Switches are the backbone of your LAN. Any
problem in your switches affects a large proportion of your
LAN users. Implementing a proactive switch monitoring system
helps you detect problems early and avoid potential problems.
OpManager's switch monitoring functionality automatically
discovers switches in your network and places them on a special
switch map . All the switch ports are also discovered and
intuitively placed on the map.
Using OpManagers switch monitoring capability, operators
can gain visibility into the status and availability of switch
ports. OpManager actively monitors switch ports and quickly
notifies operators whenever a switch port or the switch goes
down. Operators can setup OpManager to monitor only critical
ports, an industry best practice for Switch monitoring, that
prevents unnecessary alarms from being generated. OpManager
also offers visibility into spanning tree status showing which
ports are blocked and which ones are forwarding.
OpManager Switch Monitoring features
Switch and Switch Ports availability monitoring
With OpManager you can create business
views (maps) to graphically visualize your entire LAN. OpManager
can automatically send alerts when a link goes down.
OpManagers reporting functionality also provides you
with a detailed availability report of your Switches and Switch
Ports. You can use these reports to ensure that your SLAs
are being met.
Port-wise Traffic Monitoring
OpManager helps you monitor and troubleshoot
Switch Ports for traffic, utilization, errors and Service Level
Agreement (SLA) verification. By presenting accurate information
on port traffic and utilization OpManager helps you identify
top talkers on the LAN.
- Monitor Port utilization and traffic with threshold alerts.
- Detect potential Broadcast Storms and pro–actively prevent
- Identify highly utilized and under-utilized ports.
- Get alerted when a port start discarding packets
Switch Monitoring Tools
Real Time Switch Monitoring Tools such
as Switch Port Mapper and STP Tool are bundled with OpManager.
Switch Port Mapper
The Switch Port Mapper is a useful utility that is embedded
in OpManager. It helps you to quickly find out the list of
devices connected to the switch ports.
Spanning Tree Protocol details for each port can be viewed
using the STP Tool. This gives you valuable information about
the spanning tree state of each port such as which ports are
blocking and which ports are forwarding etc.
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