EventSentry can be easily configured using Event Log, Log File, Health and Tracking packages. Packages contain one or more monitoring objects and are either assigned globally, to computer groups or to individual computers. EventSentry ships with a number of pre-configured packages which mostly exclude unwanted events from being sent to your email notifications. These packages are constantly under development and can be downloaded from within the management application. Packages contain information such as:
The collector is a central component which enables a 3-tier architecture in EventSentry and sits between the remote agents and the service (usually the database or email service). In a nutshell, it provides the following benefits:
The collector service supports Windows-based clients and is included at no additional cost.
Remote Update allows you to easily administer and update monitored computers running the EventSentry agents. With the multi-threaded remote update feature you can push out the latest agents (e.g. after an update or a patch installation) but also send the latest configuration to the remote computers quickly and easily. Remote update supports managing servers and workstations from different domains.
The remote update procedure can also be completely automated using the command-line Remote Update utility, which can be scheduled to run at regular intervals (e.g. twice a day) through the Windows scheduler and will ensure sure that:
If one or more of your computers groups are linked to an Active Directory OU or group then the Remote Update Utility can also automatically install the agent on computers that were added to the linked OU or group.
Hosts can be added to the management console in a variety of ways:
In addition, groups can also be linked to an Active Directory OU or Active Directory group, making the management of the group completely effortless. The computers are now synced with Active Directory and automatically refreshed every time a remote update action is performed or the remote update utility is executed.