Distributed Network Management

opHA: Manage Large Geographically Dispersed IT Environments

What is opHA?

High Availability And Incredible Scaling

FirstWave’s opHA is perfectly suited to customers requiring a distributed network management solution, with high availability, multi-tenancy, or where being able to scale is key. opHA is used by Telcos, WISPs, ISPs, managed service providers, businesses, network administrators and banks around the world.

opHA allows you the flexibility to have high availability through distributed network management to match your distributed network architecture. opHA can run with a single or multiple primary servers, across multiple networks and data centers locations, with redundant polling, in a single tenant, multi-tenant, or hybrid environment. All collected data is accessible on the primary server giving users a single place to access information.

Use opHA in any distributed architecture, operations center (ideal for following the sun support and managed service providers), or anywhere your network is important to running your business. opHA gives you a single administrative view and control of your fleet of pollers globally. opHA enables multi-tenancy features in opEvents and opHA.


"We take new ideas to FirstWave about how we'd like to see their products work and they add our ideas to the product roadmap. The relationship could not be any easier. I consider them an extension of my team."

Dayle Wilson

Chief Product & Operating Officer


"After a long and in-depth search for a distributed network monitoring software solution, we found [FirstWave] the best fit for all our needs. With their excellent support, onsite training, and almost unlimited ability to be customized to fit our needs, it was no contest."

Kurtis Bredda

Director of Network Services


"NMIS is hands down one of the best data collection & distributed network monitoring suites we have ever used. The data and enriched alerting it provides is exactly what we were looking for to make data-driven network decisions for upgrade and growth. It has set us on the path from reactive to proactive!"

Jodan Long

Director of Network Operations


“After years of having multiple distributed network monitoring systems, we finally have a single one that works and is configurable to meet our needs.”

Paul Pyyvaara

Director of Operations


"Our engineers prefer using opCharts as the speed and responsiveness of the GUI makes it a far more usable product then our previous app."

Art Smolecki


"With NMIS and FirstWave we have a true partner that we can rely on to make sure we are on top of any issues on our network and have good data and analytics to make sure our customers get top-notch service."

Bill Farmer

Senior Platform Engineer


"As a telecommunications provider with a country wide presence, we rely heavily on to-the-minute alerting, live graphical statistics and centralized network reporting. NMIS provides the flexibility to satisfy all of those requirements."

Leigh Havas

System Administrator


"NMIS for the win! I like that it's agentless, and when you do need support you get quickly connected to engineers, not jumping through hoops and waiting."

Phil Shannon

Senior Systems Engineer


"Great features right out of the box, such as business rules and the ability to model any piece of equipment. All of the key features can be accessed through the GUI, but I can edit everything in the command line if I need it."

Davide Yachaya


"NMIS is open-source, easy to deploy and maintain. The feature set of this product is amazing as it allows you to monitor every single Network device within our organization."

Hensley Dass

Core Network Engineer


"It's not that companies *can* do automation, it's *how* you do automation, and at the end of the day FirstWave showed they were much better at it.''

Milan Atanackovic

Vice President Of Engineering

opHA Benefits

Manage Large and Geographically Dispersed IT Environments

Multi-Server Network Architectures

opHA allows single or multi-primary central server capability that allows pollers to report to one/ many primary for deployment to multiple data centers.

Your Data Is Secure

This authentication model enables you to use credentials for each poller or a shared key, providing a simple or more secure configuration if required.


Easily set up a low-maintenance multi-tenant solution entirely configurable from a single screen. Remove issues with any overlapping IP addresses.

Geographical Distribution

Your pollers may be used on local networks cally to the NOC or on-site at a remote location. Pricing remains per node, not per poller; you can design your management solution to match the performance of your distributed network.

Provisioning Management

Simple provisioning of your platform, from pushing changes and building new pollers all at the click of a button while managing your entire distributed monitoring fleet through a single interface.

Built-In Flexibility

Configure opHA to match your network and manage network performance on your infrastructure easily. The open-source core is extended through plug-in modules, allowing you to customize anything.

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opHA Features

High-Power Out-of-the Box Features For Intelligent Network Management

Performance Management

Performance Management

  • Incorporate all node data from NMIS across multiple locations
  • Measure the network performance of your entire environment
  • Efficiently monitor with out-of-the-box monitoring of over 10,000 vendors
  • Flexible enough to incorporate new technologies quickly
Scalable Solutions

Scalable Solutions

  • Easily manage all of your pollers from the one screen, including push/pull of data or configuration
  • Segment your pollers together into groups to match application importance to your lines of business
  • Segment your pollers together into groups to match the SLAs to your customers
  • Scale easily both horizontally and vertically
User Management

User Management

  • Role-based access control (RBAC) over devices
  • Custom business hours rules
Powerful Interface

Powerful Interface

  • Easily modify the configuration of a single or a group of pollers
  • A single click of a button will pull data if it is required outside of the standard schedule
  • Accessible from any common browser
Easy Implementation

Easy Implementation

  • Easy installation
  • Easy maintenance of your servers
  • Support available for installation and customization
  • Professional services are available for design and implementation


  • Extensive role-based access control mechanisms
  • Accessible from any device
  • Large Community wiki
  • Single Sign On across all our applications
Flexible Licensing

Flexible Licensing

  • opHA is licensed by the node count not the number of pollers used, and flexible enough to work in any environment
  • There are no limits on the number of users that are added or pollers that can be created
  • Infinitely scalable architecture
Pricing and Purchasing

Pricing and Purchasing

  • Predictable license costs
  • MSP Scale licensing is available
  • Unlimited software use of the product
Sales and Support

Sales and Support

  • Easy to purchase – trial it yourself for free or contact us for a demo
  • Support portal access
  • Complete documentation and support wiki available
  • Pay-as-you-grow options are available

The Platform Used By The World's Leading Organizations


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FirstWave's opHA module allows you to ensure that your entire network data remains ready and available when you need it most.

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  • Predictable and transparent pricing
  • Pricing that scales with you
  • Support is always included

FirstWave’s team can help you get a quote that meets your requirements. A 15-minute call is all it takes. This is not a sales call—it’s an opportunity for you to tell us about your organisation’s network management needs.

Setup Guide

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Quick Setup

Install +

Please note that NMIS must be installed on your machine before adding opHA or most other FirstWave distributed network monitoring and management modules. Please ensure you have installed NMIS before installing opHA. NMIS is the underlying software required to run any of FirstWave’s individual distributed network monitoring and management modules and can be installed on Linux. If you do not have a machine currently running Linux, you can download and install the FirstWave Virtual Machine, which includes NMIS and all FirstWave distributed network monitoring software modules. The following installation guide should be sufficient for most users’ needs. Advanced instructions and network troubleshooting are available on the opHA Wiki.

1. Download the opHA installer

If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the opHA Installer. The Installer comes as a .run file.

2. Run the Installer in Linux Terminal

Open the Linux Terminal. Start a Terminal instance as the root user through the following command, entering your password when prompted: sudo -i 

If you have not been granted access to the root user, contact your system administrator. Once your terminal session is run by the root user, run the shell command to begin the installation process

sh opHA-<version number>.run

Press Y or Return/Enter when the installer prompts you. Several times throughout the installation process you will be prompted to approve the various components of the opHA Module as they are installed on your machine. Please take note of any relevant information as you approve each step. When the installation is complete, the following will print on the Terminal:

You’re now ready to license opHA.

License +

Good news! Each of FirstWave’s distributed network monitoring software modules offers a free time-unlimited 20-node license. The first time you open each program, you will be given the opportunity to activate a free license.

Time-limited trials are also available if you want to test the software on a larger network, and licenses for running FirstWave’s software modules on larger networks are available by request.

Configure +

Open opHA 

opHA allows you to explore the details of the distributed networks which you have configured in NMIS. You can use opHA to improve network visibility and maintain consistency across your whole IT environment through advanced tracking of device and network configuration settings.

Explore FirstWave’s extensive software documentation

You’re now ready to configure opHA to exactly your needs and to begin monitoring events on your network using the guides on the FirstWave Wiki. In no time at all, you’ll have a fuller view of your network than you’ve ever had before.

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