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Even though event log monitoring can detect many problems on a server, it is not enough to ensure optimum system health and availability. For this reason EventSentry monitors the following components of the Operating System in addition to monitoring the event logs to ensure optimum system availability:

 

Services

Disk Space

Processes

Performance

Software Installations

 

The following chapters will offer some guidance on how to setup system health packages, especially on larger networks.

 

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All alerts generated by system health features (e.g. a stopped service, high CPU usage) are logged to the application event logs of the server being monitored. This ensures that you and fellow system administrators can review alerts after they happened.

 

However, you will need to monitor the application event logs and create one or more filters so that alerts are forwarded to an email or pager for example.