What is Network Monitoring?
With highly distributed workforces, a resilient and responsive network is central to business survival. Network monitoring software continuously collects data from networking components including routers, switches, firewalls, servers, load-balancers and VMs to measure network operations such as traffic, bandwidth utilization and uptime. Tools may offer an end-to-end visualization of networks and the applications they support.
OpsRamp’s real-time network monitoring automatically discovers network resources across on-prem and cloud environments and displays metrics automatically in easy-to-use dashboards. Network teams can view the traffic, utilization, and availability of a network resource and determine the root cause of a network performance degradation with real-time metrics.
The next criteria relates to supportability and extensibility. There are a near endless amount of makes, models and vendors that create network resources. Each network resource may come with its own set of APIs, SNMP OIDs, or SDKs needed to integrate. Vendors should have a large portion of needed support out-of-the-box, and otherwise, teams should be able to extend the base monitoring using Python, Bash, or other forms of scripting.