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Mutiny

Monitoring Capabilities

Takeaway

Mutiny includes templates and adaptors to recognise vendor devices and set them up automatically

What does Mutiny monitor?

We are often asked this question and basically Mutiny can monitor anything to a certain degree. We use SNMP to "get" the information we need and then process that information, run it through various internal agents then display the information in a straight forward way to make it easy to use.

We write custom agents to monitor specific equipment or applications and there is also a Mutiny PowerShell Scheduler available that allows end users to compose their own PowerShell scripts that can query counters from Microsoft applications and feed the data directly into the mutiny system for reporting.

What you can get from each "Node" as we call them depends on what it runs and what additional vendor SNMP agents they have for example;

 A ping only node on the Internet;

  • Ping with RTT graphing
  • Various port based service tests like http(s) web page content tests, mail relay,  DNS, traceroute etc.

 Any wintel box with Microsoft's SNMP service installed will give us;

  • Ping with RTT graphing
  • SNMP service test
  • Interface and traffic data
  • CPU utilisation
  • Memory usage
  • Hard disk capacity
  • Processes running
  • Various port based service tests like web page content tests, mail relay etc.
  • Graphing of system and interface data
  • Powershell remote agents

 A HP or Dell server with Insight or OpenManage agents installed;

  • Ping with RTT graphing
  • SNMP service test
  • Interface and traffic
  • CPU utilisation
  • Memory usage
  • Hard disk capacity
  • Processes running
  • Server environment, RAID status, CPU, Fans, temperature and redundant PSU status
  • Various port based service tests like web page content tests, mail relay etc.
  • Graphing of System and interface data
  • Dell DIMM status checking

 A Solaris box running net-SNMP (default in Solaris 10 available for older)

  • Ping with RTT graphing
  • SNMP service test
  • Interface and traffic
  • CPU Load factor
  • Memory usage
  • Hard disk capacity
  • Processes running
  • Various port service tests like web page content, mail relay etc.
  • Graphing of System and interface data
  • Custom scripts for hardware issues etc
  • Custom unix remote agents for application monitoring

 A VMware ESX server running on HP with insight manager

  • Ping with RTT graphing
  • SNMP service test
  • Interface and traffic
  • CPU Load factor
  • Memory usage
  • Hard disk capacity
  • processes running
  • Server environment, RAID status, CPU, Fans, temperature and redundant PSU status
  • Various port based service tests like web page content tests, mail relay etc.
  • Graphing of System and interface data

 A VMware virtual server

  • Same as the appropriate server above.

Microsoft Exchange

  • All the above wintel properties
  • Exchange server latency
  • Exchange Queues

Microsoft Applications

  • All the above wintel properties
  • Service port tests
  • wmi and powershell counters
  • Alerting and graphing

NetApp Filers

  • Volume capacity
  • Raid status
  • Cluster Availability
  • Environmental status
EVA Storage
  • Built-in trap translator for diagnostic messages
  • Generic trap receiving

Cisco Switches and Routers

  • Ping with RTT graphing
  • SNMP service test
  • Interface and traffic graphing with utilisation alerts etc.
  • QoS monitoring and graphing
  • ISDN 30 channel monitoring with utilisation graphs
  • CPU utilisation
  • Memory usage
  • Chassis status including PSUs etc (if chassis has this capability)
  • Graphing of System, interface data and QoS Data
  • V5 NetFlowTM
  • Traps
  • Energywise

Other vendor Switches and routers

  • Ping with RTT graphing
  • SNMP service test
  • Traps
  • Interface and traffic graphing with utilisation alerts etc.
  • Graphing interface data
  • Nokia IPSO Temp, Fans , PSU
  • Ingrasys environment
  • Juniper/Netscreen VPN interface module

 APC and other RFC standard UPS manufacturers

  • Ping with RTT graphing
  • SNMP service test
  • Graphing of power consumption
  • UPS agent to alert on status, battery and time to run etc.

 Various environmental probes

  • Ping with RTT graphing
  • SNMP service test
  • Temperature/Humidity graphing/alerting etc.
  • Smoke, water, door contacts etc.
Web Site or Web based application
  • Port response test with graphing
  • Http(s) Page response tests with thresholds and graphing
SNMP Traps from any device that send them
  • Mutiny has an extensive trap interpretation engine
  • Rapid inclusion of new vendor mibs