PA Storage Monitor Pro edition is the best solution for monitoring large disk volumes, reporting on the stored content, tracking quotas and more. If you are concerned about storage resources, how they are used and how they grow, PA Storage Monitor Pro is designed for for you.
The File System Analyzer module is possibly the most important and powerful of all of the monitors. It catalogs one or more entire disk volumes, including information on directories, files and file owners. This catalog can then be used to generate rich reports giving you insight into what is being stored, how new or old the data is, who your heavy users are and much more.
|Calculated Status Monitor|
This monitor lets you calculated its status by running a script on the statuses of other monitors.
|Directory Quota Monitor|
The Directory Quota Monitor keeps track of directory sizes, and executes actions if the directory sizes are over the quota. End users (directory owners) can be notified via email with the Monitor-Directed E-mail action. Includes reports.
|Disk Space Monitor|
Monitor the free disk space on server drives. You can set the warning threshold in absolute size, or percentage of disk space. Includes reports and auto-configuration.
Execute your custom written scripts written in the Visual Basic Scripting Edition language. You can use custom or 3rd party ActiveX controls. The script determines whether to trigger actions using your own logic.
|File Age Monitor|
Monitor file ages and alert if the files become too old (good for watching server queues, spool directories, etc).
|File/Directory Size Monitor|
Track the size of a directory or a set of specific files within a directory. Includes reports.
|File & Directory Monitor|
This monitor is a host-based IDS (Intrusion Detection System) that will notify you when the date, size or even content of a file changes. File creation and deletion is also monitored. A good tool to help with configuration management as well. Auto-configuration functionality is available.
|File System Analyzer|
Scan any size local or remote disk volume on a scheduled basis. Get in depth understanding of the files via rich reports including:
|User Quota Monitor|
Checks a data set produced by a File System Monitor scan for user disk usage. If they are over their quota, actions (including email sent to the end user) can be activated.
This action will call a URL you specify, optionally posting information about the current alert. This makes it easy to connect to a helpdesk/ticketing system.
Connects or disconnects a Windows Dial-up Connection. Typically this is for servers that are not on the Internet, but need to connect to send alerts.
Sends SMTP email messages to mail boxes, cell phones, mobile devices, etc. The E-mail action has Alert Digests which are a powerful/friendly feature that combines multiple alerts that happen within a short time into a single email notification. This can be very helpful when something goesreally wrong. You can easily specify when messages should be sent or suppressed.
Similar to the Execute Script monitor, this Action lets you extend the list of available actions via your own script written in VBScript. Many variables from the source monitor are also available for creating rich, situation-specific responses.
A simple message box that displays monitor findings. These message boxes are smart: if there are many pending alerts you can easily dismiss them all at once.
The monitor which detects a problem specifies the email address to use for each alert. This is very useful when sending reminders and alerts to end users such as with the User Quota Monitor and the Directory Quota Monitor.
|Network Message (Net Send)|
Sends a message box containing the critical monitor details to every place that you are logged in.
|Pager Alert via SNPP|
Send monitor results to pagers via standard Simple Network Paging Protocol (SNPP). You can easily specify when messages should be sent or suppressed, and the content of the message.
|Phone Dialer (DTMF/SMS)|
Dials a modem/phone and optionally sends DTMF commands or other commands (to send SMS messages for example). This is typically used by a disconnected server to send an alert over a normal phone line (where the CallerID identifies the server)
Audible alert when monitors detect a problem with the server.
Reboots the server if a monitor has detected a critical system failure.
|SMS Text Message|
Send SMS text messages to your mobile device via your service providers SMS Internet gateway (SMPP server). You can control which information gets sent, as well as when messages are allowed.
Sends an SNMP Trap with details from the monitor firing the action
Starts a specified application when the monitor triggers actions
Sends control messages to the Windows Service Control Manager to start, stop or restart a specified service.
Sends monitor alerts to a Syslog server on the network
|Write to Event Log|
Writes monitor details to the Windows Event Log.
|Write to Log File|
Log the findings of any triggered monitor to a file. Separate files can be created for each day, week, month, etc.
|HTTP accessible reports|
Reports are generated in HTML and accessible from within the PA Storage Monitor Console application, or from a web browser
Password protect web reports in PA Storage Monitor
Easily see at a glance the state of your server along with system statistics
See a one line status indicator per server to see at a glance how the servers in your data center are doing. Per-group status reports are also supported.
|All Errors Report|
The All Errors report show all recent errors on all monitors on all servers/devices within a group. This is a good place to quickly get a detailed view of any problems happening on the network.
|All Servers Report|
This report shows all of your servers in a group in a single page. Each server is a small box that is color coded according to the status of the monitors on that server.
|Visual Status Map|
See a graphical map that contains status indicators that show you at a glance how servers in different geographic regions are doing.
Quickly see the current status of an individual Satellite Monitoring Service.
Two reports that let you see the status of all of the Satellites at once.
|Ad Hoc Reports|
Generate reports on the fly to quickly see graphical trends
You can create scheduled reports which will get created when you want them, and optionally email the report to a list of recipients. Scheduled report URLs are stable so you can add them to your Favorites list to quickly and easily see the latest results.
Uptime Reports can be run on many different types of data, with summarization at the raw, hourly, daily, weekly and monthly level.
Group summary reports can be specified and controlled in a per-group way. In addition, group reports can be automatically emailed to anyone that needs to keep track of the servers.
|System Activity Log|
Quickly see which monitors are running, how long they are taking, which actions are being fired and more.
|Automated Maintenance Schedule|
While a computer is in maintenance mode, PA Storage Monitor won't run monitors. It will turn itself back on automatically after the maintenance window expires if you manually entered maintenance mode, or it can automatically enter and leave maintenance mode on a schedule.
Perform changes of settings in actions, monitors, reports and scheduling for several servers at one time, or copy configuration settings to other servers.
Password protect the PA Storage Monitor Console, and alert on changes that could affect monitoring.
Easily point PA Storage Monitor at the embedded SQLite database or use an external Microsoft SQL Server.
|Easy to Use and Configure|
"...hands down the most straight-forward, uncluttered and effective monitoring tool I have used" - A satisfied customer
|Embedded HTTP Server|
Control the HTTP port that PA Storage Monitor uses, and optionally enable HTTPS (SSL)
Keep track of which errors have been reviewed and acknowledged. Also a great way for administrators to have an overview of any errors within their area of responsibility.
Many monitors are capable of sending escalating events. For example, low disk space alerts could first go to a first-tier Ops team. If the aren't handled in a specified time frame, they could be forwarded to a second-tier Ops team.
Send basic configuration requests to the product via an HTTPS URL.
|Runs as a service|
PA Storage Monitor is composed of a console that you interact with, and a system service that is started when the computer boots up and is always running in the background.
Group servers together in visual groups to help keep track of them. Group-based status reports are also available.
Easily brand PA Storage Monitor to have your name and graphics by simply dropping a couple of files into the installation directory.
Takes less than 3 minutes to install and get a default installation customized for your system.
Paste a list of servers or IP address into a list and let PA Storage Monitor inspect and self-configure for each server/device. Or easily copy the configuration from one configured server to one or more other servers.
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R232 and 64 bit operating systems are supported
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