A Guide to Quick-start OpManager

Here are some quick steps to get started with the discovery and monitoring using OpManager.

Before that, a quicker note on what OpManager can monitor. Just about anything on your network. It is enough if the device is reachable by OpManager.

The discovered devices are categorized as Servers, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Printers, UPS, Wireless APs, and Desktops.

What do you want to do?

The series of tasks you might want to perform to get started could be in the following order...

  1. Discover networks
  2. Discover a single device
  3. Find a device
  4. Map the devices
  5. Monitor memory, cpu, and disk
  6. Set thresholds
  7. Configure Email Alert
  8. When in Trouble....

Discover Networks

  1. Click the Admin tab.
  2. Under Discovery, select Discover Network.
  3. Type the Network Address and the Netmask of the network to be discovered.
  4. Click Add Network to start discovery.
Discover Networks

Discover Devices

  1. Click the Admin tab.
  2. Under Discovery, select Add Device .
  3. Type either the IP Address or the Device Name of the device to be discovered.
  4. If the device is SNMP-enabled, type the SNMP Port number and the Community String to fetch the values from the SNMP agent.
  5. Click Add to start discovery.
Discover a device

Find the Device

Type the device name in the search field on the left. You will find the device pronto! Here is the screenshot showing you the search field.

Find a device

Map the Devices

OpManager automatically 'maps' the discovered devices into few broad categories like Servers, Routers, Switches, Desktops etc.

Don't worry if any of the discovered devices are not classified correctly. Here are the steps to change them:

To change category of a single device,

  1. Go to the device snapshot page
  2. Click Edit icon against the Category field
  3. Select the correct category from the corresponding combo-box and save changes
Classify  the devices

To bulk-import devices from desktops to servers,

  1. Go to the Servers map
  2. Click Import Servers link on top right corner
  3. Move the required devices to the Servers category and save changes.
Bulk import to servers

Monitor CPU, Memory, Disk

The monitors for CPU, Memory, and Disk Utilization are automatically associated for SNMP-enabled devices. These monitors are SNMP-based. You will see the dial graphs for these three resources in the device snapshot page.

Monitor CPU, Memory, Disk

Wait! Don't panic if you are not seeing the dial yet. You may not see the dials if SNMP is not enabled in the device. All you need to do is to enable SNMP on the device and rediscover the device, or simply associate a non-SNMP monitor.

Do you see the dial graphs appear for some devices while few dont?

If the Test Monitor does not respond, check the troubleshooting steps.

Read on if you want to configure non-SNMP-based monitoring or skip and move to the next section.

WMI / Telnet Monitoring

If your devices are not SNMP-enabled, you can associate WMI-based monitors for all the Windows machines, and Telnet-based monitors for Linux /Solaris machines.

Non-snmp Monitoring

The steps are:


Note: You can effect these configurations for individual devices too. Click the Passwords link on the right in the device snapshot page to configure the password. Scroll down to the 'Resource Monitors' section and associate the required monitor.

SNMP Authentication

Set Thresholds

You can configure thresholds for the following performance monitors:

1. Resource Monitors, Service Monitors, Traffic Monitors, Custom Monitors, Application Monitors, URL Monitors

The steps to configure are,
Set Thresholds

2. Device Response Time and Packet Loss Percentage:

  • Select the device for which you want to configure the thresholds.
  • Click Edit icon in the 'Device Response Time' column to configure threshold on response time.
  • Click Edit icon in 'Today's Packet Loss' column to configure threshold on packet loss percentage.

    Monitor Device Response Time

    Configure an Email Alert

    You will need to configure the mail server settings, configure a notification profile, and associate it to the devices. This will notify you of specific faults through email.

    1. Configure Mail Server Settings

    2. Configure the Email Alert Profile


      Email Alert

      Associate the Alert Profile to devices


      Configure Email Alerts for devices


    Email alert is now configured for all the chosen devices. You will receive an email when a fault with the marked criteria is met.

    When in Trouble...

    All you need to do is,
    1. Select Support tab
    2. Click Request Support and submit your query.

    Our techies will contact you!!!

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