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GFI Network Server Monitor

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GFI Network Server Monitor, 10-24 IP Addresses, 1 Year
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Overview:


Automated server and network monitoring made easy

GFI Network Server Monitor™ scans your network for failures or irregularities. It does so automatically so that you can identify issues and fix unexpected problems before your users (or your managers) even know they've happened. It provides instant notification of any problems by email, pager or SMS and can take a number of remedial actions automatically, such as rebooting a machine, restarting a service or running a script. Used by thousands of customers, GFI Network Server Monitor is an ideal solution for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs).

No agent software
No agent software

No agent software needs to be installed on your machines. Instead, GFI Network Server Monitor consists of a network monitoring service and a separate management interface. Its engine is multi-threaded and runs up to 40 checks simultaneously for high reliability across large and small networks.

Take corrective action automatically
Take corrective action automatically

After an unexpected condition has occurred, GFI Network Server Monitor can automatically correct the problem by restarting a service or server on failure, or even launch an executable, batch job or VBScript.

Quickstart wizard Quickstart wizard

GFI Network Server Monitor includes a Quickstart wizard that enables you to rapidly create a series of checks that monitor all the important services on your network, including Exchange Server, IIS, and others. The network monitoring checks wizard easily configures new checks for your current systems


Maximize network and server uptime Maximize network and server uptime

Monitors all aspects of your Windows and Linux servers, workstations and other devices.

Performs a real test Performs a real test

Actually tests services to ensure uptime rather than relying on generated events as most other products do.

Automatic alerts Automatic alerts

Alerts you by email, pager or SMS when a failure is detected, as well as automatically taking the preconfigured corrective action by, for example, rebooting the machine, restarting the service or running a script.

Built-in rules Built-in rules

Enables you to monitor virtually anything, providing a vast set of built-in monitoring rule and permitting you to create custom monitor functions in VBscript, ADSI and WMI.

Easy to use Easy to use

Easy to learn, easy to use and easy to deploy - no client component or agent involved.

Highly competitive price Highly competitive price

Offers all these benefits at very attractive pricing.


Features:


Enterprise class architecture

GFI Network Server Monitor consists of a network monitoring service and a separate management interface.

No agent software needs to be installed on machines you wish to monitor. The Network Monitor Engine is multi-threaded and can run up to 40 checks at a time. Our software architecture allows for high reliability and scalability to monitor both large and small networks.

Includes checks for Exchange 2000/2003, ISA server, IIS and Others

Via the Quickstart wizard, you can create a series of checks which monitor all the important services on your network, including Exchange Server, IIS and others.

Critical Exchange services and performance counters (Information Store, mailboxes, SMTP service, etc.) are all monitored.

Monitors terminal servers by actually logging In

GFI Network Server Monitor will check the status of a terminal server by actually performing a complete login and checking to see that the session is established correctly. This monitoring method is superior to relying on the events that the terminal server generates (as Microsoft MOM does).

Monitor your database servers (SQL/ODBC)

GFI Network Server Monitor can check the availability of all leading database applications. Out of the box, it will monitor Microsoft SQL Server via ADO. It supports other databases such as Access, FoxPro, Paradox, SyBase, Informix, IBM DB2 and many more via ODBC.

Monitor Linux servers

GFI Network Server Monitor includes extensive checks for monitoring Linux servers.

You can monitor CPU usage, printer availability, file existence, process running, folder size, file size, users and groups membership, disk partition check and disk space. Administrators can create any other check by creating an SSH script.

Performs administrative steps to ensure that a service is running

GFI has developed specialized checks which mimic administrator operations to verify that the services offered by various applications are running.

For example, we will log on to a service, perform a task and log off the service, without need for any administrative intervention. The monitoring functions that make use of such methodologies include: IMAP, POP3, SMTP Server and the email route check. Through the active use of such services one can guarantee that all aspects of these services are not only running but also are actually functioning.

Takes corrective action automatically

After an unexpected condition has occurred, GFI Network Server Monitor can automatically move to correct the problem by restarting a service (or multiple services) upon failure; rebooting a server upon failure; or launching an executable, batch job or VBScript.

Built-in computer monitor functions

GFI Network Server Monitor includes a number of functions to make it easier and faster for you to check various aspects of your system, including:

  • CPU usage function - ensure that a processor's usage does not go beyond a certain level
  • Performance counter - monitor any internal operating system counter, including counters used by SQL Server and MSMQ
  • Directory size function - ensure that a particular directory (for example, a user's home directory) does not take up more than 'x' amount of drive space
  • Disk drive function - monitor the physical status of the disk
  • Disk space function - check if sufficient disk space is available
  • File existence function - monitor the existence of a particular file, for example, results of scheduled batch jobs
  • File size function - monitor the size of particular files, for example, critical log files
Built-in Internet service functions

GFI Network Server Monitor includes a number of functions to make it faster and easier for you to check various aspects of your Internet systems, including:

  • HTTP function, checks availability of HTTP and HTTPS sites; passes credentials if required
  • Website content checking, checks website content by specifying a text pattern
  • FTP function, checks availability of an FTP server/site
  • ICMP ping function, checks a remote host for availability
  • IMAP server function, checks that the IMAP service is functioning by logging into the service and checking the count of the emails contained in a specific folder on the IMAP server
  • DNS server function, checks DNS server by reading an 'A' record and verifying the result
  • SMTP server function, checks mail server by establishing a connection and handshaking to verify SMTP protocol is working correctly
  • POP3 server function, checks POP3 servers by establishing a connection and handshaking
  • NNTP news server function, checks connection and does a handshake
  • SNMP function, monitors specific variables on remote machines or devices via the SNMP GET message
  • TCP port function, checks if a port is responding and checks its response
  • NTP timeserver function, monitors status of timeservers
  • Email route function, checks the health of email services by actually sending test emails and verifying their delivery at destination. This check is also useful for verifying performance of your mailing systems
  • Daemon function, SSH-based check that verifies if particular daemons are running on target Linux/Unix computer/s.
Alert notification via email, pager or SMS

When we detect a failure, GFI Network Server Monitor will send alerts via SMS, pager, email or a network message.

SMS (text) messages are sent either through an SMS service provider (SMSC) or directly through a connected GSM phone/modem. It is also possible to use the GFI FAXmaker email-to-SMS gateway service, Clickatell’s web email-to-SMS online gateway service or any third party email-to-SMS gateway. All notifications can be customized using variables. Recipients can be configured globally for all rules.

Support for SQL Server/MS access as a database backend

GFI Network Server Monitor allows you to store monitoring data to either an SQL Server or MS Access database backend.

SQL Server is more appropriate for users with higher monitoring level requirements and those who need to centralize the monitoring results of multiple GFI Network Server Monitor installations in one place. For example, for backups, remote accessing and report generation by third party tools such as Crystal Reports or MS Reporting Services.

View network status from anywhere in the world

You can check rule status from any location using GFI Network Server Monitor's remote web monitor.

The remote web monitor includes two types of web page views: One for a normal web browser and one optimized for viewing from a mobile phone or handheld device such as a BlackBerry or a Palm. A small footprint web server is included, although the feature can also be operated in conjunction with IIS.

Monitor remote event logs

GFI Network Server Monitor can scan Windows event logs on local or remote computers and look for specific event sources, categories, event IDs and patterns in the description of the event. In addition, it can look for multiple events occurring in a specific time interval, for example, a McAfee or Norton virus alert posted in the last 30 minutes.

Monitor processes, service performance and CPU usage

GFI Network Server Monitor enables you to check critical processes and services on local and remote computers.

You can also monitor the CPU usage of a machine and any performance counter accessible through perfmon.msc. This way you can ensure that virtually any application is running properly.

Custom network monitoring using VBScript and SSH

Although GFI Network Server Monitor includes an extensive set of default monitoring functions, you can build your own custom checks by writing a VBScript (Windows) or an SSH shell script (Linux). From VBScript, you can use both WMI and ADSI. WMI is an interface to a broad range of hardware/software/OS-related properties of a computer, allowing you to perform almost any check. Using ADSI, you can interface to Active Directory.

Although GFI Network Server Monitor includes an extensive set of default monitoring functions, you can build your own custom checks by writing a VBScript (Windows) or an SSH shell script (Linux). From VBScript, you can use both WMI and ADSI. WMI is an interface to a broad range of hardware/software/OS-related properties of a computer, allowing you to perform almost any check. Using ADSI, you can interface to Active Directory.

Monitor users, groups and other active directory information

Use GFI Network Server Monitor to monitor directory information.

For example, monitor group membership of the domain admins group. You can also check user accounts, for example ones that are locked out or disabled, and more; computer accounts, groups, group membership, organizational units, and so on.

Nested folder support

It is possible to organize folders in a nested folder format that provides better support for more complex monitoring needs such as that of consultants or enterprises with more granular server distribution.

Competitively priced

Network monitoring/management products are traditionally rather expensive. By contrast, GFI Network Server Monitor costs just USD 1,950 to monitor up to 50 IPs and USD 990 to monitor up to 10 IPs.

By contrast, GFI Network Server Monitor costs just USD 1,950 to monitor up to 50 IPs and USD 990 to monitor up to 10 IPs.

Support for virtual environments

Organizations that are currently using or plan to use virtualization on their network can still install and use a range of GFI products with confidence.

GFI Network Server Monitor supports and runs on the most common virtualization technologies in use, namely VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server and Microsoft Hyper-V.

 

 

Other features:

  • Configure maintenance periods to avoid alerts being sent during scheduled maintenance
  • Advanced logging options to text file or event log
  • Configure dependencies to avoid multiple alerts for error conditions dependent on each other
  • Monitor network printer status
  • Reporting includes reports that detail the availability of your network resources; alternatively, use Crystal Reports to access the database and create your own reports
  • Monitoring checks wizard that easily configures new checks for your present systems
  • Accommodates employee shifts, GFI Network Server Monitor can notify different people depending on the time at which the check triggered

System Requirements:

 

System requirements: Hardware

  • CPU - 2GHZ
  • RAM (minimum/recommended) – 512 MB / 1 GB
  • Hard Disk space – 100 Mb

System requirements: Software

Supported Operating Systems (x86 or x64):

  • Windows 2008 (R1 and R2) – Standard, Enterprise
  • Windows 2003 – Standard, Enterprise
  • Windows 2000 – Professional, Server, Advanced Server
  • Windows 7 - Standard, Professional, Enterprise
  • Windows Vista – Enterprise, Business, Ultimate
  • Windows XP – Professional
  • SBS 2008
  • SBS 2003
Other required components:
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 (SP2) or later
  • .NET framework 1.1
  • MDAC 2.6
Any computer that you wish to monitor requires:
  • WMI – included in Windows 2000 or higher. WMI must be enabled.
  • Windows Scripting Host 5.5 or higher – required only if there are configured checks that are using VB Script. Windows Scripting Host  is included in Internet Explorer 5.5 (SP2) or higher.

Documentation:

PDF File
Download the GFI Network Server Monitor Data Sheet (PDF).

Pricing Note:

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GFI Network Server Monitor - 1 Year
GFI Network Server Monitor, 10-24 IP Addresses, 1 Year
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GFI Network Server Monitor, 25-49 IP Addresses, 1 Year
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GFI Network Server Monitor, 50-99 IP Addresses, 1 Year
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GFI Network Server Monitor, 100-249 IP Addresses, 1 Year
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GFI Network Server Monitor, 250-499 IP Addresses, 1 Year
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GFI Network Server Monitor - 2 Year
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