Boost Productivity in IT Operations



  • Consolidation: Merge all systems, hosts, applications and services into one solution to detect, solve and prevent problems.
  • Simplicity: Locate your heterogeneous IT environment in one GUI and remain independent of manufacturers and operating systems.
  • Proactive: Use autonomous monitoring capabilities to prevent failures of your IT as early as possible.
  • Transparency: Get the full view of hardware, software and user rights for versioning, auditing, release and inventory management.

Consolidation and Integration

boom (business open operations manager) is a powerful tool that makes IT monitoring easy. It enables you to consolidate large, heterogeneous environments and multiple legacy tools into a single and transparent management solution. With its open interfaces you integrate additional software, data resources or further processing tools e.g. for change management into IT monitoring. This approach allows you to monitor, detect, solve and prevent problems on all managed systems, hosts, applications and services within one GUI. You can save time and install resources better.

boom is easy to implement, easy to use and easy to maintain. It seamlessly integrates itself into your enterprise environment giving you all the tools and possibilities of an enterprise-class management solution. But instead of being at the price of an enterprise-class solution boom requires a much lower investment. You can reduce your operating costs simply by choosing boom.

Simplicity through Leading Technology

Why you should go for boom? Starting with a minimal investment, the boom experience begins with a simple and fast installation, followed by easy migration steps and an easy integration into your environment, and continues with a state-of-the-art user interface and underlying concepts based on best practices. You can start immediately!

Management plug-ins (MPIs) for operating systems, internet services, databases and SAP enable you to start out-of-box with the monitoring and management of specific applications and services. New monitoring services can be implemented quickly and rolled-out across the entire organization. Additional MPIs can be provided as required. Because boom is so simple to use, you benefit in IT monitoring by reaching goals faster and your administrators can focus on the core business.

Automation and Proactive

boom consists of 3 components: server, user-interface and agents. The agents collect the required data without needing to know in advance what kind of system, host, application or service they’ll find. Their embedded intelligence and autonomous monitoring capabilities ensure the execution of monitors, the evaluation of the results, first level correlation and deduplication, and the buffering of data if necessary. Instead of sending all collected data only the really important data is send to the management database of the boom server. The agents can even act like a monitoring station to monitor items remotely (agentless), if an installation of agents is not possible.

All of this happens with minimal network traffic and without interfering the performance of your IT environment. You achieve benefits like proactive monitoring and immediate alerting. Automatic as well as pre-configured responses and problem-oriented advice allow incidents to be detected and resolved quickly and before they might get out of hand. You benefit by improved response times and ensure the compliance of the Service Level Agreements (SLA).

More Transparency

Being a Java-based operations management solution, boom offers a maximum of cross-platform compatibility. Windows, Linux, UNIX, Mac OS or VMware ESX - all platforms are welcome, even some outdated ones. This helps you to protect your investment in your IT infrastructure sustainable.

boom provides a role-based user rights management for assigning responsibilities and authority to IT administrators and users. Versioning, auditing, release management and inventory management are core functions of boom helping you to make IT monitoring very easy.


boom (business open operations manager)

  • Is a process oriented, enterprise-class IT operations management solution.
  • Reduces TCO through savings in license and maintenance fees, operating and training costs, while preserving enterprise-class functionality.
  • Provides investment protection and easy migration path with conversion tools for HP Operations Manager (HPOM) and Nagios, as well as allowing side by side operations and interfaces.
  • Supports the compliance with Service Level Agreements (SLA), and allows their continuous improvement.
  • Enables comprehensive, centralized monitoring of both physical and virtual IT environments in one consolidated solution.
  • Uses automated monitoring with integrated alarm and problem analysis functions to facilitate the proactive prevention of errors and failures.
  • Reduces the number of incoming alarm indications through its high-performance filtering and correlation capabilities, enabling the fast identification of fault events and their causes.
  • Reduces problem resolution times by providing event specific advisories as well as the capability to have a single pane of glass on transactions, business services, applications, application components, servers, storage, and network elements.
  • Is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software product, complete with full support and maintenance, and established on the market for 5 years.
  • Offers an intuitive user interface.
  • Uses software concepts which are based on known standards (CIM, Open Group, DMTF), which makes boom easy to use.
  • Is platform independent and compatible with almost all operating systems, databases and applications.
  • Contains out-of-the-box a wide variety of ready-to-use configurations.

Supported Platforms

boom Server

  • HP-UX
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Oracle Solaris, OpenSolaris

boom Server Database

  • MySQL 5.x
  • Oracle 10.x/11.x

boom Agents

  • FreeBSD
  • HP-UX
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Oracle Solaris, OpenSolaris
  • VMware ESX

User Interface

  • HP-UX (ia64)
  • Linux (x86_32, x86_64)
  • Mac OS X (x86, carbon, cocoa)
  • IBM AIX (ppc)
  • Microsoft Windows (x86_32, x86_64)
  • Oracle Solaris, OpenSolaris (SPARC, x86)


boom is a stand-alone solution.

boom requires a SUN compatible 1.5 JRE or higher and access to a MySQL 5.x or Oracle 10.x/11.x database.

Key Features

  • Multilayer architecture implemented in Java
  • Hierarchical and cooperating boom servers with master/slave configuration synchronization
  • Based on industry standards (CIM, OpenGroup, DMTF)
  • Can be used both as a state-based and exception-based solution
  • High-performance technology for correlation and filtering
  • Encrypted high-performance communication supports DHCP, NAT, and firewalls
  • Central assignment and distribution of monitor scripts and programs to the agents
  • HTTPS encapsulation of communication with support of proxies
  • Central inventory of assignments and distributions
  • System information and base inventory with versioning and alarming functions
  • Automated and manual actions on remote systems and triggered by fault recognition
  • Central collection of performance data and history display
  • Performance data displayed as graphs
  • Intuitive user interface with decentralised processing logic
  • User authentication with OpenLDAP and Microsoft Active Directory possible
  • Agents offer local intelligence, autonomous monitoring, and minimized network load
  • Agents functioning as “monitoring station” allow the agentless monitoring of applications, services, and systems via remote access
  • Updating and changing of monitors and configuration during running operations
  • Support of a variety of platforms
  • Open parser monitor allows the use of operating system tools (top, sar, ps, df, etc.) as monitors without the need for scripting
  • Monitoring policy management with version control, version comparison, and merge function
  • Open interfaces for an easy integration of notification services, ticketing systems, customs monitors, programs, and scripts
  • Variety of Management Plug-Ins (MPI) to extend coverage of monitored applications and services, and get started quickly
  • Role based user, system, and monitoring configuration for simplified settings, access control, and overview
  • Integrated hot spot and monitor history graphs
  • HA-Clusters supported