Network monitoring

Do you care for sustainability of your services? Of course you do!

With SMSEagle we give you a tool for monitoring your services or servers. Just define what and when should be monitored. SMSEagle will send you SMS alerts when your services/servers go down. Be informed immediately, keep reaction time low, and let your customers be happy with your services.

Read how it works…

Define what you want to monitor

  • choose a name for the task
  • enter a host (IP address or Hostname)
  • choose ICMP (ping) to monitor a server with ICMP protocol
  • …or PORT to monitor your service on a selected port (SMSEagle will check if port is open)
  • increase a default timeout value for busy servers (by default we set it to 30 seconds)

Define a schedule

  • choose if task should be always enabled…
  • …or disable it in chosen times
    (during a night, when a machine goes through planned restarts, during resource intensive backups, etc.)
  • enter a phone number or choose a group of users to send your SMS alert to
  • select when to send SMS alert (when host/service goes down, when host/service goes up after failure)

Control a status of your tasks

  • see a settings’ overview for all of your tasks
  • check which server/service is currently unavailable
  • see when a specific server/service was last down (last downtime)
  • check what happened at last downtime (see server/service response)
  • edit/delete your tasks
  • disable tasks when needed (eg. when doing a machine upgrades)

Define a SMS alert message

Define your SMS messages when host or service becomes unavailable/comes back to life. Choose field placeholders for your SMS text:

  • {TASKNAME} – puts a taskname inside SMS text
  • {HOST} – hostname or IP address
  • {RESPONSE} – message received (in case of no response from server/service)
  • {TIMESTAMP} – timestamp of an error

Receive SMS alerts

  • be immediately alerted when your services/servers go down (or go up after failure)
  • give yourself a chance to react quickly

Make your customers happy with keeping high uptime ratio 🙂

Monitoring frequency

Monitoring tasks are performed in a synchronous mode. This means that all monitoring tasks create a queue and are executed one by one. Frequency of executing each monitoring queue is determined by number of all your tasks and their timeout. For example: if you define 15 monitoring tasks each with 30s timeout, then monitoring queue will execute every 8 minutes.