Automating Network Management
The Entuity Way
For some people, provisioning is the first thing that comes to mind when they think of automating network management, but there’s much more to it than that. Automation in Entuity refers more broadly to “taking the work out of network management” so you can focus on projects important for the business. In a nutshell, here’s how we do it.
Entuity’s unified design includes all functional areas in one software image, plus an embedded database and web server in every Entuity server. This eliminates manual integrations and backend setup.
Eliminate the need to manually select devices and ports to monitor
Entuity provides automatic auto discovery of all devices and ports by default, as well as automatic detection of updates.
Entuity includes 140 out of the box reports in a variety of formats to meet most business needs. Entuity reports can be scheduled and automatically emailed to specified recipients, which streamlines and minimizes administrative overhead.
Generate events automatically
Entuity monitors by default the metrics needed to assess the health and well being of the network. Automatic event and “Incident” generation happen on a port-by-port and metric-by-metric basis and can also be configured to trigger actions, such as notifying a network administrator when an incident has been opened for a specified amount of time and escalating it if the incident is open even longer.
Enable proactive performance management
Entuity allows you to set thresholds that automatically detect and alert you to abnormal utilization behavior. For example, embedded flow monitoring reveals who or what is causing high utilization and provides instant access to flow top conversations and applications.
Recognize thousands of devices out of the box
Entuity recognizes over two thousand devices out of the box. There’s no need to apply templates to devices or model them manually.
Automate topology mapping
Entuity’s automatic tracking and re-scanning of the network means you can trust your maps and inventory because changes are automatically picked up. Entuity maps can also be exported to Visio.
Cut out event storms
Entuity includes predefined rules for avoiding event storms and lets you easily create custom filters. These features help you quickly identify and focus on the most important problems.
Pinpoint where problems are
Entuity incorporates root cause analysis that identifies the causative device, not the downstream affected ones. It exposes which problems need to be prioritized, drastically reducing service outages, Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), and manual labor.