Which Servers And Devices Are Supported?
Essentially the rule of thumb is:
If It Uses Electricity Argent Monitors It.
More specifically, Argent monitors all common operating systems platforms.
- All Windows Operating Systems, Vista, Windows 200x, XP, 4.0, 3.50, 3.51, Windows 98
- All Linux
With over 2,500 Rules, Argent monitors all aspects of your operating systems, such as disk, CPU, memory, Network Interface Controller, etc, as well as all aspects of your applications and databases, such as IIS, SQL Server, Exchange, Notes, Oracle, VMware, and Citrix.
In addition Argent provides powerful SNMP Rules for all common devices, such as:
- Compaq Server Hardware
- Compaq UPS
- Dell Server Hardware
- HP Server Hardware
- IBM Server Hardware
As you can see the types of hardware device vary widely, from Compaq server hardware to air conditioning units and PBXs. For all common server hardware all important aspects are monitored, such as the motherboard, the power supply and even the fans in the servers.
Argent monitors the PBX phone systems for a chain of 600 hospitals in the southern states of the United States.
For one of the top three banks in London, Argent monitors the temperature of the server room, when the temperature exceeds the Rule’s threshold, an Email Alert is sent, and an SNMP Alert (not an SNMP Rule, like the above, but an SNMP Alert).
This SNMP Alert cranks up the server room’s air conditioning. Once the server room’s temperature is back in bounds, a second Email Alert is sent, and a different SNMP Alert is executed to turn the air conditioner back to normal.
This overheated server room is one example of Argent Automation at work.