Scalable, flexible, easy to implement and maintain NMIS is the Network Management platform that underpins the operations of tens of thousands of 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 – from routers and wireless to storage and servers (any IT infrastructure).
NMIS currently supports 10,000 vendors and it’s unique device modeling capability allows for quick and easy addition of new management support for devices with no coding required.
Our developers continually update NMIS with input from the community and the core is, and will always remain, open source.
The best bits
- BUSINESS AWARE
Sophisticated business rules engine for managing all monitoring and notification policies and for ease of administration at a high level rather than on an individual device level.
- VISIBLE OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Operations can see how device performance is impacting the health of the device, a group of devices and of the whole network.
- AUTOMATED LIVE BASE LINING
Measures a baseline of availability, response time and performance, and automatically shows the changes when compared to the previous period baseline.
- MASSIVELY SCALABLE
From the largest distributed global environments down to a single office implementation, NMIS handles the data, rules, and presentation.
Detailed historical data is archived and remains available for dynamic, on-demand reporting and graphing, over multiple periods.
For more information download the full datasheet here.
Installation and configuration documentation for NMIS is available via the Opmantek Community pages at https://community.opmantek.com/display/NMIS/Home
Opmantek hold regular webinars hosted by our engineering team to help you get started and explore advanced features. Visit the webinars page on the website for topics, dates and times https://opmantek.com/free-web-seminars
Product highlights include:
Business rules engine
In the real world a full outage on one device may be less critical than a partial outage on another. NMIS classifies events on their business impact, not their technical nature – the rules engine only takes minutes to configure (small number of devices) or hours (large number of devices).
Automated, live base-lining
Is the performance improving or degrading? Compared to last month? In the last hour?
Performance and fault data in a single poll
Reduce the overhead of your network management traffic and increase the performance of your network management systems.
Out of the box reporting
No need for report writers!
Deploy NMIS probes throughout your network, no charge, no complexity. Massive networks can be managed, bottle necks avoided and zero cost redundancy is a reality. IT JUST WORKS: Yes, install it and it actually just works. This is a rare accomplishment in the Network Management field!
What you need
What you need to run NMIS:
We recommend you download the VM free of charge. NMIS runs on Linux, including 64bit Redhat Enterprise or greater, or OSS equivalents such as CentOS 5.4 or later. NMIS performs best as a 64bit multithreaded application, and is a proven performer with CentOS or Redhat. The VM comes with NMIS, CentOS and Apache installed and configured together. Feel free to contact us for assistance or check out the community pages.
NMIS is highly efficient and PC hardware with 2GB of RAM is usually sufficient for up to 1000 managed devices (even with 32 ports on each). 1000 managed devices may take 20GB of storage. Large numbers of devices can be managed by implementing NMIS on more powerful machines or by leveraging NMIS distributed polling and setting up multiple NMIS pollers in a master/slave design (extremely simple to set up). One customer manages 18,000 devices from a single server, others utilise the distributed polling for scale and redundancy.
Ultimately, NMIS is VERY efficient. The hardware specification of the machine you need will vary depending on what, how and how much you are managing. If you want to spec your server up, the key is disk and network I/O – contact us if you’d like to bounce a spec off us.
|Performance Management||Faults and Events||Configuration|
|Real-time monitoring||Operational Tools||Management Reporting|
|Extensive list of supported devices||Business Rules Engine||Notification and Escalation|
|Distributed Monitoring||Notification||Ease of Implementation|