PA Server Monitor has powerful features that are very simple to setup. The Free edition monitors web pages, ping response and the Windows event log, and response actions that can send SMTP email notifications, reboot the server, and more. Reports can be generated about most monitored resources.
And, our product is smart. There's nothing like our Easy Configuration system for quickly setting up multiple computers, or our smart email alerts that bundle alerts together to keep from overwhelming your inbox. Our smart alerting will tell you about a particular problem once, and then tell you when it is fixed (instead of the constant stream of mindless 'still broke' messages that other products send).
PA Server Monitor monitors web pages and validates they are upWeb Page Monitor
Monitor one or many pages on a web site. Checks for positive cases (text that must be found), negative cases (alerts if error text found) and if the page has changed at all. Response times are checked and recorded, and reports can be generated to understand trends.
PA Server Monitor monitors the Windows Event Log for events that you filter onEvent Log Monitor
Checks any specified Windows Event Logs (Application, System, Security plus custom event logs) and executes actions you specify if a source you're interested in adds an event to the log.
PA Server Monitor can ping devices and let you know if they don't respondPing Monitor
Tests a connection/device by periodically testing it with a ping. No response or too great a delay triggers actions. Ping response times are recorded in a database for reporting and graphing.
Send SMTP E-mail
Sends SMTP email messages to mail boxes, cell phones, mobile devices, etc. The E-mail action has Alert Digests which are a powerful/friendly feature that combines multiple alerts that happen within a short time into a single email notification. This can be very helpful when something goes really wrong. You can easily specify when messages should be sent or suppressed.
Reboots the server if a monitor has detected a critical system failure.
Start, Stop or Restart Service
Sends control messages to the Windows Service Control Manager to start, stop or restart a specified service.
Write to Log File
Log the findings of any triggered monitor to a file. Separate files can be created for each day, week, month, etc.
Display Message Box
A simple message box that displays monitor findings. These message boxes are smart: if there are many pending alerts you can easily dismiss them all at once.
Audible alert when monitors detect a problem with the server.
Write to Event Log
Writes monitor details to the Windows Event Log.
Connects or disconnects a Windows Dial-up Connection. Typically this is for servers that are not on the Internet, but need to connect to send alerts.
Phone Dialer (DTMF/SMS)
Dials a modem/phone and optionally sends DTMF commands or other commands (to send SMS messages for example). This is typically used by a disconnected server to send an alert over a normal phone line (where the CallerID identifies the server)
The monitor which detects a problem specifies the email address to use for each alert. This is very useful when sending reminders and alerts to end users such as with the User Quota Monitor and the Directory Quota Monitor.
HTTP accessible reports
Reports are generated in HTML and accessible from within the PA Server Monitor Console application, or from a web browser
Server Summary Report
Easily see at a glance the state of your server along with system statistics
Scheduled Report Generation
You can create scheduled reports which will get created when you want them, and optionally email the report to a list of recipients. Scheduled report URLs are stable so you can add them to your Favorites list to quickly and easily see the latest results.
Ad Hoc Report Generation
Generate reports on the fly to quickly see graphical trends
Republish HTTP Reports
PA Server Monitor supports the ability for its reports to be published via your web servers for further distribution