Evaluating network performance management is crucial in keeping processes running at optimal speeds. Troubleshooting network equipment is a fairly cut-and-dry procedure of analyzing CPU processes, interfaces, and memory performance, as long as you have the right tools in place.
No less important is the application data that is streaming through servers, according to this SevOne blog
. Content in the server, which might be running many thousands of various processes, is many times more difficult to troubleshoot than physical hardware, however. Of particular interest is the subject of memory leak that can sap the server of memory in the long run, sometimes via a single process.
Using SevOne to monitor network performance management
, users can more readily identify the source(s) of the leaks. IT staff can use SevOne to track daemons and run reports that compare the memory behavior during a specified amount of time. The company’s virtual appliance solution allows users to look at graphs and pick a process and draw a new graph to detail what is going on with the server processes.
A number of clients have had considerable success integrating analysis tools
into SevOne, such as analytics that allow you to see the rate of change in memory leaks that might only register a barely perceptible change on a normal graph. By comparing derivatives, users can correlate the rate of change in a memory leak using SevOne to determine if a leak is constant.
Monitoring network performance management is enhanced by real-time visibility
, reports and graphs that give you insight into your server performance and problems. Network based application recognition (NBAR) will collect and report data, which SevOne can use to highlight baseline changes to data to help in determining usage patterns.
IP service level agreements, which can be a hassle to track, are detected by SevOne and reported out to provide alerts when threshold violations are occurring. Likewise, Quality of service (QoS) issues can be monitored via helpful reports on applications including VoIP.
Proper network performance monitoring should include a system that looks at all devices using simple network management protocol (SNMP) for data collection
. SevOne will add support for any new vendor device types, ensuring a well-rounded portfolio for any dynamic environment.
The SevOne virtual appliance solution promotes rapid deployment with VMware infrastructure distributed in a single file. SevOne can also be remotely deployed and managed, which means monitoring and alert functions become more accessible.
A single web-based interface in the virtual appliance allows for reporting and alerting on collected data, physical and virtual. These practices help SevOne maintain a constant level of service, whether through a remote site or a branch office.
Given the value of network performance within the small business or large enterprise today, the demand for solutions such as those offered by SevOne is rapidly growing.
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Edited by Stefanie Mosca