End-user Experience, Network Monitoring and Analytics
AppResponse Xpert is an appliance-based solution that monitors and analyzes end-user experience for all levels of transactions. It also supports in-depth monitoring and analysis of the underlying network, a domain that is vital to comprehensive APM. AppResponse Xpert leverages the central role of the network in transporting transaction data to obtain vital information about relationships among clients and servers, and also among server tiers. This information is useful for performance analysis and troubleshooting, in AppResponse Xpert and also application discovery and dependency mapping functions performed by AppMapper Xpert. On-board analytics extract transactions from application flows and break down application response time, identifying which parts of the infrastructure are contributing most to delays. AppResponse Xpert automatically summarizes data according to applications and user-defined business entities such as locations or departments.
Deep Application Component Monitoring and Analytics
AppInternals Xpert delves into the complex software frameworks and operating systems of modern servers to extract vast amounts of performance and forensic data to support all aspects of APM from the server perspective. AppInternals Xpert can provide analysis for any type of application, but excels, in particular, in Java and .NET environments. It continuously monitors thousands of system and application metrics within each server, across all application tiers, and automatically detects and ranks performance and behavior anomalies. AppInternals Xpert uses patented technology to automatically provide deep instrumentation in application code with very low overhead. Its patented correlation technology automatically reveals relationships among metrics, highlighting the corresponding causal connections between components, resources, and behavior to perform root cause analysis. AppInternals Xpert also utilizes advanced, low-overhead, continuous tracing techniques to provide deep visibility into application code as it executes. This distributed tracing function supplies forensic data to AppForensics Xpert, a centralized solution for cross-tier transaction tracing and enterprise-wide forensic search.
“What’s in Your Application?”
AppMapper Xpert automatically produces a run-time application map, identifying the underlying application components and infrastructure components that enable a production application. This model of the application, captured at the time of execution, is essential for troubleshooting application performance problems. It also provides critical information to improve a host of other operational workflows, such as configuration and change management, and data center virtualization and consolidation. AppMapper Xpert provides unprecedented visibility into the interaction between applications and the underlying infrastructure, enabling IT organizations to be significantly more effective in assessing and responding to events and conditions that affect application service levels.
Agentless Database Performance Monitoring
AppSQL Xpert provides deep visibility into database performance through real-time monitoring of a broad range of metrics, with drilldowns to fine-grained forensic database transaction data for troubleshooting. It performs detailed tracking of database usage for trending and performance optimization. It also detects database policy violations, such as unauthorized access and suspicious usage patterns. AppSQL Xpert provides high definition analysis of database performance while offering an agentless approach that imposes zero overhead on database operation.
Deep Transaction Performance Analysis and Prediction
AppTransaction Xpert is a powerful tool for detailed analysis of individual transactions. In today’s complex application architectures, a single transaction can involve many tiers and require thousands of messages to traverse the network. This solution, which processes and merges traces taken in the production environment, makes extensive use of patented visualization and analytics to accelerate troubleshooting in production, as well as pre-deployment testing and prediction. In production, the combination of AppResponse Xpert and AppTransaction Xpert is unmatched in the industry, providing a seamless workflow that spans monitoring, alerting, triage, root cause diagnosis, and remediation guidance. Among its unique visualization features, AppTransaction Xpert presents a unified view of a transaction’s dynamics, comprising both messages crossing the network and intra-server call trees as the transaction passes through multiple tiers. In pre-deployment, AppTransaction Xpert is the industry-leading solution for application network readiness testing.
Agentless Application and Network Component Monitoring
AppSensor Xpert uses remote instrumentation interfaces (e.g., SNMP) to capture performance information from infrastructure components which may otherwise be difficult to access, including servers, application components, network devices, and vendor-specific management systems. AppSensor Xpert supplies this data (on both a historical and real-time basis) to the rest of OPNET’s APM solution suite for a more complete picture of end-to-end application performance.
AppTransaction XpertPacket Trace Warehouse
Centralized Forensic Data Management
AppTransaction Xpert Packet Trace Warehouse delivers centralized control and storage for forensic APM data. AppTransaction Xpert Packet Trace Warehouse acts as a central repository for application trace data obtained from AppInternals Xpert agents for code-level transaction traces, as well as packet-level traces from AppTransaction Xpert agents. When AppInternals Xpert traces transactions through a back-end infrastructure consisting of multiple tiers, AppTransaction Xpert Packet Trace Warehouse is able to correlate the resulting traces to provide a robust transaction following (or profiling) capability. AppTransaction Xpert Packet Trace Warehouse provides a highly scalable and general search against its repository, accelerating performance troubleshooting through access to enterprise-wide transactional forensic information.