PolyMon was developed using the following:
- SQL 2005
- Visual Studio 2005
- .NET 2.0
PolyMon has now been used succesfully in a production environment monitoring over 100 servers, services, databases and other hardware (SNMP) since April 2006.
PolyMon is comprised of three main components: A SQL Server database, a Windows service (PolyMon Executive) that runs the monitor tests and a windows based management front-end (PolyMon Manager) used to manage and track the entire system.
PolyMon has the following runtime requirements:
- MS SQL Server 2005. Will also run on the free MS SQL Server 2005 Express (although PolyMon does appear to work with SQL 2000, this platform is no longer supported).
- PolyMon Executive runs as a Windows Service and should run under an account with required access priviliges to run all monitors. It has been tested on Windows 2003 Server and Win XP platforms with the .NET 2.0 framework.
- PolyMon Manager is a windows application and has been tested on Windows XP platforms with the .NET 2.0 framework.