Just last month we heard¬†flattering statements about OpManager’s UX, and nothing makes us happier than knowing that our continuous improvements have¬†positively impacted our users. We’re always eager to meet your growing IT infrastructure needs, so we’re happy to¬†introduce a set of¬†4,000 new device templates.¬†That doubles the number of¬†OpManager¬†device templates¬†to over 8,000,¬†helping you in your goal of¬†comprehensive network management.¬†You can¬†monitor your routers,¬†switches,¬†RAID storage,¬†domain¬†controllers,¬†firewalls, UCSs,¬†and printers so much¬†easier now.
What are device templates in¬†OpManager?
OpManager classifies devices based on their architecture and associates¬†a set of predefined device and vendor type configurations, called device templates,¬†with the classified devices.¬† Device templates enable you to¬†implement and apply a configuration change to several devices at¬†once.¬†OpManager can¬†classify network devices as servers, printers, switches, routers, and firewalls, and it¬†supports most device vendors including Cisco, Juniper, Meraki, 3Com, Fortinet, HP, D-Link, and Palo Alto Networks.
Why do I need¬†built-in device templates?
OpManager offers an¬†encyclopedic list of¬†predefined device templates to make monitoring easy.¬†You can add any component in your network to OpManager and it will be identified, listed, categorized, and constantly monitored.¬†You can list device types, add device properties, and maintain an inventory of every single component in¬†your¬†network.¬†You could also modify thresholds, monitoring parameters, and intervals for devices¬†in bulk¬†using device templates.OpManager also lets you create custom device templates, but the built-in templates cut down¬†the time and effort you’d normally spend fine-tuning them.
How can I improve my organization’s efficiency with¬†OpManager’s device templates?¬†
Let’s use an example: Say you started an e-commerce website two years ago.¬†You use OpManager to¬†ensure your Cisco MCS 7825I server is always up and running. You set up server threshold monitoring to alert you when¬†CPU utilization reaches¬†75 percent¬†and set the monitoring interval for¬†two minutes. You also add a process count monitor to know how many processes are running on¬†your¬†server.
Suddenly, business is booming.¬†You’re happy about the growth, but you realize it¬†could be¬†a nightmare because you’ll need more IT infrastructure to support your business; not to mention, you need¬†granular-level¬†network performance monitoring.
¬†Since the boom in growth, you now have a total of seven Cisco MCS 7825I servers to monitor.¬†CPU utilization¬†has grown to¬†always¬†be¬†above 80 percent,¬†but¬†that¬†doesn’t really affect¬†traffic.¬†So you simply change the threshold level to 85 percent.¬†You change the monitoring interval to¬†one minute as you have more orders to dispatch. You also add a new monitor to keep¬†server temperature in check. You disable the process count monitor to have¬†fewer metrics to look at. Finally, you associate all servers¬†with the changed threshold configuration. All this can be¬†easily accomplished when you have each device in your network discovered and associated with a¬†template. Your work¬†is¬†reduced¬†to just choosing monitors for the devices you want to keep a tab on.¬†The best part is,¬†device templates allow you to¬†automatically make all these modifications on all servers at once.¬†This is how you breathe easy as¬†you¬†run your business smoothly with OpManager’s device templates.
OpManager also lets you¬†receive¬†threshold violation alerts through SMS,¬†email,¬†push notifications,¬†or web¬†alarm, whichever you prefer. So what are you waiting for? Let OpManager do¬†all the heavy lifting when it comes to your network infrastructure.¬†Try¬†OpManager for free.