7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2008 8:45 AM by chris.lapoint

    can you Monitor and report on Page File usage with IPMonitor 9?

    Andrew Story

       Hi there - a couple of questions please.

       

      I've got the eval edition of IPMonitor 9 and have found the page file useage counters under Exchange/SQL monitors, but how can I monitor/report on these counters directly.  I can only seem to monitor and report at the 'Monitor' level, not the 'counter' level.

       

      Also SQL, I can't seem to get monitoring working the error I get is 'Unable to connect to the remote device'

       

      Any help much appreciated, thanks.
       

        • Re: can you Monitor and report on Page File usage with IPMonitor 9?
          chris.lapoint

          Hi Andrew, thank you for taking the time to evaluate ipMonitor.  Monitoring these performance counters directly isn't available today.  We plan to add the ability to report on the counters collected by the monitors in the next release.  In the interim, you can leverage our External Process Monitor to monitor performance counters using a custom script.  


          Our support team can provide you an example script and help you get your SQL monitor up and running.  I would recommend submitting a ticket (set SolarWinds product = "ipMonitor evaluation"):  


          https://forms.netsuite.com/app/site/crm/externalcasepage.nl?compid=638609&formid=12&h=3d0552f20b2e9bd6580b


          Cheers,

            • Re: can you Monitor and report on Page File usage with IPMonitor 9?
              Andrew Story

              Thanks for the reply, got a ticket raised also.  just have a few more question splease :-)

              Can you let me know what the roadmap is for IPmonitor? 

              Is this a product you are going to be supporting and developing for a numbers of years, into Server 2008 and beyond?  

              When support costs are renewed yearly, do these entitle you to free upgrades on newer version, of are these to be paid for?

              How long do you continue to support older version once a new one is released?

              Thanks again
               

                • Re: can you Monitor and report on Page File usage with IPMonitor 9?
                  chris.lapoint
                  Can you let me know what the roadmap is for IPmonitor? 

                  We're actually in the planning stages for the next release so if you have enhancement requests,  we'd love to hear them.   At a high-level, you can expect to see more monitors and more built-in best practices on what/how to monitor your infrastructure.

                   

                  Is this a product you are going to be supporting and developing for a numbers of years, into Server 2008 and beyond?  
                   

                  Absolutely.  We're already doing investigation on Windows 2008, Firefox 3 Beta, and IE 8.

                   

                  When support costs are renewed yearly, do these entitle you to free upgrades on newer version, of are these to be paid for?
                   

                  Yes, annual maintenance includes access to free upgrades and continued full technical support.

                   

                  How long do you continue to support older version once a new one is released?
                   

                  We will typically EOL older versions after two subsequent Major releases.   Historically, we have had at least 1 major and 1 minor release per year.  

                  How is your ipMonitor evaluation working out for you?  Are you in contact with anyone from sales?