IBM SevOne Network Performance Management 6.1 helps network operations and engineering managers to collect, analyze, and visualize network performance data

IBM Japan Software Announcement JP21-0460
October 26, 2021

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At a glance

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IBM® SevOne Network Performance Management 6.1 delivers the following key benefits to network operations and engineering managers:

  • Clarity. Proactively monitor network performance with application-aware context by rapidly obtaining meaningful insights from granular levels of data.
  • Consistency. Gain a single source of truth to optimize business-critical networks and applications across hybrid multicloud environments.
  • Collaboration. Strengthen collaboration between application, infrastructure, and network teams to drive efficiency and productivity across the IT organization.


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Overview

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IBM SevOne Network Performance Management helps improve user application experiences by enabling network teams to have greater clarity, consistency, and collaboration.

IBM SevOne Network Performance Management 6.1 is purpose-built to help network operations and engineering managers address the challenges that are associated with consistently collecting, analyzing, and visualizing network performance data. It enables these teams to collect this network performance data at a granular level and in near real-time across their entire multicloud and multivendor networks to unlock actionable and meaningful insights. IBM SevOne Network Performance Management provides the tools to help them correlate network infrastructure to application performance to innovate in a timely manner.

Key features of IBM SevOne Network Performance Management

Modern collection

  • Robust collection of multivendor network performance metrics and flow data
  • Support for more than 10,000 different devices, with support for new Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) devices
  • Scalability for larger enterprises, cloud services provider (CSP) networks, and managed service provider (MSP) networks
  • Capability to ease the transition to more advanced networks with broad software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN), and wifi support

Modern visualizations and analytics

  • Create simple, scalable, reusable, and shareable visualizations and workflows.
  • Support advanced networks with best practice reports for SDN, SD-WAN, and wifi.
  • Toggle easily between dark and light mode dashboards to optimize presentation and communication effectiveness.
  • Isolate specific user and tenant visualizations with a series of multitenant-enabled administrative and reporting features.
  • View automated baselines that are calculated for every collected metric, providing your team with immediate access to indicators of network irregularities.
  • Leverage custom calculations, groupings, and dynamic thresholds to tailor network performance analysis to specific operational requirements.

Modern integration

  • Support business decision-making with near real-time Apache Kafka-based or Apache Pulsar-based streams of network and infrastructure metrics.
  • Leverage SevOne APIs to make third-party data sources, such as Splunk or Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK) log collection systems, an integral part of the monitoring and troubleshooting process.
  • Integrate multivendor performance data with IBM Watson® AIOps to apply data-driven, explainable AI to your ITOps toolchain.
  • Integrate IT service management (ITSM) systems, such as ServiceNow, for smoother, more unified operational workflows.

As an IBM application-aware network performance management solution, IBM SevOne Network Performance Management helps improve user application experiences by enabling network teams to obtain meaningful insights from granular levels of network performance data with application-aware context, from a single source of truth that spans hybrid multicloud and multivendor networks.

IBM SevOne Network Performance Management is available through Passport Advantage®.



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Key requirements

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For details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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November 30, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5900-AN1 6.1.0 IBM SevOne Network Performance Management


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Publications

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None



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The image for a virtual SevOne appliance can be downloaded by using any of the following three methods:

  • VMware®. Standard method for all virtual SevOne software installations is through a .ova file download.
  • Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). This is a virtualization infrastructure for the Linux® kernel that turns it into a hypervisor. This method uses a .QCOW2 file.
  • Microsoft™ Azure or AWS. This installation method is a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) image.
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    • Windows™ 2008
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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This program is available only through Passport Advantage.


Passport Advantage

Part number description Part number
IBM SevOne Network Performance Management Managed Device License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D08PQZX
IBM SevOne Network Performance Management Managed Device Monthly License D08PRZX
IBM SevOne Network Performance Management Managed Device SUBSCRIPTION LICENSE D08PSZX
IBM SevOne Network Performance Management Managed Device SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO D08PTZX
IBM SevOne Network Performance Management Managed Device Annual SW S&S Rnwl E08PPZX
IBM SevOne Network Performance Management Managed Client Device License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D08PVZX
IBM SevOne Network Performance Management Managed Client Device Monthly License D08PWZX
IBM SevOne Network Performance Management Managed Client Device SUBSCRIPTION LICENSE D08PXZX
IBM SevOne Network Performance Management Managed Client Device SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO D08PYZX
IBM SevOne Network Performance Management Managed Client Device Annual SW S&S Rnwl E08PUZX

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The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5900-AN1 IBM SevOne Network Performance Management L-KMAO-C73TJ6

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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5900-AN1 IBM SevOne Network Performance Management L-KMAO-C73TJ6

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

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Educational allowance available

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