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Corner Bowl Internet Server Monitor

Internet and Network Application Monitoring Software

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Network monitoring software
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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 a server application fails or system performance degrades.

Featrues at a Glance

  • Monitors servers and the network applications they run
  • Supports multiple types of alerts, notifications and actions
  • Stores monitor results to SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle or to file
  • Automatically publishes network status to your intranet website
  • Supports hierarchical/dependency rules and schedules
  • Automatically clears failures enabling nag alerts to fire
  • Automatically stops monitors during maintenance windows
  • Optionally stores data to SQL Server or MySQL.
  • Single installation monitors your entire network.
  • Includes tray icon status.
  • Supports fully customizable email alerts as well as many other types of notifications and actions including desktop popups, remote execute and SNMP traps.
  • No installation requirements on managed computers

Interrogation

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.

History

In order 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 create their own reports as well as data mine historical data.

Hierarchical Monitoring

System administrators can setup monitoring hierarchy to shutdown, 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 shutdown the dependent memory and CPU monitors while also throttling up ping, memory and CPU monitors on your backup server.

Windows Server Monitoring

Monitor Windows Services, CPU load, and memory utilization. Using WMI Internet Server Monitor polls the status of Windows Services running on remote computers. Depending on the service state, the monitor can optionally start or stop the service. CPU load and memory utilization are polled over time and alerts fired based on averages.

SSL Certificate and Domain Name Expiration Date Monitoring

Don't get caught with expired SSL Certificates or domain names. Use Internet Server Monitor to receive notification well in advance of your Secure Certificate and registered domain name expiration dates.

Monitoring Functions

HTTP (Web)Checks HTTP and HTTPS servers/sites by connecting and optionally checking the URL content. Supports authentication and regular expressions.
SMTP (Outgoing Mail)Checks SMTP mail servers by connecting and optionally sending an email. Supports SSL.
POP3 (Incoming Mail)Checks POP3 mail servers by connecting and optionally authenticating. Supports SSL.
IMAPChecks IMAP mail servers by connecting and optionally authenticating. Supports SSL.
FTP (File Transfer)Checks FTP servers/sites by connecting and optionally authenticating.
ICMP (Ping)Checks a remote host for availability by echoing data within a user defined timeout period.
TCP PortsChecks if a port is responding and optionally checks its response against a text pattern.
DNSChecks DNS servers by connecting and validating the IP address returned for a given address.
SQL Server
MySQL
Oracle
ODBC Data Sources
Checks the availability of a database by connecting and optimally running a SQL command.
Windows ServicesChecks the status of Windows Services and optionally starts or stops the service depending on the state.
CPU LoadChecks the CPU load over a period of time.
Memory UtilizationChecks the memory utilization over a period of time.
NTP (Time Server)Checks time servers by connecting, retrieving the current time, and optionally setting the time on the local server.
NNTP (News Server)Checks news servers by connecting and optionally opening a news group.
SSL CertificatesChecks SSL Certification expiration dates.
Domain ExpirationChecks registered domain name expiration dates against public WHOIS servers.

Alert Notifications

When Internet Server Monitor detects a failure, recovery, or degraded performance, any one or combination of the following alert notifications can be fired:

EmailSends an email message.
Message BoxDisplays a custom message box that stores alert history so your desktop does not fill with hundreds of messages.
SoundPlays a sound.
Tray IconUpdates the tray icon with the current global status.
Tray Icon PopupDisplays a balloon window above the tray icon that contains the failure or recovery.
Event Log EntryWrites the failure or recovery to any Windows Event Log.
SNMP TrapsFires Simple Network Management Protocol/SNMP traps.
Syslog MessageForwards the failure or recovery to your syslog server.
Start ProcessRuns an interactive or background process on the local server.

All alert notifications can be customized using variables.

Architecture

Corner Bowl Internet Server Monitor is a functional sub-set of Corner Bowl Server Manager and consists of three major components:

The Console is used to configure monitors.

The Windows Service executes scheduled monitors and fires alerts and actions.

The Tray Icon is responsible for firing user interface dependent alerts (message box, sound, system tray popup, etc.) including application status.