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About Network Monitoring Software


Monitoring software network is a program that monitors the network and allows administrators to automatically scan the network looking for irregularities or server issues. With GFI Network Server Monitor can identify unexpected situations and it can solve problems before users (or managers) encounter them. It is easy to install and use and you can establish an unlimited number of rules, and each rule can be customized to suit your needs for the network.


Monitoring software network
Scalable architecture
GFI Network Server Monitor is a network monitoring service (called Network Monitor Engine) and has a management interface (Network Manager). It is no need to install agents on the computers to be monitored. Service Network Monitor Engine is multi-threaded and can run 16 checks at once. This architecture allows for high scalability network to scan both small and large networks.

Monitoring software network
Includes monitoring for Exchange 2000/2003
Standard installation includes condition monitoring Exchange server by checking the status of critical Exchange services and performance indicators (Information Store, e-mail mailboxes, SMTP service, etc...)
Monitoring software network

Monitoring database servers (SQL / ORACLE / ODBC)
GFI Network Monitor can check availability for most database applications. Standard installation includes Microsoft SQL Server monitoring via ADO and Oracle via SQL * NET. Servers can be monitored using Oracle TNS ping and logon / logoff. Other databases such as Access, FoxPro, Paradox, Sybase, Informix, IBM DB2 and more can be monitored via ODBC.

Monitoring software network
Remote monitoring logs
GFI Network Server Monitor can scan Windows logs on local or remote computers and can search for specific event sources, categories and IDs after events or patterns in the event description. Additionally this event occurrence can search several times in a period of time.


Monitoring software network
Monitored functions
• CPU utilization to ensure that the processor is not used over a certain level
• The size of a directory folder (example: a user's home) does not exceed a dimension x
• Disk drive check for the physical condition of the disc
• Checks if enough disk space is available on the HDD
• The existence of a file can monitor the existence of another special file, for example the result of scheduled programmed operation
• The size of the file monitors other different sizes of files, such as logs
• HTTP function check availability of HTTP and HTTPS sites
• Checking the contents of the Content website by specifying patterns of text
• Function check for an FTP server / FTP site
• ICMP ping check availability of a remote computer
• Function check DNS server DNS server by reading an A record and verify results
• SMTP server function check the mail server by establishing a connection and perform a handshake to verify the correct operation of the SMTP protocol
• Function check POP3 server POP3 servers by establishing a connection and making a handshake
• NNTP server function monitors the connection and performs a handshake
• monitor SNMP variables on remote machines or devices via an SNMP GET
• TCP port function check if a port responds and verifies the answer
• monitors UDP ports UDP
• NTP timeserver function monitors the status of NTP servers

By Bob Meadow, published at 02/17/2012
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