In most network and datacenter infrastructure
environments, the most obvious indicator of
impending failure is the marked degradation of
resource performance over time. For example,
CPU or memory utilization in a server trends
higher as application loads increase over time,
and may eventually cause the system to slow
down. Similarly, increasing network traffic and
application usage can drive interface utilization
rates upwards to unsustainable levels.
The Value of Performance Management
The job of a performance management system
is to monitor and record the changes of
workload, utilization, and user experience over
time and notify administrators when these
breach specified threshold levels. With
historical insight into how performance has
trended over time, network and system
administrators can take preemptive steps to
reallocate workloads, augment capacity and
maintain utilization rates within acceptable
The WhatsUp Gold Solution
The WhatsUp Gold IT management platform
and plug-in family provide a comprehensive
view of wired and wireless infrastructure and
application health. Apart from CPU, memory,
disk and interface monitoring for both physical
and virtual infrastructures, the platform
supports in-depth traffic monitoring and
analysis to identify top conversations and
protocols; synthetic transaction monitoring to
verify application integrity for FTP, SQL, SMTP
and HTTP communication; and granular
visibility into key metrics for business
applications like MS Exchange, MS SQL, My
SQL, and any Unix or Windows process.
WhatsUp Gold: Meeting Your Performance Management Requirements
Out-of-the-box performance monitoring.
WhatsUp Gold and its plug-in family include
pre-configured performance reports that are
automatically created as infrastructure assets
are identified through role-based discovery.
Consolidated access to performance data
across the infrastructure. The integrated Alert
Center workspace reports provide complete
access to historical data for every network
device, system and application.
Multiple types of performance monitoring.
WhatsUp Gold supports multiple types of
performance monitoring and reporting including
resource utilization, synthetic transaction
completion and application process metrics.
Integrated physical and virtual systems
monitoring. WhatsUp Gold Premium along
with the WhatsVirtual plug-in, provide access to
performance information for physical servers
and virtual machines in one single,
Modular and well integrated solution set.
Individually, WhatsUp Gold’s products solve
specific security and event log management
problems like archival, on-the-fly analysis,
alarming or troubleshooting. Together,
WhatsUp Gold’s products provide a complete
and integrated solution to protect and secure