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    Keep an Eye on OPSmartDesk! You will be pleased to hear of some updates coming soon that will cure this problem for many people! Very Exciting

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    Talking

    If you're feeling lazy enough, here's a simple PowerShell script we use here. Still in development - need to allow it to drop a ping or two before emailing (it's a little premature), but works well for our needs. Will monitor any device that can respond to pings.

    Firstly, edit the variables up top in Invoke-PingStats.ps1

    To add a host to be monitored, run .\Add-Host.ps1 -hostname
    optionally you can add -configfile and/or -ip parameters.

    eg. .\Add-Host.ps1 Google (will look up via DNS for IP)
    or .\Add-Host.ps1 -hostname google-public-dns-a.google.com -ip 8.8.8.8

    To begin, simply run .\invoke-pingstats.ps1.
    PingStats.zip

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    Have you heard of Spiceworks? Brilliant community, great software and efficient too!

    Hope this helps


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    SpiceWorks will not provide immediate notification when a server goes down. If it finds that a server is down when it does its scan it will report it at that time. You can increase the frequency of your scans to help compensate, but it will not provide the instant notification that you may require.

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    Oh really? At our school we took down a VM and it notified us within minutes! Is it possible that it can keep an eye on a subnet or am I just thinking we were incredibly coincidental that our scan ran?

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    OP Software is the way forward, and I am not just saying that as they are a sponsor. The dev listens to what people want and has made progs to an impecibly high standard. Cannot fault it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeHendy View Post
    Oh really? At our school we took down a VM and it notified us within minutes! Is it possible that it can keep an eye on a subnet or am I just thinking we were incredibly coincidental that our scan ran?
    If "within minutes" is acceptable for you, then by all means, use SpiceWorks. My script notifies me within seconds. I have ~60 hosts in that script and it tells me within usually 5 or 6 seconds when something goes down. I don't know about your requirements...but that's damn quick.

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    Chris can you PM me info on what it is you use please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Chris can you PM me info on what it is you use please.
    Scroll up, sunshine.
    Server down notification

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    ahhh missed that! lmao cheers

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