SysUpTime Network Monitor Quick Start Guide


  • Installation

    System Requirements:

    • Windows Server, Windows XP SP1 or later, Vista, 7. Or Redhat Linux 9.0 or later versions.
    • 200 MB of disk space. More is required if you need to store performance and SNMP trap data.
    • 512 MB of RAM required. 1024 MB or more recommended.

    On windows:

    You need to log in as a system administrator in order to install SysUpTime server. After installation, SysUpTime server is installed as Windows Service on Windows platform. The server will be automatically started when Windows is booted. A SysUpTime client icon will be added to the desktop after installation.

    On Linux:

    • Download the sysuptime.sh from our website.
    • Login as root user.
    • Do "chmod +x sysuptime.sh" to assign the executable permission to it.
    • Run sysuptime.sh
    • To start server, execute $INSTALL_DIR/server/bin/runserver.sh
    • To start SysUpTime's desktop client, execute $INSTALL_DIR/client/bin/runclient.sh

    A license file is required when you try logging in the first time. You can download the license file here. The default login name and password are both admin. It is recommended to change the password to a secure one after you log in.

  • Network Discovery

    Network discovery is an important step for network management. An accurate topology map is vital for identifying network problems.

    Click "Tools/Discovery/Start Discovery" menu to open the discovery dialog. Discovery seed usually is the gateway of your network. If the seed is not specified, the default gateway will be used. If the SNMP agent is not active on the seed, discovery can not find all the nodes, you have to configure discovery filters to discovery them. For instance, if you add a new filter with mode "MUST" and IP range "172.16.1.*", then system will discover all the active nodes in 172.16.1.* subnet.

  • Performance Monitoring

    It is important to measure network and systems performance in order to manage it. SysUpTime's performance management warns you proactively of potential problems in the managed environment. Performance management monitors network performance variables to ensure that it is maintained at an acceptable level. Network throughput, user response time, and line utilization are good examples of variables that are monitored.

    To add a new monitor, click "Tools/Performance/Add Monitors" menu to open a dialog window. Select the monitoring type from the dialog and then configure its parameters. Usually, each monitor has a threshold, which is set on the last screen of monitor configuration. When the threshold is crossed, an alarm is raised and posted to the alarm browser window.

    You can view the historical and live data of each monitors. Click "Tools/Performance/Manage Monitors" menu, and select a monitor and then click Graph button.

    Report of performance monitors can be generated periodically in PDF format. Click "Tools/Report/Scheduled" report to configure report settings.

  • Alarm Browser

    On the SysUpTime client side, alarm browser is not opened the first time you start SysUpTime client. Click "Tools/Alarm Browser/Open Alarm Browser" menu to open it. If the alarm browser is open when you exit client, its state is preserved and it will be opened next time you start client. By default, alarm browser window can hold up to 1,500 traps. If number of alarms exceed this number, oldest ones will be removed.

    Incoming alarms are sorted into five predefined categories depending on the event configuration: Threshold, Error, Status, Application, Troubleshooting alarms. If an incoming alarm is not configured, then it does not belong to any categories and will be placed in the "All Alarms" tab. An alarm needs to be configured through "Tools/Configure/Alarm /Event" to set its category. New categories can be added in event configuration.

    Other event processing functionality, such as trap de-duplication, event configuration, trap clearing, and alarm escalation can be configured through "Tools/Configure/Alarm" menu.