Packet Pushers: Detect, Diagnose, And Act Podcast

Packet Pushers: Detect, Diagnose, And Act Podcast


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Keith Sinclair, CTO and progenitor of NMIS, joins Greg Ferro on Packet Pushers

They discuss:

  • What NMIS does and how it works
  • Protocol support including SNMP, WMI, SSH, RESTful APIs, and more
  • The persistence of SNMP
  • Opmantek’s approach of detect, diagnose, and act
  • Automation capabilities
  • How NMIS uses dashboards, portals, and maps

Why IP Address Management Is Important

Why IP Address Management Is Important

Whether you’re a small organization or an enterprise, efficient management of IP addresses can be the difference between a functional network and an inaccessible service.

Increasing complexities, growing device numbers, Cloud Computing, IoT and BYOD continue to heighten the importance of managing your IP address space.

Relying on manual record keeping for network connectivity and core business functions can prove risky, even for the most organized of spreadsheets.

What’s Needed for an Efficient IP Address Management Strategy

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Accuracy

Accurate IP delegation and record keeping, ensuring no conflict or associated service outages.
opAddress can allocate and track IP addresses dynamically. Search, view and manage address information, ensuring a critical information baseline is established.

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Simplicity

An easy to use system that minimizes data entry, making the process for IT teams faster, more efficient, and less tedious
With powerful out-of-the-box capabilities, opAddress requires little or no configuration. Automatically discover the network addressing of production networks and quickly edit or reallocate addresses as needed.

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Security

Accurate, up-to-date data to help identify new devices and ensure only those authorized are on your network.
New data is captured and recorded by opAddress every thirty minutes.
Gain full visibility over IP address by device and analyze historical information.

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Scalability

Future proofing and capacity planning to accommodate increasing device numbers and network complexities.
opAddress is extensible to grow with your business. Handle complex environments such as multiple tenancies, subdomains and overlapping address spaces with ease.

Ready to see what opAddress and NMIS9 can do for your organization?

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Extending NMIS with Opmantek’s Modules

Extending NMIS with Opmantek’s Modules

NMIS has long been one of the most widely used open-source network management systems in the world, but what many users don’t know is how easy it is to extend the core with the suite of add-on modules that replace other network tools and allow businesses to save on licensing costs and increase overall network performance visibility through system expansion and consolidation of applications.
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Building Solutions with NMIS Modules

By combining NMIS with various other modules, Opmantek is able to provide software solutions to suit many different enterprise needs – here are a few of the popular combinations that are delivering strong results and allowing our customers to roll several stand-alone applications into one single NMIS licensing bundle.

 

Network Performance Management and Diagnostics

NMIS, opCharts and opReports

This combination of modules will provide you with the full NMIS capabilities for monitoring network health, capacity planning and event management and alerting, presented in interactive dashboards and reports that can be customised for user groups so that business users can see relevant performance information and engineers can see more detailed operational and information.

 

Configuration Management Database:

Open-AudIT Professional and opConfig

Looking to replace your CMDB?  This combination of modules is saving organisations thousands of dollars in licensing fees each year by automating device discovery and audit, storing configurations, monitoring changes and pushing configuration changes out to sets of devices.

 

Network Configuration and Compliance Automation

NMIS, Open-AudIT Professional/Enterprise, opConfig and opEvents

Save time and money on network administration by using process automation to manage inventory, remediate known issues, consolidate and deduplify events, automatically gather network information, detect and roll back configuration and file changes and more.

 

Traffic Management

NMIS and opFlow

This combination replaces other network monitoring and Netflow tools to give you a consolidated view of flow data including heat maps that visually indicate areas of congestion.

 

Anomaly Detection, Event Prediction and Remediation

NMIS, opTrend and opEvents

Identify issues and threats before they impact your business by leveraging the device and network data gathered by NMIS along with advanced machine learning to determine minute by minute standard baselines for your environment that can help you to identify new threats, unusual behaviour and escalating problems before they impact operations.

Remote Monitoring and Management

NMIS, opHA, opEvents and opCharts

For Managed Service Providers you can replace multi-million dollar RMM systems by combining NMIS with opHA and opCharts.  opHA allows you to increase the performance of applications and deliver high scale and high availability environments, including geographical distribution of the system and overlapping IP address ranges, while opCharts provides a single pane of glass and tiered user views, so that engineers can drill down from a full view of all managed customer equipment to a single device in a remote location, while customers can view their own sites privately and in real time.

 


 

There are a lot of options to improve your network, however, the easiest way to start is with our Virtual Machine. The VM comes preconfigured and is operational in under 5 minutes, Download the Virtual Machine and activate free 20 device licenses of each of the modules that interest you or request a demo from one of our engineers.

[Webinar] Importing and Configuring the Opmantek VM

[Webinar] Importing and Configuring the Opmantek VM

Join Mark Henry as he outlines the process of installing the Opmantek Virtual Machine.

Why recreate the wheel when you can quickly and easily deploy Opmantek’s most sought-after solutions pre-configured and ready to go? Join us for this 30-minute session where we will discover:

  • How to deploy the Opmantek VM across various Host systems.
  • Rules for resizing the VM to support your monitoring environment.
  • Basic configuration requirements.
  • Maintaining the VM, including software updates.