Observer® Standard: Package capture and decode plus troubleshooting and analysis.
Achieve Complete Visibility
Observer exists to help you better know, optimize, and repair your complex network. To do so requires complete visibility into your network and the devices residing on it. Observer Standard delivers just that: full network visibility.
From LAN testing to complex operations across geographic locations, Observer Standard addresses your unique needs by supporting multiple topologies.
Observer Standard also fully supports IPv6 and views and analyzes virtual machines exactly as it would any other device.
From real-time packet capture and decode to long-term reports and trending, Observer offers the flexibility to address issues from multiple angles, and to provide different organizational levels the types of information they need.
Stay Alert with Proactive Notification
Ensuring network problems have the least possible business impact means knowing instantly when problems arise. Observer's customizable Triggers and Alarms let you choose when and how to receive important alerts.
Monitor and respond to changes in network demand by employing Triggers and Alarms to set thresholds and provide alerts when they are crossed. Choose from alert options, including e-mail, pager, or trouble ticket, or start a packet capture.
Other Triggers and Alarms Features:
- Flag activities or errors from a pre-defined list
- Set custom notifications based on any filter
- Obtain e-mail with virus information including source and destination
- Trigger on any WLAN activity
Analyze Network Data Over Time
Understanding the ordinary, day-to-day variations in your network is critical for optimizing future performance. Fine-tune your network and applications using Observer's Trending and Reporting features.
Observer lets you view data by individual time increment or compare statistics among designated periods. We've included a host of pre-loaded reports for quick and easy use, but we also allow you to tailor reports to customize your experience.
Custom Report Features:
- Choose text-based, graphical, or web-based reports
- Design custom reports and save templates for later use
- Auto-generate reports to any folder or e-mail box
- Share reports with non-Observer users
Add Observer Reporting Server for enterprise-wide reporting with deep drill-down.
View Data in Real Time
Time is of the essence when network problems threaten your ability to conduct business. Network Instruments knows this and includes a range of real-time awareness tools with every copy of Observer.
Gauge performance with over 30 real-time statistics including Top Talkers, which lets you identify network bandwidth hogs. Observer lets you find broadcast storms, detect faulty network hardware, view LAN use patterns, and review switch usage. Also view stats on bandwidth utilization, access point load, and protocol distribution.
Observer Standard tracks, monitors, and analyzes VLAN data. View data independently or in aggregate, monitor real-time statistics by VLAN, or determine loads by station and by VLAN.
Perform In-Depth Troubleshooting
Observer's packet capture, decode, and filtering capabilities are second to none. Observer lets you view individual packets and decode over 740 primary protocols and countless subprotocols.
Observer filters packets quickly and efficiently by address, address range, protocol offsets, and protocol presets. Use Boolean logic to create complex filters.
Observer Standard also allows you to mine data and automatically launch analysis of data within third-party tools alongside Observer analytics.