List of topics tagged "how-to"

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How can I allow access to certain Web interface pages only?

Q: I need to restrict access to web interface pages. How can I do that? A: Web server, bundled with IPHost Network Monitor, is supplied with two authentication modules, providing Basic and Digest authentication. Below are instructions on how to use either of them. In the settings listed below, <IP address> should be replaced with […]

IPHost monitoring database is damaged, how do I recover database?

Q: IPHost monitoring service gets stopped right after it’s started. How do I check whether monitoring data and settings are fine? A: try following the steps below, or contact our Tech. Support. Important! Fixing IPHost monitoring database is a set of advanced techniques. Make sure you have DBA (database administration) experience before going on. If […]

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 […]

Mutual monitoring of IPHost installations

Q: I have IPHost installed and running, but how can I be sure it’s running and monitoring is active? A: To make sure IPHost installation is actually active, monitoring service is running and monitoring performed, you need to monitor IPHost installation itself. Otherwise, if it fails, you have no clues on whether monitoring is actually […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is it possible to get alerted when monitoring database gets damaged?

I have had monitoring database damaged when power outage happened. Is there way I could immediately get notified when monitoring database requires fixing? Q: I would prefer to get notified when monitoring database becomes inconsistent. How to spot that early? A: Below are steps that allow you to check monitoring database for consistency, without stopping […]

Why ‘Play Sound’ alert doesn’t work on my server?

Q: When we try test playing an audio file to be configured for an alert, we get an error message. Why file isn’t played? A: IPHost utilizes codecs provided by OS. It’s not a self-contained media player with all codecs included; it’s just a network monitoring software, so it relies on OS for that. Typical […]

Upgrade from v3 to v4 and above

How shall I perform upgrading version 3.* of IPHost to last available versions? Q: A new major version of IPHost Network Monitor is available. What shall I do to upgrade to it as seamlessly as possible? A: In general, to upgrade to new IPHost version, you only need to download new version, run (as Administrator) […]

How do I set up SNMP traffic-related monitors?

IPHost supports calculating traffic consumption and speed via SNMP. How do I set up these monitors? Q: New version of IPHost Network Monitor offers traffic volume and speed measurement via SNMP. Could you provide step by step directions on setting up these? A: You can find common monitor parameters descriptions on corresponding online help page. […]
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