|[August 28, 2013]
ManageEngine Brings Real-Time Topology Maps to VMworld® 2013
SAN FRANCISCO & PLEASANTON, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the real-time IT management company, today previewed real-time, layer 2
(L2) topology mapping capabilities in OpManager,
its�network performance management and data center infrastructure
management (DCIM) software. The new feature helps IT teams in large
enterprises and data centers visualize complex networks by automatically
mapping the relationships between network devices, physical and virtual
servers, and storage devices. A live demo of the real-time, L2 topology
maps is available at http://L2demo.opmanager.com/.
ManageEngine (News - Alert) is demonstrating the new map features in OpManager and
exhibiting the rest of its IT management portfolio in booth 2410 at VMworld®
2013, which continues through August 29 at Moscone Center in San
Francisco. The company is also demonstrating just-announced upgrades for Site24x7,
the cloud infrastructure monitoring service, and for Applications
Manager, the application performance monitoring solution. Tomorrow,
ManageEngine will announce major upgrades for Password
Manager Pro, its privileged password management software.
IT teams often use flow chart software and other general purpose tools
to create topology maps that help the teams understand how their network
is interconnected. However, using general purpose tools turns map
drawing into a manual, time consuming process for enterprises with
thousands of network devices to manage. Administrators must add each
device to the map individually, and the resulting maps are static and do
not show the real-time status of the devices.
"By the time you finish drawing your network in Visio, you know that
it's already out of date; such is the dynamic nature of modern, large
enterprise networks that span thousands of devices," said Dev Anand,
director of product management at ManageEngine. "When you throw
virtualization into this equation, it gets even messier. That's why
OpManager now provides L2 maps that show device relationships and status
in real time, so IT teams know what the network looks like right now."
OpManager Leverages L2 Maps
OpManager draws its L2 topology maps automatically, leveraging its new,
L2 discovery option to capture all netork devices, including routers,
switches, physical servers, storage devices and virtual machines. The
new L2 maps not only display device interconnections but also show
device status in real time via color codes.
In addition to the first level of network devices connected to the core
router or seed device, OpManager's new maps show second- and third-level
up to servers. OpManager's periodic rediscovery option keeps the map up
to date by revising the map with any devices that have been recently
added to the network.
Armed with the advanced L2 maps, OpManager now automatically configures
the device dependencies to help IT pros avoid wasting time responding to
false alarms. For example, if a switch goes down - taking down the 48
servers connected to that switch - OpManager raises a single alarm for
both the switch and the 48 dependent devices. In contrast, a monitoring
solution without automatic dependency mapping will raise 49 alarms, one
alarm for the switch and 48 false alarms for the servers.
Pricing and Availability
The new OpManager layer map is available now as a beta download.
OpManager customers can try it via the beta program at http://www.manageengine.com/network-monitoring/beta-signup.html.
OpManager Enterprise Edition prices start at $16,495 for 500 devices.
Download OpManager at http://www.manageengine.com/network-monitoring/download.html.
For more information on OpManager, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/opmanager.
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ManageEngine OpManager is a network management platform that helps large
enterprises, service providers and SMEs manage their data centers and IT
infrastructure efficiently and cost effectively. Automated workflows,
intelligent alerting engines, configurable discovery rules, and
extendable templates enable IT teams to setup a 24x7 monitoring system
within hours of installation. Do-it-yourself plug-ins extend the scope
of management to include network change and configuration management and
IP address management as well as monitoring of networks, applications,
databases, virtualization and NetFlow-based bandwidth. For more
information on ManageEngine OpManager, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/opmanager.
ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an
IT team to meet an organization's need for real-time services and
support. Worldwide, more than 72,000 established and emerging
enterprises - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 - rely
on ManageEngine products
to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure,
including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more.
ManageEngine is a division of Zoho
Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, India,
Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/;
follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/,
on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine
and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.
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Tags: ManageEngine, real-time IT, Zoho, OpManager, VMworld, network
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experience monitoring, server management
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