ManageEngine OpManagerProduct Overview
- About ManageEngine OpManager
- Pros of ManageEngine OpManager
- Cons of ManageEngine OpManager
- Breakdown of core features
ManageEngine OpManager product overview
ManageEngine OpManager is a network monitoring and management solution that helps businesses manage data centers and IT infrastructure. It monitors network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, wireless LAN controllers, servers, VMs, printers, storage devices, and everything that has an IP and is connected to the network. The solution continuously monitors the network and provides in-depth visibility and control over it.
ManageEngine OpManager includes network and server monitoring, bandwidth analysis, configuration management, and fault management. If any equipment goes down, OpManager sends automatic notifications to relevant users via text message or email.
This network monitoring solution analyzes network traffic patterns and bandwidth consumed by different devices and applications via sFlow, IPFIX, jFlow, and NetFlow to configure traffic and balance the system. It helps users see bandwidth consumption and performance metrics on a single screen.
ManageEngine OpManager provides IT admins with business views, email/SMS-based alerts, workflow automation, customized reports, and combined snapshot views. It allows numerous organization-specific network administration tasks to be streamlined more conveniently.
Pros of ManageEngine OpManager
- ManageEngine OpManager is customizable and can be configured to meet every network monitoring administrators’ needs.
- It has a highly scalable network monitoring architecture, allowing multiple add-ons to expand its scope.
Cons of ManageEngine OpManager
- While ManageEngine OpManager is designed to be user-friendly, some users reported that using the software can be confusing and complicated for novice users without experience in this type of console. They reported that it requires previous training that allows them to take advantage of all the functionalities.
Breakdown of core features
ManageEngine OpManager provides features to let network admins get the visibility needed to manage networks.
The solution has over 2,000 built-in network performance monitors that lets IT teams monitor health and critical metrics such as packet loss, latency, speed, errors, and discards, and analyze performance bottlenecks. Admins can get critical insights on router performance with metrics like errors and discards, voltage, temperature, and buffer statistics.
The software lets IT teams monitor servers across multiple operating system (OS) vendors. It provides physical and virtual server monitoring. Network admins can monitor CPU, memory, and disk utilization of Windows and Linux servers, as well as the performance of Hosts and VMs of VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, and Nutanix server virtualization platforms. ManageEngine OpManager allows the agentless monitoring of VMware-virtualized servers using over 70 VMware performance monitors. The solution uses protocols such as SNMP, WMI, or CLI to monitor system resources and gather performance data.
IT teams can monitor performance of disk, RAID, and storage arrays. The software’s storage raid management feature offers deeper insights on capacity, performance, and configuration of RAID controller devices. Admins can track tape libraries for different status parameters to detect fault conditions and generate alarms. ManageEngine OpManager analyzes the historic as well as current usage trends for storage capacity and generates reports on future traffic utilization trends.
Data center management
ManageEngine OpManager lets network admins manage the data center infrastructure. It has a 3D data center floor that allows users to create an exact replica of the data center in 3D with all the racks and offers status of devices in real-time. The system proactively monitors IT systems such as routers, switches, servers (physical and virtual), and load balancer. The software’s integrated data center provides monitoring that helps in observing servers, applications, and bandwidth from a single web console.
(Last updated on 04/09/2021 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)