Increasing complexity of IT infrastructure is a challenge IT admins are often faced with. Part of this complexity is caused by lack of visibility into all ends of the infrastructure. In a large infrastructure, it is difficult to keep track of all layers in real-time.
With poor observability into all layers of an already sophisticated infrastructure, IT admins will have to operate in a much more defensive, reactive approach. The trouble with this approach is that the response starts only after the problem has occurred; taking up time to first identify the issue before beginning to resolve it. With observability, IT admins can exercise proactive approach to IT infrastructure management, ascertaining network problems before they arise and decreasing the possibility of "unknown unknowns".
Here are a few must-haves when it comes to deep visibility:
Data collection: Real-time collection of data from various endpoints in the infrastructure including components, applications, traffic and user activity.
Reporting and analysis: Capability to analyze the data collected, to identify potential issues.
Alerting: Alerting mechanism to notify IT admins when potential problems crop up.
Root Cause Analysis: Capability to get to the root of the problem in the infrastructure.
Troubleshooting: The problems that have been identified need to be resolved in the quickest time before it can disrupt the infrastructure.
Full-stack monitoring of all layers in the infrastructure : OpManager Plus is packed with multitude of capabilities for monitoring infrastructures; managing bandwidth and network configurations; analyzing firewall rules, logs, and policies; and tracking application performance and usage.
Robust reporting features: OpManager Plus offers a wide range of comprehensive, customizable reports, covering various aspects of the IT infrastructure. The type of reports include health reports, performance reports, availability reports, bandwidth reports, utilization reports, compliance reports and so on. Reports can also be generated with specific parameters, data sources tailored to the needs of IT admin and then scheduled to be generated at specified intervals, ensuring that the stakeholders are always abreast about infrastructure performance. The real-time data and key performance indicators are also presented in the form of interactive dashboards, enabling at-a-glance insights into all pertinent infrastructure performance metrics.
Proactive Alerts and notifications: OpManager Plus' advanced alerting capabilities ensure deep visibility into the sophisticated infrastructure with timely notifications and performance insights. Proactive issue detection is enabled through threshold-based monitoring which triggers an alert whenever components cross the specified threshold levels. The alerts and notifications can be set to reach the relevant IT personnel through multiple channels namely, SMS, email, third-party tools and so on. You can make sure alarms don't go unresolved for long and reach relevant IT teams with specific expertise, using alarm escalation profiles. Alarm correlation and historical alert analysis capabilities facilitate proactive optimization and planning to avoid future disruptions in the infrastructure.
Get to the root of network bottlenecks with root cause analysis: OpManager Plus offers real-time observability of infrastructures with in-depth tracking of network components. This is enabled through device health monitoring, network traffic analysis, and full network topology discovery to facilitate proactive network outage detection and resolution. In the event of a network outage, RCA can be used to analyze the underlying issue within the network topology so you can troubleshoot and prevent the outage from happening again.
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