Managing and Assigning Monitors

After you Promote Discovered Devices to managed devices, you can:

  • View monitor setup. View monitors associated with one or more selected devices. Some monitors are automatically associated with the device after network discovery. Ping, CPU Utilization, and Disk Utilization, for example are typically immediately associated with a device when you run discovery using appropriate SNMP or Windows credentials.
  • Assign additional monitors. As you determine your site's needs, you can create custom monitors based on the monitor types in the Monitor Library (Active, Passive, Performance) or by cloning (copying) one you have already created.
  • Switch monitors On or Off. Monitors associated with a device might not be On by default. For example, Interface Utilization monitor is turned Off by default while Ping monitor is turned On by default.

    Tip: Unlike Active and Performance Monitors, Passive Monitors do not have a concept of on/off. Passive Monitors are subscribers/listeners and do not require WhatsUp Gold active polling.

  • Check performance monitor statistics and utilization. Click a node on the map, then click the Performance Monitors section on the Device Properties card.

Monitor Summary Status


Tip: To assign specific monitoring schedules directly to a device role, see the section titled Device Role Settings.

View Monitor Setup

To view the monitor setup for a device:

  1. Select a device on the My Network map.
  2. The Device Information Card displays.
  3. Click Device Properties (WUG17.0N-IMG-DEVICE_PROPERTIES_ICON).

    Device Properties displays with current monitor setup on the Monitors tab.

Delete Multiple Monitors from a Single Device

To bulk delete monitors from a single device:

  1. Select a device from My Network map.

    The Device Information Card displays.

  2. Click Device Properties (WUG17.0N-IMG-DEVICE_PROPERTIES_ICON).

    Device Properties displays with current monitor setup on the Monitors tab.

  3. Select multiple rows in the Monitors table (select either by CTRL+click, shift+click).
  4. Click Delete ().

    The selected monitors are deleted from the device.

Turn on/off Monitors

  1. Select one or more devices on the My Network map or the collapsible device grid.
  2. From the Device Information Card, click Device Properties (WUG17.0N-IMG-DEVICE_PROPERTIES_ICON).
    • On the Monitors tab, select the monitor, then toggle the switch On/Off ().

Assign Additional Monitors

You can assign new or existing monitors to a device.

To assign monitors to a device:

After you have created monitors based on monitor library types, you can assign them to your managed devices.

  1. Select one or more devices on the My Network map or the collapsible device grid to access the Monitors window.
  2. From the monitors () panel, select the monitors you want to apply, and click the Apply to selected devices button.

To add a new monitor:

You can add new monitor instances to the monitor library based on an existing monitor or 'built in' monitor type.

  1. Click the 'add' () button, choose a monitor type, and configure it.
  2. Assign your monitor to a device, many devices, or a device group.
  3. Switch On/Off the monitor. (For example, some monitors are switched Off by default.)

About Monitor Types

WhatsUp Gold provides active, passive, and performance monitors.

Active Monitoring. Active polling, measurements, and user simulation.

Passive Monitoring. Monitoring that does not generate network traffic.

Performance Monitoring. Historic device availability and resource capacity usage.

Please note, you can test any active monitor directly from the Monitors Library to ensure it is configured properly. For additional information and applicable procedure steps, please see Active Monitors.

In This Section

Critical Active Monitors

Active Monitors

Passive Monitors

Performance Monitors

Rules Expression Editor

Advanced settings: performance monitor collection

Configure Memory Threshold

Configure Disk Performance Threshold

Adding Custom Thresholds

Ping Advanced Settings

Active Monitor Advanced Properties

Advanced Settings