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Boost Productivity in IT Operations

boom (business open operations manager)

  • Is a process oriented, enterprise-class IT operations management solution.
  • Reduces TCO through savings in license and maintenance fees, operating and training costs, while preserving enterprise-class functionality.
  • Provides investment protection and easy migration path with conversion tools for HP Operations Manager (HPOM) and Nagios, as well as allowing side by side operations and interfaces.
  • Supports the compliance with Service Level Agreements (SLA), and allows their continuous improvement.
  • Enables comprehensive, centralized monitoring of both physical and virtual IT environments in one consolidated solution.
  • Uses automated monitoring with integrated alarm and problem analysis functions to facilitate the proactive prevention of errors and failures.
  • Reduces the number of incoming alarm indications through its high-performance filtering and correlation capabilities, enabling the fast identification of fault events and their causes.
  • Reduces problem resolution times by providing event specific advisories as well as the capability to have a single pane of glass on transactions, business services, applications, application components, servers, storage, and network elements.
  • Is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software product, complete with full support and maintenance, and established on the market for 5 years.
  • Offers an intuitive user interface.
  • Uses software concepts which are based on known standards (CIM, Open Group, DMTF), which makes boom easy to use.
  • Is platform independent and compatible with almost all operating systems, databases and applications.
  • Contains out-of-the-box a wide variety of ready-to-use configurations.

Supported Platforms

boom Server

  • HP-UX
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Oracle Solaris, OpenSolaris

boom Server Database

  • MySQL 5.x
  • Oracle 10.x/11.x

boom Agents

  • FreeBSD
  • HP-UX
  • IBM AIX
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Oracle Solaris, OpenSolaris
  • VMware ESX

User Interface

  • HP-UX (ia64)
  • Linux (x86_32, x86_64)
  • Mac OS X (x86, carbon, cocoa)
  • IBM AIX (ppc)
  • Microsoft Windows (x86_32, x86_64)
  • Oracle Solaris, OpenSolaris (SPARC, x86)

Requirements

boom is a stand-alone solution.

boom requires a SUN compatible 1.5 JRE or higher and access to a MySQL 5.x or Oracle 10.x/11.x database.

Key Features

  • Multilayer architecture implemented in Java
  • Hierarchical and cooperating boom servers with master/slave configuration synchronization
  • Based on industry standards (CIM, OpenGroup, DMTF)
  • Can be used both as a state-based and exception-based solution
  • High-performance technology for correlation and filtering
  • Encrypted high-performance communication supports DHCP, NAT, and firewalls
  • Central assignment and distribution of monitor scripts and programs to the agents
  • HTTPS encapsulation of communication with support of proxies
  • Central inventory of assignments and distributions
  • System information and base inventory with versioning and alarming functions
  • Automated and manual actions on remote systems and triggered by fault recognition
  • Central collection of performance data and history display
  • Performance data displayed as graphs
  • Intuitive user interface with decentralised processing logic
  • User authentication with OpenLDAP and Microsoft Active Directory possible
  • Agents offer local intelligence, autonomous monitoring, and minimized network load
  • Agents functioning as “monitoring station” allow the agentless monitoring of applications, services, and systems via remote access
  • Updating and changing of monitors and configuration during running operations
  • Support of a variety of platforms
  • Open parser monitor allows the use of operating system tools (top, sar, ps, df, etc.) as monitors without the need for scripting
  • Monitoring policy management with version control, version comparison, and merge function
  • Open interfaces for an easy integration of notification services, ticketing systems, customs monitors, programs, and scripts
  • Variety of Management Plug-Ins (MPI) to extend coverage of monitored applications and services, and get started quickly
  • Role based user, system, and monitoring configuration for simplified settings, access control, and overview
  • Integrated hot spot and monitor history graphs
  • HA-Clusters supported

Strategic Partnership

Together with our strategic partner, the SPIRIT/21 group, Bull ensures that boom responds flexibly to current and future market requirements.