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Network Monitoring

Keeping your IT infrastructure in peak performance can be tricky. You need to monitor anywhere from 100 to upwards of 100,000 devices to maximize performance and prevent downtime while simultaneously optimizing how you use your existing resources.

To succeed, you need to see potential problems before they explode, identify misbehaving applications, identify the root cause of issues once they occur and reallocate resources to leverage your capacity to the fullest extent.

Heat Map Explorer gives you deep visibility into how your IT infrastructure is being used and visual analysis tools to monitor and identify problems before they become crises:

  • See the status of up to 100,000 devices on a single computer screen.
  • Monitor your infrastructure with real-time updates to your heat maps.
  • Organize your devices hierarchically to identify clusters of problems.
  • Define custom thresholds to show potential and current problems.
  • Filter, group and search your data to analyze problems.

Use Heat Map Explorer Desktop to analyze historical data or use Heat Map Explorer Enterprise Edition to integrate directly into your network monitoring software.

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  • Monitor the performance of your entire infrastructure from a single screen.
  • Organize devices by any attribute or hierarchy—including location, application, & service type.
  • Set warning and alert color thresholds to immediately see potential and current problems.

This heat map shows 200 servers grouped by application. Each square is a server, with the upper-left portion showing CPU and the lower-right triangle showing memory use. The color indicates what level the metric is at: normal (black), warning (yellow), alert (red). The most critical servers are entirely red.

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  • Understand how applications are deployed across your infrastructure.
  • Set thresholds to highlight which devices are over or under capacity.
  • See capacity and usage at the same time—find the underutilized devices with the most capacity.

This heat map shows servers organized by location and application, represented as rows and columns. Each bar represents a server. The height indicates the server’s total capacity while the color indicates its usage. The tallest, greenest bars indicate servers with the most capacity that are most underutilized.

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  • Monitor thousands of servers within a single heat map.
  • Group devices by application or location to discover common performance issues.
  • Search for specific servers or filter by any attribute to limit your view to the servers critical at this moment.
  • Hover over any server to see its full details, or drill into a management console.

This heat map shows 2,000 servers grouped by data center and cluster. When the metric reaches a warning level, the server turns yellow. When it reaches an alert level, the server turns red.

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  • See performance in the context of your network topology.
  • Apply filters by service type, device type and more.
  • Set color thresholds to highlight problems.

This heat map shows a sample network topology imported from an SVG file. The text associated with each diagram element, in this case the IP address, is used to automatically link the data with the diagram elements. Elements are colored based on a user-specific metric, and can represent either a single or multiple rows of data.