IT key performance indicators are metrics that are used to track an organization's technology service and support performance. InetSoft is a business intelligence software provider who makes dashboard and reporting software for tracking these KPIs, comparing actuals to forecast or target.
In general no software application is going to provide KPI's ready-to-use, since KPI's are metrics that are often derived from formulae that are specific to an enterprise in many cases, and in all cases the data that make up the KPI need to be mapped into the software application.
However, InetSoft's Style Intelligence is designed to be as easy as possible to deploy and use.
To visualize how some common KPI's can be charted and analyzed in InetSoft's application look at the example of an IT data center monitoring dashboard.
A Network Topology Map is a visual representation or diagram that illustrates the physical or logical arrangement of network components and their connections within a computer network. It provides a comprehensive overview of how different devices and systems are interconnected, allowing network administrators and IT professionals to understand, manage, and troubleshoot the network effectively.
Key elements and aspects of a Network Topology Map include:
Devices and Nodes: The map includes representations of various network devices such as routers, switches, servers, firewalls, and endpoints (computers or other devices). Each device is typically represented by a symbol or icon.
Connections and Links: The map displays the connections or links between different network devices. These connections represent the pathways through which data travels within the network. The links may indicate physical cables, wireless connections, or logical connections in the case of virtual networks.
Topology Type: The map reflects the type of network topology employed in the network. Common topologies include star, bus, ring, mesh, and hybrid topologies. The topology type influences how devices are connected and the redundancy and reliability of the network.
Geographical Layout: In larger networks spanning multiple locations, the map may include a geographical layout to show the physical locations of devices. This is particularly useful for distributed networks with remote offices.
Status Indicators: Network Topology Maps often include status indicators or color-coded symbols to represent the operational status of devices and links. This allows administrators to quickly identify issues or areas of concern.
Bandwidth and Traffic Information: Advanced maps may incorporate real-time or historical data related to bandwidth usage, traffic patterns, and overall network performance. This helps in monitoring and optimizing network resources.
Security Information: In some cases, security-related information may be included, such as the location of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and secure zones within the network.
Documentation and Labels: The map may include labels and documentation to provide additional information about each device, such as IP addresses, device names, and configuration details. This aids in the management and troubleshooting processes.
Updates and Changes: Network Topology Maps should be kept up-to-date to reflect changes in the network configuration. This includes additions or removals of devices, changes in connectivity, and any modifications to the overall network architecture.
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