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.

5 Fantastic Features Introduced in 2018

5 Fantastic Features Introduced in 2018

It’s been another great year for Opmantek Software with our products again proving to be a favourite with MSPs and large scale organisations.  We have loved working with the community this year and delivering a variety of awesome new features and improvements that continue our tradition of delivering software that is easier to implement, more scalable, more flexible, able to operate in more diverse environments, saves time and provides faster ROI than our competitors.  Here are a few of our awesome product team’s accomplishments in 2018.

 

Real time delivery of the information you want to see.

Open-AudIT continued to go from strength to strength in 2018, with new enterprise features making the automation of network auditing and compliance even simpler and the presentation of key information more streamlined.

Custom dashboards were added in version 2.2 allowing users to present interactive real-time charts and graphs of the information that they care most about. For auditing teams, the dashboards may be focused on devices not seen.  For security teams, it may be file changes that are the focus.

Open-AudIT also reached for the cloud, with new AWS auditing features.

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We do the work for you with automated event remediations.

opEvents became even more powerful with a new in-app editor for Event Actions and policies that validates your commands as you go and shows the console output for event action validation. If you do make an error the editor will generate a new backup of your last revision so that you can start again!

Pre-configured event actions also make sure that common remediations can be sequenced and activated in just minutes.

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Smart Interpretation of Configuration data.

opConfig has always been a powerful tool with its ability to visually monitor and compare configuration differences between devices or against standards to ensure compliance policies are being maintained.  This year we made it even smarter by allowing users to create custom plugins for the postprocessing of data.  There are several pre-configured plugins that can be used to collect or transform configuration data and present them in an easy to digest information pane on your opConfig dashboard.

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Identification of bottlenecks before they affect performance.

opFlow gained new charts this year that make identifying the root cause of poor network performance significantly easier.

We improved the visibility of the opFlow Charts section so that you can quickly identify any bottlenecks by using a dual axis graphing the chart that shows you the information flow in bits per second, flows per second, or packets per second on the left axis and the network utilization percentage on the right axis.

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Intuitive set up and configuration wizards.

This year we brought user experience into focus, looking at how we can make the Opmantek product suite easier to implement.  The latest VM that was released at the end of last year has a new, more informative product activation dashboard and setup wizards that make sure that you are monitoring key devices within minutes of installing and activating NMIS and other modules.

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[Webinar] Improve Network Performance with opFlow

[Webinar] Improve Network Performance with opFlow

Join Mark Henry as he helps guide you through ways to increase your network’s performance.

NetFlow and IP-Fix are most often used to identify intrusion attempts or DDOS attacks. But did you know you can also use them to improve network performance, identify bandwidth bottlenecks, and trend future network performance?

Join us for this 30-minute session while we learn:

  • How to select interfaces for the most relevant, useful NetFlow/IP-Fix information.
  • Four secrets for getting the most useful information out of flow data.
  • The one report you need to review every single day that will make your life better in less than 30-days.
[Webinar] Improve Network Performance with opFlow

[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.
[Webinar] Improve Network Performance with opFlow

[Webinar] How to Improve Network Performance by 50% Every Month

Join Mark Henry as he explains the methods he has used in his to improve Network Performance in his extensive history as a Senior Systems Engineer.

Do you want to improve your network performance, reduce trouble tickets, and speed-up mean time to resolution (MTTR)?

Join us as we uncover modern, innovative ways to:

  • Leverage trending data to intelligently adjust fault management
  • Remediate network events to reduce background noise and load
  • Manage device configurations to optimize performance
  • Identify high bandwidth users and quality bottlenecks