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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.|
|IMAP||Checks 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 Ports||Checks if a port is responding and optionally checks its response against a text pattern.|
|DNS||Checks DNS servers by connecting and validating the IP address returned for a given address.|
ODBC Data Sources
|Checks the availability of a database by connecting and optimally running a SQL command.|
|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.|
|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 Certificates||Checks SSL Certification expiration dates.|
|Domain Expiration||Checks registered domain name expiration dates against public WHOIS servers.|
When Internet Server Monitor detects a failure, recovery, or degraded performance, any one or combination of the following alert notifications can be fired:
|Sends an email message.|
|Message Box||Displays a custom message box that stores alert history so your desktop does not fill with hundreds of messages.|
|Sound||Plays a sound.|
|Tray Icon||Updates the tray icon with the current global status.|
|Tray Icon Popup||Displays a balloon window above the tray icon that contains the failure or recovery.|
|Event Log Entry||Writes the failure or recovery to any Windows Event Log.|
|SNMP Traps||Fires Simple Network Management Protocol/SNMP traps.|
|Syslog Message||Forwards the failure or recovery to your syslog server.|
|Start Process||Runs an interactive or background process on the local server.|
All alert notifications can be customized using variables.
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.