List of topics tagged "configuration"

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Securing IPHost Network Monitor installation


What are possible security risks using IPHost Network Monitor and how can I reduce them? Q: Does IPHost Network Monitor extend the surface of vulnerability of my system? How can I prevent exposing the monitored hosts to additional security risks brought about by monitoring? A: IPHost Network Monitor contains several software components, requiring escalated privileges […]

I need to reinstall Remote Network Agent, how to avoid re-creating its network monitors?


Q: I need to re-install Remote Network Agent. However, there are 100+ monitors running on it. How to avoid re-creating manually all its network monitors? A: To avoid re-creating multiple monitors (and their hosts), you can keep a separate copy of them temporarily. Host groups are the best tools for that. If you need to […]

How do I enable access to WMI to use WMI-based monitors?


Q: I have problem connecting to WMI service on host, to use WMI monitors. Are there any preliminary steps I should follow to use WMI monitors? A: Before you begin using network monitoring tools to gather information from remote host via WMI, make sure that WMI services are enabled on the host to monitor remote […]

After I manually upgraded Remote Network Agent, main installation stopped communicating with it


Automated upgrade from main installation for one of agents didn’t work and I upgraded it manually. Now main installation sees it as a new agent. How to re-connect it? Q: After agent upgrade, main installation displays it as another (new) agent. There are many monitors assigned to that agent and I don’t want to lose […]

Remote Network Agent runs out of resources, why?


Remote Network Agent is shown as active and connected, yet it fails to update its monitors’ state – how to solve that? Q: I noticed that several remote network agents I use write to their log files messages about not enough TCP connections and/or threads. How to handle this? A: Remote Network Agents can remove […]

How can I filter the payload of SNMP Generic traps?


I prefer setting SNMP Trap, to get notification as soon as possible, without polling for it. How can I fine tune it, to only trigger when certain values are sent? Q: There’s “Custom trap, filtered by regexp” type that could solve my task, but you give no hint what regexp are? A: Perl-style regular expressions […]

How should I set up SNMP Trap if IPHost Network Monitor is behind NAT?


Traps are not passing through to IPHost installation, when it’s behind NAT. How to make it work? Q: I want to set up SNMP Traps from devices behind our NAT local network. Is it possible? A: Yes, it is possible. Depending on how IPHost interconnects to the network device in question, certain adjustments can be […]

How to avoid receiving multiple alerts telling that agent is disconnected?


When agent gets disconnected, I receive multiple alerts for every monitor it serves. How to prevent that? Q: When agents running in remote network, stops running, I receive “Agent failed to connect” alerts for every monitor provided by that agent. How to avoid such mass alerts? A: You need to monitor presence of agent in […]

Can we ping 500 devices simultaneously?


If we have 500 devices, does IPHost ping all devices at the same time and log the data? Or does it ping 1 device at a time and log it? Q: We are looking into your product and would like some more information on how your ping monitor works. If we have 500 devices, does […]

How to measure traffic speed on Linux server?


How can we monitor network transfer speed on Linux server? Q: We need to know what network transfer speed for our Linux server. What are the steps? A: IPHost Network Monitor, since version 3.5, offers SNMP Traffic Speed monitor. Here is the sequence of its setup: SNMP Traffic Speed monitor description Start New Monitor wizard […]
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