The following information is available through software monitoring alerts:
Additionally, you can easily configure EventSentry to record all installed software, including installation/uninstallation, in the EventSentry database. This provides you with a basic and extremely easy-to-use software inventory of all monitored machines. EventSentry also writes basic hardware information (CPU, memory, OS, service pack, manufacturer, model)* to the EventSentry database. The following information is available through the web reports:
Uptime Monitoring logs the current uptime of a monitored host to the database in a specified time interval. This feature primarily reports the current uptime, but also keeps a history of all recorded uptimes across multiple reboots, which can help isolate problematic servers that are rebooted often. Uptime Monitoring also records the longest uptime ever recorded on any given host.
In addition to software monitoring, EventSentry can also monitor removable disks, the S.M.A.R.T. status of all installed physical disks and the link speed of network adapters. For example, if a USB drive is added/removed or the link speed of an adapter changes (e.g. 1GBit to 100MBit), EventSentry will generate an alert.
Upon startup, EventSentry will also detect changes to the amount of installed RAM, as well as changes to the number of installed DVD or CD-ROM drives.
In Hyper-V and VMWare® ESXi environments, EventSentry can inventory all virtual machines, including the following:
EventSentry also provides the version information of the virtual machine host(s). This functionality requires that SNMP is enabled on the VMWare ESXi hosts.
When using a database you can collect the following hardware information from monitored servers and workstations and view them through the web reports:
On select DELL® and HP® servers, additional hardware information is available when the required management tools from the hardware manufacturer are installed. You can view a list of:
The Hardware Inventory lets you query hardware and operating system properties from all your monitored hosts. EventSentry can collect a wealth of information from your hosts (see SW / HW Inventory) and you can generate reports based on hardware properties such as:
In addition to monitoring the installed software, you can also be notified when executables register themselves in an Autorun registry location. These registry locations are very critical since they allow an application to be automatically launched when an administrator logs on. EventSentry currently monitors 11 different registry keys and values, including HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for example.
Autorun monitoring also monitors the Documents and Settings>\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup directory to detect applications which add themselves to the Startup start menu folder.