Colasoft Unified Performance Management (UPM) is a business-oriented network performance management system, which analyzes network performance, quality, fault, and security issues based on business. By providing visual analysis of business performances, Colasoft UPM helps users promote business-oriented proactive network operational capability, ensure the stable running of businesses, and enhance troubleshooting efficiency.
Colasoft UPM contains two parts: Chronos Server as a frontend device and UPM Center as the analysis center.
Frontend devices are deployed at the key nodes of the communication link of business systems, which capture business communication data by switch port-mirroring or network TAP. The frontend collects and analyzes the performance index parameters and application alarm information in real-time, and uploads to the UPM Center via the management interface for overall analysis.
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UPM Center is deployed at the headquarters to collect the business performance indexes and alarm information uploaded by frontend devices, and display the analysis results.
The start page of Colasoft UPM is shown below:
The statistics information of business and alarm in a period of time is shown in this page.
Hovering the mouse over a business sensor (lower left area), we can see there are several options such as “Analyze”, “Query”, “Edit” and “Delete”:
We can click “Analyze” to check the business logic diagram and detailed alarm information.
Click “Query” to check the index parameters to analyze network performance:
We can also click “Intelligent Application” in the homepage, to review the relationship of the nodes in the business system:
Figure 5. The Intelligent Application section reveals the relationship of nodes in the business system
In short, Colasoft UPM helps users easily manage network performance by providing visual analysis based on business, which greatly enhances troubleshooting efficiency and reduces human resource cost.