2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2009 8:42 AM by phalanx130

    IpMonitor service heartbeat??

      Is there any form of a heartbeat for IpMonitorsrv.exe? I have had the service or servral services on the machine that is hosting ipmonitor freeze due to the AV serveral times.  *cough* McAfee *cough*. I can not remove and installed another AV due to Corp standards. I have a script running on another machine that checks on the service and log files. During low periods of activity the log files are not updated regularly. Does any one have a idea on how to get the service to regularly produce something on the host machine. An file with a timestamp would be ideal but I'll try to hook powershell into anything.  :)

      Thanks for you help!! 

        • Re: IpMonitor service heartbeat??

          Hello phalanx130,

          You can configure ipMonitor to email you at set intervals to let you know it is still running.  Here's how:

          1. Go to "Configuration" tab.
          2. Click "System Settings"
          3. Within the "On Process Start" section, click the "Enable" button and enter your email address.
          4. Next to "Continue to Send an Email", click the "Enable" button and specify the time interval.
          5. Click OK.

          Hope this helps.


          Chris Foley - SolarWinds - Support Specialist
          Support:  866.530.8040  |  Fax: 512.857.0125
          network management simplified  |  solarwinds.com

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            • Re: IpMonitor service heartbeat??


              After leaving a post and thinking about the problem I came up with a simple solution. I created an external monitor process that just writes a time stamp to a file in the ipmonitor log folder. The following is the onliner that I used

              get-date | set-content "C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\ipMonitor\logs\heartbeat.log"

              Unless the powershell script has a problem accessing a log file, ie..some weird file locking problem or the path is bad, it will always exit with a 0 which ipmonitor checks to see that it was successful.

              Thanks Chris for the suggestion.