Business Service Management (BAC/BSM/APM/NNM)
More than everything monitoring, BSM provides the means to determine how IT impacts the bottom line. Its purpose and main benefit is to ensure that IT Operations are able to reactively and proactively determine where they should be spending their time to best impact the business. This covers event management to solve immediate issues, resource allocation and through reporting performance based on the data of applications, infrastructure, networks and from third-party platforms. BSM includes powerful analytics that gives IT the means to prepare, predict and pinpoint by learning behavior and analyzing IT data forward and backwards in time using Big Data Analytics applied to IT Operations.

I lost my configuration, and I can't get up! Free network management to the rescue!

What happens when you spend hours and hours making changes to several network devices and the system crashes when you step away for a moment? Do you panic and say some choice words? What about when you realize that you forgot to back up the configuration?


Keep reading to find out what you can do in this situation, short of throwing everything out of the window!

NNMi and the power of Spiral Discovery

By Balaji Venkatraman, Director, Product Line Management, HP Network Management Solutions


Real-time event reporting.  What was once a pipedream is now a reality for network managers.  Imagine what you can do if you truly understand the current condition of your network infrastructure.


Join me as I discuss the possibilities of real-time reporting and as I take a closer look at what makes it all possible.

Now you can accelerate your network management for “FREE”!


Have you heard the saying “The best things in life are free”.  Now we can add another “free” thing to your life, HP Network Node Manager i Free (HP NNMi).


HP NNMi Free will lighten your load when it comes to monitoring the fault, availability and performance of your network. Keep reading to find out how you can get this ability—all for FREE!!



Analyzing application and router traffic on your network—Free NMC tool #6


Do you know what apps are hogging your network? The HP Network Flow Analytics is a free lightweight and flexible utility that provides a web-based console for viewing application and router traffic data in easy-to-understand Treemaps. This blog post will take you through how you can use Network Flow Analytics to more accurately understand the traffic patterns of your enterprise network.

Inspecting and comparing network device configuration—Free NMC tool #5

NetworkConfig.pngBy Mark Pinskey
Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Automated Network Management


Wish you could speed up how you review device configuration? What if you could store device passwords and even compare the configs of devices? HP Network Device Configuration Inspector is a free tool that displays the current configuration of a network device, and highlights differences between two network devices. Here is quick look at how you can use it to verify and compare that various aspects of network device configurations.

Reporting VMware relationships and events—Free NMC tool #4

image001.pngBy Mark Pinskey
Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Automated Network Management

Many administrators find it a challenge to discern how individual virtualized network devices are related. Here is how VMware Reporter, a new free network management tool, presents data in a way that lets you quickly access a complete inventory on a specified VMware vCenter Server, and drill down for more detailed information about each entity.

Scanning network ports quickly and accurately—Free NMC Tool #3

PortScanner2.pngBy Mark Pinskey

Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Automated Network Management


One of your most important jobs for any network administrator is confirming that network attached devices are configured to keep attack vulnerabilities to a minimum. Here is an overview of the new HP Network Port Scanner, a free network administration tool that easily and clearly identifies used and unused ports on a target host, allowing administrators to close these backdoors on devices that would-be attackers could exploit to gain access.


Monitoring Lync with the User Registrations Viewer—Free NMC tool #2


By Mark Pinskey

Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Automated Network Management


Effective monitoring of Microsoft Lync-based Unified Communications deployments requires a complete view of the configuration settings of individual Lync users as well as dynamic information such as user registrations on the various Front End pools and servers. Here’s how a new free network administration tool can simplify managing Lync in your organization through detailed user inventories and dashboards.

How HP (itself) reduces human error and ensures compliance when making network changes

Ever hear the expression "eating your own dog food"?  According to Wikipedia, this is "when a company (usually, a software company) uses the products that it makes".  And that's just what HP is doing when it comes to managing network devices on behalf of its IT infrastructure outsourcing customers.  Read on to learn how HP Enterprise Services has reduced the time it takes to perform device security checks and configuration updates from 15 minutes to mere seconds - by using HP Network Automation. 

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  • Doug is a subject matter expert for network and system performance management. With an engineering career spanning 25 years at HP, Doug has worked in R&D, support, and technical marketing positions, and is an ambassador for quality and the customer interest.
  • Dan is a subject matter expert for BSM now working in a Technical Product Marketing role. Dan began his career in R&D as a devloper, and team manger. He most recently came from the team that created and delivered engaging technical training to HP pre-sales and Partners on BSM products/solutions. Dan is the co-inventor of 6 patents.
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  • Nimish Shelat is currently focused on Datacenter Automation and IT Process Automation solutions. Shelat strives to help customers, traditional IT and Cloud based IT, transform to Service Centric model. The scope of these solutions spans across server, database and middleware infrastructure. The solutions are optimized for tasks like provisioning, patching, compliance, remediation and processes like Self-healing Incidence Remediation and Rapid Service Fulfilment, Change Management and Disaster Recovery. Shelat has 21 years of experience in IT, 18 of these have been at HP spanning across networking, printing , storage and enterprise software businesses. Prior to his current role as a World-Wide Product Marketing Manager, Shelat has held positions as Software Sales Specialist, Product Manager, Business Strategist, Project Manager and Programmer Analyst. Shelat has a B.S in Computer Science. He has earned his MBA from University of California, Davis with a focus on Marketing and Finance.
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  • Pranesh Ramachandran is a Software Engineer working in HP Software’s System Management & Virtualization Monitoring products’ team. He has experience of more than 7 years in this product line.
  • Ramkumar Devanathan (twitter: @rdevanathan) works in the IOM-Customer Assist Team (CAT) providing technical assistance to HP Software pre-sales and support teams with Operations Management products including vPV, SHO, VISPI. He has experience of more than 12 years in this product line, working in various roles ranging from developer to product architect.
  • Ron is a subject matter expert for BSM\APM, Currently in the Demo Solutions Group. Ron have over thirteen years of technology experience, and a proven track record in providing exceptional customer service. He began his career in R&D as a software engineer, and team manager.
  • Stefan Bergstein is chief architect for HP’s Operations Management & Systems Monitoring products, which are part HP’s business service management solution. His special research interests include virtualization, cloud and software as a service.
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