Unified SDN monitoring with speed and scale

Transitioning to software-defined networking (SDN) solutions such as Cisco ACI can be a great way to automate manual IT tasks, centralize management and enable greater network flexibility and scalability. However, to truly realize these benefits, you need a dynamic software-defined network monitoring solution that can seamlessly integrate with the varied segments of your network.

IBM® SevOne® Network Performance Management (NPM) complements and extends Cisco ACI’s built-in control layer with performance management insight into both the software overlay and Nexus switch-based underlay network. With multifabric views that add entirely new dimensions of performance monitoring functionality across the entire Cisco ACI deployment; SevOne NPM delivers complete and unified visibility into modern, hybrid networks.


Application-first view

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Help NetOps and engineering teams understand their Cisco ACI-based network from a tenant and application-first perspective.

ACI and UCS monitoring

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Monitor the performance of both Cisco ACI and Cisco UCS (often deployed together) from one management system.

Capacity planning

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Analyze capacity usage and trends over time to help ensure uninterrupted application service delivery, maintained at the highest level.

Identify relationships

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Identify relationships between Cisco ACI tenant, application profiles, end point groups and more for a complete understanding of the network.

Calendar heatmaps

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Visualize infrastructure through calendar heatmaps to identify changes over time and spot discrepancies throughout an ACI infrastructure.

Tenant health

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Understand the health of the overall system and of individual tenant-based operations with real-time and historical views of health statistics.

Realize the full potential of your SDN

Multifabric monitoring

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Multifabric monitoring

SevOne NPM delivers unique insights into both the virtual and physical components of a Cisco ACI-based infrastructure along with the relationships between them. These unique multifabric views make it faster and easier for teams to spot and fix network performance issues.

KPI monitoring

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Automated KPI monitoring

SevOne NPM integrates directly with the ACI control layer and the underlying physical infrastructure for complete visibility into all the KPIs comprising a Cisco ACI-based deployment.

Deep, contextual views

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Deeper views, more context

SevOne NPM integrates Cisco ACI performance insights with those from the rest of the network—firewalls, servers, load balancers, campus routing and switching, SD-WAN, wifi, branch offices—for more context of their network environment.


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See how IBM SevOne Network Performance Management can help.

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