NetIQ AppManager

Features

Gain a deeper view of your Windows and UNIX applications and systems
Gain a deeper view of your Windows and UNIX applications and systems

Centrally manage the performance and availability of more than 60 applications and systems out of the box with AppManager Modules.

End-user experience monitoring for web and Windows clients

AppManager provides monitoring from an end-user perspective of web applications, applications accessed via a desktop client, and Citrix XenApp.

End-user experience monitoring for web and Windows clients
Scalable architecture to match your environment
Scalable architecture to match your environment

Robust, flexible architecture lets you manage thousands of servers from one central console. This enables fewer administrators to efficiently manage large server configurations.

Flexibility to suit enterprise business requirements

No two IT environments are alike, and even in the same company, multiple business units want things their own way. AppManager provides industry-leading flexibility within the user interface.

Flexibility to suit enterprise business requirements
VoIP and unified communications (UC) monitoring and management

Out-of-the-box VoIP management modules enable you to rapidly establish performance monitoring of leading VoIP and unified communication (UC) technologies and applications.

Automatically discover and deploy
Automatically discover and deploy

Detects changes, alerts you to initiate change management, and deploys monitoring according to policy, reducing the risk of monitoring gaps and the manual labor required to stay current with changes.

Automatic self-monitoring and configuration support

Market-leading reliability is provided by using automatic self-monitoring for problem notification and recommended configuration changes to optimize performance.

Automatic self-monitoring and configuration support
Rule-based management groups
Rule-based management groups

Newly discovered components are assigned to management groups based on pre-determined rules. You can base these rules on things like a location or a business unit.

Scheduled jobs

Efficiently perform critical tasks using AppManager's job scheduling and script execution engine.

Efficient Data Collection

A single agent and a single repository are used to collect and store all your management information, both events and performance data. This gives you a central view of all servers and resources.

Efficient Data Collection
OLAP-based data warehousing and reporting
OLAP-based data warehousing and reporting

Long-term data retention and three-dimensional analysis is provided by Analysis Center, which enables capacity and problem management.

Scheduled report distribution

Automatically communicate the information your customers and managers demand.

Scheduled report distribution
Performance and availability troubleshooting
Performance and availability troubleshooting

You can use AppManager drag-and-drop Knowledge Scripts, event details and interactive 3-D charting to troubleshoot problems.

Remote diagnosis

Diagnose and resolve common problems on Windows servers with the AppManager Diagnostic Console.

Remote diagnosis
Service maps to visualize problems
Service maps to visualize problems

The display provides visual representations of groups or geographies to indicate current red, yellow or green status and give you a perspective of what is affected in the environment.

AppManager 8 vs. Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Feature/Capability

NetIQ Microsoft Explanation/Benefit
Out-of-the-box, native support for dozens of 3rd party applications and OSs Support for all your IT applications and infrastructure, not just Microsoft or UNIX OSs
Support for Cisco, Avaya & Microsoft VoIP/Unified Communications applications Get the cost benefits of VoIP/UC and manage it with the same platform as other systems
Out-of-the-box integration with BMC, HP, IBM, CA and EMC tools Integrate with service management products for ITIL deployments
Dynamic, rule-based management groups Groups are self-maintaining as the environment changes
Out-of-the-box, drag-and-drop Knowledge Scripts Monitoring is selectively implemented rather than one-size-fits-all rules that may not match your monitoring policies or needs and result in event overload
Flexible monitoring policies and exceptions, which are supported and appear in reports Reduces the cost of supporting diverse monitoring policies between multiple groups
Central view and control of entire environment beyond 85,000 servers Provide enterprise-wide central visibility and reporting
Rich drill-down service maps without additional third-party software Reduced administration cost from less effort spent in building and maintaining maps
Highly-granular secure delegation model by feature Allow more users to securely interact with the tool and access information needed
Single data store for event & performance data, beyond 85,000 servers Efficiently store data and generate reports for the largest environments
Architecture of middle / mgmt tier supports 100% virtualization with VMware Gain more efficient use of hardware and support enterprise virtualization initiatives
End-user experience monitoring for Web and/or Windows desktop based applications Monitor any application that is accessed via browsers or desktop clients, not just web apps or Microsoft Exchange
Unlimited transaction executions at no additional cost Reduce costs and license accounting efforts
Self-maintaining transactions using Optical Character Recognition and bitmap comparisons Less time and cost spent maintaining transactions
Screen shots taken when the transaction generates events Identify what errors users are seeing for faster troubleshooting
High-scalability for integrated monitoring of 10,000 + URLs Reduces infrastructure costs and allows for centralized transaction management
Measure specific-step transaction failures Quickly identify where transactions fail to reduce troubleshooting time
Support for DHTML, Java Script, applets, XML, SSL and Flash objects Monitor web apps that use these market-leading technologies
GUI-based click and type recording of synthetic transactions Perform transactions exactly as users would for accuracy and ease of deployment
Measure and report service levels from the end-user's perspective Provide true service-level metrics as opposed to infrastructure availability metrics
Run synthetic transactions from multiple locations Diversify visibility of application/service performance to isolate network problems
Real-time charting and snapshot reports Useful for troubleshooting
Out-of-the-box P2V candidate analysis reporting Identify physical server candidates for virtualization
Out of the box reporting for VMware Host, Guest and vCenter Supports this mission-critical infrastructure with data collection and reporting
Long-term trend analysis and multi-dimensional (OLAP-based) comparative analytics Large data sources can efficiently produce reports with longer retention times
Auto-discovery and deployment as the environment changes (less than 15-minute lag) Reduces administrator workload and ensures that monitoring policy is accurately in place
Deployment servers designed to operate in DMZs Full support for servers located in a DMZ from auto deployment to monitoring policy management
Automatic self-monitoring and configuration support Problem notification and recommended configuration changes provided to optimize performance
Scheduled jobs Efficiently perform critical tasks with the job scheduling and script execution engine
Control and command of monitoring function via email based triggers (i.e., start/stop monitoring via email, results sent via email, approval/deny via email, etc.) Use of secure email allows remote administrative response to events, reducing the time to respond for administrators and reducing unplanned downtime
Integrated remote diagnostic console for servers Access real-time performance data without needing server permissions
Deep diagnostic data collection on problematic servers Useful for troubleshooting by exposing more data than is regularly collected with agents
Agent or agentless server diagnostic collection method Provides flexibility based on policy and desired level of metric collection
release-rel-2019-5-2-2026 | Mon May 13 00:55:23 PDT 2019
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release/rel-2019-5-2-2026
Mon May 13 00:55:23 PDT 2019