Application performance monitoring is central to ensuring the productivity of business applications within a network. Without proper monitoring of applications, you might miss what causes a sluggish mail-server or catch long loading times for the website because you are only monitoring the infrastructure devices.
op5 Monitor is a vendor-independent and technology-transparent monitoring solution that gives you a complete view of all layers of your network. op5 Monitor is an invaluable tool for staying in control of your applications’ performance and to help you plan for IT investments in the future.
Performance checks on four levels
To understand your network, you need to understand how your applications perform both at “normal” levels and when high traffic demands kick in.
The flow of checks can be divided into four levels:
- Check that the underlying hardware/infrastructure is in normal operational status.
- Check that the processes included in the applications are functioning normally.
- Run specific checks on the functional status of the different applications.
- Run generic process checks that will show you the overall performance of a complete service (function).
To achieve successful application monitoring, you need to check and measure the overall performance from all four levels in order to assure quality and up time.
Monitoring performance from a user perspective
Synthetically pinging your services is not enough to allow you to know how the system is running for a real live user. op5 Monitor is able to track the response time that real users experience when using your services and continuously provides you with the results. This keeps you informed about which parts of your network are not performing to your standards and helps you to decide where you might need to take action. ne.
The op5 Logserver extension gathers logs from all systems in one place, providing a good overview and search and filter capabilities, thus making the data more understandable and potential problems easier to spot. op5 Logserver Extension makes it possible to configure automatic alarms to be sent out from log filters or log events showing any abnormalities. From an information security perspective, correctly collected log data in a central server is essential in case of an intrusion because it makes tampering with log files in order to hide tracks useless.