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WhatsUp Gold Technology

Self-Monitoring

Monitoring the management system is as important as minding your critical network infrastructure. After all, if your monitoring system is not performing robustly, gaps in data collection and reporting can make it hard to diagnose real issues with applications, systems and devices. The result – missed opportunities for troubleshooting or, even worse, flying blind during an actual network outage. While the WhatsUp Gold is proven as a reliable and robust management tool in over 100,000 networks, its functioning may be impaired by issues common to any application – systems degradation, insufficient capacity or over-utilization, or, lack of available network bandwidth.

With WhatsUp Gold Self-Monitoring in place, you can:

WhatsUp Gold Self-Monitoring system accessible through the Alert Center features the following key monitors:

WhatsUp Gold Database Performance Monitors

WhatsUp Gold Database performance monitors report status on multiple system parameters:

  • Number of performance monitor records in the database – sends alerts if it exceeds configured thresholds
  • Number of passive monitor records in the database – sends alerts if it exceeds configured thresholds
  • Number of expired records in the database – sends alerts if it exceeds configured thresholds and which may require changes to archival timeframes
  • License limit – sends alerts if the license limit has been exceeded

WhatsUp Gold Service Status

Status of the following WhatsUp Gold Services can be viewed from Alert Center:

  • Polling service up/down status and duration
  • Discovery service up/down status and duration
  • WhatsUp Gold Web service up/down status and duration
  • Polling engine queries against database (number of queries) – to identify if SQL queries are taking too long on average
  • HTTP response times – to track if responses are taking too long on average

WhatsUp Gold Flow Monitor Status

If the WhatsUp Gold Flow Monitor plug-in has been licensed, Alert Center provides status of Flow Monitor components and flow records collected by the Flow Monitor including:

  • Main database size – sends alerts if it exceeds configured thresholds
  • Archive database size – sends alerts if it exceeds configured thresholds
  • Collector service up/down status and duration
  • Number of Host records – sends alerts if it exceeds configured thresholds
  • Bounced traffic – alerts if any traffic between sources and collector is lost
  • Raw hourly/daily records – reports and alerts if the number of records exceed configured thresholds
  • Licensed number of data sources –sends alerts if it approaches purchased license limits