Welcome to Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold v16.4

Welcome to Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold v16.4, the powerful network monitoring solution designed to help you protect your changing business infrastructure. WhatsUp Gold provides standards-based monitoring of any network device, service, or application on TCP/IP and Windows networks.

WhatsUp Gold lets you discover devices on your network, initiate monitoring of those devices, and execute actions based on device state changes, so you can identify network failures before they become catastrophic.

Discovery and Mapping

The WhatsUp Gold roles-based discovery process searches for devices on your network and helps determine the type of device based on the device attributes.

Device roles do two things:

After devices are discovered, you can add them to the WhatsUp Gold database and view monitored devices as a list of devices or as a graphical map.


WhatsUp Gold actively polls devices to determine their status. You can use active monitors to poll services on a device and passively listen for messages sent across the network. Performance monitors track device performance by checking and reporting on device resources, such as disk, CPU, and interfaces.


Depending on the responses received from polling, WhatsUp Gold fires actions to notify you of changes on your network. Actions aid in problem resolution through assorted options such as email and cell phone alerts, or service restarts. In addition to actions, WhatsUp Gold Alert Center notifies you of issues on passive and performance monitors, the WhatsUp Gold system, and WhatsUp Gold Flow Monitor through user-configured thresholds and notification policies.

Logs and Dashboards

Logs ensure 360-degree visibility into network status and performance, and historical data for devices and monitors. Dashboard reports let you focus on segments of the network and create your own views of report data. These views position crucial network data in one location, which allows for quick and easy access.


WhatsUp Gold Interfaces

WhatsUp Gold offers two core user interfaces, the Windows console interface and the web interface. You can accomplish discovery and mapping on the console or web interface, then setup of monitors and dashboard views, users and permissions, and do day-to-day monitoring on the web interface.

See Also

WhatsUp Gold Overview

WhatsUp Gold Editions

New in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold v16.4

Using the WhatsUp Gold community site

Using the WhatsUp Customer Portal for product account information

Finding more information and updates