Operations with monitors

Adding new monitors

Monitors allow for control of various aspects of device operation. You can check the network activity of any device, the status of its network services, and system utilities (servers).

To create a new monitor, choose a device, in which you want to create a monitor, in the Network tree.
Then right-click it and select the Add monitor menu option:

The following window will be displayed:

You can:

  • specify a name for the new monitor in the Name field;
  • enter optional description for the new monitor in the Description field;
  • select the Sensor type from the drop-down menu;
  • select the sensor check frequency using the Interval slider;
  • for Internet sensors, you can specify a timeout using the Timeout slider to set a limit for how long should the check be allowed to run.

Tick the Run the monitor on creation box to run the sensor check right after its creation.

Sensors are divided into 3 categories:

  • Internet sensors: ICMP, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Telnet;
  • Windows sensors: Event log, Service state, Registry state, System performance;
  • File sensors: File existence, File size, File count, File compare, Disk space, File CRC32, File content.

When the sensor type has been selected, the Sensor tab (sensor settings) and the Actions tab (adding new actions) become available. If the selected sensor types are Windows or File, the Authorization tab (authorization menu options) becomes available.

The process of adding new actions is described in Operations with actions; sensors are described in the corresponding section.

In the Authorization tab, you can specify the username and password. In this case, Total Network Monitor will try to get authorized under the specified username in the Windows security system on the remote computer before running the sensor. Authorization allows access to Windows resources (Event Log, Service Manager, Remote Registry, shared folders) if you don’t have enough rights to access them as a current user or guest.

Press OK, and a new monitor will be added to the monitoring project.

Viewing and removing monitors

To change the properties of a particular monitor, open the properties window (double-click or press Enter). It’s important to point out that in such a case the monitor will automatically pause.
To remove one or several monitors select the corresponding option in the Monitor menu or press Delete.
To receive comprehensive information about each monitor, use contextual help. Just hover over a monitor, and wait for an information pop-up to appear:

It displays the following information: monitor name, device name, its IP address, monitor check frequency, timeout setting, last change of color, and a list of actions and their conditions.