Network Node Details

Get detailed insights into every node with NetCrunch, from performance metrics to connectivity and beyond, ensuring you have the full picture.

In-Depth Network Node Analysis

Dive deep into the heart of your network with NetCrunch's Node Status Window. This powerful feature delivers tailored, comprehensive insights into each node within your network, whether a server, switch, or SNMP-compatible device. From real-time performance metrics to detailed dependency diagrams, NetCrunch offers a holistic view of your network's health and configurations, ensuring you're equipped with the knowledge to optimize performance and swiftly address issues.

  • Node Status

    NetCrunch provides comprehensive, in-depth network details through its Node Status Window, which tailors its offerings based on the type of node being monitored.

    Additional features are provided based on specific node types and configurations:

    • Flows Page: Available when the Flow Server is configured, offering application traffic statistics and a list of top talkers for enhanced traffic analysis.
    • Linux Nodes: Include a System page showing live views of processes, opened files, TCP connections, and sockets, providing a granular view of Linux system operations.
    • Windows Nodes: Feature a Windows page with live views of services, processes, sessions, hardware, software, hotfixes, scheduled tasks, updates, and virtual machines (if a Hyper-V host), giving a thorough overview of Windows node status.
    • ESXi Nodes: Have an ESXi page detailing hardware status, virtual machines, and data stores, essential for managing VMware ESXi environments.
    • Sensor Views: Specialized panels for devices with sensors, including:

      • "Device Configuration" for Configuration Sensors, offering insights into device configurations.
      • "IPSec Site-to-Sire VPN" tailored for monitoring Palo Alto network security products.
    • IP SLA and NQA Monitoring: Dedicated pages for devices supporting these protocols, featuring:

      • Comprehensive lists of all monitoring operations.
      • Detailed insights into each monitored operation, aiding in performance and reliability assessments.
    • Switches and Servers with Monitored Interfaces: Offer detailed interface pages, showing traffic on each interface and port mapping to aid traffic management and network optimization.

    The common pages within the Node Status Window include:

    • Overview: This page presents a comprehensive status for each monitoring target and all node properties such as MAC address, connections, dependencies, resources, etc., varying with the node type.
      It is a snapshot of the node's current state, including vital statistics and configuration details.
    • Performance: Displaying charts for all monitored metrics of the node, this page offers insights into the performance trends and potential issues that may need addressing.
    • Dependencies: This section visualizes the monitoring dependency diagram and the network's physical connection diagram, helping to understand the interconnections and dependencies among various network components.
    • Notes: A space for maintaining relevant notes or documentation about the node, facilitating easier management and knowledge sharing.
    • Activity: Logs all configuration activities related to the node monitoring configuration, including details about changes made and the individuals responsible for those changes.
    • Alerts: Lists all active alerts for the node and maintains a history of past alerts, aiding in quick response to issues and long-term analysis of node health.

    NetCrunch's Node Status Window and its diverse pages provide a versatile and detailed view into the health, performance, and configuration of each monitored node, ensuring that network administrators have the information they need to maintain optimal network operations.

  • SNMP Views

    The SNMP Views tool within NetCrunch is a sophisticated feature designed to simplify the interaction with SNMP data, making it more accessible and actionable. This tool goes beyond mere data browsing; it serves as a management utility, allowing users to view and modify values on devices directly. This capability transforms SNMP Views into a powerful instrument for real-time network management and configuration adjustments.

    Structured as a navigable tree, SNMP Views organizes data into various views tailored to the specific type of device being monitored, such as switches or printers. This organization ensures that users can easily find and interact with the most relevant data for any given device.

    One of the standout features of SNMP Views is its customization capability. Users have the flexibility to define their views using YAML, a human-readable data serialization standard. This allows for creating bespoke views that cater to unique monitoring and management needs, enhancing the tool's versatility.

    NetCrunch comes pre-loaded with approximately 100 predefined views covering a wide range of devices, ensuring out-of-the-box functionality for diverse network components. This extensive library of views facilitates immediate and effective monitoring and management of network devices, making SNMP Views an essential tool for network administrators seeking to maintain optimal network performance and reliability.