One of the questions we receive a lot is: “ Why do we need Xian Network Manager to do network monitoring if Operations Manager 2012 has it out of the box?”
Well we understand that it is very tempting to just rely on Operations Manager 2012 for network monitoring, and we think it is quite usefull if you have small network and you don’t really mind not knowing what is going on. However if you have a bigger network you should really think about the following points.
- If you have more than twenty network devices and you do need to some customizations, overrides might get difficult to control.
- If you want to have full control on how your topology diagrams are built, you can rely on the robust Topology Discovery of Xian NM together with the drawing technology of Savision Live Maps (www.savision.com)
- Do you want to know who is using the network, which applications, which websites are visited? Then you need the traffic analysis features of Xian Network Manager 2012. Take a look at the screenshot below. Can you get this information with OpsMgr 2012
- Xian NM 2012 has an easy user interface that will save you a lot of time when setting up monitoring policies. Changing a simple threshold of one interface, can be done in a few seconds in Xian NM, While the same might take you several minutes in OpsMgr.