Category Archives: Monitoring

QuickMon 5.1.1

Hi QuickMon’ers

Just a heads-up that version 5.1.1. has been released. Also, I forgot to post about version 5.1 which is the first version that made a major change in the .Net dependency. Since .Net 4.5.2 is the oldest version of .Net still supported by Microsoft the whole tool has been recompiled to use .Net 4.5.2. It (the .Net version) does not provide any new functionality as such.

Summary of changes since 5.1

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Version 5.1.0
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First version using .Net 4.5.2 (which is the oldest supported .Net at this time)
Added Jumplist shortcuts – Shortcuts available on right-click on the Windows Taskbar.

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Version 5.1.1
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Fix to Web Service collector to display actual value used for testing alert

QuickMon 5.0.10

Just a quick note to mention QuickMon reached version 5.0.10

QuickMon 5.0.4

Another update to Quickmon.

Not going to repeat all the release notes here but basically this release improves on using config variables while editing the config.

Link: QuickMon 5.0.4

Happy monitoring

 

QuickMon 5.0.2

Another small update.

  • There is now an option to have the quick recent monitor pack list sorted by display name or not.
  • Details about which notifiers fired are now visible in the collector detail view.
  • When setting up ‘Success, Warning or Error test conditions for some collectors a context menu provide some shortcut values.

Version 5.0.2

QuickMon 5.0.1

I’ve added a small but useful piece of functionality (probably long overdue) to the File/Directory collector of QuickMon. You can now specify the last X number of lines of a text file to check for the specified text to search for.

This is specifically intended for checking Text log files where lines of text are appended the whole time.

Download from Github

 

QuickMon 5

Well, the day has come to put the next major version of QuickMon on the street. Version 5.0.0 is now available for download from GitHub -> Version 5

It might not be  100% complete yet as I always have ideas how to possibly enhance or improve it but it is fully working as it is now. Please try it out.

The New

The biggest change from the previous version is in the UI where there is now more details available from the main window. The main window has been reworked to look more modern plus you don’t have to launch a separate(from the details window) editing window for a collector to edit its settings. The collector detail window has been enhanced so you can more easily see what the current and past state of a collector is/was. Then there is the reworked functionality around corrective scripts plus variable inheritance.

What didn’t make the cut

Initially the plan was for to transfer all Version 4 functionality but a few features did not make it. Support for Windows XP has now been dropped (since .Net 4.5 is not supported on it). The BizTalk and Active Directory collectors has not yet been recreated (perhaps later one day…) since they rarely got used as far as I could tell. Also, the ‘details’ table view has been dropped for now since there is now so much other details available per collector.

Collectors

The following Collectors are provided so far:

  • Event log
  • File/Directory
  • Performance counters
  • Ping (ICMP/HTTP/Sockets)
  • PowerShell
  • Registry
  • SQL (including OLEDB)
  • SSH (General query/CPU/Memory/Disk IO and space)
  • Web Services
  • Windows Services
  • WMI

Let’s get started!

Well, don’t waste more time reading about it! Head over to the download and try it out!

QuickMon 5 Beta 2

Another quick note. Beta 2 is now available. Nothing major new to report except some improvements in the UI  for when collectors encounter errors.

[Update]

Ok, it might help to include a link I guess… Ok, Beta 3 has been release since…

https://github.com/RudolfHenning/QuickMon/releases/tag/v5.0.0-Beta.3

QuickMon 5 Beta

This is just a quick note to say that QuickMon 5 has reached Beta status. It is now mostly done with only some minor bug fixes and tweaks that needs left to be done.

Most of the functionality of version 4 was copied over – with a few exceptions. More on that at a later stage. The biggest improvements are around the application GUI to make it easier to see details without drilling down too much.

Download a copy from Github – https://github.com/RudolfHenning/QuickMon/releases

Feedback welcome.