|Bandwidth & traffic analysis
|IP Address and switch port management
(IP addresses and switch ports)
|50 - Pack||50||15||15||1||250|
|100 - Pack||100||25||25||1||500|
|250 - Pack||250||50||50||1||1000|
|500 - Pack||500||100||100||2||2000|
|1000 - Pack||1000||250||250||2||4000|
1. In terms of licensing and pricing, how is purchasing ITOM solutions as OpManager Plus different from purchasing them as individual products or as add-ons to OpManager ?
When you purchase OpManager Plus, you save 40% on the purchase of ITOM solutions as individual products and 20% on their purchase as add-on's to OpManager.
2. How is OpManager Plus's pricing different or affordable when compared to other vendors in the market?
OpManager Plus offers device-based license that helps you monitor any number of interfaces and performance metrics in a device. Whereas, other vendors in the market follow either element-based or sensor-based license model.
Let us say, you have a requirement to monitor 50 network devices; perform bandwidth and flow analysis for 15 interfaces; perform config. management for 15 devices; monitor 1 firewall, 250 IPs and 250 switch ports
Total no. of interfaces: 10x50 = 500
No. of sensors (performance metrics for interfaces): 500 x 5 = 2500
No of sensors ( bandwidth and flow monitoring for interfaces ): 15x5 = 75
No of sensors ( for config. tracking and management ): 15
No of sensors ( for firewall management ): 1
No of sensors ( for IP address and switch port management ): 250+250 = 500
No. of sensors (performance metrics for devices): 50 x 5 = 250
Total no. of sensors = 2500+75+15+1+500+250 = 3341
In OpManager Plus however, the licensing for the same requirement works in the following way:
License ( per device ) for network monitoring module: 50x1 = 50
License ( per interface ) for bandwidth monitoring module: 15x1 = 15
License ( per device ) for config. management module: 15x1 = 15
License ( per firewall ) for firewall analysis module: 1x1 = 1
License ( per IP address and switch port ) = 250 (IP addresses) + 250 (switch ports)
Total license = 50 devices (Network monitoring) + 15 intefaces (Bandwidth management) + 15 devices (Config management) + 1 firewall (Firewall management) + 250+250 ( IP addresses + switch ports ) ( IPAM )
You need just 1 license for the per device / interface / switch port on which the operation ( network monitoring / bandwidth monitoring / firewall management / config management / IPAM ) is being performed. and everything else will be included within that license. This model helps you gain the maximum IT Operations Management advantage with the least possible license and cost.
Element-based licensing model: In element-based licensing, an element can be a Node, Interface or Volume. Each of these entities is counted and the type of element having the highest count will be used for licensing purposes. This tends to be costlier than device-based license, since users have to pay for every single element and the elements get exhausted real quick. For the same requirement stated above, you have to purchase a license for 500 interfaces in an element-based licensing.
Sensor-based licensing model: In sensor-based licensing, every aspect which is required to be monitored on a device, such as the CPU load on a machine, a port of a switch, a specific URL or the traffic of a network connection will be considered as a sensor. This is disadvantageous since it does not give the users enough flexibility while monitoring. For the same requirement stated above, a user has to purchase license for 3351 sensors in a sensor-based licensing model.
Therefore, OpManager Plus's pricing is more affordable than other vendors and it also provides all the functionalities at that price.
3. Does OpManager Plus offer any unlimited license similar to other vendors?
OpManager Plus does not offer unlimited packs. But with a license purchased for devices, any number of interfaces, disks, ports etc., can be monitored in those devices. Although other vendors offer unlimited license, they have a technical scalability. Beyond that limit, either they ask you to add additional polling servers or purchase a separate license.
4. Some vendors offer sensor-based licensing. How it is different from OpManager Plus ?
In sensor based licensing, every aspect which is required to be monitored on a device, such as the CPU load on a machine, a port of a switch, a specific URL or the traffic of a network connection will be considered as a sensor. For example, if you have 100 network devices with 3000 performance metrics to be monitored, a license for 3000 sensors is required if you opt for a sensor-based licensing.
However, in OpManager Plus, license for 100 devices is sufficient to cover all the monitors and disc volumes.
5. Are additional software required while purchasing a license in OpManager Plus?
OpManager Plus comes with a free inbuilt PostgreSQL DB. This helps to scale more devices than the SQL express DB and no third party software is required. However, the MSSQL database provided by other vendors have a limitation of 10GB per DB which probes users to buy additional software.
6. What are considered as devices?
Routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, wireless LAN controllers, servers, VMs, printers, storage devices, and everything that has an IP and is connected to the network is considered as a device.
7. Right now, I am using a 100 device pack, so if I upgrade to a 250 device pack, should I pay for the entire pack or just the difference?
While upgrading from one pack to another, a user is required to pay only the difference and it is not required to pay the entire price during the upgrade.
8. What is the AMS cost and is it published?
OpManager Plus follows a transparent pricing policy where the perpetual cost and AMS is publicly displayed. We charge 20% of the license cost as the AMS. Whereas, some vendors do not publicly disclose their AMS. Moreover, they trick customers by giving discounts, but in fact charge the actual licensing cost for AMS, instead of the discounted price.