Although network monitoring is an unenviable task, it must be done to sustain your network’s health. But what if you had a real-time report containing only key metrics, revealing how your network is doing without overloading you with information?

This would (1) assure you that there are no aberrations in your network and (2) give you peace of mind.

The Realtime Dashboard available in OpManager is like a report card that contains only the most up-to-date information on the vital metrics that determine your network’s health.

Survey your entire network in one view

The Realtime Dashboard renders a consolidated view of the most decisive parameters. Just having a glance at this dashboard reveals how your network is performing at that moment. This high-level information is vital for the following reasons:

  • It saves a substantial amount of time, because you need not drill down every time unless there is some issue.

  • If there is an issue, the dashboard enables you to locate it easily.

Multicolor, intuitive dashboard

The Realtime Dashboard is like a traffic signal, with each color having a specific meaning. This color code makes it very easy for network admins to comprehend the information on the dashboard. For instance, purple represents that a device or service is down.

Enterprise Dashboard vs. Realtime Dashboard

The Enterprise Dashboard in OpManager displays key performance metrics in the form of widgets that can be customized as needed. But the data on the Enterprise Dashboard is only updated after the user-defined interval (the minimum interval time is 10 minutes).

Unlike the Enterprise Dashboard, the Realtime Dashboard updates the data whenever a change occurs in your network, reflecting the change immediately and allowing you to conduct live analysis of network performance.

For instance, whenever a device violates the critical threshold value of a monitor, the monitor will turn red right at that instant. When an alarm is cleared, the alarm will turn green.

Three things to look for

The data you procure during network monitoring is vast, and looking into every meticulous detail is irrelevant for making important decisions. The Realtime Dashboard offers insights on three significant aspects that help you determine your network’s overall health.

  • You can view the list of devices with their associated monitors. The status of the monitor is indicated by its color: green, yellow, orange, or red.

  • You can view all the alarms occurring in OpManager in real time. You can also gauge the criticality of the alarm by its color.

  • You’re given a list of interfaces, along with each one’s status indicated by different colors.

The multidimensional, real-time monitoring offered in OpManager makes things easier for you. You can easily locate and troubleshoot faults, ensuring minimum downtime and faster fault recovery, both of which are paramount to run your business successfully.

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