QuickMon

QuickMon is a simple monitoring and alerting tool. It allows you to monitor and alert on various resources/services locally or remotely.

Version 4.2

A new version is available.
New functionality!
  • Monitor pack Logging: For troubleshooting and keeping a bit of history the Monitor pack itself can enable logging to a text file. A number of flags can be set what to include in the logging.
  • Categories: Collectors (hosts) can be tagged with a number of categories which can be used for selective logging (monitoring) or selective alerting. Notifier hosts can be set up to only accept alerts from collectors with a specified (list) of categories.
  • The QuickMon service now supports multiple instances! This means multiple remote hosts (each with a different port) can be used to service different purposes. Installation of the extra instances is still a manual process (but will be simplified in the future). Use "QuickMonService -help" from the command line for more details.
Additionally a few more basic templates have been added as well.

Summary of functionality

  • Polls resources on predefined frequency
  • Agents use a 'plug-in' architecture
  • Agents are (XML) config driven - Each 'agent' can be customized on its own
  • Collectors can service multiple collector agents - of different types
  • Collector hosts returns one of three possible states: Good, Warning or error
  • Several different notifier agent available for alerting
  • Each notifier can be set up to fire on collector states - e.g. only errors/errors and warnings
  • Groups of resources can be monitored (and alert on) as a unit - using Monitor packs
  • Parent Collector host specify if child collectors get run based on specified 'Check behavior'.
  • Collector hosts can run as a 'different user' (impersonation)
  • Alerting can be customized in several ways - like suppression, delaying, repeating etc.
  • Resources on remote machines can be monitored via remote host functionality if direct access is blocked (e.g. firewall)
  • Collector agents can be set to operate only in specified 'service windows'
  • Collector agents can suppress/override polling frequency
  • Corrective scripts can be executed if collector returns error/warning
  • Monitor packs can be used in both a Windows client or a Windows Service
  • It runs on All versions of Windows that supports the .Net 4.0 framework - e.g. 10, 8, 7, Vista and even XP. Windows Server OS'es are also supported.
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Documentation

* Architecture
* Monitor packs
* Alerts
* Collector agents
* Notifier agents
* Windows client
* Service
* Extendability
* Future ideas

Feedback

Please don't be shy to report any issues or suggestions. Log it under discussions or issues as needed or even drop me a message.

Last edited Mar 7 at 7:50 PM by RudolfHenning, version 129