Can EventSentry Light be used to monitor a phone server on my network?

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asked May 22 in EventSentry Light by mb7 (130 points)
We have a phone server that has powered off once overnight because of a power outage and a faulty UPS battery. Our phone provider does not have any sort of monitoring software that can alert me or them if or when the server goes down. We are trying to find something simple that will alert us if the phone server goes down, preferrably with a simple email.

Does this sound like something eventsentry light does/can do?

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answered May 22 by Ingmar (6,590 points)

In its most simple form, EventSentry (Light) can ping an IP address and alert you if the remote host become unresponsive. Simply adding a host to EventSentry should provide this type of monitoring. Under Packages -> Event Logs -> Heartbeat Alerts you can find the filter rules that would send you an email alert when a host changes its ping status. The notification is sent to the Heartbeat Alert action by default (Actions -> Heartbeat Alerts).

There are additional ways to monitor a server more thoroughly, depending on the remote OS and the level of access you have. I'd be happy to provide more info if you could let us know.

I hope this helps.

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