Observer Analyzer

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Observer Analyzer monitors unified communications (UC) deployments, network performance, applications, and troubleshooting on complex networks including VM environments.

With robust and comprehensive analysis, Observer Analyzer offers immediate issue resolution and builds long-term performance improvements. It provides the complete package needed by network managers, architects, and engineers to achieve peak performance:

  • Total visibility into network and application health
  • High-level to granular views
  • Detailed HTTP tracking for client browser and OS type
  • Customized Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • In-depth troubleshooting with root-cause analysis
  • Application performance analytics
  • Expert Analysis alerts you to potential problems and solution strategies
  • Over 30 real-time statistics including bandwidth usage, LAN use patterns, and more

Benefits

Network teams manage the impact of new application rollouts on the network; validate performance for telepresence initiatives; distinguish network issues from application malfunctions; and apply baseline intelligence for preventive management of critical applications. Observer Analyzer is essential for the following:

  • Application performance
  • Service assurance
  • Network performance
  • UC deployment
  • Complex VM environments
  • Cloud computing

From Apple Talk to VoIP, Analyzer delivers individual packets views and decodes over 740 primary protocols and countless sub-protocols.

Features

Application Performance

Observer Analyzer Application Performance

Reduce downtime and increase productivity with in-depth, contextual application analysis. Get response time data for thousands of applications plus performance metrics, transaction detail, and predictive analytics that show the network impact of new application deployments.

Expert Analysis

Observer Analyzer Expert Analysis

Get immediate intelligence in both real time and post capture using Expert Events for TCP, UDP, VoIP, Wireless, and more. It tracks and organizes common services, flags response performance by severity, tracks port-based protocols for slow response, and differentiates between network and application problems with local traffic and WAN/Internet traffic distinction. Enhanced HTTP application monitoring offers deep insight into how web-based applications are operating, as well as how users are accessing IT resources, including browser type and operating system.

Conversation Analytics

Observer Analyzer Conversation Analytics

The only network analyzer that offers Connection Dynamics, it graphically breaks down individual network conversations piece-by-piece, pinpointing which request or response is causing the issue. Retransmissions and dropped packets are flagged for instant recognition of the issue source. Spaces between conversation sections identify latency and response time issues. TCP/UDP Expert Events show excessive retransmissions, and provide an explanation of the problem and possible causes.

Trending

Observer Analyzer Trending

Use network trending to forecast IT needs or justify upgrades with comparative reports. View and analyze network traffic stats over periods of time — from days to years. Trending metrics can be broadly applied to meet diverse challenges like translating web traffic into Internet usage data to appropriately bill departments on service use.

Troubleshooting

Observer Analyzer Troubleshooting

Perform in-depth troubleshooting with an interface that provides intuitive workflows for quick problem resolution. Deep drill-down capabilities with root-cause analysis pinpoint issues at the source with accuracy and ease. High-performance packet capture, decode, and filtering capabilities offer additional support.

Triggers & Alarms

Observer Analyzer Triggers & Alarms

Analyzer deploys ongoing monitoring of activity levels and immediately sends prioritized alerts when network fluctuations cross your pre-set levels. It gives you the following alert options: emails, paging, trouble tickets, or kick starting an automated packet capture.

Features also include flagging activities or errors from a pre-defined list; setting custom notifications based on any filter; obtaining email with virus information (including source and destination); and placing triggers on any WLAN activity.

Packet Capture

Observer Analyzer Packet Capture

Analyzer’s packet capture, decode, and filtering capabilities are second to none. It lets you view individual packets and decode for over 740 primary protocols and countless sub-protocols. Observer filters packets quickly and efficiently by address, address range, protocol offsets, and protocol presets using the intuitive GUI and by-command line.

Specifications

As with any network analysis product, more RAM and faster processors improve performance. Viavi Solutions does not support configurations with less than the minimum stated requirements.

Minimum system requirements

  • Dual core Pentium class processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Windows 7 (64-bit operating system)

Recommended system requirements

  • Quad core Pentium class processor
  • 8 GB RAM

Supports

  • LAN – 10/100, 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb
  • WLAN – 802.11a/b/g/n

Observer Analyzer Editions

Observer Analyzer offers three product options based on feature and functionality levels.

Standard Edition

Observer Analyzer Standard Edition offers packet capture, decode, statistics, and more. Solve network issues through root-cause analysis, manage changes proactively through trigger and alarms, apply trending metrics for predictive planning, and more.

Expert Edition

Need a network troubleshooter with the speed and muscle complex applications demand? The integrated Expert Edition has every robust feature of Standard Edition with added power to pinpoint problems at the source, and automate the investigation and resolution processes.

Suite

Our premium software console is packed with every feature the Standard Edition and Expert Edition offers, and then some. Suite is a web publishing service, stealth troubleshooter, and complex problem solver – with added bells and whistles to make network managers work smarter, not harder. It provides tools to generate and share customized reports on the web, with optional custom decode modules for proprietary use.

Compare Editions

Standard Expert Suite
Packet Capture/Decode
Financial Protocol Support
Filters
Find Virus and Hack Signatures
Statistical Drill Down
Triggers and Alarms
Error Tracking
Real-Time Statistics
Network Trending/Reporting
IPv6 Support
Trace File Aggregation
SRTP Support
Application Analysis Trending
Stream Reconstruction
Expert Analysis
Application Analysis
URL-Based Tracking
VoIP Analysis
VoIP Systems Supported
MPLS Monitoring
SSL decryption
NetFlow Collector
Video monitoring
Video metrics
End-user experience monitoring
Third-party decode and analysis
LTE Support
SNMP Device Management
RMON Support
Switch Station Locator
Web Publishing Service

How it’s Deployed

The Observer Analyzer software is most frequently deployed on a network engineer’s laptop and used for diverse purposes like connecting to Observer GigaStor and probes; acquiring data via local interfaces like wireless and Gigabit cards; and providing advanced Expert Analysis to packet captures acquired by third party devices. Additionally, some organizations may choose a centrally deployed Analyzer Suite for ongoing trending-data monitoring and analysis or the processing of alarms and alerts.

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