Availability monitoring from the application layer: TaskWatch

TaskWatch

The most effective way to monitor DNS, FTP, Databases, Webservers, Mail Servers, LDAP, Active Directory, and more…

TaskWatch monitors the response time of your applications by executing user defined tasks — monitoring availability from the application layer perspective. System Administrators can define scenarios with as many tasks (tests) as needed to address their real-world issues.

  • Database Test (Oracle, MySQL, Informix, Interbase, PortSQL, etc.): Know how long it takes to run an SQL query — and address problems before users complain
  • Mail Server Test: Measure how quickly a sent email is received
  • FTP Test: Know how long it takes to download a file
  • DNS Test: Monitor how long it takes to resolve a DNS query
  • Web Server Test: Measure response time for…Apache, Web Sphere, specified URL, login & password, POST/GET, Sequencing, and more
  • LDAP Server Test: Know if response times are acceptable by monitoring LDAP services: Microsoft Active Directory, Open LDAP, Novell eDirectory, Sun Java System Directory, and others.
  • Network file copy test: Verify your file servers are operating within reasonable response times.
  • Custom tests: Monitor the response time of your own scripts or scenarios.
Database

Database Test
(Oracle, MySQL, Informix, Interbase, PortSQL, etc.)

  • Monitors databases like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MYSQL via queries YOU specify
  • Address problems before users complain
  • Graphing and frequency options will aid trouble shooting
Download From Ftp

FTP Test

  • FTP monitoring with a file you specify.
  • Use smart Chroniker functionality to define alert thresholds for errors and warnings
Network Drive

Webserver Test
(Apache, web Sphere)

  • Website monitoring is essential to your company
  • Page Content Matching – for more exact monitoring of response time of critical web pages
Root Server

Advanced Webserver Test

  • More in depth http monitoring requires more advanced tests
  • Same as webserver test with the additional functionality of passing the variables to the URL you are trying to monitor
Link

URL Sequence Test

  • Monitor response time of multiple web pages
  • Same as Advanced Webserver test with the additional functionality of monitoring a sequence of web pages instead of just one web page.
Domain

DNS Test

  • Vital for Web functionality, DNS must be monitored
  • As with all Chroniker tests, you can specify unique error, warning and info alerts, each with their own thresholds and reactions.
Post Office

Mail ServerTest

  • Get ahead of “My email is slow” issues
  • TaskWatch sends emails, clocks round trip time, and then automatically deletes the message. (SMTP, IMAP, POP3)
Server

LDAP Server Test

  • Impatient users depend on swift retrieval of contact info
  • Uses the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol to make sure that the search parameters set return the proper information.
  • Impatient users depend on swift retrieval of contact info
  • Uses the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol to make sure that the search parameters set return the proper information.
  • Know if response times are acceptable by monitoring LDAP services: Microsoft Active Directory, Open LDAP, Novell eDirectory, Sun Java System Directory, and others.
Domain

Network File Copy Test

  • Verify your file servers are operating within reasonable response times.
Internet Folder

Active Directory Test

  • Check an active directory server for response time.
Custom

Custom Test

  • Monitor the response time of your own scripts or scenarios.