HPE Network Node Manager i (NNMi) Premium Edition software is a highly-scalable, customizable network management solution that provides unified fault, availability, and performance monitoring for physical, virtual, hybrid, and cloud network environments. HPE NNMi Premium Edition consists of HPE NNMi and several HPE NNMi Smart Plug-in (SPI) add-on modules (also referred to as NNM4 iSPIs).
HPE NNMi is the core component of the network management solution. Its continuous spiral discovery automatically keeps network topology data accurate and up-to-date. Network events are automatically correlated and analysed for root cause to aid in identifying service impacting events. These features help to reduce downtime and increase network service levels for a managed network. A single HPE NNMi server scales up to 30,000 network devices (nodes). Network and device load are minimized with unified polling of fault, availability, and performance data using SNMP6, ICMP7, HTTPS8, and Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)/SSH9 communication protocols.
HPE NNMi’s web-based graphical user interface (GUI), called the NNMi Console, provides a centralized operations and management console with workflow-based navigation and filtering (e.g., by incidents, nodes, paths, and metrics) for fast access to information. User roles and administrator configured user and security groups control access to node data and logically partition the network for security and multi tenancy capability.
There is also an SOA10-based web services API (referred to hereafter as the NNMi API) that allows for integrations with third-party software products as well as other HPE software products, like HPE Network Automation Software and HPE Operations Orchestration. An NNMi command-line interface (CLI) allows for automating administration activities.