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Riverbed SteelCentral AppMapper
Runtime Application Dependency Mapping

SteelCentral AppMapper Formerly Known As: OPNET AppMapper Xpert software

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Know your applications and the infrastructure needed to keep them running. SteelCentral AppMapper takes performance data from multiple sources to produce run-time application dependency maps for a complete picture of your application and infrastructure components. It’s a fantastic tool to use prior to any migration.

What is runtime mapping?

Automatically produces run-time application dependency maps, discovering the application and infrastructure components that enable a production application.

Features and benefits of AppMapper

"SteelCentral AppMapper is awesome. Mapping applications in NetQoS is a completely manual process, and even then we do not see the mapping between hosts." Network engineer, financial services company

With SteelCentral AppMapper you can derive an application map based on the behavior of real users, transactions, and application components as observed in the run-time environment to better manage application performance. SteelCentral AppMapper sees everything, even elusive dynamic operating environments, such as service-oriented architecture (SOA), virtualization, backup configuration, and the cloud.

  • Automatically discover relationships among application and infrastructure components for complex, multi-tier applications
  • Leverage existing performance management instrumentation
  • Produce “run-time” application maps that accurately reflect dependencies at the time of execution
  • Create a detailed map of an application’s dependencies, starting with a single application identifier (e.g. server name, URL, method name, process, database query, etc.)
  • Combine network-level information with application details regarding processes, classes, components, and databases
  • Visualize dependencies through simple application maps

Avoid manual dependency mapping with SteelCentral AppMapper

“Troubleshoot application problems and investigate incidents in minutes instead of hours or days. Riverbed SteelCentral is a better way to collect and harness all your data. SteelCentral has the flexibility to do many types of real-time and historical analysis, and the power to deliver custom dashboards and views to anyone in our organization.”IT specialist, large enterprise health care company

SteelCentral AppMapper is unique in that it provides a run-time model of application dependencies. That's a big advantage compared to traditional configuration management database (CMDB)-based solutions that look only at static infrastructure dependencies.

How it Works:

Use it with other Riverbed solutions

How are your servers talking to each other?

To see inter-server communications, SteelCentral AppMapper can leverage data from SteelCentral AppResponse or SteelCentral Transaction Analyzer agents.

Get more detailed information about server roles

Understand server roles within the architecture by adding detailed data from SteelCentral AppInternals.

See operating information about servers and clients

With integration from OPNET AppSensor Xpert, you can obtain system- and process-level information for servers and clients.

Get insight into database transactions

When used with SteelCentral AppSQL you can retrieve both database user and transaction information for servers and clients.

Heighten your ability to troubleshoot

Incorporate application maps from SteelCentral AppMapper into SteelCentral AppResponse dashboards and troubleshooting workflows.

OPNET AppMapper Xpert is more powerful when used with other OPNET solutions.

SteelCentral Series:

Our unique combination of End-User Experience Monitoring, Transaction Tracing & Component Monitoring, and Network & Infrastructure Management maximizes the performance, availability, and productivity of any critical application.

End-User Experience Monitoring: Catch application problems before your users do

If users expect instant access and a consistent experience with the applications they need, then you should be able to monitor and troubleshoot their unique experience.

Whether users are local, around the world or mobile, you must be able to monitor, troubleshoot, and compare their actual experience to stay ahead of problems.

And it’s not enough to just manage the application; you have to know exactly what your end user is experiencing with real visibility into their browser, the network, and the server.

Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse delivers real-time monitoring, transaction analysis and insight into the performance of traditional and webbased applications, and allows IT to quickly isolate application response time issues for faster troubleshooting. Add-on modules are available for advanced problem solving.

Riverbed SteelCentral Web Analyzer extends end-user experience monitoring to web-based applications, even those hosted in the cloud. And it measures the real end-user experience for web-based applications at the browser level. Transaction Tracing & Component Monitoring: Track user transactions throughout the application infrastructure

Transaction tracing and component monitoring helps you track, monitor, and troubleshoot the performance of every component of multi-tier applications and the transactions that link them.

Rapidly identify hot spots Rapidly identify hot spots for response time delays and drill down to specific causes such as server, networks, and browser rendering.

Get visibility into actual user experience and satisfaction Get visibility into actual user experience and satisfaction.

Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals records and indexes all transactions in a unique, highly scalable big data approach to transaction tracing. It performs deep application component monitoring and transaction tracing across the multiple tiers that make up today’s complex applications.

Riverbed SteelCentral AppMapper utilizes existing performance data from multiple sources to produce run-time application dependency maps for a complete picture of the application and infrastructure components that enable a production application.

Riverbed SteelCentral Transaction Analyzer enables you to track transactions throughout the application infrastructure, troubleshoot problems in production, and predict response times with “what if” scenarios prior to an infrastructure change.

Identify poorly performing front-end transactions Identify poorly performing front-end transactions and investigate corresponding back-end delays.

Network & Infrastructure Performance Management: End-to-end monitoring, reporting, and analytics

Your infrastructure and network exist to deliver the applications that matter to your business.

Our performance management solutions alert you to issues before business is impacted, help you understand dependencies between your applications and network, and they improve troubleshooting. With this integrated approach you can understand the critical impact the network has on application performance.

Riverbed SteelCentral NetProfileroffers end-to-end network monitoring, reporting, and analytics. It utilizes network flow data and complements it with packet-based performance metrics to proactively monitor and troubleshoot application and network performance.

Riverbed SteelCentral NetShark provides scalable, high-performance continuous packet capture, rapid indexing, and long-term storage to ensure that packet-level information is always available for troubleshooting and granular, real-time and back-intime analysis. It not only alerts on issues but can also help diagnose where a problem is and what’s causing it.

Gain insight into application type and usage Gain insight into application type and usage: who used it, when they used it, and from where.

Riverbed SteelCentral Packet Analyzer is a robust packet analysis console that enables users to quickly analyze multi-terabyte packet recordings on remote SteelCentral NetShark appliances, SteelCentral NetShark Virtual Edition, and SteelHead WAN optimization products without having to transfer large packet captures files across the network.

Riverbed SteelCentral Flow Gateway collects flow data (e.g., NetFlow, sFlow, J-Flow, IPFIX and other popular flow statistics) from network devices, deduplicates common information, and then forwards the data to the SteelCentral NetProfiler console for analysis.

SteelCentral NetExpress gives the small and medium enterprise (SME) as much network troubleshooting power as a solution for the large enterprise.

Riverbed SteelCentral NetSensor provides infrastructure (e.g., servers, network routers, and switches) device monitoring by polling data about device health, such as CPU utilization and memory utilization, and by leveraging SNMP, WMI, and IPSLA.

Riverbed SteelCentral UCExpert allows continuous monitoring of voice and video quality so you can catch and fix problems before they ever become an issue for your customers and employees.

Monitor common business and entertainment applications Monitor common business and entertainment applications.


Download the Riverbed SteelCentral Performance Management Brochure (.PDF)

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