What is NMIS?
NMIS is a complete network management system which provides fault, performance and configuration management, performance graphs and threshold alerts. Business rules allow for highly granular notification policies with many types of notification methods.
NMIS (Network Management Information System) is an open-source network management system originally written by Keith Sinclair and was first released in 1998. The intellectual property for NMIS was purchased by commercial open source software company Opmantek in early 2011 under a stated commitment (which continues) to keep “NMIS free and lead the community to rapidly advance the product”. All versions of NMIS since 2011 remain free and open source.
On the 24th of June 2020, Opmantek released NMIS 9.
What does NMIS do?
NMIS consolidates multiple tools into one system, ready for Network Engineers to use. Scalable, flexible, open, simple to implement and maintain, NMIS is the Network Management System that underpins the operations of over one hundred thousand organizations worldwide – making it one of the most widely used open source Network Management Systems in the world today.
NMIS monitors the status and performance of an organization’s IT environment, assists in identification and rectification of faults, and provides valuable information for IT departments to plan infrastructure changes and investment.
NMIS has been implemented globally in networks from as little as 5 devices to hundreds of thousands of devices – of which over 10,000 vendor device models come ready to use out of the box.
Sophisticated business rules engine
The NMIS business rules engine classifies events on their business impact, not their technical nature. The engine takes a short time to configure and then it's customised to your operating environment. Further enhance this capability using opEvents. For instance get access to automate the event remediation.
Pre-configured out-of-the-box solution.
NMIS supports over 10,000 vendors out of the box. The simple set-up allows for network management to occur quickly and can easily integrate new technology. The modelling capability allows the Network Engineer to immediately model new devices.
Visible operational impact
Network Operations can see how device performance is impacting the health of a single device, a group of devices or the whole network. Further enhance this capability using opCharts. For instance see the impact on your network topological maps.
Automated health live baselining
NMIS measures a baseline of availability, response time and performance, and automatically shows the changes when compared to the previous period baseline. Further enhance this capability using opTrend. For instance intelligently identify outliers to your baselines.
From the largest distributed global environments down to a single office implementation, NMIS handles the data, rules, and presentation. Further enhance the scale and reach when you add in opHA. There is no limit to how much you can manage in a single pane of glass.
Customizable alert escalation procedures
NMIS allows for customised alert escalation to suit your business. Escalate events based on your organisational structure, operational hours or chain of command. Read about this here.
Opmantek support engineers are highly skilled in NMIS, Open-AudIT and all commercial Opmantek products and come with experience from working in Telcos, MSP and Software Development. They undergo constant training ensuring that their knowledge remains up to date. Our support engineers are involved with customer implementation and rollout. Our support and development teams work closely together and are also actively involved in the open source community.
Cisco IPSLA Support
NMIS supports Cisco IPSLA directly, allowing organizations to create and manage IPSLA probes on Cisco routers and switches.
NMIS provides large scale, flexible IPSLA support. This provides network teams with baseline information about network performance, verifying Quality Of Service (QoS) levels, and helps identify the root of a problem when network performance levels drop.
Solutions to meet your requirements
After working closely with our customers we have developed multiple commercial modules that are available to trial, all enabled with a 20 node licence on our easy to use VM. Many customers come to us and ask us about the commercial products that would meet their needs. So we built solution bundles as follows;
|Performance Management||Configuration||Faults and Events|
|Escalation Management||Business Rules Engine||Management Reporting|
|Distributed Monitoring||Scalability||Real-Time Monitoring|
|Extensive list of supported devices||NMIS’s most Powerful Engine||Notification Management|
Some of our loyal customers
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“I need a true single-pane of glass – one centralized place where I can see, collect, adjust, and report against my ENTIRE environment. ”
– This was solved with NMIS.