Getting Started

An overview of features and basic use of the product.
DX NetOps Spectrum
 is a services and infrastructure management system that monitors the state of managed elements including the following:
  • Devices
  • Applications
  • Host systems
  • Connections
Status information such as fault and performance data from these elements is collected and stored. 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 constantly analyzes this information to track conditions within the computing infrastructure. If an abnormal condition is detected, the product isolates it, alerts you, and presents the possible causes and solutions.
DX NetOps Spectrum
 design is based on the client/server model. Its primary server, the SpectroSERVER, is responsible for collecting, storing, and processing data. The SpectroSERVER uses Inductive Modeling Technology (IMT) to perform these functions. IMT combines an object-oriented database and the intelligence of inference handlers. The object-oriented database contains model types that define the representation of each managed element, and models that represent specific managed elements. The object-oriented database also contains relations that define possible associations between model types. The inference handlers provide more functionality to this system by reacting to events that 
DX NetOps Spectrum
 or managed elements produce.
The SpectroSERVER stores data in the knowledge base where model types, models, and relations are defined. The SpectroSERVER polls manage elements and receive alert information from the computing infrastructure. The SpectroSERVER analyzes and stores this information in the knowledge base, and let the client applications access this information.
DX NetOps Spectrum
 includes a number of client applications. Its main client application is OneClick. OneClick provides the graphical user interface to monitor the network and to launch other client applications. OneClick Console provides views that contain icons, tables, and graphs to represent the different elements of the network. These graphical components present status information and provide access to management facilities specific to the managed element they represent. All client application data is retrieved from the SpectroSERVER.