The IP Server Performance Manager monitors the performance of Layer 2 and Layer 3 network objects in switched and routed networks, and automates the analysis of faults by using performance thresholds. Faults can occur in systems (switches, routers, hubs, bridges, hosts) and in network adapters (ports, interfaces). When a performance threshold is exceeded, the IP Performance Manager generates a system-level exception notification.

The IP Server Performance Manager is an enhanced version of the IP Performance Manager and is available through a feature license. In addition to the standard capabilities of the IP Performance Manager, the IP Server Performance Manager can also discover and monitor host disks, host filesystems, and additional information about host processors and memory.