Compatibility with SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) provides users with a standard framework for network devices and their respective network monitoring managers to interact with one another. Most of the network devices which can connect to an IT infrastructure, including routers, switches, load balancers, and other network devices, are generally compatible with SNMP. Since SNMP is commonly supported, ideally your NPM tool should support this as well. This protocol allows your NMS to communicate with the network devices to streamline device monitoring.
Bandwidth Utilisation Reports
Bandwidth utilization is one of the most critical aspects organizations need to pay attention to. In case if your network bandwidth usage is getting too close to the max rate of information transfer due to a single resource, consuming the maximum bandwidth, your IT teams should also be made aware of this. NPM tools should provide these reports on your bandwidth utilization across the entire IT infrastructure on a day-to-day basis.
Visualize your Network
IT infrastructures of businesses are generally too overwhelming to visualize it in your head. That’s where network topology comes handy; it helps you picture your network by creating a visual representation. Certain Network Performance Monitoring tools feature topology & Google API integration capabilities, to map every connected device. NPM software like Motadata automatically update the network topology maps in real-time. With this, users can save time rather than manually updating the topology, every now and then.
Scalability of Network Performance Monitoring Tool
Organizations have an ever-growing network infrastructure that keeps on accommodating new hardware and network connections. You’d want to make sure that your NPM tool is capable of scaling up/down as required. Businesses that run multiple distributed networks must select their NPM tool wisely so that it can pinpoint and fully help you resolve network issues. Of course, leaving any section of your network unnoticed or un-monitored would be the last thing you would want at any scale/ size.
Real-time notifications and alerting
Problems or downtime in your network might happen at any time, & your IT team needs to know about it as quickly as possible. NPM tools notify network administrators of any potential problems as per the pre-defined thresholds. They can also filter alerts that are based on potential impact. This also implies that the issues can be prioritized; factors that lead to drastic performance-related issues will be attended first.