Zyrion Traverse is a real-time fault and network management product for end-to-end visibility across networks, servers and applications. Its real-time monitors provide the ability to perform network management functions such as instantly drill down from high-level transactions, through applications and servers, down to the network or even an isolated device to highlight potential problems before they occur. Traverse's functionality is available via a standard Web interface which allows it to be accessed easily from anywhere without any complex client requirements. In addition Traverse is easily configurable and provides multi-level views for every department within an enterprise.
Traverse is based on a flexible and horizontally scalable, 3 tier system
architecture, which is designed to collect massive amounts of data and monitor
tens of thousands of elements while separating the data collection from the
reporting and the graphing. The
distributed monitors, or Data Gathering Elements (DGEs) store all performance
data locally, and only forward events or alarms to an upstream entity. The
reporting and graphing engines can also be distributed and scaled as necessary.
The databases are run in a mirrored mode achieving levels of fault-tolerance not
possible with traditional NMS systems.
In small environments, all of Traverse’s components can be run on a single system. As the requirements grow, each and every component of Traverse’s architecture can be expanded onto new hardware as required. If a new location comes online, just add a new DGE and configure the system to recognize it within minutes. If an existing DGE is starting to get overloaded, just add another DGE in the same location and all new devices will automatically be provisioned on the new DGE. In a complex environment, you can have any number of Web reporting engines, any number of data collection servers with data being stored in any desired location. The unique architecture permits unparalleled flexibility and reliability to meet enterprise requirements.
can monitor any SNMP-enabled device with its extremely efficient multi-threaded
polling engine (multiple queries to a host are sent in a single packet). It can
either use existing MIBs, or can work with any custom enterprise MIB and SNMP
agent. Traverse is a network management solution for routers, switches, IP
connectivity, servers, and applications. In addition to SNMP devices, Traverse
can import data from any non-SNMP device also via its real-time data import API.
A sample of
the Traverse's network management capabilities are:
URL transaction monitor can track performance of multi-step web based
transactions consisting of forms, hyperlinks and frames, to measure actual
service delivery to end users.
Gathering Elements (DGE's) are installed in at least one location within the
enterprise and can be used to monitor devices anywhere on the Internet. DGE's
store the data locally, reducing traffic overhead for the system, and are
designed to store data for several years to support in-depth trend analysis with
minimal or no database maintenance requirements.
provides status views across all devices in the organization, and can group them
into departments, applications, or other logical views. In addition, users can
drill down on specific devices, and tests, and see recent and long term
aggregated performance information in real-time. Traverse’s unique
architecture permits deployment in NAT or firewall networks easily.
can be set up and installed in a stand-alone environment very rapidly. Default
test settings, action profiles, and reports are pre-loaded into the system via
XML based configuration files. Lists of devices can be imported automatically
into the system via Traverse’s flexible API and automatically detect and
provision all appropriate tests for each device. Polling can be as rapid as 1
minute intervals, due to the multi-threaded design. Traverse’s unique
auto-discovery offers true “two-click” provisioning of a device via the user
Open API for Extensibility and Easy Integration:
API for provisioning users, devices, tests and actions enables mass data entry
and updates. The API supports C, Perl, Java or any other common programming
language. This provides very easy integration with existing OSS infrastructure.
integrates seamlessly with existing NMS products like HP OpenView or NetCool. It
extends the capabilities of NNM to give detailed performance reports on all
elements of a device within a few hours of deployment. Traverse automatically
extracts the node list and topology information from NNM, and integrates into
the NNM user interface. Additionally, it can send traps and events to other
Traverse provides a unique context sensitive help with smart correlation, which
was built from feedback received from existing customers. This integrated
solution has helped reduce MTTR in a matter of days after deploying Traverse at
Traverse enables network administrators to flexibly provide access to systems
information using multi-level views. Administrators can be set over all systems
in the organization, or sub-assigned to specific departments or locations. This
flexibility makes it easy to provide groups, such as the help-desk, the
appropriate level of access to systems information to help them do their jobs.
Privileges to add devices, tests, set thresholds or new actions, or update any
of these are governed by the security group you are assigned to.
administration for initial system configuration is provided by the top level (Superuser)
administrator. The Superuser can set up collection servers, other
administrators, and assign privileges to administrators and systems. The
Superuser can, for example, set up application groups, and assign differing
global thresholds between the applications. The Superuser also has overwrite
privileges to create devices, tests, actions, etc. for any system.
Administrators (or Enterprise-level users) can manage any number of application
groups (or departments), or be assigned to a single application group.
Administrators can add and update new devices, tests, and actions for the
application groups they are assigned to.
and devices can be created as read-only. This additional level of security
maintains a view into the system for non-administrative users, such as help desk
personnel, but restricts modifications for security purposes. For example
multiple departments may share a switch and be able to receive reports on their
bandwidth usage, but not be able to change performance settings.
Zyrion Traverse provides on-demand real-time reports - the heart of
any network management software, for end-to-end service and individual
components across the organization. Using a single system to monitor all
components allows you to achieve event-correlation in an unprecedented manner.
Zyrion Traverse analyzes a full set of metrics on systems performance, from
network availability and throughput, to deeper application monitoring of servers
or databases. Sample reporting capabilities are:
an example, an eCommerce or Payroll service might consist of a Web application
server (BEA Weblogic), a database (Oracle), running on several systems (Windows,
Solaris) and connected by a network (Cisco, CheckPoint). Traverse allows you to
monitor the entire eCommerce transaction as well as all individual components in
real time, allowing instant drill down when the service performance degrades or
Archiving: Designed for collecting and storing massive amounts of
performance data, Zyrion does real-time progressive data aggregation to
consolidate and reduce the data storage requirements. Data is stored in any
relational database and accessed directly or via Zyrion’s API. Smart data
management techniques ensure relevant data is not discarded whereas statistical
data is stored for several years without complex data management issues.
Event Management....Smart Notification: Traverse can eliminate
sending multiple notifications when a device goes down or is unavailable. For
example, if a device is unreachable then all configured notifications for other
tests on the device are suppressed until packet loss returns to normal.
alarms are triggered by thresholds set by the administrator. Warning and
Critical thresholds provide real-time alarms on the screen, with notification
via email, digital pager, and instant messaging. Notifications can be assigned
to any test, with differing actions by type of test. In addition, Traverse
provides multi-level action profiles to provide a comprehensive escalation
process. Because the actions and notifications are assigned through an action
template and assigned to tests, a simple change to the template will
automatically take effect for all tests for a user.
profiles can be assigned by time of day, providing you with flexibility in
changing actions for the night shift. You can also create custom actions such as
automatic restarting of a database after a crash.
also suppresses alarms for cascading events based on topology relationships
between devices and uses complex heuristics to avoid false suppression.