PA Server Monitor Free Edition

PA Server Monitor Free is for anyone that needs simple web page, event log or ping monitoring and doesn't want to spend a lot. Why are we giving it away free? Frankly because we think you'll be impressed with our products and tell your collegues about us. And someday if your own needs increase, we hope you'll think of us when you start searching for a solution.

The Free Edition makes a great free Event Log monitor, or a free Ping monitor, or even a free Web Site monitor.

Features:

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Monitors Free
Automate common IT tasks with the Action Scheduler.  It will run your defined Actions when you specify.Action Scheduler

Automate common IT tasks with the Action Scheduler. It will run your defined Actions when you specify.

 
Reports to the All-Systems-GO service which can notify you if the monitoring installation is affected in any way that would prevent its from alerting.All-Systems-GO

Reports to the All-Systems-GO service which can notify you if the monitoring installation is affected in any way that would prevent its from alerting.

 
PA Server Monitor monitors the Windows Event Log for events that you filter onEvent Log Monitor

Checks any specified Windows Event Logs (Application, System, Security plus custom event logs) and executes actions you specify if a source you're interested in adds an event to the log.

 
PA Server Monitor  can ping devices and let you know if they don't respondPing Monitor

Tests a connection/device by periodically testing it with a ping. No response or too great a delay triggers actions. Ping response times are recorded in a database for reporting and graphing.

 
PA Server Monitor monitors web pages and validates they are upWeb Page Monitor

Monitor one or many pages on a web site. Checks for positive cases (text that must be found), negative cases (alerts if error text found) and if the page has changed at all. Response times are checked and recorded, and reports can be generated to understand trends.

 
Actions Free
Action ListAction List

Groups of actions for common notifications, group notifications, etc.

Call URLCall URL

This action will call a URL you specify, optionally posting information about the current alert. This makes it easy to connect to a helpdesk/ticketing system.

Desktop NotifierDesktop Notifier

Delivers alerts to Windows desktops via a pop-up message box or a slider in the lower right corner of the screen.

Dial-Up ConnectionDial-Up Connection

Connects or disconnects a Windows Dial-up Connection. Typically this is for servers that are not on the Internet, but need to connect to send alerts.

E-mail AlertE-mail Alert

Sends SMTP email messages to mail boxes, cell phones, mobile devices, etc. The E-mail action has Alert Digests which are a powerful/friendly feature that combines multiple alerts that happen within a short time into a single email notification. This can be very helpful when something goes really wrong. You can easily specify when messages should be sent or suppressed.

Execute ScriptExecute Script

Similar to the Execute Script monitor, this Action lets you extend the list of available actions via your own script written in VBScript. Many variables from the source monitor are also available for creating rich, situation-specific responses.

Message BoxMessage Box

A simple message box that displays monitor findings. These message boxes are smart: if there are many pending alerts you can easily dismiss them all at once.

Monitor-Directed EmailMonitor-Directed Email

The monitor which detects a problem specifies the email address to use for each alert. This is very useful when sending reminders and alerts to end users such as with the User Quota Monitor and the Directory Quota Monitor.

Network Message (Net Send)Network Message (Net Send)

Sends a message box containing the critical monitor details to every place that you are logged in.

Pager Alert via SNPPPager Alert via SNPP

Send monitor results to pagers via standard Simple Network Paging Protocol (SNPP). You can easily specify when messages should be sent or suppressed, and the content of the message.

PagerDuty IntegrationPagerDuty Integration

Send alerts directly to your PagerDuty account and track them using the full power of the PagerDuty platform.

Phone Dialer (DTMF/SMS)Phone Dialer (DTMF/SMS)

Dials a modem/phone and optionally sends DTMF commands or other commands (to send SMS messages for example). This is typically used by a disconnected server to send an alert over a normal phone line (where the CallerID identifies the server)

Play SoundPlay Sound

Audible alert when monitors detect a problem with the server.

Reboot ServerReboot Server

Reboots the server if a monitor has detected a critical system failure.

Rocket LauncherRocket Launcher

Launch foam USB rockets as another form of alert.

Run ReportRun Report

When this action is triggered, it will run the specified Scheduled Report including sending any emails or saving PDF or CSV files that report requires.

SMS Text MessageSMS Text Message

Send SMS text messages to your mobile device via your service providers SMS Internet gateway (SMPP server). You can control which information gets sent, as well as when messages are allowed.

Server MaintenanceServer Maintenance

Set or remove the Immediate Maintenance period for a server or servers

SNMP TrapSNMP Trap

Sends an SNMP Trap with details from the monitor firing the action

Start ApplicationStart Application

Starts a specified application when the monitor triggers actions

Start ServiceStart Service

Sends control messages to the Windows Service Control Manager to start, stop or restart a specified service.

SyslogSyslog

Sends monitor alerts to a Syslog server on the network

Write to Event LogWrite to Event Log

Writes monitor details to the Windows Event Log.

Write to Log FileWrite to Log File

Log the findings of any triggered monitor to a file. Separate files can be created for each day, week, month, etc.

Reporting Features Free
Ad Hoc Reports

Generate reports on the fly to quickly see graphical trends

Branding Reports

Easily brand reports with your company logo at the top

Group Settings

Group summary reports can be specified and controlled in a per-group way. In addition, group reports can be automatically emailed to anyone that needs to keep track of the servers.

HTTP accessible reports

Reports are generated in HTML and accessible from within the PA Server Monitor Console application, or from a web browser

Inventory

Collect and report on hardware and system inventory of the monitored servers and devices.

Password Protection

Password protect web reports in PA Server Monitor

Scheduled Reports

You can create scheduled reports which will get created when you want them, and optionally email the report to a list of recipients. Scheduled report URLs are stable so you can add them to your Favorites list to quickly and easily see the latest results.

Server Status

Easily see at a glance the state of your server along with system statistics

System Activity Log

Quickly see which monitors are running, how long they are taking, which actions are being fired and more.

Standard Report Tabs

View the tabs and information that is common among most report types.

Uptime Reports

Uptime Reports can be run on many different types of data, with summarization at the raw, hourly, daily, weekly and monthly level.

Grp: Custom Group

Create custom reports at a group level to show custom HTML, charts, and other status values for the contained servers.

Sys: Config Audit

This report shows you what your current configuration is with your Groups, Servers, Monitors, and Actions.

Sys: Conn. Sessions

See all sessions (Console, Satellite, mobile apps) currently connected to the Central Service.

Sys: Error Audit

Powerful report to look at current and past alert conditions that have been detected by the system.

Sys: Monitor Scope

Displays a summary of what is being monitored on a per-group basis. This would be appropriate to show stake holders to indicate the level of monitoring work being done.

Sys: Monitor Status

A quick table-based overview of current monitor statuses. You can specify a specific monitor type, only monitors in error, etc.

Sys: Statistics

View system statistics such as HTTPS connections and data transferred, numbers of monitors and connected Satellites, etc.

Sys: System Audit

Find out about activities within the monitoring system, such as alert emails sent, user logins, Satellite disconnects, etc.

Sys: User Permissions

This report will display all users defined in the system, what they have access to, and their permissions.

Other Features Free
Automated Maintenance Schedule

While a computer is in maintenance mode, PA Server Monitor won't run monitors. It will turn itself back on automatically after the maintenance window expires if you manually entered maintenance mode, or it can automatically enter and leave maintenance mode on a schedule.

Automatic Fail Over

Setup a second instance of PA Server Monitor to monitor the primary monitoring service, and take over if it fails

Bulk Configuration

Perform changes of settings in actions, monitors, reports and scheduling for several servers at one time, or copy configuration settings to other servers.

Configuration Security

Password protect the PA Server Monitor Console, and alert on changes that could affect monitoring.

Database Options

Easily point PA Server Monitor at the embedded SQLite database or use an external Microsoft SQL Server.

Easy to Use and Configure

"...hands down the most straight-forward, uncluttered and effective monitoring tool I have used" - A satisfied customer

Embedded HTTP Server

Control the HTTP port that PA Server Monitor uses, and optionally enable HTTPS (SSL)

Error Auditing

Keep track of which errors have been reviewed and acknowledged. Also a great way for administrators to have an overview of any errors within their area of responsibility.

Event Escalation

Many monitors are capable of sending escalating events. For example, low disk space alerts could first go to a first-tier Ops team. If the aren't handled in a specified time frame, they could be forwarded to a second-tier Ops team.

External API

Send basic configuration requests to the product via an HTTPS URL.

Inventory

Collect and report on hardware and system inventory of the monitored servers and devices.

Mobile: iPhone

PA Server Monitor for iPhone lets you stay up to date even if you're away

Mobile: Android

PA Server Monitor for Android lets you stay up to date even if you're away

Mobile: Windows

PA Server Monitor for Windows lets you stay up to date even if you're away

Runs as a service

PA Server Monitor is composed of a console that you interact with, and a system service that is started when the computer boots up and is always running in the background.

Simple Installation

Takes less than 3 minutes to install and get a default installation customized for your system.

Smart Configuration

Paste a list of servers or IP address into a list and let PA Server Monitor inspect and self-configure for each server/device. Or easily copy the configuration from one configured server to one or more other servers.

VMWare ESX

Monitor aspects of a VMWare ESX host server.

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