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How to Monitor if a Process is Running

PA Server Monitor's process monitor checks how many instances of a target specified process are running on Windows or Linux servers. It then compares that to the threshold and fires actions as needed. The process may be running locally, or remotely. PA Server Monitor can monitor remote processes on Windows servers via WMI or SNMP, as well as processes on remote Linux/Unix servers via SNMP. Process up or down data is recorded every time the monitor runs. You can define a time period, and optionally a summarization (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly) to create an uptime report for the process.

Add Event ID and Text Filter to Event Log Monitor

How to Audit Windows Logons and Logon Failures When a user logs into a Windows computer, or fails to logon, an event can be written to the Windows Event Log. This feature is built in to Windows. The Event Log monitor in PA Server Monitor can tell you when one of these events occurs, thus alerting you to a server logon, or a failed server logon. And because the Event Log monitor has a configurable monitoring cycle (the Schedule button in the lower right corner), you can find out about the logon in nearly real time.

How to Monitor Anti-Virus and Alert

Using the Inventory Alerter monitor in PA Server Monitor can help you monitor for changes in your Anti-Virus software. The Inventory Collector collects system information including Anti-Virus product information. Then when using the Inventory Alerter monitor you can alert on such items as when the running status changes, when the Pattern File Date is out of date, or when the Version changes.

How to Monitor Services

Learn how to add a Service Monitor to your monitored server in PA Server Monitor. The Service Monitor watches the same system services that can be seen from the Administrator Tools Services applet (services.msc). If a service is not running, actions are fired (which could notify you and/or restart the service for example). The Restart Service action is typically attached to this monitor.

How to Configure a Dynamic Server List Monitor

PA Server Monitor can use rule-based automatic monitor configuration, which makes configuring monitors for your environment almost effortless. The Dynamic Server List monitors are setup to detect specific server types. In addition, they ignore any servers that are tagged as being blocked from Automatic Configuration (more on that below). The Windows Server rule which will be applied to all computers that are marked as being Windows is shown below.

How to Monitor IIS

IIS is very popular in part because it provides such a compact service with lots of features and configurations. Most enterprises that use Windows Server editions are hosting their websites using IIS. When hosting critical applications, many companies use monitoring software to keep their system administrators informed about the overall behavior of their systems. Such software provides configurable alerts for performance counters, services and applications. We will talk about how to monitor IIS, what the most important performance counters are, and what services should be monitored when talking about Internet Information services.

How to Monitor a Website

In this Power Admin video, learn how to monitor a webpage / website. Monitor one or many pages on a web site. Checks for positive cases (text that must be found), negative cases (alerts if error text found) and if the page has changed at all. Response times are checked and recorded, and reports can be generated to understand trends. The Web Page Monitor lets you define one or more web pages or web resources that should be checked. You can check return codes, data size, content on the page and/or changes in content size.