Logfile monitoring and some other questions

Oct 12, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Hello everyone!

I'm new to PolyMon.
Please can you answer these questions?

1: In which way is the system updated? On event based ( node detects something, and sends this to the server? (Node ->Server ) OR is the server polling? ( Server -> Node -> Server )

 

2: Are open port(s) required ( in the firewall )?\

 

3: Is it possible to monitor "HomeMade" logfiles? Our company is building robots, who generates many logfiles, and I want to monitor that.

Thanks for answering!.
Greets Gerard

Coordinator
Oct 15, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Hi there,

To answer your questions:

1. System is updated by a windows service that periodically runs scripts - so it is a server polling method. The nodes themselves do not need anything installed.

2. Usually yes - depends on what port the particular script is running against (e.g. SNMP, SQL, Ping, etc use different ports). If everything is within the same domain you should only have to worry about any firewalls running on the nodes you are polling (as well as the server itself). If polling external nodes you may also have to worry about your external firewall.

3. Nothing built-in for that, but thats where PowerShell comes in. You can script just about anything you want in PowerShell. Alternatively you could write a custom Monitor (detailed in the help file how this is done - quite easy actually, but requires compiling a .NET project). Simplest, and just as effective, is using PowerShell.

 

Fred.