A System that grows with your needs
op5 Monitor was specifically designed to be a flexible and scalable solution able to handle very large volumes of monitored devices and checks, as well as being optimized to achieve very low per-device overheads. op5 Monitor can scale to several thousands of op5 Monitor Peers with automatic failover from pollers.
By our standards, a scalable monitoring solution refers to an easy to use system that is capable of constantly changing to fit the needs of your business without sacrificing stability or performance. Three key features are essential to attain a completely scalable and effective monitoring solution;
1. Distributed Monitoring
A distributed setup is ideal when there is a need for wide geographical coverage and when you need a resilient system design. By distributing the checks the traffic stays on high-speed local links and does not have to go over unstable and more expensive WAN links. Read more about or Distributed set-ups.
Remote and Central Administration
In a distributed set-up local management can be assigned responsibility for different sites or regions while retaining a central overview of the network health. In case of a network outage, remote sites using op5 Monitor can monitor their own regions and resolve problems locally even though WAN-links are down. op5 Monitor can be configured centrally and push out the configuration to remote servers, making configuration easy and time efficient.
By using VPNs with SSL-encrypted connections the remote server can work behind firewalls without needing special permission to access the equipment. op5 Monitor efficiently prevents loss of central historical data within the distributed system. If the connection between the central op5 Monitor and a remote server is lost, the remote server will automatically start storing data until a connection is re-established.
A load balanced setup allows the monitoring servers to share the workload in order to ensure that no single server is under- or over utilized. Load balancing is very effective when it comes down to preventing failures that occur when a system’s activity levels are continuously high.
If one remote server (poller) fails, op5 Monitor automatically transfers the workload to another, minimizing the interruption of critical system availability. Automatic failover can be used on both psychical and virtual servers/pollers.
If you have a large, monitored system, a redundant setup is recommended in order to ensure a last defense in case of a large scale network failure. If the failure also affects the monitoring system, the redundant system kicks in using a mirrored version in order to ensure availability of the monitoring system, which can then send out