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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 …

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: 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 …

Agentless Performance Monitoring for Citrix

Performance Vision applies its application recognition engine to identify and monitor Citrix Metaframe Presentation Server traffic (from thin clients to Citrix servers) and Citrix hosted applications (from Citrix servers to the application servers), mapping their traffic volumes and reporting performance indicators to the real time and historical reports of the GUI.
Agentless Monitoring of Citrix Applications
This approach enables Performance Vision (placed in strategic points of capture on the network) to collect and provide rich insight on the utilization and performance of each published Citrix application. Network administrators can then proactively manage faults, monitor individual Citrix based applications, plan capacities and troubleshoot …

Step by step guide to analyze DNS performance

When you experience a performance degradation on a network, it may not be due to the server nor to the network or application. The root cause may be a DNS issue at the workstation level or between the different tiers of the application chain. For example, a Web portal, accessing to its database, via a DNS request which is very slow.

A key to diagnosing DNS issues quickly is to validate the behavior of DNS on all steps of your application chain.

The name resolution protocols are translating a known IP address (information of the network) and a name which is more …

How Performance Vision can help make a better use of your packet decoder

We see more and more network administrators turning towards NPM/APM solutions, although they have sniffers / packet decoders in place and are perfectly litterate when it comes to viewing and looking at network packets. Whatever the protocol decoder: opensource or paid license, whatever the vendor (Wireshark, WildPackets, Clearsight, Network Instruments, ….). What are the reasons for that?
What limits are they facing while using their sniffers to troubleshoot performance issues?
If you read the testimonial of Police Headquarters in Paris on their use of Performance Vision, you will understand the issues they were facing using packet decoders such as Wireshark and Clearsight. Here …

Single-pane-of-glass: Performance Vision is soon to be integrated into Interlink’s BSM solution

View infrastructure and application performance & usage through BSM
NetNow is teaming up with SecurActive (www.securactive.net) a leading vendor in the Network & Application performance monitoring space to deliver a single-pane-of-glass view of infrastructure and application performance & usage. The combined solution will allow you to listen to flows on strategic points of your network in order to measure the end-user Quality of Experience (QoE), as well as all network traffic and transactions undertaken. Our R&D team have just completed the integration effort and we’re in the package and test phase at the moment, keep an eye out for a demonstration …

How to capture Virtual Traffic?

Virtualization is widely spread and raises some new challenges for network analysis and network based APM. To analyze and troubleshoot performance degradations in application chains which are partially or totally virtualized, you need to capture virtual traffic (i.e. traffic between virtual machines which does not go through the physical network).

Depending on the virtualization architecture in place, many options are available; there is no perfect choice whatever the environment and constraintes are. The right option depends on your specific context:

  • what type of virtualization software is used?
  • what kind of virtual switch is in place?
  • how often do you need to be able to …

Presentation of the Workshop on “APM in a Cloud & Virtualized environment”

This presentation covers:

- Definition of APM

- Comparison of APM approaches & vendors (scenario, agent and network-based)

- Challenges of Cloud & Virtualization for APM vendors

- Performance Vision’s Virtual Appliance offering
Workshop APM in a Cloud & Virtualized environment
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