Active Monitors

Active monitors enable you to verify health, simulate user events, test for specific conditions and:

Tip: WhatsUp Gold Also applies certain active monitors automatically, such as network interface monitors in order to show availability of network cards, switches, and hosts.

How to Test an Active Monitor

You can test active monitors directly from controls in the Monitors Library to ensure proper configuration.

To test an active monitor

  1. Access the Monitors Library, then select the active monitor you want to test.
  2. Click Test at the top of the Monitors Library interface.
  3. Select the device on which you want to test the active monitor.
  4. Select the network interface to use for communication with the test device.
  5. If applicable, select appropriate credentials required to successfully test the active monitor. Please note, if you do not have any credentials configured with which to test the selected active monitor, you can access the Credentials Library directly from the Test dialog and create a new set.
  6. Click the Test button. The results of the test are presented within the Test dialog.
  7. Click Close.

Chassis, Hardware, and Wireless

  • APC UPS Monitor
  • Power Supply Monitor
  • Printer Monitor

Application/Application Layer

  • JMX
  • Process Monitor
  • Active Script Monitor
  • NT Service Monitor
  • SQL Query Monitor

Tip: Application endpoints can also be monitored using custom profiles you create or get from the community. For more information, see the section titled Application Monitoring with WhatsUp Gold.

Critical Services

  • Email Monitor
  • FTP Monitor
  • Exchange 2003 Monitor
  • DNS Monitor
  • Ping Monitor
  • Exchange Monitor
  • Network Statistics Monitor
  • VoIP Monitor (available with VoIP Monitor plug-in)

Tip: Managed and unmanaged virtual machines and servers are also monitored with environment-specific passive and performance monitoring. For more information, see the section titled Monitoring Virtual Machines and Infrastructure.

Network Management and Instrumentation

  • SNMP Extended
  • TCP/IP Monitor

File System and Storage

  • File Properties Monitor
  • Folder Monitor

Cloud-Based Resources

  • Cloud Resource Monitor

See Also


Monitor Types

Assigning Monitors

Critical Active Monitors

Passive Monitors

Performance Monitors

Changing performance monitor properties in bulk

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