In an organization, network management is important to keep things running smoothly and getting more value out of network infrastructure. In an organization, the majority of processes run on a Windows or Linux server. Linux is open sourced, free to use, secure, and considerably more efficient on utilizing system resources. Linux network performance monitoring is crucial and has already been established. Proactive Linux monitoring helps you identify performance degradation at the earliest. This can be done with a Linux monitor or a Linux network monitoring software.
Linux network monitoring involves Linux server performance monitoring and Linux router monitoring. By continuously monitoring the availability, health, and performance of Linux servers and Linux routers, you can keep your network free from disruptions. The challenge with most Linux network monitors is that they have limited functionalities. The UI is not simple to use and outdated. As an IT admin, you might need other tools apart from a Linux network monitor to manage various aspects of your IT environment including Windows devices, SNMP devices, virtual devices, and more. Installing multiple point products like Linux network monitor, Windows monitor, etc., requires more human resources for tool management. What you actually need is a comprehensive tool for Linux network monitoring.
ManageEngine OpManager is a comprehensive linux network monitor that proactively monitors Linux servers and machines for availability, health, and performance. You can use OpManager's pre-defined Linux monitoring device templates and monitor the specific parameters of Linux devices with the option to drill down to the basics. OpManager's linux network monitoring capability also tracks the cpu utilization and resources to help with capacity planning of the network.
OpManager offers pre-defined, in-built device templates that carry the initial configurations to classify the devices into the pre-defined categories, and to associate monitors to them. The device snapshot page of OpManager's linux network monitor offers a glimpse of the device's summary, and all real-time data pertaining to availability and performance in one place, saving you the trouble of shifting between multiple screens. You can monitor the health and availability of Linux servers through SSH and SNMP and OpManager displays the overall resource usage, workload of Linux servers, memory and disk utilization, network and process count details. Resolve downtime issues of Linux servers with OpManager's advanced troubleshooting capabilities.
OpManager's linux network performance monitoring feature automatically discovers and classifies the Linux servers in a network. You can monitor the performance of Linux server and devices with specific pre-defined monitors to track the hardware performance, with insights on temperature, speed and memory. You can also configure thresholds and receive alerts when Linux server components are in a critical state and avert network downtime. You can monitor Linux server processes in real-time and troubleshoot critical processes remotely with OpManager.
OpManager as a linux network monitoring tool provides dashboard customizations that can to display in-depth performance, health, availability and critical metrics. Using OpManager as a linux network monitoring tool, you can view, monitor and control your entire Linux network from a single screen and the data can also be presented as a graph or chart. The dashboard provides an at-a-glance overview of the status of your Linux network, with critical metrics from routers, servers, services, application, URLs, and other infrastructure devices.
Not all linux network monitoring tools are created equal. OpManager's linux network monitoring software provides a simple interface with more than 100 in-built reporting profiles, all intuitively grouped and classified. The performance metrics, memory utilization, disk utilization, incoming and outgoing traffic, interface errors and response time of every Linux system or device in your network can be generated as a report. Using OpManager, you can also configure separate 'Business views' with a group of Linux servers or machines and get combined reports on the associated devices. OpManager's Report Scheduler allows you to automate creation of reports as well as have these reports periodically mailed to desired recipients based on your requirements.
OpManager provides extensive support for Linux workflow automation with over 70 workflow checks and actions out-of-the-box. Workflow actions are grouped under 9 different categories which includes VMware ESX actions to help you construct a powerful workflow rule to suit your Linux network. With OpManager's linux network monitoring, you can configure a workflow to be initiated when there is a fault in your Linux network, when there is an on-going maintenance task or even on an ad-hoc basis. Automate repetitive actions and activities to effectively manage you Linux environment.