This help page is for version 5.8. The latest available help is for version 8.3.
Product Overview for PA File Sight
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Product Architecture and Layout
Typical Installation (Main Install)
Every installation has a monitoring service installed on a Windows Server or Workstation. This monitoring service will monitor the drives in the server it is installed on.
The installation will also include a Console GUI application for working with and configuring the monitoring service.
In addition to monitoring drives on the local server, Ultra editions of PA File Sight can also manage the monitoring of remote servers, including across the Internet without needing a VPN.
This is accomplished by installing a
Satellite Monitoring Service on additional servers or workstations. The Satellite will monitor itself (the server it is installed on). Alerts and monitoring data will be sent back to the Central Monitoring Service via SSL-encrypted HTTP.