Host Monitor

Table of Contents

Overview
Host Group
Host Status
Event / Log History
Host Actions
On-Line / Off-Line

Overview

It provides the ability to monitor the status of all hosts in the host group at once. You can monitor multiple groups in multiple windows at the same time.

Host Monitor consists of three parts: the host group tree at the left side, the host status area at the top of right side and the event / log history at the bottom of right side.

Host Monitor

Figure 2.35. Host Monitor


Host Group

If you select the group from the host group tree, all descendant hosts will be showed at the host status area. If you select the host, the only selected host will be showed.

Host Status

It shows all hosts which are selected from the host group tree concurrently.

A box stands for a host. If events occur, the color of the box become changed or flash effect applied to the box. Colors and flash effects for events can be configured in Host Monitor Preference.

Host status change

Figure 2.36. Host status change


You can choose the host by clicking the corresponding box, and double clicking it executes Live Monitor for the host.

After choose the host, clicking Clear host will reset the status and color of the host. If you click Clear all hosts, all hosts in the host status area will be reset.

Event / Log History

It shows the history of events and log message for the host selected from the host status area in descending order. If you double-click the event from the list, it executes Remote Search, and the recorded file with the same time is selected automatically.

Host Actions

If you click right mouse button on either the host in the host status area or events in the event / log history, popup menu appears. You can execute host actions by selecting the popup menu item. Following actions are provided:

Host actions in popup menu

Figure 2.37. Host actions in popup menu


On-Line / Off-Line

On-Line and Off-Line events are raised only by Host Monitor. It tries to connect to all selected hosts from the host group periodically in order to check whether communication between CMS and the host is available, except already connected hosts in other windows. Non-connected hosts become off-line state if it can not received feedback in time.

You can configure that it should check whether hosts are online, check interval, and connecting time-out in Host Monitor Preference.