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Using Performance Vision’s Open API

How to Interact with SPV
Power users of SPV often ask for interaction with SPV.

SPV can already provides useful data through SNMP for BCA and BCN, as explained in http://blog.securactive.net/?p=3358.  With SNMP you can also monitor the operating system of the probe, like the resource usage.

However how to request a custom page with filters from an other program? Starting with SPV 2.18 Securactive added a few useful features for developers to do so.
Send a link with embedded authentication
First of all, a simple feature, very basic for now, you can send a link with the embedded login and password. This is …

How to Capture Virtual Traffic with VMware VDS & Performance Vision

This short video shows how you can setup Virtual Distributed Switch of VMware and Performance Vision to visualize traffic & performance metrics between virtual machines.

If you have any further question, please visit http://forum.securactive.net and we shall provide you with additional information.

How to Activate the HTTP Performance Module?

The version 2.15 of Performance Vision offers the possibility to analyze HTTP performance.

Among other items, it allows you to display the behavior and performance of all the elements of a web page requested by a user.

Here is a timeline computed following a web request:

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How to activate it?
This activation can be done in 2 ways:

1/ By zone: you can activate the HTTP analysis on a whole zone (which can be defined by subnets, IP addresses, MAC addresses, VLAN… e.g.: a zone named “Web servers”)

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Webinar – HTTP Application Performance Troubleshooting

HTTP applications concentrate many performance issues:

  • They are a common way to let internal & external users access and modify data.
  • They rely on a delivery chain which contains many elements, which are all performance drivers: browser, workstation, network, front-server, application server, file server, database, images, etc…
  • They raise specific troubleshooting issues: among others, the end user feedback is based on the concept of page, while most network based performance analysis is based on every transaction / object in the page (html, css, image, script, etc.)

This one-hour webinar will enable you to:

  • Understand the challenges of performance troubleshooting for HTTP Applications.
  • View a …

Integrate Performance Vision with Nagios

Nagios is a powerful tool to easily monitor IT network and servers. It can alert on availability issue, software or hardware problems. But it’s much harder to alert on “End User Response Times” or response time degradation.

With the help of the SNMP module of your Securactive Performance Vision probes, you can add new check on Nagios to perform this and other advanced checks.

You can find a step-by-step guide to integrate Performance Vision data into Nagios, here: http://www.securactive.net/help/userguide/nova/last/html/cacti.html?highlight=nagios#how-to-integrate-your-aps-with-nagios

SecurActive provides a Nagios script to make the integration easier; you can find it here: https://github.com/securactive/check_snmp_securactive or http://download.securactive.net/misc/check_snmp_securactive.pl.zip

Integration of WhatsUp Gold and Performance Vision

By integrating Performance Vision data into WhatsUp Gold, you can monitor network and application performance through the same solution as the availability and resource consumption of your IT infrastructure. Our distributor in Singapore, AsiaVAD, nicely drafted the new possibilities that this integration creates.

 

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold is a popular network, server and application monitoring solution, support versatile monitor protocols such as SNMP, WMI, Service Running Check, Network Port, Scripting support, Disk/Memory Utilization Monitor, for wide range of devices include router, switches, firewall, servers of various OS, application servers.

SecurActive’s Performance Vision (SPV), is a network-based APM [Application Performance Monitoring] solution, …

Graphing Network & Application Performance with Cacti and Nagios

Performance offers an open SNMP MIB to integrate its performance data into external tools, like Cacti.

This offers users of opensource SNMP graph tools such as Cacti, MRTG, Centreon, Nagios or commercial SNMP solutions like What’s Up Gold, PRTG, SNMPc an opportunity to integrate into their monitoring toolbox network and application performance metrics.

You can for example integrate data like:
- Packet counts
- Bandwidth
- RTT response times (network latency)
- End User Reponse Times
- Server Response Times

Performance Vision data into Cacti

You can read a step-by-step guide on how to …

Version 2.12: Performance Vision integration into Omnipeek

SecurActive Performance Vision and Wildpackets have partnered to deliver a great end-to-end solution integrating the best of both worlds:

  • WildPackets bring their expertise in high rate packet capture and storage and in-depth packet decoding,
  • SecurActive Performance Vision bring their great ability to provide an overview of network and application performance and a drill down to the details through an intuitive and user-friendly interface.

By combining both solutions, WildPackets and SecurActive provide a best of breed solution to monitor network and application performance from monitoring dashboards to in-depth packet expert analysis.

Users equipped with both solutions will benefit from a one-click bridge from any Performance …

Version 2.12: A New Way to Represent your Network

When it comes to providing an easy to understand representation of network traffic and network topology, zones have always been a key concept in Performance Vision. It got progressively improved by integrating the possibility to use multilayered zones (in a tree structure).

Performance Vision version 2.12 now takes this concept one step further! So far zones were defined only by IP segments.

In version 2.12, network zones can integrate many more elements like:

  • MAC addresses,
  • VLAN,
  • Capture interface,
  • Pollers.

New Network Zones Definition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showing Topology in Large Unsegmented LANs

When all clients are sitting …

Version 2.12: Breakthrough in Performance Mapping

Performance Vision version 2.12 brings in a revolutionary network and application performance display: the Performance Matrix.

Some of you may already know the network traffic matrix, which displays the volume transferred between network segments as a map from zone to zone. It had been a killer feature of our previous product generation, NSS, and also one much appreciated by our Performance Vision customers.

It became even more relevant with Performance Vision’s multilayer zones. It was one feature used for many varied use cases: evaluating where an application is used, in what volumes to identifying abnormal behaviors and traffic.

In version Performance Vision version …