Corner Bowl Internet Server Monitor
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What is Internet Server Monitor?
What does Internet Server Monitor do?
- Centrally monitors your network, servers and applications
- Monitors uptime
- Scans network ports
- Verifies applications are responsive
- Includes failure rates
- Sends email and text alert and recovery notifications
- Remote executes Powershell scripts and restart Windows Services
- Publishes summary status reports to your Intranet website
- Displays real-time alerts on remote management console desktops
- Supports hierarchical and dependency rules and schedules
- Shuts down monitors during configured maintenance windows
Powerful Hierarchical Based Network, Server and Application Monitoring Software for Less!
Internet Server Monitor is a network server monitoring tool enabling System Administrators to monitor servers and the network applications they host for failures, recoveries and load. Minimize downtime by configuring the software to notify your on-call system administrator when servers go down, server applications fail or system performance degrades.
What does Corner Bowl Internet Server Monitor include?
Internet Server Monitor not only checks the availability of server applications but in most cases includes functionality to test the application performance. For example, an HTTP or Web monitor can be created to test the availability of the server and verify the returned URL or document contains the desired content.
System administrators can setup monitoring hierarchy to shut down, start, or throttle up backup system monitoring when a primary server fails. For example, when a ping monitor fails on a primary server the system can shut down the dependent memory and CPU monitors while also throttling up ping, memory and CPU monitors on your backup server.
Monitors such as the Ping Monitor regularly timeout. Internet Server Monitor provides you with the tools to define failure rates. For example, when pinging a server every second, you can configure the ping monitor to trigger only after 3 pings fail within 10 seconds.
To comply with regulatory agency requirements, Internet Server Monitor saves all monitor results to either SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle or to file. When saving to a database System Administrators can data mine historical data and create their own reports.
|ICMP/Ping Monitor||Checks a remote host for availability by echoing data within a user defined timeout period.|
|HTTP/S Monitor||Checks HTTP and HTTPS servers/sites by connecting and optionally checking the URL content. Supports authentication and regular expressions.|
|SSL Certificate Monitor||Checks SSL certification expiration dates and certificate authorities.|
|Domain Expiration||Checks registered domain name expiration dates against public WHOIS servers.|
|SMTP Monitor||Checks SMTP mail servers by connecting and optionally sending an email. Supports TLS 1.2 and SSL.|
|POP3 Monitor||Checks POP3 mail servers by connecting and optionally authenticating. Supports TLS 1.2 and SSL|
|IMAP Monitor||Checks IMAP mail servers by connecting and optionally authenticating. Supports TLS 1.2 and SSL|
|Email Blacklist Monitor||Checks email blacklist servers to verify your email server hasn't been blacklisted.|
|DNS Monitor||Checks DNS servers by connecting and validating the IP address returned for a given address.|
|FTP Monitor||Checks FTP servers/sites by connecting and optionally authenticating. Supports SFTP.|
|NTP||Checks time servers by connecting, retrieving the current time, and optionally setting the time on the local server.|
|NNTP Monitor||Checks news servers by connecting and optionally opening a news group.|
|TCP Port Scan||Checks if a port is responding and optionally checks its response against a text pattern.|
|Windows Services||Checks the status of Windows Services and optionally starts or stops the service depending on the state.|
|CPU Load||Checks the CPU load over a period of time.|
|Memory Utilization||Checks the memory utilization over a period of time.|
ODBC Data Sources
|Checks the availability of a database by connecting and optimally running a SQL command.|
|Active Directory Monitor||Verify your Active Directory server is up and running.|
|Performance Counter Monitor||Monitors Windows Performance Counter values. For example, monitor % Processor Time.|
|Process Monitor||Check to see if a process is running and optionally monitors resource consumption including, CPU, memory, threads and handles.|
|Registry Value Monitor||Scans Windows Registry values and notifies you when they change unexpectantly.|
|SNMP Traps||Includes an SNMP Server so you can receive and process SNMP traps.|
|SNMP Get||Poll and filter SNMP values through SNMP Get functions.|
Available Notifications, Alerts and Actions
|Send custom email alerts and notifications with optional log file attachment support.|
|Send Microsoft Teams Messages|
|Send alerts and notifications to Microsoft Teams Channels via Incoming Webhook Connector.|
|Send SMS Messages|
|Send text messages through various popular SMS providers such as Twilio.|
|Launch a Script|
|Remote launch your own custom Powershell scripts, batch files and executables.|
|Manage Windows Services|
|Remote stop, start and restart Windows Services.|
|Fire SNMP Traps|
|Need to integrate into your enterprise systems? Fire Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps when critical events are detected.|
|Write to File|
|Write, append and backup schedule reports to HTML, CSV, TXT and PDF file formats.|
|Write Event Log Entries|
|Write custom alert and notification messages to any Windows Event Log on any machine.|
|Send Syslog Messages|
|Send custom Syslog alerts and notifications. You can even relay Syslog messages to another server.|
|Display Desktop Notifications|
|Client/Server architecture enables you to receive real-time notifications on your personal desktop or laptop.|
Constant Delivery Pipelines
Automatically apply monitoring, notifications and reporting to new servers and workstations.
Runs scheduled scans on Active Directory or any Directory Service provider then applies configuration templates to discovered machines.
Automatically update and re-apply configurations ensuring new and existing rules are rolled to target groups of machines.
Runs scheduled scans then applies new and updated configuration templates to existing machines.
Automatically remove hosts from the software when servers or workstations are decommissioned.
Runs scheduled scans then removes machines either not found or not passing custom filter criteria.
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008 R2
- Windows 10, 8, 7 SP1
Supported Architecture - 64-Bit and 32-Bit
Internet Server Monitor can be installed on both 64-bit and 32-Bit Windows.
8 GBs of available memory, 16 GBs suggested when monitoring 100s of endpoints.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8
The installation detects if the .Net Framework 4.8 is already installed. If not, the framework is automatically downloaded from Microsoft and then installed. Please note the framework may take a significant amount of time to install. Please be patient while the installation completes.
Domain Administrator Account
To access and manage remote resources Log Manager requires domain administrator credentials. If off-domain, then local administrator credentials. The first time the application is run, the onboarding wizard will prompt you to assign then necessary credentials to the service.
Windows Management Instrumentation (client and server)
Many functions within Corner Bowl Software utilize Microsoft's Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) API (e.g. Event Log management, CPU and memory monitoring). This software includes options to optimize WMI packet size and performance.
Internet Server Monitor (ISM) is a sub-component of both our software packages, Corner Bowl Server Manager and Corner Bowl Event Log Manager. To access ISM functionality either install Corner Bowl Server Manager or Corner Bowl Event Log Manager then apply either a purchased Server Manager or ISM license.
Corner Bowl Software is sold in node packs. Each unique IP address or hostname that is monitored, scanned or managed by the software is a node.
Corner Bowl Software can be installed on a single host or up to as many hosts as nodes purchased.
For example, a 100 node license would enable an IT professional to install the software on 3 servers with one installation monitoring 50 servers and the other two installations monitoring 25 workstations each for a total of 100 nodes.
After you purchase a license, you have the option through this website or your reseller to upgrade your existing license with more nodes.
Once you have purchased a license, a license key will be emailed to you. If you purchase through a reseller, a claim link will be emailed to you enabling you to retrieve your key from this website. Once you have your key you will register online through the software's management console. If you are installing this software on an Air-Gapped network, you will generate license key files through this website where you will also find detailed instructions on how to apply your Air-Gapped key files.
Last Updated: June 1st, 2021