NETUITIVE 6.1 FEATURES
Netuitive 6.1 is the IT industry’s most advanced, open analytics platform for proactive, end-to-end service performance monitoring. From individual elements, to clusters, to transactions, to complete services. Across physical and virtual infrastructure. And across private or public cloud infrastructure. Some of the key features of Netuitive are listed below. For a printable version, click here or read more about the Technology behind Netuitive.
Service Health Dashboards and Heat Maps
Enjoy unprecedented end-to-end visibility and executive insight through an aggregated view of composite application health scores. The health scores represent a holistic service health score that takes into account the performance of physical and virtual infrastructures, customer experience, and business metrics.
- Service Health Dashboard (fig 1.) displays detailed composite service health scores that correlate performance across business, application, and IT infrastructure metrics; drill down in to see how IT infrastructure performance is impacting applications and the business and to quickly isolate any problem root-causes across IT silos.
- Enteprise Heat Map (fig 2.) provides a configurable visual summary of "hot spots" of anomalous performance behavior in the enterprise IT infrastructure estate. This includes abnormal behavior in IT and application infrastructure, customer experience, or business metrics.. The display can group the elements by type (storage, network, servers) and custom views can group the elements by region or application.
Automated Topology and Service Modeling
Service Topology View is automatically generated to show service hierarchy in graph or tabular view. Zoom in and out on specific components and problem areas.
The service topology view can produce health scores that are business-centric, focused on business and customer experience KPIs; IT-centric, focused on the performance metrics of the application and underlying infrastructure; or a combination of both
- CMDB auto-synch and automated discovery capabilities automatically create topological models for infrastructure and services. Or define your own services using the configuration wizard.
- Service Level Objectives (SLOs) help you manage performance according to terms defined in Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Automated, Cross-Silo Diagnostics
Drill down across IT silos in just two clicks to go directly to the lowest level components and their performance-impacting issues.
- Behavior correlation (fig. 3) displays automatically discovered and continuously updated relationships between business service components and performance metrics.
- Root-Cause Isolation (fig. 4) shows alarm details that help you automate root cause isolation, including service topology, configuration events, component attributes, and related components that are also alarming.
Spot trends and forecast performance by the minute, hour and day.
- Short term forecasting (fig. 5) leverages short term forecasting of metric behavior to generate performance alerts warning of impending anomalous behavior. Applies to business KPIs as well as customer experience and IT infrastructure metrics.
- Long term trending (fig. 6) leverages long term forecasting capabilities to project long-term (30 to 180 days) trends in resource performance and utilization for capacity management.
Service-Level Alarms and Advanced UI for Proactive Troubleshooting
Automatically model the behavior of services and their components and receive actionable warning of performance anomalies before hours before they develop into real problems. Netuitive's troubleshooting interface also tells you the impact of performance anomalies in one component on related components and the overall health of the business service or application - eliminating guesswork when troubleshooting complex problems across monitoring silos.
- Trusted Alarms® (fig. 7) intelligent, composite alarms that provide actionable warning of performance anomalies in one or more related components as well as the impact on overall service health. Trusted Alarms look for statistically relevant anomalies in Netuitive’s Adaptive Behavior Profiles™.
- Self-learned Adaptive Behavior Profiles™ (fig. 8) reflect normal operating behavior of service components by hour of day, day of week and cyclical seasonalities. Proactive alerts are automatically generated when service performance deviates from “normal” behavior.
Performance Data Search, Query and Reporting
The Performance Management Database (PMDB) is the repository of data which powers Netuitive's real-time analytics and an important source of data for historical performance analysis of IT infrastructure and services. By incorporating managed element metadata from other sources (including CMDBs), the PMDB supports customized reports and analysis allowing organizations to fully optimize the utilization of their assets.
- SmartSearch enables search and query on the Netuitive PMDB to answer any question on your environment’s status, performance, or workload (for capacity management). (fig. 9)
- General Reports – Standard and configurable reports give new insight into system health and utilization over any period of time. The general reports below apply to individual components as well as entire services. (fig. 10)
- Enterprise Workload Report - compares the service workload of servers, clusters, virtual machines, and virtualization hosts.
- Managed Elements Report - display summary status or metric details and overall health and workload for a managed element (component, cluster, service).
- Top N Report – configurable report displaying a list of “top” components or service based on user defined criteria (workload, health, alarming, etc.)
Virtualization and Capacity Management Reports – available in optional Report Packs, these customizable and specially formulated reports provide insight into interdependence of performance and capacity in virtualized / cloud infrastructure.
- Storage Forecast – useful for analyzing historical and projected storage requirements.
- Utilization Report – displays resource configuration along with health and workload for each VM for provisioning and capacity analysis; versions available for both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.
- Chargeback Report – allows users to associate costs with resources expended or allocated by VMs for a given application or department for a given period of time; versions available for both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.
- VM Cluster Capacity – shows the utilization of VM clusters for a chosen time period based on CPU, memory, disk I/O and network I/O, enabling estimation of remaining capacity.
- VM Cluster Density – shows the density of VM clusters for each week of a selected period, including ratios for VM:Host, virtual CPU: physical CPU, virtual RAM: physical RAM, peak workload values.
- VM Under / Over Provisioned – reports showing which VMs are running exceptionally high or low workloads to faciliate resource re-allocation.
- VMware Inventory Summary – helps you analyze the current efficiency of your virtual infrastructure by displaying total statistics for VMs, Hosts, Clusters, and the average VM / Host ratio.
- VMware Cluster Forecast – shows the 30, 60, 90 and 180 day trends for key virtual machine cluster performance and resource metrics for capacity management.
- VMware Cluster Summary – displays historical performance summary for clusters of VM hosts.
Customized Reports – can be developed using the Integration Studio tool set. APIs and report samples are also included to facilitate custom report writing for end-users.
For printable descriptions and screen shots of available reports, click here.
Monitoring Data Source Integrations
Standard Performance Data Source Integrations – see which standard integrations to performance data sources are available as well as how customized integrations can be developed.
To integrate custom data sources, or to create performance models (templates) for new managed elements, Netuitive offers Integration Studio, an eclipsed-based development environment (fig. 11). Many of the same development capabilities are also available in a web-based interface (fig. 12). This tool set is part of the Open Netuitive initiative, which supports Netuitive's open platform commitment to allow users to model the performance of virtually any type of managed element with data from any available data source.
Enterprise Readiness Features
In addition to offering innovative analytics, Netuitive is a mature solution. Netuitive has been designed to be scalable, secure and manageable to meet the performance monitoring needs of enterprises withh globally deployed, mission-critical business services.
- Optimized Enterprise Architecture leverages a distributed architecture to support hundreds of business services, tens of thousands of managed elements, millions of metrics, and hundreds of users.
- A High Availability option is also available for mission-critical services.
- External Authentication (using LDAP or Microsoft Active Directory) eliminates redundant tasks for user accounts and passwords administration.
- A published Web API enables programmatic access to perform a significant number of functions, including alarm management, service configuration and user management.
- Centralized Reporting and Access provides centralized reporting and single sign-on access for enterprise-scale deployments.
- Netuitive Self-Monitoring provides a template and performance model so Netuitive can monitor itself.