Monitors Overview

External monitors

Remote monitoring of web services from the Internet (using Anturis global monitoring network), as well as within customer’s intranet (via Anturis agents installed into LAN/WAN).

HTTP/HTTPs

Checks website availability, response time, and response content (header, body). For HTTPS – checks SSL certificate expiration and time to expiration.

Ping

Checks server reachability via ICMP ping and ping time. IPv6 is supported.

Full page load

Checks full page load time.

POP3/POP3s

Checks POP3(s) mail service availability and response time. SSL and TLS are supported at transport and protocol levels.

IMAP/IMAPs

Checks IMAP(s) mail service availability and response time. SSL and TLS are supported at transport and protocol levels.

SMTP/SMTPs

Checks SMTP(s) mail service availability and response time. SSL and TLS are supported at transport and protocol levels.

TCP

Checks server’s open port via TCP and server response time on this port. SSL/TLS is supported.

SSH

Checks SSH service availability and response time.

FTP/FTPs

Checks FTP service availability and response time. SSL and TLS are supported at transport and protocol levels.

Web transactions

This monitor should be used for synthetic testing of interactive websites or web applications, such as login forms, shopping carts, and so on.

Multi-step check, also known as synthetic user monitoring or synthetic transactions monitoring, is a sequence of HTTP requests sent to a web server in a predefined order. After each request is sent, the web server's response is checked (whether status, body, etc. are correct). The transaction scenario is recorded using a browser-like desktop tool – Anturis Transaction Recorder.


Local resource monitors

Monitoring of the local IT infrastructure, such as servers, OS, applications, databases and network devices.

Free physical memory (RAM space)

Checks there is enough amount of free RAM space.

CPU usage

Checks the CPU usage is below a threshold.

System load (CPU load)

Monitors the length of the processes' queue. On Windows servers, this metric shows the averaged number of processes in queue for CPU execution. On Linux, this is an average number of processes waiting either for CPU or IO.

Free disk space

Checks there is enough amount of free disk space.

Disk usage

Checks disk usage – percentage of time a drive is busy with operations.

Swap file space and usage

Checks amount of free swap space and swap usage – rate of data write operations.

SMART drive

Checks the SMART drive’s health status and performance attributes.

Local Processes

Checks OS process(es) presence, number of the processes matching a pattern, their aggregate CPU and memory consumption.

MySQL database

Queries 15+ different metrics of a MySQL DB. Their values are visualized and verified against their limits.

Apache Web Server

Monitors Apache workers (idle and busy), Apache processes: their number, CPU and memory consumption, traffic and request rate.

Java Virtual Machine

Monitors key JVM performance metrics.

SNMP device

Queries a device with SNMP GET. Checks device reachability and the returned value.

Network channel quality

One-way delay, jitter and packet loss monitoring.

Network interface

Record and analyze network activity data (traffic, packets, errors, discards) across network interfaces.

Active Directory

Active directory performance and replication status.

Windows Services

Select the services you want to receive notifications for should they stop working.

Windows Event Logs

Detect system, security and application problems on your Windows machines.

Custom shell command or script

This monitor can be used to implement any custom check. The specified shell command (or a script) is executed periodically on a server and its output is verified against thresholds and visualized on a graph.

Log file

Checks presence or absence of a message (or pattern) in a log file. Also it is possible to count the frequency with which messages appear in the log file.

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