What Network Monitoring Tools are Needed in Network Operations
Network Operations Needs a Variety of Network Monitoring Tools for Optimizing
To effectively monitoring and troubleshoot network issues, Network Operations teams need a host of tools to proactively identify and quick resolve network issues. The LiveNX platform combine all the essential network monitoring tools together into a single platform. These include, patented visual analytics and reporting, flow analysis, and packet analysis.
Visual Analytics and Reporting
Get full visibility across your entire network with our network visibility tools:
- Network topology mapper
- Network performance dashboard
- Network performance analytics
- Network performance reporting
Collect, normalize, and analyze flow data to manage network visibility across multiple vendors and technologies (NetFlow, J-Flow, IPFIX and more):
- Rich visual display of flow paths across the entire network
- Isolate jitter, latency and packet loss
- Trace application conversations across the network
Capture and analyze packet data from anywhere within the network (NOCs, branches, data centers and more):
- WiFi performance analysis
- Network forensics
- VoiP quality analysis (MOS score)
- Historic playback of network traffic
- Expert system guided investigations
Network Monitoring Tool Types
LiveAction integrates network monitoring tools into a single platform.
Network Performance Dashboards
Network performance dashboards are vital network monitoring tools for providing network monitoring across your entire network. Dashboards are the centerpieces for identify network issues quickly or even before they happen. The LiveAction network monitoring software rolls information up to a single view for all data types, such as flow, packet and SNMP.
Network Performance Reporting
Networks monitoring tools are not complete without network monitoring reports and the LiveAction platform incorporates these within a single solution. Network monitoring reports can be either real-time or historic. These reports allow you to go from days manually pulling reports together to just a few clicks, saving time. Network monitoring reports vary from capacity planning reports to operational reports, and executive dashboards.
An essential component of network monitoring tools is a NetFlow analyzer , or more generically speaking, flow data analyzer. The LiveAction platform supports a wide range of flow data, such as NetFlow, J-Flow, sFlow, and IPFIX, and support flow from every major network provider, including Cisco, Aruba, and Juniper, to name a few.
While mentioned last in the discussion on network monitoring tools, it certainly is not the least in terms of importance. An integrated packet analyzer is used to capture and analyze packet data from anywhere within the network (NOCs, branches, data centers and more) and surface this data in a single user interface (UI).