What's New in UPM 5
New Home Page
A Home Page is added to display the overall monitor status in real-time, including alarm count and handle status, network performance of communication paths, probe utilization, applications, and business status. You can click each box to open corresponding module to perform detailed monitor and analysis.
UPM Center provides a Probe Traffic Monitor page to display traffic trend charts for each probe. The trend charts can be drawn based on packets, probe utilization, bytes, alarms, packet size distribution and TCP packets. The trend charts could be 1-second scale window, 1-minute scale window, 1-hour scale window or 1-day scale window.
A Probe Index Monitor page is also provided to display indexes for each probe. The indexes could be the statistical items on trend charts, and could be top statistical items. You can monitor multiple indexes for one probe, or compare the index value among several probes.
A Probe Traffic Analysis page is added to display probe traffic, traffic comparison analysis and traffic trend analysis. You can specify a time range to view a probe's traffic status and check it with its baseline traffic. Traffic comparison analysis is available to show the traffic information in different history time ranges. UPM is further capable of forecasting the traffic trend based on history traffic.
Probe traffic report is provided and can be saved to local. The probe traffic report displays traffic information for the selected probe in the specified time range, including total traffic, packets size distribution, TCP packets, etc.
Business Performance Monitor
Besides centralized business monitor, UPM 5.1 provides business group performance monitor and business global performance monitor. With group performance monitor, user can customize business group and build the relationships between the groups. UPM system intelligently evaluates the performance and graphically displays the running status of each business in the group, so that users can find abnormal business quickly.
With business global performance monitor, users can view the running status of all business nodes and will find abnormal node in a direct way.
Network Performance Monitor
UPM 5.1 provides a Network Performance Monitor page, which allows users to customize network communication paths and monitor the paths in real-time. You can even add a map or a network diagram as a background for the communication paths, which makes the monitor more intuitive. You can click a path to perform detailed path analysis.
Outline Network Communication
Based on the service visit data from frontend devices, UPM 5.1 graphically displays the visit relationships among hosts and services on the network to thereby help users quickly define network segments, applications and network paths.
Furthermore, network segments can be automatically defined based on the traffic captured by frontend.
Besides business alarm, UPM 5.1 adds probe traffic alarm and network performance alarm. Users can customize probe traffic alarm, while network performance alarms are built in by UPM. When alarms are triggered, the time line will be colored to indicate different alarm level, and alarms will be displayed on all monitor pages. Furthermore, UPM provides a Probe Traffic Alarm page and a Network Performance Alarm page, which show alarm statistics in doughnut chart and bar chart. An alarm list is also provided to display detailed alarm logs. You can download packet related to that alarm log, or launch nChronos Console to perform deep analysis.
UPM 5.1 also provides other new features. Probes can be aggregated to work as one probe. Packets can be retrieved based on IP address and application, and then be download. Radius authorization is supported. Syslogs can be merged first and then sent. In addition to the new features, UPM 5.1 is optimized a lot, either on user interface or on features.