IPHost Network Monitor Reports
IPHost Network Monitor provides various group and detailed reports and graphs, as well as logs. The reports contain information necessary to trace resource utilization trends and to plan upgrades; besides, reports and logs provide the possibility to trace the results over a certain time period. Also, the reports can be used as an accounting basis for the administrators’ work results.
There are two ways to access monitoring reports in IPHost Network Monitor::
- Reports in Windows interface.
The Windows UI (monitoring client) allows you to access detailed reports for monitors and summary reports for groups and categories. A reporting period can be any number of days and hours until now. The default report period is 24 hours (one day) until the present point in time. To adjust the report period for the Windows UI select the Tools > Settings menu or click the Settings button on the toolbar, then select the Reporting tab and set the required number of days and hours.
Apart from the Windows client UI, IPHost Network Monitor also has a Web interface that has the Reports tab allowing access to additional types/forms of reports for any period of time. The Reports tab provides you with online access to all reports and graphs for any time period. There are three panels: the contents of the left panel completely duplicates the panel Tree View, the upper panel serves to select the type of report and time period, the remaining space is reserved to display a report itself. Similar to what is implemented in the Windows interface, in the Web interface when pressing on a report reference the appropriate report is loaded and in the left panel the focus is shifted to an element corresponding to it.
There are four types of reports in IPHost Network Monitor:
- Summary report for a group, host, monitor type or the whole system
The report provides summary data on the availability and performance of the monitors of a selected group, host, monitor type or the whole system. The pseudograph gives an approximate idea of when the monitor was in problem states.
- Summary report for a monitor
Although it has the same name it significantly differs in contents. The report presents detailed and practically complete information on the monitor’s availability and performance over a period of time.
It contains a Performance Graph, summary data on the monitor’s availability and performance (for a selected period and a previous period of the same duration), a states log (showing the state of the monitor during a selected period) and states summary information (showing how many hours the monitor was in problem states and the percentage of them).
- Trend report
The report provides comparative data on the availability and performance of monitors. For each monitor you can see summary data for a selected period, for a previous period of the same duration and the difference between them. You can use this report for identification of short or long-term trends in the monitors’ performance and availability.
- Problem report
Shows summary information on availability and performance problems occurred during a period.
The log shows two kinds of messages for selected monitors:
- system messages (not monitor specific, shown in gray font);
- state changes and actions (the line is highlighted in the color corresponding to a state).
The messages in the log are ordered chronologically. You can set a descending or ascending order
of messages in the log view (click the button next to Order on the toolbar).
Receiving scheduled reports by e-mail
In IPHost Network Monitor there is a possibility of automatically sending reports for the last day/week/month for every monitor, host, host type or monitor type and for the entire system also. By default IPHost Network Monitor sends a Summary report for the last day for the whole system to the admin e-mail. You can specify additional addressees.
Other features description
|Monitoring Features||Here you can find the list of monitor types supported in IPHost Network Monitor and brief description of their parameters.|
|Network Discovery||Helps you to create a basis of your monitoring configuration and automates the task of detection network hosts and network services.|
|Alerting Features||Here you can find the list of alert types (ways of reaction to the problems happened during monitoring) available in
IPHost Network Monitor, and their brief description.
|IPHost Network Monitor interfaces
|Here you can find an overview of IPHost Network Monitor components, Windows and web interfaces.|