Monitoring in GroundWork is done with a selection of tools. In some cases more than one tool will be used, for synergistic effects and greater efficacy, but much of the “nuts and bolts” of monitoring is done with Nagios®. The configuration of this part of GroundWork is done by collecting commonly checked metrics into Profiles, which can then be applied to hosts.
A profile can define the monitoring of anything, leveraging the open nature of the system. The target can be a server, a network device, an application, database or web server, or even an abstract collection of other objects.
All this means that out of the box, GroundWork is equipped to monitor dozens of common infrastructure elements, but that you are in no way limited to just these. It’s easy to adjust the profiles we supply to your needs, or to create your own.
Here are a few of the profiles we supply to get you started:
- Enterprise Server
- Web Servers
- MSFT IIS
- MSFT SQL
- Generic SNMP
- Mail (SNMP)