Single Monitor instead of Active and Performance Monitor
|Quick Description:||A single Monitor could poll a value and act as Active and/or Performance Monitor|
|Which Product?:||WhatsUp Gold|
Having two different kind of monitors causes WhatsUp to poll the same values twice: once for the Active Monitor and once for the Performance Monitor, for example if you want to know if a device can be pinged AND want to save ping availability/response time data. After all both do the same: they get a value from the monitored device. After getting the value the Performance Monitor writes it to the database, the Active Monitor checks it and changes its own status depending on the result. I think it would be better to have one Monitor where you can choose to save performance data and/or check status.
WhatsUp's polling rate could be dropped by up to 50% of the actual rate causing less network traffic. This is an issue in WMI environments!
You wouldn't have to create two monitors for polling the same value. You just tell WhatsUp which value you want to poll (by SNMP/WMI/Script/etc.) and then define if this value should be saved as performance data and/or checked for a specific state.
Consolidated configuration in one single Monitor. For example: actually you can configure the Interface Performance Monitor to determine the uniqueness of the interface by "Interface index" or "Interface description". This is not possible with the Interface Active Monitor, it can only poll the interface by its index.
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- June 27, 2011
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- Leonardo Schieder
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