Uptime Monitoring and Network Monitoring Software Tool

Corner Bowl Internet Server Monitor 2022

Uptime, Network, Windows and Linux/Unix Server and Application Monitoring Software Tool for IT Professionals

The software is excellent and is always up to date.
Barry B.
Network Administrator / Interface Developer
July 19, 2022

What is Internet Server Monitor?

It is...

What does Internet Server Monitor do?

  • Minimizes downtime by proactively notifying IT when degraded server and application performance is detected
  • Centrally monitors your network, servers and applications
  • Monitors uptime
  • Monitors Docker Containers
  • Verifies applications are responsive
  • Supports hierarchical monitoring
  • Supports failure rates
  • Supports triggered schedules
  • Executes warning, critical and recovery actions
  • Publishes summary status reports
  • Displays real-time alerts on remote Management Console desktops
  • Shuts down monitors during defined maintenance windows
  • Saves monitor history for historical graphing and review

What does Corner Bowl Internet Server Monitor include?

Interrogation

Corner Bowl 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.

Docker Container Monitoring

Corner Bowl integrates with the Docker Engine REST API to monitor Docker Containers, CPU utilization and Memory consumption. When resource consumption exceeds your configured thresholds, actions, such as Email Alerts, include detail about each Docker Container.

Hierarchical Monitoring

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.

Failure Rate

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.

History

Corner Bowl saves all monitor results to the local file system then removes old status using a data retention policy your network administrator defines. Corner Bowl users can view the history in tabular format and graphical format when applicable.

Supported Monitors and Features

Features

Description

Windows Monitors and Functions
CPU Load
Monitor CPU load over a period of time (e.g. Get notified when CPU load exceeds 50% for 10 minutes).
Memory Utilization
Monitor memory consumption over a period of time (e.g. Get notified when memory consumption exceeds 75% for 10 minutes).
Windows Services
Monitor Windows Services and the resources they consume (e.g. Restart a service when it consumes more than 4 GBs of memory).
Process Monitor
Monitor Windows Processes and the resources they consume (e.g. Restart a process when it consumes more than 4 GBs of memory).
Performance Counter Monitor
Monitor Windows Performance Counters (e.g. Trigger an alert when IO latency is greather than 20ms).
Registry Value Monitor
Monitor a Windows Registry Value (e.g. Get notified when a Registry Value is changed to an unexpected value).
Clock Synchronization
Synchronize clock time with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server (e.g. Synchronize the clocks on all your once a week).
Network and Application Monitors
Active Directory Monitor
Verify the availability of an LDAP Directory Service server (e.g. Get notified when your domain controller is no longer responding).
Database Monitor
Verify the availabitlity and performance of a database server (e.g. Get notified when a database query is slow to respond).
DNS Monitor
Check the availability of a DNS server and the accuracy of a record (e.g. Get notified when an MX record is not returning the expected value).
Domain Expiration
Verify the expiration date of a domain on a WHOIS server (e.g. Get notified 30 days prior to expiration).
Email Blacklist Monitor
Monitor DNS Blacklists (e.g. Get notified when your email server is blacklisted).
Network Speed Monitor
Verify the speed your network (e.g. Get notified when your data transfer rate falls below an unacceptable threshold).
Ping Monitor
Checks the availability of a host and response time of an ICMP ping packet and payload (e.g. Get notified when 7 of 9 pings timeout).
TCP Port Monitor
Verifies a TCP port is accepting connections and optionally returns expected results (e.g. Scan a proprietry TCP based service for availability).
Website Monitor
Verify a website is responsive and returning the expected results (e.g. Trigger an alert if a website returns a 500 error).
SSL Certificate Monitors
Digital Signature Monitor
Monitor digitally signed files (e.g. Get notified 30 days prior to expiration).
SSL Certificate Monitor
Monitor an SSL certificate and it's intermediate certificates and expiration date (e.g. Get notified 30 days prior to expiration).
Windows SSL Certificate Monitor
Monitor Windows SSL certificates, their intermediate certificates and expiration dates (e.g. Get notified 30 days prior to expiration).
Email Monitors
End-to-End Email Monitor
Monitor the end-to-end performance of an email server (e.g. Get notified when it takes more than 5 minutes for an email to be sent and received).
IMAP Monitor
Verify the availability of an IMAP email server (e.g. Get notified when your IMAP server is no longer responding).
POP3 Monitor
Verify the availability of a POP3 email server (e.g. Get notified when your POP3 email server is no longer responding).
SMTP Monitor
Verify the availability of an SMTP email server and optionally send an email (e.g. Get notified when your SMTP server is no longer responding).
SNMP Monitors
SNMP Get Monitor
Monitor SNMP variables (e.g. Monitor the CPU, memory and disk space from a Linux server).
SNMP Trap Monitor
Triggers Server Manager actions when specific SNMP traps are received (e.g. Send an email alert when a switch throws an SNMP trap).
SNMP Trap Consolidation
Saves SNMP Traps from various sources to the data provider database (e.g. Save all SNMP Traps generated from a switch).

Last Updated: June 22nd, 2022