the leading operations performance management solution, NetScope
provides you with the tools to monitor your networked business
environment around the clock from inside the firewall. Choose
from over 30 standard monitor types to test the operation of
your key networked systems. You can also set up automated alerting
in a choice different media plus easily generate performance
reports. With NetScope's deep monitoring capabilities, you'll
know when there's a real problem without being bothered by false
·centralized monitoring of large and
small web server farms
· complete suite of monitors that watch critical web environment
· a published API for the creation of custom monitors and
integration of home grown tools
· escalation paths for error and warning notification
· multiple notification methods including cellphone short
message, e-mail, pager, SNMP trap, or execution of an error recovery
· scheduled and on-demand management reports for trend
· integration with enterprise management solutions
Find out what you'll need to implement NetScope
in your environment.
NetScope is implemented as a java server application.
It runs on the server as a daemon process, monitors system parameters,
sends alerts, and generates summary reports. A user connects to
NetScope using a web browser to view status information and make
The implementation is divided into several well defined types of
objects: WebPage, Scheduler, Monitors, Alerts, and Reports.
The WebPage Objects handle requests for web pages from
a browser (using the HTTP protocol). These objects display the current
status information, present forms for editing the configuration
and update the configuration based on form requests.
These objects also enforces any access controls, such as username
and password, that restrict who is allowed to access the NetScope
The scheduler object coordinates when monitors are
run, alerts are created, and reports are generated. It reads the
configuration to create a schedule of when these activities should
occur and creates and starts the appropriate objects.
The monitor objects collects information about the
system being monitored. There are objects for monitoring application
logs, CPU usage, disk space, processes, web server throughput, DNS
servers, mail servers, access to web pages, and network response.
The Monitor API allows custom monitor objects to be added to handle
application specific monitoring needs.
The alert objects sends alerts about exceptional events.
There are objects for sending email, pager, short message services
for mobile phone and SNMP trap messages. The Script alert object
allows application specific scripts to be run.
The Reports objects generate reports summarizing monitoring
activity. The objects read the history information from the log
files, summarize and filter it, and generate HTML reports in graph
and table format.
The LogMonitor object monitors an application log and
forwards events based on a rule file. Each time is runs, it checks
for new entries to the log file. When it finds a new entry, it compares
the entry to rules in the rule file to decide what alert to perform.
A log entry can cause any of the NetScope alerts to be sent.
NetScope® - Java-based
IP Service and Application Monitoring and Administration Server
Using NetScope system,
you can monitor applications and servers running on many different
platforms, including Linux, HP-UX, AIX, FreeBSD, SGI, SCO, Solaris,
Digital Unix and Windows NT/2000/XP.
NetScope is implemented as a Java server application,
which enables multiple monitors to collect site data simultaneously
without impacting server performance. Even the most active web sites
can set the NetScope monitors to run at regular intervals (typically
every 5-10 minutes) with little impact on performance.
Browser-based User Interface
NetScope's HTML-based interface runs in any browser
window, allowing Administrators to manage their sites over their
LAN, WAN, or Internet. Using the web server's own security features,
Web Administrators can limit access to only authorized NetScope
users. In addition Web Administrators can enable a read-only version
that allows interested parties to view status and reports without
being able to effect any changes to the settings.
View Multiple Sites
NetScope's Multi-view panel gives Administrators with
multiple NetScope installations the ability to view and administer
each server from a central location. The Multi-view panel displays
the status of every monitor on each NetScope installation, and provides
links back to each NetScope server for swift edits and changes.
Comprehensive Management Reports
NetScope's built-in management reports provide daily,
weekly, and monthly summaries of monitor readings, allowing Web
Administrators to identify usage trends, diagnose bottlenecks, and
make long-term plans for system changes and upgrades. Management
reports can be viewed on-line via secure URL, or NetScope can automatically
send them to a list of e-mail addresses. Administrators can schedule
management reports to be generated during off-peak hours.
Custom Monitoring Environment
Web Administrators can customize their monitoring environment
in two ways: by organizing monitors into groups and by creating
custom monitors. Monitors can be organized and grouped to give the
Administrator greater flexibility in determining how the site data
is presented. By creating custom monitors, Administrators can plug-in
existing "home grown" scripts to create their own site-specific
monitors and still benefit from NetScope's built-in alarm and reporting
NetScope allows you to remotely monitor multiple servers
from a central NetScope installation without the need for agents
on the remotely monitored machines.
The NetScope documentation, accessible through the Help button on
your NetScope Main Panel, includes a detailed explanation of how
to configure remote server permissions for NetScope. Here are the
How do I monitor a server?
Several of the NetScope monitors (CPU, Disk Space, Memory, etc.)
can monitor information on servers.
Note: Monitoring servers requires that the NetScope service
runs in a user account that has permission to access the NT performance
registry on the server. Use the Services control panel to change
the user account used by the NetScope service. Select the NetScope
service from the list of services, click the Startup button, and
fill in the Log On As fields with an account that can access the
remote servers. Stop and start the NetScope service to start using
the new account.
For each monitored server...
Add a new CPU, Disk Space, Service, or Web Server monitor (NT only).
Click on the Choose Server link
Select a server from the list of servers
Press the Choose Server button and fill out the remaining fields
for the monitor.
Monitors - test network applications by simulating
a client application
The Database Monitor allows you to verify that a
query can be successfully processed by your standard database
The DNS Monitor checks a Domain Name Server
via the network. It verifies that the DNS server is accepting
requests, and also verifies that the address for a specific domain
name can be found.
eBusiness Transaction Chain Monitor
This monitor enables you to verify that multiple
tasks associated with a complete online transaction are completed
properly, ensuring end-to-end success.
The FTP Monitor connects to an FTP server and verifies
that a file can be retrieved.
The NetScope Mail Monitor verifies that the mail
server is accepting requests, and that messages can be sent and
The Ping Monitor verifies that specified hosts are
available via the network to ensure continuous availability of
The Port Monitor determines whether a service on
a port can be connected to.
The NetScope SNMP Monitor reads a value from an SNMP
device. Many network devices support the SNMP protocol as a way
of monitoring the devices.
The URL Monitor verifies availability and access
time for specified URLs to ensure that your web pages are always
available in an acceptable time frame. On the NT platform, NetScope
takes advantage of the platform's integrated support to monitor
secure HTTPS URLs in addition to HTTP URLs.
URL Transaction Monitor
The URL Transaction Monitor simulates a user's session
across several pages. An example of this would be entering an
account name via a Web form, checking an account status for the
page that is returned, and then following a sequence of links
through several more pages.
Monitors - measure attributes of the server and operating
NOTE: On the NT platform these monitors may
be used to gather information from remote machines.
The CPU Monitor reports the percentage of CPU currently
in use to ensure that you know if the CPU is being overloaded.
Disk Space Monitor
The Disk Space Monitor reports the percentage of
disk space currently in use so that you can act before you run
out of disk space.
This monitor measures virtual memory usage and notifies
you before you have a problem.
The Network Monitor provides an easy way for you
to track network statistics for your server. Information provided
by the network monitor can help you track down performance problems
related to network interfaces on your servers.
The Service Monitor verifies that specified processes
are running, including Web, Mail, FTP, News, Gopher, Telnet, and
Web Server Monitor
The Web Server Monitor reads the web server log and
reports data on hits, bytes, errors, hits per minute, and bytes
per minute. It supports Netscape Enterprise, Netscape FastTrack,
Microsoft IIS, O'Reilly WebSite, and any web server that uses
the common log format.
Monitors - are designed to query specific network
applications and servers. Several of these monitors are specific
to MS Windows environments
Apache Server Monitor
Apache Server Monitor allows you to monitor Apache
server statistics like bytes per second, requests per second,
and CPU load.
Use this monitor to watch Ariba server statistics
such as uptime, denies, and concurrent connections.
ASP Server Monitor
This monitor watches the server statistics for Microsoft
ASP Servers such as total bytes per seconds, requests queued,
and errors per second.
CheckPoint FireWall-1 Monitor
The Checkpoint Firewall-1 monitor is used to monitor
Checkpoint firewall parameters such as fwEvent, fwRejected, and
ColdFusion Server Monitor
The ColdFusion Server monitor lets you monitor ColdFusion
statistics like the page hits per second, Queued Requests, or
Avg Req Time.
IIS Server Monitor
This monitor allows you to monitor statistics for
Microsoft Internet Information Servers (IIS) including post requests
per second, bytes sent per second, and total not found errors.
Netscape Server Monitor
Use the Netscape Server monitor to monitor server
response codes via the server administration page.
Real Server Monitor
The RealSystem Server monitor can be used to monitor
server statistics on RealNetworks streaming media servers.
The SilverStream Server monitor lets you monitor
SilverStream statistics such as current load, total sessions,
and average request process time.
Window Media Server Monitor
Use this monitor to watch MS Windows Media Server
statistics like active streams, stream errors per second, or late
reads per second.
Monitors - for the specific needs of complex environments
The composite monitor allows you to monitor the status
readings of multiple monitors or multiple groups of monitors.
This gives you the ability to create alerts based upon more than
one status reading.
This monitor allows you to monitor file count and
size within a directory.
The File Monitor checks the size, age, and, if you
want, the content of a file, and notifies you if any of these
The NetScope LDAP Monitor verifies that an LDAP server
is working correctly by connecting to it and performing a "simple"
authentication. Optionally, it can check the result for expected
Link Check Monitor
This monitor checks all of the internal and external
links on a site to ensure that they can be reached.
Log File Monitor
The Log File Monitor allows you to generate warnings
and errors based upon data in an application's log file. For example,
many applications write error messages to a log file. This monitor
can scan those log files, looking for error messages and generating
alerts when it finds them.
The News Monitor connects to a news (NNTP) server
and verifies that groups can be retrieved.
NT Dial-up Monitor
The Dial-up Monitor dials into an ISP or Remote Access
server and confirms that a connection can be made. Once connected,
it can execute user defined commands and measure performance.
NT Event Log Monitor
The NT Event Log Monitor watches one of the Windows
NT Event Logs (System, Application, or Security) and triggers
alerts when entries are added.
NT Performance Counter Monitor
The NT Performance Counter Monitor retrieves the
value of any Windows NT Performance Counter and can alert you
if this value is out of your preferred range.
The Radius Monitor sends an authentication request
to a Radius Server.
Real Time Streaming Protocol Monitor
The Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) Monitor can
be used to check the availability of real time media streams.
The RTSP Monitor is capable of monitoring various real time media
stream sources including those serving audio and video media.
This monitor verifies that a script executes correctly.
URL Content Monitor
The URL content monitor retrieves a selected URL,
checking for multiple strings of text within the page.
URL List Monitor
This monitor allows you to monitor an entire list
of URLs, rather than defining several separate URL monitors.
NetScope allow you to create both tabular and graphic
reports, detailing the performance of monitored items over time
and allowing you to spot trends and pinpoint trouble areas. You
may also export report data to a tab delimited file for import into
another analysis software package.
You can create reports for a single monitored item such as your
network interface traffic, or you can create a report comparing
the performance of multiple monitored items such as retrieval times
from several corporate Web sites.
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