Monitoring View

Fully leveraging network packet and flow data, NPM builds monitoring views for important links, key devices and core services. Based on typical workflows of network professionals, NPM is designed to be flexible and accommodating to different use cases and scenarios.

Service-Oriented

The Service-Oriented NPM reflects directly how network facilities support businesses. It produces reliable and valuable performance data to evaluate and score the quality of network services.

Enhanced Visualization and Improved Efficiency

Based on observed network traffic, NPM can quickly identify and define applications, discover and layout service paths, and provide the ability to visualize applications going through various network components and systems. As a result, visualization coverage is enhanced and the efficiency of network traffic analysis is improved.

Simplified Administrative Tasks and Procedures

Using the leading data statistical analysis techniques and the simulation functionalities for discovery and alerting, administrative and operational tasks and procedures are greatly reduced and simplified.

Data Acquisition from Various Sources

Network Packets: also known as Wire Data, are recorded for back-in-time troubleshooting scenarios.

IPFIX & Flow Data: collect network traffic statistical data; support advanced performance metrics such as TCP counters and response time.

Central Dashboard

Different layers of dashboards meet diverse needs and scenarios.

Central Dashboard provides an overall status of the monitored networks. Link Dashboard, Device Dashboard, and Service Path Dashboard report running statistics of these three types of views in the network.

Statistical data is updated in real-time, instant alerts are directly triggered with drilldown analysis if necessary.

View

Exclusive views are for important links, key devices and core service paths.

Service Path View provides end-to-end traffic flow monitoring.

Historical traffic analysis can be drilled down to one second granularity.

Real-time statistics are updated every 15 seconds.

Discovery

Discovers well-known and custom applications to gain visibility of the network traffic.

Discovers traffic flow dependency among application components, and provides a snapshot of a given time. This function allows comparison of different times and conditions, such as before and after an infrastructure upgrade.

Smart Alert

Provide simulation function to optimize trigger conditions and define accurate baselines for alerts.

Alerts are presented in comprehensive graphical views. The alarm position and duration are marked on the panel.

Automated diagnostics in Service Path View helps to identify the root cause of an issue.

Reports

Instant reports can be produced as the summary of an entire analysis workflow with notation from users.

Scheduled reports can be generated automatically based on configured schedules. The reports can be viewed online and drilled down for additional details, if required.

Data Storage and Forensics

Network packets can be exported anywhere in different views, which makes data forensics WYSIWYG.

Distributed Architecture

Data capture, decoding, storage processes are independent to one another to maximize the usage of resources, yet all components are managed centrally by an NPM manager to make the deployment scalable for large enterprises.

Flexible Configuration

NPM servers can be distributed in multiple data centers. This ensures flexible configuration and deployment, as well as centralized administration and presentation.

Flexible Deployment

One of deployment strategies is to collect IPFIX flow at the boundaries of the data center, and capture the network packets in the Server Farm on the LAN.

Easy to Extend

Distributed architecture allows easy extension to cover additional data centers and/or branches.

Recommended configuration of NPM server

Item Minimum Configuration
OS Linux 64-bit, Version 3.4 kernel; Cent OS6.5 recommended
Browser Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari recommended
Screen Resolution 1280 * 1024 or higher
CPU 2-way Intel® Xeon® E5 series processor 2.0GHz | 6 core or higher
Memory 32GB or more
RAID RAID10/ RAID5
Disk Space 1TB or more, deployed in demand
Network Interface Card 2*1GE at least
Power Supply Dual redundant power supply

NPM Supported Data Sources

Data Data Sources
Network Packet Switch port mirroring, TAP device
IPFIX Data Stream Router device supporting IPFIX

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