PA Server Monitor Feature List

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Remote Monitoring Ultra Pro Lite Free
Remote Monitoring

Monitoring remote servers, even across the firewalls and the Internet

SNAP Tunnels

Safely send data to remote networks using SNAP Tunnels

Remote Support

Securely connect to monitored servers with Remote Desktop even through firewalls and across the Internet with PA Server Monitor

Monitors Ultra Pro Lite 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.

       
Monitor login and other security-related activity in Active Directory, Domain servers, and even for local loginsActive Directory Login Monitor

Monitor login and other security-related activity in Active Directory, Domain servers, and even for local logins.

       
PA Server Monitor can monitor bandwidth, network error counts, broadcasts and other values from SNMP-based devices as well as from Windows Performance Counters.Bandwidth Monitor

Monitor bandwidth, network error counts, broadcasts and other values from SNMP-based devices as well as from Windows Performance Counters.

       
PA Server Monitor can calculate monitor statuses dynamically via scriptCalculated Status Monitor

This monitor lets you calculate its status by running a script on the statuses of other monitors.

       
PA Server Monitor monitors Citrix XenApp (Citrix Presentation Server) connect and login response timesCitrix Presentation Server Monitor

Monitor and alert on Citrix XenApp (Presentation Server) client connect and login response times. Alert if too slow, and record times for historical charts.

       
PA Server Monitor will monitor your database server and individual databases.Database Monitor

The Database Monitor can watch that individual databases are up and running, keep an eye on the transaction log size, and alert if databases are added or deleted from a server.

       
PA Server Monitor  can monitor can assist in directory quota managementDirectory Quota Monitor

The Directory Quota Monitor keeps track of directory sizes, and executes actions if the directory sizes are over the quota. End users (directory owners) can be notified via email with the Monitor-Directed E-mail action. Includes reports.

       
PA Server Monitor can monitor the free disk space on your serverDisk Space Monitor

Monitor the free disk space on server drives. You can set the warning threshold in absolute size, or percentage of disk space. Includes reports and auto-configuration.

       
Do DNS lookups and reverse lookups on hostnames or IP addresses and check the result.DNS Monitor

Monitor the results of a DNS lookup, or a reverse DNS lookup. You can specify which DNS server the request should be sent to. If an unexpected result is returned, actions are fired.

       
A global monitor which builds a server/device list based on finding servers/devices that meet your criteria.Dynamic Server List

Dynamic Server Lists are groups of serves that meet your criteria. Once the list is known, you can define Dynamic Groups based on the list, and use that group everywhere else groups are used.

       
Monitor email messages with PA Server Monitor, and check whether messages contain specified text.Email Monitor

Monitor email messages in a POP3 or IMAP4 mail box for messages that contain specific text. When a match is found, alerts are fired.

       
PA Server Monitor can monitor the Esensors EM01b SensorEnvironment Monitor

Connects to an Esensors EM01b Websensor on the LAN and monitors the current temperature, humidity and luminescence, and notifies you if the values go above thresholds that you set. Historical reports as well.

       
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.

       
Validate that specific events do show up in the Event Log (like backup succeeded events)Event Validator Monitor

Verifies that specific events, such as backup succeeded or anti-virus pattern file updated events are in the event log. If they are missing, fire alerts.

       
PA Server Monitor  can execute your own scriptsExecute Scripts

Execute your custom written scripts written in the Visual Basic Scripting Edition language. You can use custom or 3rd party ActiveX controls. The script determines whether to trigger actions using your own logic.

       
PA Server Monitor watches a directory of files and notifies you if the files become too old or are too newFile Age Monitor

Monitor file ages and alert if the files become too old (good for watching server queues, spool directories, etc).

       
PA Server Monitor can monitor the free disk space on your serverFile/Directory Size Monitor

Track the size of a directory or a set of specific files within a directory. Includes reports.

       
PA Server Monitor  can watch directories for changes to files including changes in content, date or even file creation and deletionFile & Directory Monitor (CIFS Monitor)

This monitor is a host-based IDS (Intrusion Detection System) that will notify you when the date, size or even content of a file changes on local files, or files on any CIFS share. File creation and deletion is also monitored. A good tool to help with configuration management as well. Auto-configuration functionality is available.

       
PA Server Monitor monitors hardware status for ESX, Dell DRAC and HP iLOHardware Monitor

Monitor the hardware status of ESX, Dell DRAC/iDRAC, HP iLO, IBM RAS and other IPMI-based devices.

       
PA Server Monitor  monitors ftp serversFTP Server Monitor

The FTP Server monitor can login to FTP servers (including SSL-enabled FTP servers) to make sure they are up and running.

       
Alerts on inventory changesInventory Alerter

Alerts on inventory data collected by the Inventory Collector monitor.

       
PA Server Monitor collects inventoryInventory Collector

Collects inventory information (hardware information, pending Windows Update, anti-virus status, etc) from a variety of sources including WMI, SNMP and an optional System Details application.

       
PA Server Monitor  can monitor log files for specific textLog File Monitor

Periodically checks the content of one or more log files for target text. Target text and be a simple text phrase or a regular expression.

       
PA Server Monitor  can monitor SMTP, POP3 and IMAP mail serversMail Server Monitor

Monitor your mail servers (POP3, IMAP & SMTP) and validate that they are running and accepting incoming connections.

       
PA Server Monitor can do automated ping sweeps looking for new devices on the network.Network Scan

The Network Scan monitor will periodically perform a ping scan of a specified IP address range looking for new devices that are not already being monitored. They can automatically get added to the system and configured for monitoring.

       
PA Server Monitor  monitors performance counters that are exposed through PerfMonPerformance Monitor

The entire breadth of the system Performance Counters can be monitored allowing you to set actionable thresholds on CPU usage, memory usage, NIC traffic, etc. Performance counter values are stored in a database so you can view historical counter reports and understand trends.

       
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 can monitor processesProcess Monitor

Monitor that specified processes are running on Windows or Linux servers.

       
PA Server Monitor  monitor server temperatureServer Temperature Monitor

Using the free SpeedFan utility, the Server Temperature Monitor will watch the values from the various temperature probes on your server and notify you if they go above the thresholds you set.

       
PA Server Monitor  monitors service processes and makes sure they are runningService Monitor

Watches system services and runs customized actions (including restarting the service) if they are not running.

       
PA Server Monitor queries SNMP agent valuesSNMP Monitor

Connects to local or remote SNMP agents and queries SNMP object values. Custom MIBs are supported. The value is compared to a threshold that you set and actions are fired as specified. SNMP values are also recorded to a local database for reporting purposes. Supports SNMP v1, v2c and v3.

       
PA Server Monitor receives and alerts on SNMP TrapsSNMP Trap Monitor

Receives SNMP Traps and optionally filters on trap text before running attached actions.

       
PA Server Monitor receives Syslog eventsSyslog Monitor

Receives Syslog log events and optionally filters on incoming log text before running attached actions.

       
PA Server Monitor  tests TCP connection availabilityTCP Port Monitor

Makes a TCP connection on a specified port. Optionally send command text and check response text. Timing data is recorded for reporting purposes.

       
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 Ultra Pro Lite 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.

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 Ultra Pro Lite Free
All Errors Report

The All Errors report show all recent errors on all monitors on all servers/devices within a group. This is a good place to quickly get a detailed view of any problems happening on the network.

All Servers Report

This report shows all of your servers in a group in a single page. Each server is a small box that is color coded according to the status of the monitors on that server.

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

Configuration Audit

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

Custom Group

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

Group Overview

A compact report that shows high-level server health with detailed monitor types in a column layout.

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.

Group Summary

See a one line status indicator per server to see at a glance how the servers in your data center are doing. Per-group status reports are also supported.

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.

Multi-Port Chart

Combines and shows multiple bandwidth charts on an efficient set of one or more graphs.

Network Map

View all of the servers/devices within a group in a single report, grouping all computers and showing their status.

Password Protection

Password protect web reports in PA Server Monitor

Satellite Status

Quickly see the current status of an individual Satellite Monitoring Service.

Satellite Summaries

Two reports that let you see the status of all of the Satellites at once.

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.

System Audit Report

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

Uptime Reports

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

Visual Status Map

See a graphical map that contains status indicators that show you at a glance how servers in different geographic regions are doing.

Other Features Ultra Pro Lite 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

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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.

Server Grouping

Group servers together in visual groups to help keep track of them. Group-based status reports are also available.

Simple Branding

Easily brand PA Server Monitor to have your name and graphics by simply dropping a couple of files into the installation directory. See Branding

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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