“Hows my server doing?” “Whats going on with it now?” “Hope, I havent missed anything important.” — These are the most typical things server administrators are concerned with. In order to not miss anything important, some of them never leave their seats. (Or, if there are many servers, they run around them to make sure everything is okay.) Others pick the best monitoring application they can find, and then sit back and relax. The monitoring program would keep an eye on all crucial processes running on the server and promptly notify the admin if something happens. Or, it could even handle certain situations automatically.
A great example of such “admins assistant”, featuring all the above and even more, would be PA Server Monitor. Getting it up and running takes just launching the installer application and following the instructions shown on the screen. While the advanced options can still be set once the application is up and running, its distinctive feature is the convenience and comfort of use. Even when listing your servers, you can merely list them or arrange them in a grid. And if your companys countless servers are spread all over the world, you can even drop them on the world map and have the vivid picture of your networks performance in the global scale. The explorer-like navigation allows arranging servers into multiple-level groups, attaching events and actions to them, and so on.
As the name suggests, the server monitor is great at keeping you current about the processes running in all of your companys servers. When everything goes right, the program sends you the overall performance report at the times you specify in the settings. If something goes wrong, Server Monitor will instantly notify you of the event through the channels you provide in the settings and, if you instruct it to do so, automatically handle the event by firing a certain action. Theres a rich collection of the standard events the application can handle, and you can create yours for your specific needs too.
The number of servers the monitor can handle simultaneously is not restricted; you can effectively monitor from a handful of servers in a couple of office buildings through thousands of servers located miles and miles away from each other and your companys control center. And the last but not least important notice is that with Server Monitor, you are totally free from the headache of installing all kinds of agent applications — they are simply unnecessary, as the application uses the operating systems internal means for obtaining the required data.
With PA Server Monitor, you could actually hold the whole “world” in your hand.
PA Server Monitor 4.0 PA Server Monitor is a Windows service that monitors the health and availability of Windows servers, network services (on Windows, Linux and other operating systems), and devices