Operating System for Monitoring

Endace OSm

OSm™ (Operating System for Monitoring) is the security-hardened, Linux-based operating system that runs on every Endace appliance, including EndaceProbes™ and EndaceCMS™.

OSm provides powerful administration, reporting and configuration via a web-based GUI interface and a scriptable command-line interface (CLI).

Health and Performance Monitoring

OSm provides detailed, real-time reporting of the EndaceProbe’s health and performance, including CPU load, network, memory, disk status and capture and recording performance including:

  • Full SNMP support (v1, v2c and v3)
  • Customizable alarms, event logging and notifications
  • Hardware health monitoring and reporting.

Secure By Design

OSm provides full AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) and is compatible with Radius, TACACS and LDAP for remote authentication.

Access to management functions and recorded data is controlled by user-configurable RBAC (Role Based Access Control) giving extremely fine-grained access control.

OSm is based on recent Linux releases that have been security hardened. It is regularly updated and security patches are applied. Shell access is disabled, and access to administration functions is via managed interfaces (CLI, GUI, REST API, SNMP).

Centralized Management

The EndaceProbe management functions provided by OSm can also be accessed through EndaceCMS™ to create a highly-scalable, centrally-managed EndaceFabric™.