This section contains common information about checks available in Network Eagle.
What is a check?
It is a special process run by Network Eagle at the specified interval in order
to check the state of a certain service. A service here is an abstract concept having
four states described below. For example, it can be a TCP ping of a
remote host, etc.
Alerts, dependencies, security and run schedule can be configured for each check.
Please, see the corresponding help topics for the detailed description of
security and schedule.
Common check properties
Any check in Network Eagle has the following standard properties:
- State [r/o] - Indicates the current state of the check. Its value can be either started
- Status [r/o] - Indicates the result of the last
check. It can be one of the following:
- Not checked - The check has not been started yet since its creation
or since the application was started.
- Checking - The checking is in progress now.
- Successful - The last check was successful.
- Failed - The checking was failed.
- Host Address - The network host name of the computer to check the specified service
- Description - User-defined description. This property is used for
logging purposes and in the user interface to display information about the check.
- Interval - Time interval in seconds between check activations.
- Timeout - Timeout in seconds. After the timeout expires,
the check will be considered failed.
- Attempts - The number of attempts before the check will be considered
failed. If at least one attempt is successful, the check status becomes successful.
If all attempts fail, the check status becomes failed.
- With interval - Time interval in seconds between attempts.
- Thread Priority - The priority of the check thread. Its value can
be one of the following: Low, Normal, High. We do not
recommend that you use many checks with the High thread priority - it can lead
to reducing overall system performance.
- Start check on creation - Automatically activate the check after it is createdr
See the picture below. In this picture you can see the dialog box window where you can configure the common check properties described above. Note that these properties are common for all check types.
The properties on the settings page depend on the type of each check.
Please, see the description of the check type for help on those properties.
Add new check,