A hardware monitor tool is an application that communicates with various hardware components, fetching and representing data from different sensors (designed to monitor various hardware properties) in a format that can be used to interpret their physical state.

In other words, physical components (PSU, battery, fans, motherboard, CPU, memory, disks, etc.) have built-in hardware sensors that detect and measure specific changes in physical properties, e.g. temperature and voltage.

OpManager a Real Time Hardware Monitor

OpManager is a highly resourceful hardware monitor software that monitors your network and servers. It offers intuitive dials, graphs, alerts and reports on the performance of your server and network hardware. OpManager also lets you automate remote troubleshooting tasks when a hardware error is detected. This helps ensure hardware health and peak network performance.

Real-time monitoring with OpManager's hardware monitor

Monitor hardware such as servers, routers, switches, firewalls, VMs and storage devices and get real-time information on their status and availability. This information is presented in the form of tables and graphs.

Temperature:

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Tracking temperature data is vital when it comes to server hardware monitoring, as any minor fluctuations in your server's temperature can affect its availability and in turn can make or break your network. Perform temperature monitoring of critical components including CPU temperature monitoring to ensure optimum performance and long life from your network hardware.

Fan Speed:

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Ensure your racks, chassis, routers, and other critical components are well-ventilated with proper air-flow distribution.

Power Supply:

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Monitor the voltage and current supplied to various hardware components and PSU redundancies to prevent device failure or short circuits.

Processor Clock Speed:

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Monitor the rate at which your processor completes its processing cycle to ensure maximum utilization of the available resources.

Battery:

Monitor the batteries in your Dell servers to prevent cache data loss, BSODs and abnormal shutdowns.

Disk Array:

Monitor the status of multiple disk drives to prevent any storage or data transfer issues.

Multi-vendor hardware performance monitor

OpManager can be deployed as a hardware monitoring tool to track the health and status of your Dell, HP, Juniper, Cisco, and Checkpoint hardware out-of-the-box. Using custom device templates, you can also monitor the hardware in other devices. Hardware performance metrics are displayed in the OpManager UI to better understand hardware status.

Instant alerts on hardware issues and errors

Receive instant alerts via email/SMS or sound alerts using OpManager's notification profiles. This helps you identify and stay on top of any network performance issues due to hardware failure before they affect the services in your network.

Troubleshooting hardware errors

OpManager's comprehensive features enable you to automate routine maintenance and preliminary troubleshooting tasks. You can configure it to automatically reset or shutdown a device, refresh data stores, or terminate processes whenever a hardware error is detected.

Distributed hardware monitoring

With the help of a secure and sturdy probe-central architecture, OpManager's remote hardware monitor helps you keep tabs on your network's hardware resources across multiple locations from a single console. If your business operates on a global scale with datacenters in different regions, you can use OpManager to monitor your network hardware from your headquarters' network operations center (NOC). Remote hardware monitoring options can also be utilized.

Hardware resources monitoring

Besides monitoring the temperature, fan speed, power supply, etc., OpManager also supports CPU monitoring, memory monitoring and disk monitoring. These are critical resources that power services and monitoring over 25 different CPU, memory and disk metrics such as utilization, speed, idle time, I/O reads and writes, free space, processor queue, and so much more, can provide the visibility you require to sustain critical workloads while maintaining peak-performance.

Hardware health monitoring reports

Hardware health reports provide an in-depth overview of the condition of your network hardware. With OpManager's hardware health monitoring reports, select a monitored hardware parameter (e.g., temperature, fan speed, power supply, clock speed, disk array, etc.) to view its value, along with a timestamp, which enables you to analyze the data for performance, uptime, and availability.

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