special treatment in LoriotPro. Because of their function as nodes,
they are generally treated as critical resources. A dedicated tree
is reserved for them so you can quickly and easily identify all faults
that affect them. Furthermore, the number of flags available for routers
and that LoriotPro can handle puts routers at the head of the list
of entities to monitor and manage. LoriotPro will help you efficiently
take advantage of the many statistics about the state of the traffic
in your IS, statistics that most routers provide through the many
objects of their Management Information Base (MIB).
Discover Your Infrastructure
The primary function of the LoriotPro software
is to build a directory of your information system's resources.
Gathering data about your system is automated by means of a sophisticated
discovery process with many options for setting parameters that
give the administrator a wide scope of action. Discovery is based
on IP protocols such as SNMP and ICMP that provide an exhaustive
enhancement of your directory. This discovery can be launched from
any node in your network, either local or remote, and it extends
in a concentric fashion from the node where it is launched. The
process can run in the background and notify you in this way of
any new resource that appears in your system.
Archive your Data and Analyze
LoriotPro interfaces with databases. The
many data that you collect, events, traffic volume, and operation
statuses can thus be stored inside a database for later processing.
This storing capacity for which the only limit is your database's
capacity allows you to analyze your flags or indicators over the
mid and long term (trends).
Don't Drown in Alarms
Managing alarms quickly becomes a nightmare
when they invade your administration console. You can often miss
a critical alarm that is buried under less important ones or even
false alarms. To help you avoid missing critical alarms because
less important ones distract your attention, LoriotPro possesses
a conditional display system. Filtering alarms by order of importance
as well as actions to be triggered are entirely configurable. You
can apply one or more of a variety of actions, such as sending an
e-mail message, sounding a beep, launching a program, etc.
Create and Edit Your Reports
Report creation in WEB format is directly
accessible for any SNMP request. Many pre-formatted reports are
accessible from the WEB server provided by LoriotPro. These allow
you to create reports quickly on the status of your information
system's resources using your favorite Internet browser.
LoriotPro runs in a Microsoft Windows environment.
It is, however, possible to have a remote console composed of a
standard Internet browser allowing you to display your directory
and your graphic display adaptors, to consult alarms or query your
database. This operating mode is native to LoriotPro and does not
require setting up a dedicated WEB server.
Make the Most of the Toolbox
LoriotPro is also a fantastic toolbox that
administrators as well as developers can use in their daily tasks.
Among the abundance of this product's offerings, many tools for
handling Management Information Bases (MIBs) greatly facilitate
setting up and customizing administrative tasks. Some examples are
Common and Advanced Query for creating requests about MIB objects,
direct access to objects by means of the MIB tree, the MIB compiler,
the MIB Scripter for automating your requests about objects, etc.
Among LoriotPro tools, there is one that
many administrators will appreciate. What could be more difficult
than discovering the capability of hardware or a system to respond
to questions about status? In technical terms, how can you know
which MIB objects are implemented in an SNMP object? LoriotPro's
SNMP Walker discovers them for you automatically. Note that there
is an IP address scanner based on ICMP or SNMP capable of sweeping
a zone of your network and discovering active elements.
Create Your Own Tools
LoriotPro is modular. These modules, called
plug-ins, can be added to LoriotPro for carrying out specific tasks.
Many plug-ins are provided as examples: a WEB service monitor, a
collector of NetBIOS resources, an e-mail message an e-mail message
scheduler based on alarms, a CiscoT Netflow data collector, a TCP
port-listening supervisor, etc.
The source code for all these programs is provided so that you can
develop your own plug-ins. A Wizard written with Visual C 6.0 from
MicrosoftT facilitates the task by creating the skeletal structure
of your applications.
LoriotPro Technical Specifications
Required Configuration Processor: Intel
Pentium III or greater
256 MB of memory
4 GB hard disk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 98, NT workstation, 2000.
Internet browsers supported for consoles Internet Explorer 5.0 and