Event LogDetects new event records
in the System, Application, Security or other event logs on the local or any remote Windows system. Alerts are raised based
on the severity of the event or by keyword matching on the content of the event record text. Users VB Scripts can be attached
to provide 100% flexibility of event analysis under the user's control.
Windows SystemChecks any Windows system to determine
if it is up. Alert is raised if the Windows system does not respond to a probe. Supports Windows NT and later. This object
replaces the NT, 2000 and XP System objects described below. Looks for RPC (Remote Procedure Call) service which is a fundamental
service for Windows to be considered up.
Room Alert Environment Monitor
can monitor any number of Room Alert environment monitoring devices attached to the ip network from the Windows system
where PageR is running. Using Room Alert, PageR can detect a variety of environmental problems such as temperature, humidity,
power, flood, smoke amd more. Room Alert is a trademark of AVTECH Software.
PING TCP/IP Device
Checks any device supporting TCP/IP by 'pinging'
it. Alert is raised if the device does not respond to a ping. Includes many additional
features such as TTL - this is the Time-To-Live value that can be used in ping packets. When TTL is zero, ping packets pass
through routers or other packet forwarding devices until they reach the ping target and are returned, or a time occurs indicating
that the ping failed. When TTL is set, it acts as a "hop" count and can be used to detect ping failure caused by
the failure of a router or intermediate device instead of at the target device. If you wish to use this feature, TTL should
be set to the appropriate number of hops (or devices) between the local system and the target system. The Ping MO will test
each hop (intermediate device) until reaching the target. If a hop fails, the Ping MO will report the IP address of the last
successful hop (device) allowing you to determine the intermediate point of failure. This scheme is essentially the same as
using Trace Route tools to locate the point of failure of a ping travelling over multiple hops. A value of zero will disable
use of TTL.
Windows NT System
Checks Windows NT system to
determine if it is up. Alert is raised if the NT system does not respond to a
Windows 2000 System
Checks Windows 2000 system
to determine if it is up. Alert is raised if the 2000 system does not respond to a probe
Windows XP System
Checks Windows XP system to determine if it is up. Alert is raised if the XP system does not respond to a probe
Windows UpdateChecks any Windows 2000 or later system
for updates available from Windows Microsoft Update service. The Windows Update Monitored object checks the target system
(Windows 2000 or later) for any updates available from the Microsoft Update service and if the updates have not been applied
to the system an alert is raised.
disk volume free space on Windows systems. Alert raised if free space falls below a specified amount or percent of total space.
Monitors the physical disk drives
on Windows systems. Alert raised if problems are found.
Checks NetWare server to determine if it is up. Alert is raised if the server does not respond to a probe.
Checks host system (via Telnet) for a list of processes expected
to be present. Alert is raised if a process is not present.
Checks host system (via Telnet) for disk volume free space. Alert is raised if volume free space drops below a selected
Checks availability of host systems
and performs monitoring functions by logging on to the host.
Examines new records in disk files and checks for Alert conditions by matching the files contents against a list
of words or phrases.
Checks Windows Services on the local or
remote Windows system and raises an Alert if the service is not running. Can attempt to restart failed services.
Performance Counter Query
Checks Windows Performance
Counters on the local or remote Windows system and raises an Alert if counter values are out of tolerance.
Windows Process checking
Checks a list of processes on the local or remote Windows
system to ensure the processes are running. Raises an Alert if a process is not present.
Windows Management Instrumentation
Checks WMI objects on the local
or remote Windows system and raises an Alert if WMI object values are out of tolerance.
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Events
the local or remote Windows system using WMI Event Reporting and raises an Alert if WMI detects the defined events.
Domain Name System
Checks DNS servers and raises
and Alert if the server does not respond or incorrectly resolves sample requests.
Checks SNMP Mib object values on SNMP agents and raises an Alert if object
values are out of tolerance. Normally, this MO retrieves the SNMP object values and then does the threshold checking
as defined for each object. As an alternative, you can specify a file name containing VB script that will be executed
to evaluate the objects. In this mode, the object values are retrieved but no threshold processing is done. Instead, the named
script file is executed. That script can access all of the attributes for the SNMP Query MO and the SNMP object attributes
and current values. Thus, you can write your own evaluation code for the objects. There is an example script in \Scripts\Samples\SNMPObjectTest.txt.
Checks the availability of TCP Network Services (such as FTP, SMTP, HTTP
and more) on selected systems.
Checks web servers by Downloading a specified
web page from the server. Raises an Alert if the page fails to download or takes too long.
Reads email messages on mail server and scans them for text strings.
Generate Alert or execute Task if strings found.
Sends a unique mail message to a mail server and tries to read that
message back in a set time period to monitor timely mail delivery.
Monitors network traffic on a target system's network interfaces. Generates Alert if the traffic level exceeds
Monitors a Windows disk directory
and generates an Alert if total file size or count exceeds preset thresholds.
Dial a modem number and test for successful connection in the allowed time.
Execute an SQL query against an SQL server and test for successful completion.
Execute a Microsoft
Baseline Security Analyzer scan against a target system and raise an alert if security issues are found.
Requires the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer v2.1.1 or later is installed on the system
that hosts PageR. MBSA Download The MBSA MO operates asynchronously from monitored object
scans. This means that at scan time, if an MBSA MO is to be scanned, it's MBSA scan function is started in a separate
process. The MO scan then continues to the next MO to be processed. In it's separate process, the MBSA scan of the target
system continues independently until completed, at which time the results are sent back to PageR as an event and processed
at that time. MBSA scanning typically takes a significant amount of time.
When PageR is used with the Message Server device, the Message Server
can detect failure of the system to which it is attached and execute a page notification.
Room Alert PLUS™ Environment Monitor
PageR can monitor a Room Alert PLUS environment monitoring device attached to the com port of the system where PageR
is running. Using Room Alert PLUS, PageR can detect a variety of environmental problems. Room Alert is a registered
trademark of AVTECH Software Inc.
Syslog Server includes
UNIX SYSLOGReceives Syslog logging messages from Unix systems and raises Alerts as needed
based on message severity or searching the message for specified words or phrases. Allows PageR to monitor Unix host systems
easily and efficiently.
Syslog is a logging facility used on Unix and other systems. It
is a central message logging tool used by applications and operating systems. One of features of Syslog is the forwarding
of messages to other systems over the network. You can configure Syslog to forward messages to the system on which PageR is
running and this monitored object will receive and process them. In this manner, PageR can be used to monitor Unix systems
and other systems that employ Syslog.
This monitored object is of the Server/listener type in that it does not
perform any "scanning" function. Instead, this object creates a server that listens on the network for Syslog messages
and processes them when they arrive. Only one default instance of the Syslog object can be created.
SNMP Trap Server
Receives SNMP Trap messages from SNMP agents and raises Alerts.
Allows PageR to handle SNMP Traps. When systems with SNMP support (agents) experience events, they may send notification messages
or "traps" to an SNMP management application (manager). This monitored object allows PageR to function as an SNMP
manager, receiving and process SNMP traps to perform an alerting function.
Axis Video Camera
Receives Motion Detection messages from Axis video camera and generates Alerts. Can also capture and record images
from cameras on a regular basis. The Video camera is configured to send messages to the system hosting PageR
on the port number set on this MO. If an IP address or DNS name is entered, then the MO will only process messages from the
camera with that address or name. If the IP address box is left blank, then the MO becomes the default camera MO and will
process messages from any camera that is not handled by an MO with a specific address or name.
Email to Page
On a regular basis, examines messages in a mailbox and generates
page requests based on the messages. Allows users to page Contacts by sending an email. When a mail message is processed,
the subject line is expected to contain a list of Contact names separated by semicolons. A page request will be generated
for each Contact found using the Contact's paging information. The first 80 characters of the message body will be used
as the page message.
FTP File Get
On a regular basis, retrieves disk
files from system supporting FTP. Used to bring disk log files to the local system for examination by the Disk File monitored
object or to retrieve paging script files generated on other systems.
On a regular basis, generates a notification that tells the recipient that PageR is running. The only other way to
know if the PageR server has crashed is to setup a second server with PageR to monitor the primary server.
A task object will execute a script, command file or program on a repetitive
basis or as part of an Alert response. Tasks can also be used to create user defined monitored objects. Using Task MO allows
automatic response and auto-correction of many server problems.