Uninterrupted connectivity should be a top priority for any business. However, ensuring constant, unbroken contact between a source and a destination in a network has always been a labor-intensive process in network communication. It's critical to be aware of the roadblocks in your network path, identify them, and resolve them swiftly in order to maintain a healthy, uninterrupted network.
Maintaining network health is the most important factor in any LAN or WAN network. During data transmission, it's impossible to pinpoint and troubleshoot anomalies, such as packet loss or transit delays, that occur at hops in your network path. Many organizations depend on cloud services like Office 365 or Zoho Mail or CRM for their routine activities, and problems with these services can be found and rectified easily if they exist within your LAN. However, if the problem lies outside the local network, you need to be able to identify the exact hop where the problem is and inform the service provider so they can quickly restore the service.
In these cases, monitoring your network path can help you keep an eye on all the critical parameters of your network and address real-time issues. A network path monitoring tool also allows you to ascertain information such as latency and packet loss at any point in your network to provide enhanced quality of service to end users.
Along with its advanced availability and performance monitoring functions, OpManager also offers a complete in-house network path analysis tool to visualize and continuously monitor your network path's performance. The tool enables you to track the hop-by-hop performance across multiple paths between a source and a destination, helps in visualizing network routes from a probe to its destination, and also aids in maintaining the path history to help you identify the communication delays in each path traversed.
OpManager plots an enhanced diagram of all TCP requests in the network to easily visualize the critical paths between the probe and its destination. It also identifies individual hops in the path, tracks the time taken by the data packet during individual hops, and provides results that can be leveraged to measure the transit delays of packets and outages across your network. OpManager uses TCP SYN packets rather than ICMP or UDP packets, which are used in traditional traceroute tools but may be blocked in a secure network.
The collected data and the path history are retained in OpManager. This helps in analyzing the hop-by-hop pattern, identifying the root cause of any packet loss or latency throughout the path, and to predict any upcoming network outages.
You can further associate performance monitors to track all related metrics and generate built-in reports based on the monitors assigned. Use OpManager's dashboards and widgets to maintain a bird's eye view on your critical devices.
Ready to visualize and plan your network paths better and maintain a healthy and efficient network? Download OpManager now to leverage all its network path monitoring features. You can also try our free, online demo, or get in touch with our support team at email@example.com.