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Remote and Distributed Server Monitoring

PA File Sight can monitor servers within the local LAN with just the Central Monitoring Service. No additional software is needed.

If you want to monitor servers and devices that are on the other side of a firewall from the Central Monitoring Service (either within a corporate network, or across the Internet) then a Satellite Monitoring Service needs to be installed. The Satellite will do the monitoring at the remote location and report statistics and status information back to the Central Monitoring Service as shown in the image below. The Satellite Monitoring Service typically only needs to be installed on a single server at the remote site.

NOTE: The Satellite Monitoring Service is only available in Ultra product editions.

The steps to monitoring remote computers and devices are:

  1. Install a Satellite Monitoring Service at the remote location
  2. Configure the Satellite Monitoring Service
  3. Using the PA File Sight Console, add new computers and devices to be monitored. The trick is to make sure and indicate that the newly added computers/devices will be monitored using the Satellite, and not the Central Monitoring Service.
  4. Once the computers have been added, add new monitors to watch the computers/devices added above. You will be able to add the new monitors as though the computers they belonged to were on the local LAN -- PA File Sight takes care of everything else.

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