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MonitorWare Echo Request

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The MonitorWare Echo Request service is used to check the availability of MonitorWare agents (either MonitorWare Agent, WinSyslog or EventReporter). It works in conjunction with the MonitorWare Echo Reply service, which needs to be running on the agents which are to be monitored.

 

Echo Request service tries to connect to the reply service on remote agents. If it can connect, it checks if the remote agent is alive. If either the connect fails or the remote response is not satisfactory, an event is generated (which could be used for alerting as well as corrective action). Optionally, an event can also be generated when the remote agent can be contacted successfully.

 

A single MonitorWare Echo Request service can check an unlimited number of remote agents. Please note, however, that all checks are done in sequence. So with a large number of systems to be checked, there may be a longer delay between the checks than you expect. This is especially the case over slow network links (like found in wide area networks). If this is not acceptable, multiple Echo Request services can be configured. They then run independent of each other.

 

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Check Interval

File Configuration fields:

nSleepTime

Description:

The Echo Request service runs periodically. This specifies how often it should run. Please note that the Echo Request service waits for the configured amount of time after the current run is finished. The time is the delay in milliseconds.

 

Also generate an event if echo reply was successful

File Configuration fields:

nGenerateOnSuccess

Description:

If checked, an event is to be created each time the probe runs, even when it is successful. If unchecked, events are only created when the remote system fails.

 

List of hosts

This table contains the systems that are to be checked in each interval. Once in each run, each remote system is checked. The checks are carried out in the exact same order that the systems appear in the table - from top to bottom. Kindly insert new entries by editing the last entry (asterix at the beginning). To delete entries, kindl select a row and hit the delete key on your keyboard.

 

IP Address

File Configuration fields:

szIP_[n]

Description:

Enter an Hostname or IP-Address if a remote MonitorWare Agent with a configured Echo Reply Service.

 

Port

File Configuration fields:

nPort_[n]

Description:

Enter the configured Port you have configured in remote Echo Reply Service.

 

 

General Values (Common settings for most services)

 

Syslog Facility

File Configuration fields:

nSyslogFacility

Description:

The Syslog facility to be assigned to events created by this service. Most useful if the message is to forward to a Syslog server.

 

Syslog Priority

File Configuration fields:

nSyslogPriority

Description:

The Syslog priority to be assigned to events created by this service. Most useful if the message is to forward to a Syslog server.

 

Resource ID

File Configuration fields:

szResource

Description:

The Resource ID to be assigned to events created by this service. Most useful if the message is to forward to a Syslog server.

 

Syslog Tag Value

File Configuration fields:

szSyslogTagValue

Description:

The Syslog tag value to be assigned to events created by this service. Most useful if the message is to forward to a Syslog server.

 

Rule Set to Use

File Configuration fields:

szRuleSetName

Description:

Name of the rule set to be used for this service. The Rule Set name must be a valid Rule Set.