What is opEvents?
Automate, Control, Lead
opEvents is an industry leading event management system based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILv3) best practices for service management. A multi-level event manager, opEvents automates event handling through extendable policies that enrich, correlate, organize and manage all the events in your environment. This will reduce mean time to resolution (MTTR), shorten outages, and improve overall performance while reducing the cost of managing your IT environment.
opEvents allows you to process the diagnostics of your events and leverages intelligent automation to remediate issues. Using process automation, you can improve your service level while maintaining a more reliable network.
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Director of Network Operations
“After years of having multiple monitoring systems, we finally have a single one that works and is configurable to meet our needs.”
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."
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The Backbone Of Your Network Management System
Bring all your troubleshooting and event information into one handler. Enrichment, correlation, and a single pane of glass help event handling while simultaneously lowering the number of notifications.
opEvents allows you to add a status to an event while troubleshooting. All information is at your fingertips to reduce the mean time to resolution (MTTR).
Identify the event, enrich the data stream and generate detailed notifications that reflect your business environment. Use opEvents to resolve events automatically based on your business policies.
Monitor and report on events from many sources, including SYSLOG, SNMP TRAP, LOG FILES, and the opEvents RESTful API.
opEvents is licensed by the number of monitored nodes, not the number of events created, no surprises with billing.
Gain visibility into your network health and performance without being overwhelmed with notifications.
High-Power Out-of-the Box Features For Intelligent Network Management
- Email or SMS notifications
Notifications can be to one or more contacts
- Real-time Alert notifications or announcements
- Planned outages – removing alerts during planned outage periods
- Custom escalation policies
Tailored Business Policies
- Detailed notifications are generated to reflect your business environment
- Modify escalation policies to suit your organizational structure
- Create business hours with different policies that reflect your business environment
- Reduce event noise while prioritizing important events to your organization
- Role-based access control (RBAC) over devices
- Custom business hours rules
- Easy installation
- CSV import and script ready
Support available for installation and customization
- Professional services are available for design and implementation
- MongoDB is automatically installed + Agentless log collection
- Accessible from any device
- Large Community wiki
- Single Sign On across all our applications
- opEvents is licensed by the node count
- There are no limits on the number of events that can be generated
- Perpetual and Subscription licensing available
- Infinitely scalable architecture
Pricing and Purchasing
- Predictable license costs
- MSP Scale licensing available
- Unlimited software use of the product
- Licensed by the node and not by the quantity of events
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
- Free updates
Get A Custom Quote
- 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.
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Please note that NMIS must be installed on your machine before adding opEvents or most other FirstWave network management modules. Please ensure you have installed NMIS before installing opEvents. NMIS is the underlying software required to run any of FirstWave’s individual 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 network monitoring software modules. The following installation guide should be sufficient for most users’ needs. Advanced instructions and troubleshooting are available on the opEvents Wiki.
1. Download the opEvents installer
If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the opEvents 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 opEvents-<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 opEvents 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 opEvents.
Good news! Each of FirstWave’s network monitoring software modules offer 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.
opEvents allows you to explore the details of the network which you have configured in NMIS. You can use opEvents to improve 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 opEvents 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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