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Mary Wood
05-Nov-2012, 20:22
I always thought that's what users were for, but now I'm told that
software should be the thing that tells me when a server isn't doing
what it's supposed to do.

It looks like there are plenty of things out there that will tell you if
your windows or linux server is alive or not - do you know of anything
that will alert you if, just for one example, your GW server (on
netware) is still running but not handling mail?

malcolmlewis
05-Nov-2012, 20:33
On Mon 05 Nov 2012 07:22:49 PM CST, Mary Wood wrote:

I always thought that's what users were for, but now I'm told that
software should be the thing that tells me when a server isn't doing
what it's supposed to do.

It looks like there are plenty of things out there that will tell you
if your windows or linux server is alive or not - do you know of
anything that will alert you if, just for one example, your GW server
(on netware) is still running but not handling mail?


Hi
Is there an snmp MIB for GW? Running something like Nagios can be setup
to check processes (even via remote socket connection) etc, you could
even run something like SEC (Simple Event Correlator) to send out an
alert.

Can you do a port scan, a simple test like that may be enough?

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Steve B
05-Nov-2012, 20:43
On 11/5/2012 1:22 PM, Mary Wood wrote:
> I always thought that's what users were for, but now I'm told that
> software should be the thing that tells me when a server isn't doing
> what it's supposed to do.
>
> It looks like there are plenty of things out there that will tell you if
> your windows or linux server is alive or not - do you know of anything
> that will alert you if, just for one example, your GW server (on
> netware) is still running but not handling mail?

Nagios can do this - there are a few choices of plugins on Nagios
Exchange that will watch GroupWise mta, poa, etc

We use Nagios to watch everything inside the network and then we use
Pingdom to make sure the Nagios server is up.

Mary Wood
05-Nov-2012, 22:11
On 11/5/2012 1:43 PM, Steve B wrote:
> On 11/5/2012 1:22 PM, Mary Wood wrote:
>> I always thought that's what users were for, but now I'm told that
>> software should be the thing that tells me when a server isn't doing
>> what it's supposed to do.
>>
>> It looks like there are plenty of things out there that will tell you if
>> your windows or linux server is alive or not - do you know of anything
>> that will alert you if, just for one example, your GW server (on
>> netware) is still running but not handling mail?
>
> Nagios can do this - there are a few choices of plugins on Nagios
> Exchange that will watch GroupWise mta, poa, etc
>
> We use Nagios to watch everything inside the network and then we use
> Pingdom to make sure the Nagios server is up.

Sounds like I need to learn about Nagios. Thanks for the info.
*screws thinking cap on securely*

Dave Howe
06-Nov-2012, 11:28
On 05/11/2012 19:22, Mary Wood wrote:
> I always thought that's what users were for, but now I'm told that
> software should be the thing that tells me when a server isn't doing
> what it's supposed to do.
>
> It looks like there are plenty of things out there that will tell you if
> your windows or linux server is alive or not - do you know of anything
> that will alert you if, just for one example, your GW server (on
> netware) is still running but not handling mail?

http://nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/3_0/monitoring-netware.html ?

Mary Wood
09-Nov-2012, 18:34
On 11/6/2012 4:28 AM, Dave Howe wrote:
> On 05/11/2012 19:22, Mary Wood wrote:
>> I always thought that's what users were for, but now I'm told that
>> software should be the thing that tells me when a server isn't doing
>> what it's supposed to do.
>>
>> It looks like there are plenty of things out there that will tell you if
>> your windows or linux server is alive or not - do you know of anything
>> that will alert you if, just for one example, your GW server (on
>> netware) is still running but not handling mail?
>
> http://nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/3_0/monitoring-netware.html ?
>
Thank you!

buckesfeld
10-Nov-2012, 18:41
Mary Wood wrote:

> do you know of anything
> that will alert you if, just for one example, your GW server (on
> netware) is still running but not handling mail?

If that's your only concern, try Groupwise Monitor.
Else Nagios.

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