Data Center Monitoring and Management
Intelligent Device Management
IT + Automation + Security
Provide an end-to-end monitoring and incident management for the industrial equipment, network infrastructure and physical security systems of your data centers by employing a solid umbrella solution. Get rid of multiple systems and multiple points of integration between them.
For Commercial and Corporate Data Centers
Automate the data centers built for corporate customers. Automate the commercial data centers that will remain under your service. Our solution architecture can be tailored to a data center of any size, from ten to ten thousand racks.
Based on Mature Platform
Based on AggreGate Network Manager, AggreGate SCADA/HMI, AggreGate Building Automation and AggreGate Access Control, the Data Center Supervisor product inherits all their advantages as well as "generic" data acquisition, storage, processing, and visualization features of the underlying AggreGate IoT Platform.
Industrial Equipment Connectivity
AggreGate Data Center Supervisor supports all widespread industrial control protocols out-of-the-box, including Modbus, OPC, OPC UA, BACnet, SNMP, and many more. The drivers for PLCs, sensors and monitoring appliances that use other protocols can be easily designed with an open-source Driver Development Kit (DDK). The Tibbo’s line of programmable controllers can be used for providing digital and analog I/O, as well as network-enabling any RS-232 and RS-485 devices.
Data Center Environment Monitoring
Monitor the temperature, humidity, hot/cold air pressure, airflows, overall carbon dioxide emission. Detect the leakages, smoke and flooding. Provide the per-rack environment displays, custom airflow mapping, overall environment KPIs, environment dashboards, and more. Benefit from the dynamic baselining and threshold violation alerting.
Activate and control the proportioning valves, boilers, heat-exchange units, pumps, blowers, and air handlers. Visualize the equipment status on dynamic floor plans, provide a comprehensive dynamic baseline violation alerting and reporting.
Connect to the advanced UPS/PDU units via standard industrial protocols or access the UPS/PDU units with a serial interface via CLI and parse their status. Visualize the unit operational status, active alerts and bypass mode state. Track the per-input voltages, currents and frequencies, per-battery statuses and charge/discharge currents. Monitor the remaining battery time and load percentages, generator temperature readings and other custom metrics. Provide the alerting and historical trending.
Connect to the generators via any automation protocol, not just SNMP. Provide the storage, visualization, alerting and reporting for fuel levels, oil pressure, water and oil temperatures, internal battery status, power output details, alarms, errors, and maintenance status.
Data Center Visualization
Design the maps, forms, widgets, dashboards, and HMIs in the integrated full-blown visual editor. Use the 30+ component types, including complex components, like tables, video player, network topology graphs, etc. Graph the data with 20+ chart types having thousands of configurable properties. Configure the component templates and mix the classic absolute layouts with advanced grid layouts. Add the event-driver behavior to your interface via formula-based bindings between the UI and server/device data.
Air Flow Visualization
Conduct the thermal profiling and visualize the air flows in hot/cold aisles. Handle hundreds of sensors via the sensor grid modeling technology while making an equal use of internal server/router/switch sensors. Build the heat maps based on standard floor plans for tracking the minor deviations and hot/cold spots.
Energy Performance Analysis
Model the overall data center power KPIs and analyze the energy efficiency. Automatically evaluate the aggregated KPIs for multiple data centers in a distributed installation. As a result, benefit from the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) trends and reports.
Deeper Data Center Facility Management
Manage other data center facilities, such as water reservoirs, lighting, car parking, and other secondary systems of a present-day intelligent building. Develop your custom HMIs and integrate them into the main control room.
Integrate with the access control, fire alarm, perimeter defense, and other physical security systems for retrieving the security alerts and incidents via standard protocols (like SOAP, SQL, CAP, SNMP, etc.) or proprietary APIs. Provide the centralized security incident management and debriefing, manage the security events using the same workflows as applied for automation and IT events. Use a single point of Service Desk integration. Optionally, build a custom access control solution based on Tibbo Project System.
Integrate with the Video Surveillance systems and add camera video streams and PTZ controls to the control room dashboards. Make use of the direct IP camera connectivity, open video popups from the floor plans. Integrate with the video analytics systems and use them as one more source of the security incidents.
Comprehensive IT Monitoring and Management
Data Center Supervisor enables comprehensive management of the IT infrastructure. It handles the automatic network discovery, L2/L3 mapping, server hardware and OS monitoring, consolidation of network events, event correlation and root cause analysis, capabilities of business service modeling and SLA violation tracking, as well as out-of-the-box monitoring of applications, services, databases, VoIP, wireless infrastructure, and more. The system also ensures the network device configuration and compliance tracking.
Router and Switch Monitoring
Monitor the status, performance and bandwidth usage of individual router/switch interfaces: all popular network hardware vendors, including Cisco, 3Com, Alcatel, Nortel, and Juniper are supported. Use the integrated charts, reports, alerts for both standard and custom metrics (e.g., fan status or voltages). See the details here.
Facilitate the bandwidth problem troubleshooting, SLA verification and capacity planning. View the historical charts and reports for traffic/bandwidth. Employ the network traffic analysis and browse the detailed information on traffic decomposition (NetFlow, sFlow). Use the visual network traffic view builder, alerting when the network talks matching a specific criteria are detected, and more.
Plan, consolidate, monitor, optimize, and automate your virtual infrastructure. Monitor the vSphere, VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors, as well as guest virtual machines. Use out-of-the-box alerts for the guest VM state change, high memory usage, high CPU load, and extensive disk I/O. See the details.
Discover and monitor the RAID arrays, tape libraries, HBAs, and any other networked storage devices. Manage the storage device health, operability, faults, capacity, and performance. Forecast the usage growth via the trend analysis.
IT Asset Inventory
Add custom attributes to the network devices and system resources. Use the out-of-the-box inventory information definitions (serials, responsible persons, notes, photos, locations, asset events, etc.). Enrich the system alerts and events with the information fetched from any third-party CMDB via any protocol (SQL, SOAP, etc.) Automate the hardware and software inventory via SNMP and WMI.
VLAN and Uplink Monitoring
Monitor and visualize the individual VLAN networks within your data center. Track utilization and health of the gateway routers' uplink interfaces. Enable the bandwidth utilization trending and early predicted violation alerting.
Advanced SNMP Management
Collect, store and analyze the custom metrics from all types of SNMP-enabled devices, such as fan status, environment temperature/humidity or wireless signal strength. Aggregate, browse and filter the SNMP traps. Load the MIB files from different vendors and edit in the syntax-highlighted mode. Make SNMP device settings and traps available for the integrated data processing tools, visual editors and third-party systems. See the details here.
DCIM and Service Desk Integration
Integrate with any DCIM or Inventory System for enriching alerts with the context-sensitive physical asset details. Model the relations between physical assets and business services. Forward the enriched alerts to any Service Desk or Help Desk system via standard (SOAP, CORBA, JMX, SQL, etc.) or custom integration connectors. Set up the email-based alert-to-ticket conversion. Employ the Tibbo team for implementing any custom integration scenario.
AggreGate Platform introduces many innovations to the M2M/IoT technology. It provides a unified data model that comprises a normalized representation of diverse hardware and exposes the device data for the internal processing/visualization tools and external systems.
Charting and Trending
Charting support offers a wide list of chart types, including dynamically updated charts. Thousands of configurable chart properties. Support for the auto-calculated trend lines, such as percentiles, moving averages, etc.
Alerting and Event Processing
Flexible event management capabilities, including filtering, aggregation, deduplication, masking, correlation, acknowledgment, and root cause analysis. Customizable alerts supporting different types of notifications (sound, popup messages, e-mail, SMS, etc.). Support for pending alerts and escalation. Alert-to-action bindings ensure different kinds of remediation when an alert is raised.
Free Open-Source SDK
Use our open-source Java and .NET APIs to extend the Data Center Supervisor and transparently integrate it into any enterprise system you may have.
Flexible Security Model
From the ground up, AggreGate was designed with a multi-tenant, multi-user approach. Granular permissions and a role-based access control are inseparably woven into all aspects of the system.
Ensure high availability services by building a multi-node failover cluster for the AggreGate Server and the underlying database. Our home-grown clustering technology does not depend on any third-party software or your OS clustering support.
Build distributed systems by supervising several geographically distributed data centers from a single location. The unique multi-tier architecture guarantees an unlimited scalability by balancing the system functionality between multiple servers divided into several layers.
Modular, Scalable and Reliable Architecture
Modular architecture of the AggreGate Platform ensures that new data storage, processing and visualization modules can be installed into the server core as plug-ins. For example, adding Access Control capabilities to an existing automation/IT management system is just a matter of the extension pack installation.
Unified Data Model
The Unified Data Model inherited from the AggreGate Platform delivers a generic flexible approach for configuring, controlling and monitoring any device, data source or system object, regardless of its vendor, model, type, and purpose.
Benefits of Integrated Data Center Management System
Immediate technical benefits:
|Unified operator access control|
|Single point of integration with DCIM and SD|
|Homologous control room dashboards|
|Fast and less expensive deployment|
|Lower operator error rate|
Long-term business benefits:
|Lower energy costs and overall OPEX|
|Increased QoS due to the accelerated responses to failures and service degradation|
|Optimal capacity planning based on the trend analysis|
|Lower management solution TCO|
|And finally – faster ROI of a data center construction|