Business critical applications and services are increasingly becoming highly correlated with the business operations, process, and employee productivity. Network managers responsible for managing such services and applications face the difficult challenge of ensuring an optimal user experience in a dynamic and unpredictable network environment. Understanding network behavior through visibility of key performance characteristics "end-to-end" is the cornerstone of assuring a quality user experience and improved application and service delivery across the enterprise. This has made the requirement of having a solution that can give end-to-end visibility into application and service delivery, tightly aligned with the lifecycle management of the network, very critical.
Cisco Prime Assurance Manager (Prime AM) is a new product that takes the guesswork out of understanding and improving the end-user experience for applications and services. Prime AM allows network managers to proactively monitor services, gain visibility into application health and the end-user experience for faster and more effective problem resolution. It does this normalizing and correlating data across multiple sources of embedded performance instrumentation and by providing monitoring, analysis and troubleshooting workflows that allow network managers to look at health of services and applications in context of the health of the underlying infrastructure.
Cisco Prime Assurance Manager uses embedded technologies and standards such as NetFlow, Medianet, Performance Agent and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to provide network-wide end-to-end application visibility, WAN optimization visibility, troubleshooting, quality of experience workflows, abstracting the complexity involved in setting up and collecting data. Integration with Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module provides visibility, analytics, and advanced packet-level troubleshooting for fast time to resolution and granular analysis of performance data.
Cisco Prime Assurance Manager Product Features:
End-user experience monitoring
Configuration of data sources
Flexible Netflow Version 9 support and advanced troubleshooting
Consolidated alarms and events browser
Open interfaces – eliminates the need for redundant data collection mechanisms
High-level customizable dashboards with navigation into detailed views
Dedicated dashboard for voice, video monitoring and analysis
Integrated quick views