The VSA can monitor machines that don't have an agent installed on them. This function is performed entirely within a single page called System Check. Machines without an agent are called external systems. A machine with an agent is assigned the task of performing the system check on the external system. A system check typically determines whether an external system is available or not. Types of system checks include: web server, DNS server, port connection, ping, and custom.
To Create a System Check Alert
To Cancel a System Check Alert
Passing Alert Information to Emails and Procedures
The following types of system check alert emails can be sent and formatted:
The following variables can be included in your formatted email alerts and in procedures.
Click Apply to apply parameters to selected machine IDs. Confirm the information has been applied correctly in the machine ID list.
Click Clear to remove all parameter settings from selected machine IDs.
If checked and an alarm condition is encountered, an alarm is created. Alarms are displayed in Monitor > Dashboard List, Monitor > Alarm Summary and Info Center > Reports > Logs > Alarm Log.
If checked and an alarm condition is encountered, a ticket is created.
If checked and an alarm condition is encountered, an agent procedure is run. You must click the select agent procedure link to choose an agent procedure to run. You can optionally direct the agent procedure to run on a specified range of machine IDs by clicking this machine ID link. These specified machine IDs do not have to match the machine ID that encountered the alarm condition.
If checked and an alarm condition is encountered, an email is sent to the specified email addresses.
System Check Parameters
Select a system check type:
The following optional parameters display for all types of system checks:
Select All/Unselect All
Click the Select All link to check all rows on the page. Click the Unselect All link to uncheck all rows on the page.
These icons indicate the agent check-in status of each managed machine. Hovering the cursor over a check-in icon displays the agent quick view window.
Online but waiting for first audit to complete
Agent online and user currently logged on.
Agent online and user currently logged on, but user not active for 10 minutes
Agent is currently offline
Agent has never checked in
Agent is online but remote control has been disabled
The agent has been suspended
Click the delete icon to delete a system check.
Click a row's edit icon to populate header parameters with values from that row. You can edit these values in the header and re-apply them.
The list of Machine.Group IDs displayed is based on the Machine ID / Group ID filter and the machine groups the user is authorized to see using System > User Security > Scopes.
The ATSE response code assigned to machine IDs or SNMP devices:
A comma separated list of email addresses where notifications are sent.
The type of system check:
The interval for the system check to recur.
The number of periods the system check alarm is suppressed, after the initial problem is detected. This prevents triggering an alarm for a temporary problem.
The number of periods to ignore additional alarm conditions after the first one is reported. This prevents creating multiple alarms for the same problem.
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