Server management is a critical component of maintaining a healthy and efficient IT infrastructure. This requires System administrators to continuously manage physical server hardware, virtual machines and a variety of application and database servers simultaneously. Having visibility into a network’s server performance is necessary to juggle these responsibilities effectively.
ManageEngine OpManager Plus Product Description
ManageEngine OpManager Plus is an IT operations management solution for Windows and Linux systems. It unifies IT operations to help manage performance, storage, bandwidth, configuration changes, compliance and security.
The product consists of a suite of network monitoring and management tools and features. Manage Engine OpManager Plus empowers IT teams through customizable dashboards that offer a view of the entire network infrastructure and automated workflows.
ManageEngine’s OpManager Plus is a good choice for those looking to run server monitoring on-premises with a tool that can also handle bandwidth management and network configuration management.
The server monitoring piece of OpManager Plus enables administrators to monitor the real-time performance of servers, including CPU, memory and disk utilization across multiple server types. OpManager Plus also provides service and process monitoring to better understand the load and performance of server infrastructure.
OpManager Plus also goes beyond just monitoring, integrating some security features, providing administrators with alerts for various fault conditions that could be indicative of a cybersecurity attack.
ManageEngine’s Suite of server management tools allow for a quick and easy setup, virtually ready to use out-of-the-box. It’s also ready to scale with organizations as they grow. The OpManager Plus Standard Professional editions can scale up to 1,000 devices from a single server, while the Enterprise edition can scale up to 5,000 devices.
It’s able to monitor networks in real-time and can simultaneously monitor multiple servers with different operating systems.
ManageEngine OpManager Plus is only available for on-premises deployment. So organizations looking for a cloud-based solution or SaaS should consider other solutions. If you need to monitor devices across multiple networks you will need to upgrade from the Plus edition to the Enterprise edition. The default install is also lacking a couple of handy features, namely application and storage monitoring. You will need to purchase these as add-ons.
ManageEngine OpManager Plus Features
Server Performance Monitoring:
ManageEngine OpManager Plus monitors server performance metrics including CPU, memory and disk utilization with visualization in real-time graphs. Historical tracking enables organizations to better troubleshoot the root cause of potential issues.
Service and Process Monitoring:
The tool goes beyond basic server monitoring by including support for discovering and monitoring all processes running on servers.
It uses automation triggers and administrators can configure thresholds for certain capabilities, for example, restarting a failing service.
OpManager Plus can also detect attempted security break-ins, including login failures due to bad passwords, account lockouts and failed attempts to access secure files.
It offers full reporting capabilities that provide aggregated insight into services and performance metrics.
Some other notable features include:
- Bandwidth and traffic management
- Configuration and compliance management
- IP address and switch port management
- Fault management
- AlarmsOne: a centralized location for managing alerts from all your IT management tools
- Add-ons: Application and storage monitoring
ManageEngine OpManager Plus Key Differentiators
The following are a few key differentiators that make ManageEngine OpManager Plus stand out from the competition:
- Integrated software in a single .exe
- Common inventory across all modules
- Unified dashboard & snapshot pages
- Common report builder
- Tighter data integration
- Single upgrade
- Fast troubleshooting
- Reduced maintenance footprint
ManageEngine OpManager Plus System Requirements
These are the minimum system requirements you will need to deploy ManageEngine OpManager Plus on your network:
- CPU: Intel Xeon Quad Core, 3.5GHz (with 16 logical processors)
- Ram Size: 32 GB
- Hard Disk: 100 GB** (Hard Disk size depends on NetFlow usage and may exceed 100 GB)
- OS Windows: Windows Server 2012 R2/ 2012/2008 R2/2008.
- OS Linux: Red Hat, Suse, Fedora and Mandriva (Mandrake Linux)
- Database: MSSQL 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016 / OpManager Plus bundled PostgreSQL
ManageEngine OpManager Plus Pricing
Pricing for ManageEngine OpManager Plus starts at a one-time purchase of $715. Upgrading to the Enterprise edition will cost $19,795. ManageEngine also offers a free trial of the product.