Active network monitoring is a must to gain accurate and real-time visibility of the health of your network. Monitoring enables you to address urgent needs and focus on the long term health of your network. However frequent monitoring can become a huge strain on your network resources as it generates a lot of traffic on the network, especially in large networks.
In this page we have discussed how to effciently and effectively use our network monitoring tool OpManager to enhance your network performance by maximizing uptime and minimizing downtime.
Uptime is the most fundamental aspect of any network, so monitoring the device availability by configuring polling interval is essential. OpManager by default uses the ICMP ping to poll a device. You can also use SNMP/TCP to monitor availability.
Some of the key metrics that one has to monitor in any network are:
OpManager is a comprehensive monitoring solution that can monitor the health and performance of routers, switches, firewalls, printers, virtual servers, storage devices and everything that has an IP and connected to your network. Overall, it supports more than 11000 device types and 450+ vendors. For each device model, OpManager has built-in device template that holds the data of performance metrics that will be associated to a device for monitoring. If you have a device in your network that is not supported, you can create custom a device template to monitor that device.
Generally when devices are discovered, metrics are associated based on its device template. For each device model, OpManager has built-in device template that holds the data of performance metrics that will be associated to a device for monitoring performance. OpManager communicates with devices using different protocols such as SNMP, CLI, WMI.
The monitoring information of devices can be accessed in multiple ways: