Since the Version 5, the discovery process has become an expert system dedicated to the discovery of networks. He makes an autonomous scanning of all available networks, discovers IP hosts, and then analyzes these hosts to determine their functions (router, server, stations, printer). The discovered hosts are added to the LoriotPro directory with automatic monitoring configuration.
In the Extended Edition, LoriotPro is a true expert system based on strategies of discovery. These can be applied individually for advanced systems resource analysis. For example, by default a Windows operating system will be analyzed in search of its characteristics, CPU, disks, memory, and afterward monitoring functions will be automatically added to its counterpart host directory object.
The discovery strategies are based on scripts LUA and can be easily extended by the operators to serve their needs and fully adapted to the type of equipment to discover.
You can also use the IP address scanner for discovering active elements. It is based on ICMP or SNMP protocol and is capable of sweeping a zone of your network. The IP Scanner tool is able to discover the server applications available (TCP port) on the discovered host.
In the Extended Edition, IP Scanner can use discovery strategies. Strategies are a set of extensible modules (LUA script). With strategy it is almost possible to do any types of discovering at any levels of the application (depending on the snmp agent features).
Archive your data and analyze trends
LoriotPro interfaces with databases. The many data that you collect, events, traffic volume, and operation statuses can thus be stored inside a database for later processing. This storing capacity for which the only limit is your database’s capacity allows you to analyze your flags or indicators over the mid and long term (trends).
Don’t drown in alarms
Managing alarms quickly becomes a nightmare when they invade your administration console. You can often miss a critical alarm that is buried under less important ones or even false alarms. To help you avoid missing critical alarms because less important ones distract your attention, LoriotPro possesses a conditional display system. Filtering alarms by order of importance as well as actions to be triggered are entirely configurable. You can apply one or more of a variety of actions, such as sending an e-mail message, sounding a beep, launching a program or an embedded LUA script, etc.
LoriotPro is able to receive Event/Message/Alarm of three different types:
Events or LoriotPro events: These alarms are simply called Event and are in a format proprietary to LoriotPro. Events are Local to LoriotPro when they are generated by internal processes or plugin of LoriotPro. Events are external when they are sent by other LoriotPro or third party products. Event can also be generated by LUA script in the Extended Edition of LoriotPro.
SNMP Trap: Traps are messages sent by SNMP agent of devices and systems to inform a network administrator of a failure or a malfunction. LoriotPro supports Traps V1, Informs V2c or V3 (authenticated or not, depending on the device profile). Incoming Traps can be filtered on multiple conditions to trigger action or change the color of an Active View object.
Syslog Messages: Syslog messagesare formatted message sent by Unix system, Network router and devices that are compliant to the RFC 3164.
Create and edit your management reports
Report creation in WEB format is directly accessible for any SNMP request. Many pre-formatted reports are accessible from the WEB server provided by LoriotPro. These allow you to create reports quickly on the status of your information system’s resources using your favorite Internet browser.
LoriotPro runs in a Microsoft Windows environment. It is, however, possible to have a remote console composed of a standard Internet browser allowing you to display your directory and your graphic display adaptors, to consult alarms or query your database. This operating mode is native to LoriotPro and does not require setting up a dedicated WEB server.
Quality of Service reports
LoriotPro is able to produce analysis reports on the quality of service (QOS) of your information system. These reports show clearly how good your system is on the criteria of availability and of performance.
The QOS reports use predefined Service Level Agreement. SLA defines the engagements between a supplier and users and clearly defines the quality of the services and expresses itself generally in percentages of contractual objectives.
To evaluate the quality of services, LoriotPro performs measures at regular intervals. The frequency of these measures and their success rate will allow defining the rate of availability of the concerned service. As well, the measures itself will provide a response time value of the service and consequently the performance criterion.
LoriotPro can therefore very simply, evaluate the availability of an application server for example, with the regular polling that it realizes by default. In the classical operation of LoriotPro, the responses to the polling (Ping or SNMP) are used for the real time supervision only. To verify the quality and the SLA, the results of the polling will be stored in files and treated afterward by the SLA Report Center plugin or by scripts to establish the reports of QOS.