Top-Down Performance Management
Observer Reporting Server (ORS) offers a top-down approach
that combines enterprise-wide views, macro- and micro-level
reporting, and deep drill-down for problem resolution.
serves as your performance management center by combining
captured packets along with NetFlow, SNMP, and sFlow®
metrics to provide an overall view of network health.
Using solution-centric workflows, navigate quickly from
high-level performance reports to the root-cause.
- Auto-baseline and quickly assess performance
- Drill into link, user, and connection details
- Pinpoint root cause with in-depth application metrics
- Monitor trends to prepare for the future
ORS is a stand-alone appliance which simultaneously
collects and aggregates data from Observer Probes, NetFlow
devices, and other collection agents.
Seamless Reporting and Problem Solving
Only ORS fully integrates high-level monitoring with
detailed problem-solving capabilities on a single platform.
Track performance in real-time and retrospectively.
Features like NetLive ensure you keep tabs on application
and network performance and witness important changes
as they happen. Combine ORS with GigaStor for a longer-term
view and to rewind your network to resolve sporadic
and complex problems.
Application Performance and Baselining
Observer's auto-baselining establishes baselines for
any performance or time-based metrics. This includes
application response time, MOS, or network utilization.
Quickly determine if application delivery and performance
is acceptable based on your network’s traffic patterns,
or compare performance from different periods of time.
For example, compare application performance of every
Wednesday for the last six weeks, or the 15 of every
month for the last 4 months.
Use the ORS dashboard to identify and react to problems
as they appear rather than after they impact user performance.
Once an issue has been identified, utilize Application
Analysis to solve complex application issues.
Shape reports around your business.
Does the call center have enough bandwidth to run VoIP?
How does current WAN configuration affect your Just-In-Time
inventory system? What business processes have the greatest
impact on systems?
The Observer Reporting Server allows you to accurately
assess the impact of mission-critical applications on
your business through extensive reports.
Observer Reporting server also provides auto-baselining
capabilities for establishing benchmarks, understanding
typical performance levels, and running day-to-day comparisons.
Don’t settle for simple static reports. With Observer
Reporting Server’s new NetLive feature, your custom
views will auto-refresh, feeding you up-to-the moment
network statistics in 20-second increments.
NetLive views are customizable to your unique business
needs, you can be sure that you’re seeing only the most
critical and relevant live data feeds.
NetLive gives you a bird’s eye view of your enterprise-wide
network so you can see which issues need attention and
what area of the business they’re affecting. And, of
course, Observer Reporting Server allows you to drill
down into the problem for immediate troubleshooting.
NetLive is accessible via web browser and is available
for use by anyone within your organization.
Customizable Security Options
Since the Observer Reporting Server provides a wealth
of business intelligence, you may wish to limit report
access. To protect data, the reporting server requires
secure authentication that is manageable via the reporting
Implement user-based or role-based permissions as necessary
to protect your intellectual property.
For example, you might give your manager the ability
to view and modify reports as needed for planning tasks
but restrict the ability to view underlying data for
The Observer Reporting Server can also limit report
availability by department or silo. For example, ensure
VoIP call quality reports are shared with the communications
and IT teams, but limit access to WAN usage reports
to only the infrastructure department.
2U 19-in. rack-mountable probe appliance
Dimensions: Standard: 16.75 in. (W)
x 3.5 in. (H) x 25.88 in. (Mounting Depth)
[Full probe depth with handles: 26.75 in.]
Metric: 42.5 cm (W) x 8.9 cm (H) x 65.7 cm (Mounting
[Full probe depth with handles 67.9 cm]
1 link (2 port) Copper
0.16 A in 'off' state Power consumption =20W
5 A Max at startup Power consumption <=580W
3.8 A at full load Power consumption <=345W