others are already working on the next release that will unleash even more innovations.
So join the adventure and download your ExtremeCloud IQ Companion mobile app today on IOS and Android devices.