Some say that if you’re not an upcoming start-up, then you’re a legacy solution provider. It’s great to see that even though OpManager has been around since 2004, they are taking major steps to innovate and adapt to the demands of current times.


The major driver for this change is customer feedback and ManageEngine’s research and development roadmap is significantly customer focused.


What’s changed?


1. New Standard Edition


  • Low cost option for smaller sites/customers who don’t need advanced workflow, distributed network and application monitoring. However, they still need basic monitoring, alerts and dashboards of their operations environment.
  • Prices start from $450 NZD for the smallest license of 10 devices.


2. Professional Edition (changed from Essential)


  • No change in features but the minimum license has been reduced to 10 from 50 devices. Prices have also been reduced.


3. Enterprise Edition


  • Great news – there’s been price reductions across all licenses.


What’s OpManager and why should I care?


Businesses heavily rely on networks for all operations and it can be very crucial on a daily basis. Networks can also span globally, with multiple links that are established between data centres, public and private clouds that can be geographically separate from each other. OpManager is a great all in one, easy to use network monitoring solution. It can continuously monitor the network and provides in-depth visibility on network devices. These devices can consist of routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, wireless LAN controllers, servers, VMs, printers, storage devices and everything that has an IP that can connect to the network.


OpManager has become the customer’s choice of IT infrastructure monitoring tools (ITIM) available. It has been recognised as Gartner Peer Insights Customer’s Choice for April 2019, as one of the best IT infrastructure monitoring tools.


Why is OpManager’s device based license, better than element-based or sensor-based licensing?


With device-based licensing, pricing depends on a device as a whole. This includes all components of the device such as interfaces, ports, disks. Performance metrics are included by default. This is beneficial to users since they don’t have to purchase separate licenses to monitor interfaces, disk volume and other device components.


Example: To monitor 50 network devices.


Each network device has 10 interfaces and every device and interface has 5 performance metrics to be monitored.


  • Total no. of devices: 50
  • Total no. of interfaces: 10 x 50 = 500
  • No. of sensors (performance metrics for interfaces): 500 x 5 = 2500
  • No. of sensors (performance metrics for devices): 50 x 5 = 250
  • Total no. of sensors = 2500 + 250 = 2750


In OpManager, you just require a license for the number of devices you want to monitor. Everything else is included within that license.


Find out more


  1. Full comparison between all editions:
  2. Online demo site where you can explore the full product:
  3. ManageEngine’s blog: Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools.


If you’re not using OpManager and are considering a switch, ManageEngine is currently running a promotion with 6 months free OpManager. Email for more details.




The ManageEngine Team at Soft Solutions
Phone: 0-9-306 0450, Freephone: 0-800-733 233, E-mail: