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Network Monitor

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This is not a typical program out here. This is a "system" a conglomeration of several programs to make up a network monitoring system.

This is an ever evolving monitoring system(as most of the tools out here are). Changed by input from you.

I used this system, or should I say, one of my previous employers used it to monitor 230 servers and several switches for about 4 years. It was finally replaced by NetIQ (a system that was more than a $100,000) and yet this was still left running for several months until they were sure the new system would provide the same reliability.

NOTE: This versions setup routine is a little buggy. If you have issues please address them in the support forum. I'll do my best to get you set up.


 

 

 

 

Immediate Uses___________________________________________________________________________

 

  • This is a full fledged Monitoring system. It will check, system availability, disk space, running services and more. It will alert you based of the settings you define; when it finds a problem. It will automatically restart services that you list as critical. It will automatically try to clean up a hard drive if space is running low.
  • You could definitely buy a system that has more bells and whistles but this one is free.
  • Monitor every server in your network (best for Windows servers).
  • Monitor perimeter devices (ping only)

 

 

Instructions______________________________________________________________________________

This program is a "work in progress". I am continually changing it, updating it and adding features. I rely on other engineers to let me know what they need (that's within the limits of Winbatch) so I can improve it. I have added the source files out here, they are:

Please feel free to copy these and improve them and send them back. if the improvements are valuable I will definitely compile them to the downloads. Also I will make the code available on this site with your name attached to it so any one can download it.

  1. Download and unzip the files.
  2. Open the "Monitor5" folder and double click on the file "Monitor_Setup.exe".
  3. The Setup program will open. As shown below (click on it for a larger veiw)

Monitor Setup Program

  1. Now enter the data as asked on the setup screen. Remember any setting your not sure of you can change later.
  2. Click OK and the setup process will begin. It only takes a few seconds to complete. A log file will be created on the C:\ drive of the system you run it on. This will list file locations.
  3. NOTE: I have tried to make this as foolproof as possible; but there is always the chance your environment will have something different that I couldn't account for. If you have any problems look over the help file and if that doesn't work send me an email from the contact page with your question. Also you can post to the forum as well.
  4. Ok that's the basic setup now you will need to confirm a few things:
    1. That the service installed correctly.
    2. That the "srvrmntr.ini" file was created and it's settings are correct.
    3. All the directories exist (look in the instructions)
    4. Make sure you share the "Network_monitor" folder. This has to be done manually for the time being. You can set permissions up how you like as long as the monitor program and anyone managing it has read-write access.
  5. You can also read the Help/instructions file located here.

**Please remember you must be a "local admin" or a member of the "local admins" group on the system you are running the tools from.

 

 

Please remember you must be a "local admin" or a member of the "local admins" group on the system you are running the tools from.