FITPAL is the converged network data streams needed for advanced visibility into running healthy networks. It represents a baseline for the types of information that a modern network monitoring and management platform requires for full visibility.
And why is each type of data critical to your enterprise?
Fault: Capturing fault data becomes more valuable when it can be correlated to performance issues in a “single pane of glass.” For example, if a fault occurs but has negligible impact on application performance, remediation can take a back seat to more pressing issues.
Inventory: In hybrid or multi-cloud environments, it is imperative to have a good handle on physical, virtual and logical network elements. With infrastructure inventory data coming from multiple data sources, it is easy to lose track of what’s where. Ultimately, you can’t manage what you don’t know about.
Topology: Using topology mapping, network managers can determine if neighboring infrastructure is causing a performance impact on a given application, providing insight into if or how routing should be adjusted, surfacing a hidden problem.
Performance: There are many aspects to performance data in heterogeneous environments. Modern multiprotocol networks demand that network operations track SNMP, API, packet and flow data, often from multiple vendors—in real time.
Application: Since the user experience is the most important metric, having the ability to triage application experience issues back to network infrastructure is a critical requirement for networks today and in the future.
Logs: Having the ability to perform log analytics against the other five FITPAL elements provides predictive capabilities for fault, performance and capacity planning.