I don’t usually post anything unrelated to monitoring, but I have been wondering about this for quite some time. I am also wondering why people only seem to discuss the benefits as opposed to the drawbacks of being “in the cloud”. Here is what being in the cloud gives you: an outsourced IT infrastructure. Let’s… Continue reading When will “The Cloud” stop being a buzzword?
This one was quite the journey. Obtaining this information wasn’t as easy as one would think. Once I did my research, it turned out to be relatively easy to create a monitor in WhatsUp Gold. I will keep the remarks on that journey below the problem/solution if you are interested. Problem I have a critical… Continue reading How do I monitor Windows Scheduled Tasks?
The problem When you discover network devices using default settings, an active monitor is added for each interface the device has. Active monitors are enabled for the interfaces that were active during the discovery scan, and the others are sitting there disabled. The problem with this approach is that when an access switch is scanned,… Continue reading How do I handle interface active monitors?
The problem Out of the box, WhatsUp® Gold does not monitor any Windows services. There is a built-in active monitor type called “Service Monitor” which allows you to create monitors for each individual service that is critical to you. But, what if you want to monitor every service on every system without manually creating monitors… Continue reading How do I monitor all of my Windows services?
The problem Out of the box, WhatsUp® Gold does not monitor ESXi hardware in any capacity; even with the Virtualization monitoring add-on. However, there are many different ways you can use custom monitors in WhatsUp® Gold in order to effectively monitor ESXi hardware. Think about the ‘Health Status’ tab in your VMware environment. Wouldn’t it… Continue reading How do I monitor ESXi hardware?
The problem Since the days WhatsUp® Gold began having dashboards, there has always been one major shortcoming. That is, the impossibility to setup your own “default dashboards” through the GUI. Let’s say you wanted every user that logged into your WhatsUp® Gold environment to have a specific set of dashboards. You would need to ensure… Continue reading WhatsUp® Gold Dashboard Management
Imagine being able to monitor any user interaction. Oh wait, you can by following these steps!
You can do a lot with the If This Then That (IFTTT) integration which is now built into WhatsUp® Gold. This specific example has come up quite a bit recently, so I figured a write-up would come in handy. Keep in mind there are nearly limitless options with what you can do with IFTTT, with… Continue reading How do I use IFTTT with WhatsUp® Gold?
*THE LATEST FILES CAN BE FOUND ON MY GITHUB* By now you’ve probably seen the Google Maps integration that was setup quite some time ago for WhatsUp® Gold. I decided since Google began requiring credit card information in order to obtain an API key, it was time to look into possible alternatives. What I found… Continue reading Geolocation in WUG using Leaflet.js
You want to monitor your Cloud Managed Meraki devices in WhatsUp Gold v2017+ and bleow?
Want to add Google Maps to your WhatsUp Gold environment? All the instructions are here for both v2016 and v2017
A network monitoring solution is an application which ensures the availability of your systems. The network monitoring solution will notify you if there is any problems with your systems, so that your business can achieve the highest possible uptime.
Ever have an issue with the interface active monitor being added back to devices after being removed?
Have you ever gotten an alert in the middle of the night, just to login and check to see everything is good and happy?
Want to keep your interface active monitors names up to date or modify them?
Want to keep your topology maps and inventory data up to date in v2016 and below?
This article with step-by-step directions will help you to enable and configure SNMP on ESXi.
Learn how to configure SNMP on Cisco devices
This article will help you learn how to enable and configure SNMP on Linux or Unix.
This post will teach you how to install the SNMP Service on Windows and then configure it according to best security practices.