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Dashboards and alerts

Do more with the data you already have

We’re big SCOM fans. It’s one of the most powerful infrastructure monitoring tools on the planet, yet - without context - all that juicy data will often fall by the wayside. Not anymore. With Squared Up you can cut through all the noise put all your monitoring data in the context of your key applications and services. Helping you surface the right information at the right time.

Fast, modern HTML5
Dashboard Designer
Community dashboards
Open Access
Performance reporting
Total Dashboard Architecture
Wall monitor support
Easy alert management
Export to Excel
Maintenance mode
HTML alert email notifications

Fast, modern HTML5

The user interface that SCOM deserves - blazing fast, easy to learn and accessible from any browser. A truly modern user experience that engages everyone with your monitoring data.

Dashboard Designer

It takes minutes to create dashboards using our fully interactive designer. We've also made sure you don't need to be a SCOM expert, so specialists across your IT organisation can build the views they need.

Community dashboards

Go from zero to monitoring hero by publishing ready-made dashboards across your technology stack, built by experts in the community.

Open Access

Share unlimited dashboards with an unlimited number of users. Open Access renders dashboards on the server-side and so you can provide your users with access to the latest data at no extra cost.

Performance reporting

The SCOM data warehouse is a goldmine of information - recording near real-time metrics from every node in your environment. With Squared Up, the tedious days of generating SCOM reports are behind you.

Total Dashboard Architecture

A concept that sets us apart from the rest, our Total Dashboard Architecture dynamically generates drilldown dashboards for every monitored entity - from applications and servers, to databases and disks.

Wall monitor support

Maximise the impact and visibility of your dashboards on that shiny new 50 inch TV in your operations center, with the dedicated full screen mode that strips out the chrome and focuses on the data.

Easy alert management

No need to deploy the clunky SCOM operations console to your users anymore, Squared Up provides fast, simple access to all the key alert management features - the bane of many SCOM administrators!

Export to Excel

Export your performance reports or even whole dashboards out to Excel for further analysis or sharing. To make your life easier, we don't just export the numbers, we generate graphs in Excel for you too!

Maintenance mode

Proper use of maintenance mode is key to avoid alert noise. Squared Up gives your operations staff convenient access to maintenance for applications, groups of servers or individual servers. No more excuses!

HTML alert email notifications

Email notifications will still play an important role in your overall monitoring strategy. Now you can upgrade your SCOM emails to 'full colour' HTML and link users directly to alert views in Squared Up.

Visualizations

Data that's easy to understand

It’s been well documented that the SCOM console often leaves little to be desired - the answer? Squared Up. Transform all your juicy monitoring data into a stunning array of engaging, easy-to-understand data visualizations. From sparklines to bar charts, from health states to visio diagrams, whatever your monitoring needs - we’ve got you covered. SCOM has never looked so good.

Try it now! Health state
Health state history
Monitors
Try it now! Line charts
Try it now! Sparklines
Try it now! Bar charts
Custom web content
Try it now! Advanced matrix visualizations

Alerts

One of the essentials of SCOM, the alert visualisations offer both a summary of alert statistics - for use in a NOC dashboard, for example - and a detailed list that allows for interactive alert management.

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Health state

Squared Up utilizes SCOMs's health state model so you can create clear, high impact dashboards that describe the health of applications, servers and other monitored objects.

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SLA

The SLA gauge visualization uses the built-in SCOM Service Level Tracking feature to report on application and server uptime so you can report on service levels and downtime.

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Health state history

Combine with health state and SLA visualisation to give a complete picture of downtime of application availability or infrastructure components.

Visio

Fire up Visio, open or create any diagram you can imagine, associate with SCOM objects, applications and groups using Visio shape data and then import into Squared Up as a completely custom dashboard.

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Monitors

If you need more fine-grained health state monitoring, the Monitor tile shows individual SCOM monitor health in a variety of visualisations to suit the dashboarding need.

Line charts

One of the core visualisations, the line charts have been carefully designed to deliver clarity, style and functionality for your SCOM data warehouse performance data.

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Sparklines

A compact way of quickly spotting trends and spikes in your performance data.

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Bar charts

Often used with the 'top N' reporting features, bar charts allow you to quickly focus on key resource usage metrics such as disk space and network utilisation.

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Images

Use custom images - from world maps to company logos - to provide meaning and context to your dashboards.

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Custom web content

If you're keen to roll up your sleeves and author a bit of HTML, use the Web tile to take your dashboards that extra step and add custom web content.

Advanced matrix visualizations

Saving the best until last, the Matrix tile combines multiple visualisations into compact, data-rich grids giving you at-a-glance dashboards for every scenario.

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Application Monitoring

IT made simple

The world has moved on from infrastructure monitoring. Your business cares about applications, not servers and disks. Sure, Application Performance Management (APM) tools offer a lot of promise, but with enterprise IT typically responsible for hundreds or even thousands of applications, they’re not suited for the vast majority of enterprise applications. This is where our unique Visual Application Discovery & Analysis (VADA) feature steps in. Map and monitor all your enterprise applications using the data the already have.

EA health model
Application Designer
Try it now! Visual Application Discovery & Analysis
Try it now! Load balancer mapping
Try it now! Component-level mapping
Availability monitoring
Try it now! Application dashboards
Try it now! SLA reporting
Node dependency monitoring
Custom PowerShell monitoring
Try it now! End user service status

EA health model

Configure availability monitoring, map your applications and model dependencies using the Squared Up Enterprise Application (EA) class. It's SCOM distributed applications done right.

Enterprise Application Designer

Model your applications and save discoveries into SCOM using the Squared Up Enterprise Application (EA) Designer - replacing traditional SCOM distributed applications.

Visual Application Discovery & Analysis

At the heart of our Enterprise Application Monitoring solution is the ground-breaking VADA technology. VADA leverages the SCOM agent to dynamically map your applications across your infrastructure.

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Load balancer mapping

By working closely with our SCOM management pack partners, VADA also supports mapping across load balancers such as F5.

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Component-level mapping

Map your applications down to the individual websites, services and databases using our ground-breaking VADA technology.

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Availability monitoring

Use the EA Designer to configure URL or TCP- based outside-in availability monitoring of your applications, enabling you to surface meaningful application status dashboards and availability reporting to your business.

Application dashboards

Out-of-the-box application dashboards allow you to rapidly deliver meaningful, end-to-end application monitoring to stakeholders across your organisation.

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SLA reporting

Use your application dashboards to report operational status and uptime of all of your applications to your business.

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Node dependency monitoring

The EA Designer also allow you to automatically setup TCP availability monitoring of each of the application components, giving your teams meaningful alerts for fast issue identification.

PowerShell availability monitoring

In addition to URL and TCP monitoring, our powerful custom PowerShell availability monitoring enables you to measure the availability of any application.

Service status dashboards

Update your business dashboards with accurate availability information and meaningful status messages for your service desk and end users.

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Integrations

All the data you need in one place

A single pane of glass is one of the most over used phrases in IT, but to fully appreciate application performance you need to look beyond SCOM. Hence the development of our custom integration and WebAPI tiles. Now you can dynamically pull in data from your ITSM and log analytics providers - in the context of your key applications and services - so you can surface the root cause for application performance issues in just a few clicks.

SQL
Iframe
SCOM agent tasks
WebAPI
Splunk
ServiceNow
Azure Log Analytics
Azure Application Insights
System Center Service Manager

SQL

Ridiculously easy, but ultimately very powerful, the SQL tile enables you to query any SQL database in your environment - from complex data warehouse analytics to business data from external systems.

Iframe

Squared Up isn't the only tool out there with awesome visualisations, so we allow you to create mashups across your web-based tooling using HTML iframes embedded seamlessly within your dashboards.

SCOM agent tasks

For advanced data integrations, or for data that needs to come directly from one of your monitored servers, use SCOM tasks to query data on demand using the SCOM infrastructure. Need help authoring SCOM tasks? We have you covered there too with our free Community PowerShell MP.

WebAPI

Almost every enterprise or cloud product these days has a web-based API, and the WebAPI tile enables you to integrate data from those products directly into your dashboards. 

Splunk

SCOM and Splunk data in a single view - anything from IIS log files in server drilldowns to security and change audit logs for your applications.

ServiceNow

SCOM and ServiceNow data in a single view - anything from CMDB asset information to change requests and incidents open against your servers or applications.

Azure Log Analytics

SCOM and Azure Log Analytics data in a single view - anything from IIS log files in server drilldowns to security and change audit logs for your applications.

Azure Application Insights

SCOM and Azure Application Insights data in a single view - so you can give your application teams all the information they need to get stuff done, fast.

System Center Service Manager

SCOM and Service Manager (SCSM) data in a single view - anything from CMDB asset information to change requests and incidents open against your servers or applications.

Enterprise Ready

Deliver meaningful results, fast

Enterprise software usually comes with a hefty price tag and takes forever to deploy. Not so with Squared Up. Simply run the installer (to create an IIS app), point it at SCOM, and you’re good to go! The whole process usually takes about ten minutes. Better still, our annual subscription model means you can scale cost depending on your usage. Mapping and monitoring your applications has never been so affordable.

High availability
Team Folders
Forms & Windows Authentication
SCOM RBAC
No new databases
Plug & Play
Annual subscription
Dev & Test license
Free upgrades
Knowledge base
Awesome Support

High availability

Configure multiple Squared Up web servers to be highly available using just a simple network share, ensuring your dashboards are always there for your operations teams.

Team Folders

Implementing full access control for your dashboards, Team Folders enables you to deliver dashboards and delegate control to different teams within your organisation (or to different clients if you are service provider).

Forms & Windows Authentication

Use either forms logon (username and password) or integrated Windows Authentication depending on your requirements.

SCOM RBAC

Squared Up integrates with official SCOM API (and never directly to the ops database) meaning that every SCOM data query and operations is subject to role-based access control.

No new databases

Squared Up achieves everything it does without any new databases, meaning hassle-free deployment and maintenance.

Plug & Play

Run the installer (to create the IIS app), point it at SCOM (you'll need your management server address) and you're good to go!

Annual subscription

Squared Up is licensed by named user as an annual subscription, allowing your costs to scale with your usage.

Dev & Test license

Your subscription comes with a free dev/test license so that you can experiment with configuration changes and new versions without affecting production.

Free upgrades

Our engineering team are always busy cooking up exciting new features and with our annual subscriptions you'll always get access to the latest version, for free.

Knowledge base

With so many features available to you, we make sure you have access to all the information you need through a library of 100s of KB articles and training videos.

Awesome Support

We're proud to deliver exceptional product support with a team of friendly, technical experts on hand to help you at every stage.

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