Monitoring

File Screens to Monitor File Shares for Ransomware

File Screens will monitor your Windows file share and can notify you when certain files or file types are created. File Screens do not prevent ransomware.  See this article for prevention http://www.questiondriven.com/2016/03/07/how-to-prevent-ransomware-infections/. I wanted to monitor the file shares for ransomware related…

Window Server 2003/2008/2008 R2 Uptime

Windows Server Uptime can be monitoring using SNMP. Windows Servers:  sysUptime (OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.3.0)  value is in hundredths of a second. Unix/Linux:  hostUptime (OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.25.1.1.0) Cisco Switches:  snmpEngineTime (OID 1.3.6.1.6.3.10.2.1.3) WhatsUp Gold Active SNMP Monitor Example: Windows Server Uptime Past 40…

Windows Server 2008 Event Log SNMP Traps

Windows Server SNMP Trap Event Log Monitoring Overview Setting up SNMP Traps is not a difficult process.  SNMP Trap Watcher http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/snmptrap.html is useful in examining SNMP traps in Windows. Event Log SNMP traps fire when the event log error that is setup…

WhatsUp Gold Passive Monitors and Event Log Monitoring

I setup the Passive Monitors below in WhatsUp Gold to catch Windows Server Event Log Errors that would be worth monitoring.  I have setup Windows service monitoring, performance monitoring, active monitors for many applications and ports, but I don’t want…

SNMP Service Setup and SNMP Trap Setup

The most efficient way to monitor Windows Servers is to use SNMP.  The monitoring of Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2 performance requires the proper setup of SNMP.  SNMP is used to monitor a server for example the monitoring software makes a…

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