Multicast continues to lead as the protocol of choice for large-scale data and digital media distribution. With applications ranging from financial market data delivery to video-on demand, multicast sessions have quickly become a key business service. The Network Multicast Manager solution provides multi-vendor visibility into logical multicast network sessions—proactively monitoring key performance indicators while highlighting the impact of infrastructure outages on multicast services.
All logical multicast overlay services are automatically discovered and modeled through Technology Relationship Mapping. Multicast session models maintain complete knowledge of the multicast feed including its source, distribution tree and receivers. Network Multicast Manager presents the user with an easy-to-use interface for topology navigation and alarm monitoring. Lower training and administration costs result, as users have at-a-glance access to actionable information. Multicast enhancements allow the user to view the per-group multicast topology and the associated routers, switches and ports that comprise the IP multicast group. Network Multicast Manager also monitors multicast group health. If a resource in a multicast group (source, routers, switches, ports) experiences a reliability problem, the solution will automatically understand the impact on the overall group. It all adds up to a cost-effective way to manage your multicast infrastructure as a business service.
Multicast Service View
Multicast Performance View
Multi-vendor view of IP services with a detailed understanding of the elements that comprise a multicast group
Presents the user with an intuitive interface for multicast topology navigation and alarm monitoring for Groups, Sources, Receivers, and Rendezvous Points (RPs)
Service-centric management of multicast sessions with fast, accurate monitoring of physical and logical connectivity
Understand the relationships and impact of the multicast infrastructure on business services
Reduce troubleshooting and cost of down time as multicast faults are isolated to the root cause
Ensure the most important business processes and IP multicast streams get priority response