What not to do with an OptiView and some gotchas!

We get asked many times about “doing” things to an OptiView XG because it uses a Windows 7 Professional Operating System.

Firstly, don’t! If you try to apply common corporate practices of hardening Windows PCs to the OptiView XG, you will break it, full stop!

OptiView IS NOT a Windows desktop machine, the security guys do not and in many cases must not get involved with the unit trying to harden it up as per an organisations' security policy. OptiView must primarily been seen as a tablet based tool for the network engineer, not just another Windows PC.

Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) 

Also referred to as  Application-aware Network Performance Management (AANPM)

Inaugural Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) Magic Quadrant positions Fluke Networks as a leader in this sector.
PlexNet along with Fluke Networks is excited to share with you Gartner’s first NPMD Magic Quadrant report which emphasizes the need for a single integrated solution to monitor, troubleshoot, and analyse networks and even more importantly, the applications and services they carry.
Market analysis conducted by Gartner noted the growing interest in the NPMD market which is also referred to as Application-aware Network Performance Management (AANPM). Increasingly, companies are realising how essential it is to understand their customers’ and end users’ experience with their networks and applications.
To read the full magic quadrant and obtain a copy of Gartner's NPMD report, click on the link - Gartner Resource Center

The business case for data center consolidation is compelling as networks, applications and services become more complex, users become increasingly mobile and businesses need to reduce costs without compromising performance.

However, to realise these benefits organisations need to manage the consolidated architecture closely against performance metrics.

Download the Whitepaper HERE

This document describes the minimum specifications required for the supply of a Network Analysis Tablet (“tablet”) for analysis of network and application performance on Switched Ethernet Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN).

The tablet must also be capable of monitoring and analyzing important attributes of network infrastructure devices, hosts and servers. 

Download this file (2013_09_09 OPVXG Tech Spec.pdf)2013_09_09 OPVXG Tech Spec.pdf[Detailed Technical Spec of the OptiView]173 kB

Fluke Networks has created a plugin that integrates analytics from TruView into the New Relic Platform. 

This allows customers using New Relic to extend the investment they have already made by adding TruView giving them complete performance visibility into applications and the underlying network infrastructure benefiting network engineering and Ops as well as the application development perspective.

Users of New Relic can extend their investment by adding TruView giving them complete visibility into the application performance both from an application development perspective and from a production environment performance viewpoint.

What is the plugin?

The TruView Plugin for New Relic is an agent that takes key data-center network infrastructure and application performance information collected by TruView and delivers that data into a new Relic dashboard.

The Plugin consists of a data collection agent and a custom dashboard in New Relic.  The data collection agent pulls data out of TruView via TruView Connex, an API that provides programmatic access to all the information collected by TruView.  The agent then pushes the TruView data into the New Relic dashboard where it can be viewed by New Relic users.

With TruView’s custom dashboard creation capability, the New Relic dashboard is also viewable within TruView.

PlexNet today signed with innovative End-2-End testing company NetCor distributing their GeNiEnd2End product. For true End-2-End analysis using real throughput, transactions and important measurement metrics this product gives PlexNet a unique standing in the network testing and monitoring industry.

GeNiEnd2End provides a comprehensive End-2-End measurement system for a myriad of technologies. Their solution enables users to understand performance of triple play in the enterprise, distrubted WAN infrastructure , LTE network performance (including testing to the handset) and into the virtualisation space.

Visit our GeNiEnd2End page or on their site at

TruView has been given the Best Hybrid Solution award and was named a Value Leader in the Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) Application-aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) 2013 Radar report.

This is exciting news and should provide customers and prospects confidence that TruView is the answer when it comes to supporting their Application and Network Performance needs.

New special from Fluke. The well known AirMagnet product is available in an Android version called "AirMapper". Fantastic value with a 5 pack available for only $995!

Contact PlexNet HERE for information or quote.

Read the press release....

AirMapper™App sees beyond speed and signal strength to map true smart device performance and elevate enterprise network BYOD performance

EVERETT, Wash. – August 29, 2012 – Fluke Networks today announced the AirMapperTMApp, the first application for AndroidTM that provides a visual heat map of actual Wi-Fi throughput performance on smartphone and tablet devices. While existing solutions can map speed and signal strength or perform throughput spot checks, the AirMapper App is the first to provide a visual throughput map, which is key to optimizing Wi-Fi networks by taking the actual user experience of mobile devices into account.

About PlexNet

PlexNet is a dynamic company providing technical services and solutions to the Australian ICT marketplace.

The company’s founders have over 36 years of combined technical and sales experience. This ensures PlexNet is more than able to meet the needs of its current and prospective clients.

Over the last 15 years we have worked closely with many vendors and technology solutions and this experience defines what PlexNet is today. The demands of the IT and data communications industry across the Australian and global marketplace are constantly changing and we are fully cognisant of these changes and welcome the challenges they present

With major global partners such as NETSCOUT and Spirent Communications, and well supported by a number of other partners, PlexNet has an unparalleled solution and skill set.

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