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SteelCentral NetSensor 3.0


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Riverbed® SteelCentral™ NetSensor provides agentless infrastructure component monitoring and synthetic testing to deliver a comprehensive picture of how infrastructure is affecting network and application performance.

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SteelCentral NetSensor 3.0

  1. 1. NetSensor 3.0
  2. 2. © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 2 Infrastructure & Operations Challenges § What’s the health of the infrastructure components supporting my applications? § I can’t deploy agents everywhere, but I need to know how my infrastructure is performing? § How do I know if my sites / apps / devices go down during off hours? § What’s the real root cause? Is it the application, infrastructure or network?
  3. 3. © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 3 WMI SteelCentral NetSensor Collect metrics via polling or remote instrumentation Displays availability and performance information in SteelCentral Portal for consolidated network, app & infrastructure troubleshooting. Archive and roll- up Broad-based infrastructure component monitoring & synthetic testing SNMP Synthetic Testing • Network device performance metrics • Windows performance metrics • Availability and response time SteelCentral NetSensor
  4. 4. © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 4 Synthetic Testing Overview § Monitors device, application or service round the clock across dispersed locations –  Detailed view of why and when the downtime occurred –  Percentage of time the monitored object was available –  Reachability, availability and response time from different geographical locations
  5. 5. © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 5 Synthetic Testing Enhancements § New –  LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) – Test passes or fails based on availability of directory service provider like Active Directory – Checks for a specific values in directory service database § Enhanced –  HTTP / HTTPS – Proxy server support – NT LAN Manager (NTLM) authentication –  Selenium – Sample tests for testing Google apps and sites on Microsoft SharePoint New and improved test types
  6. 6. © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 6 Test Results Details § Enhanced reporting of results to show details of passed or failed tests § Clickable time series charts § Pie-chart representation of results for rolled up durations
  7. 7. © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 7 § Support for Linux –  RHEL6, RHEL7 –  CentOS, Scientific Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux –  32-bit or 64-bit process § Test engine communicates via HTTP or HTTPS –  Secure communication is now controlled by NetSensor server § Automatic restart when necessary § Auto check software versions of Test Engines and notify operator of status § Ability to assign time zone and business hours to devices § New grouping rules to facilitate groups based on geographic locations Linux Platform Support, Enhanced Security, Ease of Use Synthetic Test Engine Enhancements
  8. 8. © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 8 § NetSensor metrics are displayed in SteelCentral Portal § Integrated viewing of application, infrastructure and network performance data for faster troubleshooting Your single source of truth for performance data SteelCentral Portal Integration
  9. 9. © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 9 SharePoint Support § Poll WMI metrics from SharePoint servers –  73 different metrics across web front-end, application & database tiers § Monitor performance of SharePoint apps using synthetic testing –  HTTP –  TCP port –  Selenium § All SharePoint metrics displayed in SteelCentral Portal
  10. 10. © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 10 § Ability to selectively filter (include or exclude) network interfaces polled by SNMP –  Easy-to-use wizard-based process –  Offers more precise control over polling –  Enables more efficient use of resources –  Reduces amount of network traffic introduced by poller. Selectively filter network interfaces Interface Polling Filter
  11. 11. © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 1 New Device Support SKU CPU Utilization Memory Usage v2 Host Memory Usage IOS Memory Usage Other Server Metrics SteelHead EX X X X X SteelHead Interceptor X X VMware ESXi X X X X Cisco Nexus X X X HP H3C X X X F5 BIG IP X X Palo Alto Network X X BlueCoat Network X X Juniper SA X X Juniper Netscreen X X Nokia IPSO X X NetAppliance X X Brocade X X InfoBlox X X CheckPoint X X Enhanced SteelHead support!
  12. 12. Thank You © 2015 Riverbed Technology. All rights reserved. 12 For more information, go to: