Preparing to Monitor Applications

Configuring WhatsUp Gold to monitor an application is a simple process. It starts with selecting a profile that captures data points necessary to understand the performance, health, and status of a given type of application. The application profile groups the components, discrete applications, and associated thresholds necessary to capture the data points into a blueprint that can be used to create individual application instances. These instances actively monitor your applications.

Ipswitch provides a selection of profiles which are available upon successful WhatsUp Gold installation, or by download from the WUGSpace Community. You can also create your own application profiles which can be shared on the WUGSpace Community.

After you have the necessary profiles, you can automatically discover your applications and create instances for each discovered application, or you may choose to manually create and modify instances individually before you begin monitoring.

See Also

Application Monitoring with WhatsUp Gold

Understanding WhatsUp Gold Application Monitoring Terminology

Discovering Applications

Working with Application Profiles

Working with Application Instances

Working with Components and Component Groups

Working with Discrete Applications

About Action Policies, Actions, and Blackout Policies and WhatsUp Gold Application Monitoring

Working with Application Attributes