With many of today’s applications and services moving to a datacenter, virtualization and server consolidation are creating new management challenges. OpManager provides IT administrators a single management console for in–depth visibility and control of both physical and virtual servers.
OpManager, the "Swiss army knife of monitoring" (Barry Nance, NetworkWorld), monitors all your servers and the applications, services and processes that run on them, regardless of vendor, type or make. With OpManager you can now:
OpManager monitors over 300 server performance metrics including CPU utilization, partition-wise disk space and memory utilization, apart from monitoring server availability and response times. Advanced alerting that can even log a trouble ticket into an integrated helpdesk system ensures that you identify potential problems much before users could get affected.
When it comes to business–critical applications, you don’t want to leave any stone unturned. OpManager monitors services, processes and Windows services, with most of the discovery and monitoring done out–of–the–box. OpManager can even detect attempted security break–ins over your application servers (log–in failures due to bad passwords, account lock–outs, failed attempts to access secure files, etc.) by processing Windows Event logs & syslog monitoring.
OpManager provides an exclusive monitoring dashboard for each ESX server, showing the CPU, memory and disk utilization for each of the guest VM instances on the ESX server. OpManager also provides options to Start, Stop and Suspend the VM instances on the ESX server. So now you can get alerted on VMs using excessive resources and even remotely stop the VMs before they cause problems in the ESX server.
OpManager goes beyond just monitoring SMTP, POP and IMAP on your Exchange servers to monitor over 15 key services and 50 critical variables that include Public Store, Private Store, Received or Sent Queue Size, etc.. All this, over a specially crafted Exchange monitoring dashboard that automatically assigns performance monitors and pre–configured thresholds depending on whether the servers are Exchange 2000, 2003 or 2005.
When troubleshooting database performance you will need to know whether there exists a server resource problem or a problem due to slow–running queries or too many connections. OpManager helps you quickly troubleshoot issues by providing over a single console, reports on CPU, memory and disk utilization as well as details on database size, buffer & cache performance, log files, connections, transactions, Locks trend etc..
OpManager discovers all your Domain Controllers and assigns industry–standard thresholds to over 35 Active Directory monitors covering Performance Counters, LDAP, LSASS & NTFRS processes, Replication Traffic & Objects etc., apart from monitoring availability and response times of key Active Directory services.
You can group devices according to the service they facilitate and ensure that for each business service, your SLAs are being met. OpManager alerts for falling SLAs and from the intuitive business service maps you can drill down and troubleshoot problem devices to quickly restore SLAs.
Through over 100 out–of–the–box network performance reports on server availability, resource utilization, fault events etc., OpManager provides ready–to–use information for your next capacity addition. What’s more, you can create your own customized reports, e.g. an end of day report on the availability & response times of all the servers in the Datacenter, and have these automatically sent to your mailbox everyday.