How to monitor a servers health


Monitoring your serverís health is critical to maintaining a reliable IT infrastructure.Server health monitoring is also important for capacity planning.Principally, server health monitoring consists of monitoring CPU and memory utilization, free disk space, and optionally, monitoring the Windows Event Log.Services can also be monitored and restarted if needed.IsItUp provides sensors to monitor each of these items and to generate alerts when thresholds are exceeded through various means including Email, SMS, and Paging.†† The following links provide information for Disk Space Monitoring and Event Log Monitoring.For information on how to setup the CPU and Memory monitor, see below.

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How to set up a CPU or Memory Monitor

1.      Right click in the left most (Device View) windows to show the short cut menu.†† Then select the Windows Performance Monitor from the short cut menu as show below.This will launch the Performance Monitor wizard.


Enter a device name and select the desired group.Then enter the remote information if the log is on another machine. The next step is to select either CPU or Memory utilization to monitor. Finally, select the compare operation. The performance monitor will retrieve the selected counter and compare it with either a range or a constant and a user defined compare operation. A wide range of compare functions are available including the typical mathematical operations such as Less than, Equal to and Greater than. The example below shows monitoring a remote computerís CPU utilization.If the CPU utilization exceeds 60%, the device will be considered down and any configured alerts will be sent.