If you are wondering about what Network Performance Monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) solutions actually do, here is the answer. Any NPMD solution has a few essential functions. These functions are: discover, map, monitor, alert, and report. Each of them will be explained below, just keep reading.
Always to be able to monitor network, devices needs to be discovered by the NPMD solution first. These devices can be any type of devices: PCs, switches, routers, firewalls, servers, printers, or any other devices. If you don’t have any devices, you have nothing to monitor.
Network maps provide an overall visibility for the devices status on the network and how they are connected to each other and if they are Up or Down. And usually there are two types of mapping: auto mapping and custom mapping.
You can choose what to monitor and based on that you can customize your dashboard. For example, you choose to monitor CPU and memory, you can specify exactly what to monitor on them like availability or their utilization and more.
Have you ever thought about what will happen if something goes wrong with the network after business hours?. Well, whenever a device goes down, don’t worry you will be notified. In fact, you will not only be notified when a device’s status goes down. However, You can customize your own alert. You can set an alert for a CPU, Memory utilization when it exceeds a specific percentage that you defined it before. For your information, not only CPU and memory, actually there is more. Furthermore, you can choose the way that you want to receive the alert. It may be via email, call, SMS, etc.
You can view reports as dashboards. You can view it in real-time or historical by specifying the time and date. By doing so, you have the ability to compare the performance, you can see if it is getting better or worse. Also, you can see the top 10 worse performance. Moreover, you can customize your dashboard as it is suitable for your needs. And You can export dashboards as Excel, PDF, and more.
To summarize, the basic functions of NPMD solutions are 5: discover, map, monitor, alert, and report.
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