Knowing about events in real-time enables you to react to them in real-time.
All applications and network devices continuously send messages about things that are happening in your network. Having proper filtering and event correlation is critical in order to ensure service quality and the ability to quickly respond to exceptional situations. According to Gartner, when a problem arises within a network, 80% of the mean time to repair is wasted on trying to locate the issue. By using the detailed information in op5 Monitor to correlate events, the time needed for resolution can be reduced. op5 Monitor suppresses all host alarms that come from hosts behind a faulty one, thus shortening MTTP and enabling a more streamlined and efficient work-flow. The information can also be used for performing root cause analysis.
Event notifications in op5 Monitor
Using SNMP traps, op5 Monitor can passively listen to your network or actively go out and ask devices how they are “feeling” in order to get the latest status updates. Any irregular status changes or critical notifications are filtered out and forwarded to the on-call IT administrators. Alarms can also be set to trigger actions or scripts to be forwarded to third party network management platforms such as HP OpenView or IBM Tivoli.
With the log server, extension alarms can be triggered from system logs or saved filters of system logs. The log information can be included directly in the alarm message to give detailed information about what triggered it and what was written to the log moments before the failure, thus making root cause analysis a breeze.