The Folder monitor uses the Windows credentials assigned to the device to determine if a local or network share folder meets the conditions specified in the monitor configuration. This monitor supports percent variables (
%Device.HostName), allowing you to use a macro for applying multiple devices to a monitor. If the target folder or directory contents change during a poll, the change is ignored and is not counted toward folder/file size specified in the monitor configuration.
Note: The Folder monitor only checks files in folders local to a device on which WhatsUp Gold is installed or files in network shares accessible from the WhatsUp Gold device.
Provide a unique name and description for the monitor, then configure the following:
Warning: Selecting this option can greatly increase the amount of time it takes to complete the monitor scan and possibly have an adverse effect on WhatsUp Gold performance.
Warning: When enabled, this option can significantly slow performance dependent on the wildcard expression specified. The probability of slower performance increases when this option is used in conjunction with the Include sub-folders option.
Note: When the Folder exists option is enabled, you can further refine the monitor to consider actual folder size, folder size on disk, and/or number of files. Use the additional controls provided to specify monitor parameters or select Use current to have the monitor consider the parameters configured on the target device using its credentials.