|WhatsUp Gold Self-Monitoring
Manage your WhatsUp Gold installation for 24/7/365 Operation
Monitoring the management system is as important as minding your critical network infrastructure. After all, if your monitoring system is not performing robustly, gaps in data collection and reporting can make it hard to diagnose real issues with applications, systems and devices. The result – missed opportunities for troubleshooting or, even worse, flying blind during an actual network outage. While the WhatsUp Gold is proven as a reliable and robust management tool in over 100,000 networks, its functioning may be impaired by issues common to any application – systems degradation, insufficient capacity or over-utilization, or, lack of available network bandwidth.
With WhatsUp Gold Self-Monitoring in place, you can:
WhatsUp Gold Self-Monitoring system accessible through the Alert Center features the following key monitors:
WhatsUp Gold Database Performance Monitors
WhatsUp Gold Database performance monitors report status on multiple system parameters:
WhatsUp Gold Service Status
Status of the following WhatsUp Gold Services can be viewed from Alert Center:
WhatsUp Gold Flow Monitor Status
If the WhatsUp Gold Flow Monitor plug-in has been licensed, Alert Center provides status of Flow Monitor components and flow records collected by the Flow Monitor including:
Ensure physical condition of network equipment is within range and not a cause of failure
You have spent a lot of time and effort in planning the monitoring of your network infrastructure. This includes providing for sufficient capacity, processing power and bandwidth. However, all this may come to naught if basic physical and environmental conditions are not maintained. Over heated server and network rooms could result in the failure of equipment or minimally reduce their useful life. Server and network equipment vendors are realizing this and adding probes that can report on physical conditions like temperature and available power. WhatsUp Gold continues to track these introductions and bring them under its monitoring umbrella. Custom monitors can easily be set up if your equipment exposes SNMP MIB objects for any physical conditions.
Current hardware monitors supported by WhatsUp Gold include:
American Power Conversion (APC) Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
The APC active monitor enables immediate monitoring of over 60 different parameters. APC UPS devices are monitored and alerts are sent when selected thresholds are met or exceeded, output states are reached, and/or abnormal conditions are met.
Available in the Premium, Distributed and MSP edition of WhatsUp Gold, the APC performance monitor enables immediate monitoring of output power usage. Any APC UPS’s discovered are automatically monitored. Status is provided via graphs in the workspace reports.
WhatsUp Gold obtains internal device temperature measurements from Cisco switches and routers, Dell servers, HP Procurve switches and external temperature measurement devices from Ravica.
WhatsUp Gold automatically obtains internal fan status from Cisco switches and routers, Dell servers, Dell Powerconnect switches and routers and HP Procurve switches.
WhatsUp Gold automatically obtains internal power supply status from Cisco switches and routers, Dell servers, Dell PowerConnect switches and routers and HP Procurve switches.
The printer active monitor supports any manufacturer equipment that supports the IETF Printer MIB, RFC 3805. Any printers found to support the Printer MIB during the network discovery process, are automatically assigned preconfigured active monitor. Pre-configured performance monitors tracking ink/toner levels for example, are also automatically assigned with WhatsUp Gold Premium, Distributed or MSP versions.
Typical Problem Solving Scenarios
WhatsUp Gold enables you to identify and remediate potential problems resulting from sub-optimal operating conditions for hardware equipment:
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