Know "What the issue is?" before you actually
dispatch your technicians
Network fault management is a big challenge when you have a small team. The task becomes more complicated
if you have to manage a remote site and have to dispatch a
technician to the site only to find out the problem is something
you could have fixed remotely or you could find that you don't
have the right equipment and have to go back and get it
that hurts your service restoration time.
In most cases, the time taken to identify the root cause
of a problem is actually longer than the time taken to fix
it. Having a proactive network fault monitoring tool like OpManager
helps you quickly identify the root cause of the problem and
fix it before end-users notice it.
Fault Monitoring with OpManager
Event-Alarm Correlation, Color-coded Alarms & Event History
OpManager performs intelligent event processing.
It correlates raw network events, filters unwanted
events and presents only meaningful alarms to the
It supports color-coded alarms which are presented in a user-friendly format.
Administrators can view the event history
associated with an alarm and manually clear or delete
Network Fault Notifications
OpManager's notification mechanism can notify you through
SMS and/or Email whenever an alarm occurs.
Administrators can also configure OpManager to run
external programs or homegrown scripts automatically
when an alarm occurs.
SNMP Trap Support and Custom MIBS Support
Most network devices now-a-days are capable of sending
out SNMP traps when a fault occurs.
A good network fault monitoring system should be able to support SNMP
traps and provide meaningful information to the operators.
OpManager does exactly that by providing support for basic
SNMP traps out-of-the-box.
Operators can also add support for traps from any custom SNMP
MIB. OpManager can extract useful information that is sent
with SNMP traps as variable bindings. (SNMP varbinds)
So if you have bought devices from different vendors,
all you need to do is get access to those vendor-specific
MIBS and you can easily have OpManager monitoring
critical variables on that device.
Alerts and Thresholds
OpManager supports various alert mechanisms and can
alert an operator when a device or service goes down.
OpManager can also be configured to alert operators
when a service or health check counter on a device
exceeds or goes below a certain limit.
Operators can specify their threshold rules for a
service, application or device and can have OpManager
alert them when the threshold rule is violated.
While working on multiple
alarms at the same time, OpManager allows operators to quickly
mark alarms on which they have already initiated action, much
like marking emails as read or unread. Acknowledging alarms
is another small but extremely useful feature for operators
to keep track of new alarms and the ones that they have already
been read and acted upon.
Alarm Escalation Rules
OpManager allows IT administrators
and managers to set up automatic alarm escalation rules. For
example, IT managers can setup an escalation rule to get a
report of server alarms that are currently open for more than
one hour. This report can be periodically sent to the IT manager
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