OMS Network Performance Monitor improved with new update.

Agent diagnostics:  Many of you are using NPM in complex networks, with our agents installed on multiple nodes. Some have had concerns about the configuration required to get these agents working, and have found it difficult to figure out why an agent is not working as expected. We have now added agent diagnostic capabilities to the solution, which will help you keep tabs on any health and configuration problems with NPM agents in your network. You can now view the health of all NPM agents in a single view, find the ones that are misconfigured or unresponsive, and get actionable diagnostic information to fix the issues.

The following screenshot shows one of the scenarios where the firewall rule associated with the host requires configuration.

Hop-by-hop latency breakdown: NPM now provides you with a hop-by-hop breakdown of latency between two points in your network, on the topology map. This ability complements the other capabilities of the topology map, such as fault localization, path filters, hop compression slider, and advanced search. With latency data on each hop, you can now isolate network slowdowns by identifying problem spots that occur along the network path.

Availability in the Azure portal: NPM is now available in the Azure portal. You can now add NPM from the Azure Marketplace, and use the solution in the Azure portal itself to monitor your environment. You can also continue to use the solution in the OMS portal.

Presence in more regions: In addition to East US, West EuropeAustralia Southeast and Southeast AsiaNPM is now available in West Central US too.