The Metrex Cisco Management Pack extends the System Center Operations Manager 2007 to carry out both proactive and reactive monitoring for the following network equipment by Cisco Systems:

  • Switches
  • Routers
  • Firewalls
  • Wireless Access Points

The management pack enables the monitoring of both hardware  components such as RAM, CPUs, Power Supplies as well as logical components such as processes and IPSLA monitors.

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With the ability to monitor IPSLA, now the SCOM can monitor the quality of the links to the remote offices.

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The management pack includes availability and configuration monitoring, performance data collection, and default thresholds.

The gathered information is presented to the monitoring operators using all the visualizing abilities of the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 – performance graphs views, health explorer, diagrams, e-mail notifications etc.

In order to simplify the troubleshooting, all the rules and monitors included into this management pack are linked to corresponding highly detailed articles in  the Knowledge Base.

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In comparison with other products, the Metrex Engineering Management Pack operates solely using the functions of the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. This makes the installation and the configuration very similar to that of the standard Microsoft management packs. The management pack doesn’t require any dedicated databases, servers or processes to operate.

In most of the cases the end user will not be required to carry out any post-installation fine tuning – the threshold values are pre-configured based on long-term statistics, gathered from live networks.

Supported Equipment

Metrex Cisco Management Pack utilizes only standard Cisco monitoring techniques using the SNMP and Syslog. This enables the ability to monitor virtually any models of switches, routers, firewalls or wireless access points by Cisco. In very rare cases in order to get a complete readout the device need to be upgraded to the latest IOS version

System Requirements

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Warranty

Metrex Cisco Management Pack

  • Successfully passed the beta-testing phase in several live networks
  • Was submitted to the developers of the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 as was confirmed to be compliant
  • Is implemented in several large networks