AggreGate Network Manager provides a consolidated, comprehensive solution for monitoring your servers regardless of their hardware and platform.
Monitoring is performed using SNMP, WMI, Telnet/SSH and other standard technologies. The following operating systems are supported out-of-the-box:
The discovery process finds all servers in your network and auto-detects their type. All networked applications and services are discovered by port scanning even if a server doesn't respond SNMP and even ping requests.
Server Performance and Health Monitoring
AggreGate Network Manager provides alerting, charting, reporting, long-term history storage and deep analysis options for all critical server health metrics:
Built-in alerts are provided for important and critical server events, such as Authorization Failure, Superuser Login, Kernel Alert/Emergency, etc.
All alerts may be followed by corrective actions, such as shell script execution or Wake-on-LAN.
Integrated task scheduler helps to set up periodic emailing of daily, weekly or monthly reports to the system administrator or company executives.
AggreGate Network Manager monitors the network without any agents, so there is no additional software or hardware to install on target servers.
Applications and services "known" by AggreGate Network Manager are monitored via dedicated "smart" meters. This assumes checking application operability instead of its availability.
Most service-specific meters have similar behaviour:
Windows Event Log and Syslog messages from diverse applications are collected and stored in the database. These messages may also trigger pre-built alerts, such as Mail Emergency, FTP Login, etc.
Generic TCP/UDP Service Monitoring
Operability of unrecognized applications and services (both TCP and UDP) may be monitored by:
AggreGate Network Manager monitors database servers via JDBC/ODBC. Virtually all modern enterprise databases are supported, including:
The system is capable of executing dynamically constructed arbitrary SQL queries and converting result sets into AggreGate format to make them available for analysis. Dynamically constructed insert/update/delete queries may be also executed on-demand.
File and folder monitoring operations include periodic:
Custom alerts may be triggered if above operations lead to unexpected results.
Remote Script Execution
AggreGate Network Manager may execute custom shell scripts and applications on remote machines over a secure SSH connection to allow acquisition of non-standard data and execution of different actions (e.g. rebooting the servers).
The scripts may be executed:
Physical and Virtual Infrastructure Monitoring
The system makes no difference between physical and virtualized servers. Guest operating systems running under VMWare ESX/ESXi servers provide the same metrics as their "real" counterparts.
Being based on Linux, VMWare servers can be also monitored like any other physical machines, providing the same set of performance indicators. However, virtualized infrastructure monitoring and management involves a lot of dedicated tasks, e.g. starting, stopping or suspending Guest VMs.