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Kris



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:10 am    Post subject: The Future Of HostMonitor Reply with quote

@ Alex:

These are weird times, with COVID-19 bringing the world slowly to a full stop...
Which gives me the time to think of all kinds of stuff and questions.
Like this one:
Just out of curiosity, are there any medium and/or long term visions/goals/ambitions for HostMonitor?
And if so, would you care to share these with us?

Thanks!
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KS-Soft



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have big "to do" list: new test methods, cluster options, redesign logging module, x64 version of all modules, Active RMA for Linux and macOS, RCC for Linux and macOS, hundreds tasks...

But we often correct this list depending on your needs. I think its more interesting to hear our customers.
What major changes do you need?

How would you rate your needs in the following features (from 0=don't need at all to 10=I am waiting for this option everyday for last 10 years)

- Cluster (2-3 HostMonitor instances should work as cluster so 1 failed server will not pause monitoring)
- Option to setup over 500,000 test items
- Possibility to perform over 5,000 tests/sec

- Active RMA for Linux?
- Active RMA for macOS?
- RCC for Linux?
- RCC for macOS?
- simplified version of RCC for iOS?
- simplified version of RCC for Android?

- Detailed log files and detailed fast charts (e.g. separate log file for each test item, store all results). Well, its possible in current version but we can improve such options

- Option to display charts for several selected tests on one screen (e.g. display cpu+memory+disk i/o charts)

- Variables that can be used in any action and provide information about other related test items. E.g. when Memory test fails and triggers Send E-Mail action, HostMonitor may send e-mail resolving %RelatedCPUInfo%, %RelatedProcessesInfo% variables using information provided by CPU Usage and Dominant Process tests

- IPMI related tests?
- Amazon cloud related tests?
- Azure checks?
- SonicWall tests?
- Compare Folders test (compare all files in the folders)?
- Compare all files from local folder with data provided by Web server or FTP server?
- Improve Text Log test (e.g. use expression to check for a word/number in specific position)
- more Windows related tests to check WSUS, HyperV replications, etc?
- DHCP Pool test for Windows, Linux, Cisco

Feel free to add more items.
I hope to see 100+ votes

Regards
Alex
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seelye



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a lot of traction on this topic but I'll add my votes

(9)- Android RCC would be awesome (or a even a revised Web Interface that is mobile friendly)
(10)- Variables - How about a new test method that lets us built an expression using variables? Test Method (Expression) I'm doing this now with a PING to ::1 and then using TUNEUP but is kind of messy. I'm using this to build STATE tests. E.g. I'm checking a generator state by looking at 1) Generator Running YES/NO, Utility Power YES/NO, Duration of run time (XX Minutes), within test cycle schedule YES/NO. If I could build a TEST Method using results from other tests without using TUNEUP it would be easier.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(10)- Variables - How about a new test method that lets us built an expression using variables? Test Method (Expression) I'm doing this now with a PING to ::1 and then using TUNEUP but is kind of messy. I'm using this to build STATE tests. E.g. I'm checking a generator state by looking at 1) Generator Running YES/NO, Utility Power YES/NO, Duration of run time (XX Minutes), within test cycle schedule YES/NO. If I could build a TEST Method using results from other tests without using TUNEUP it would be easier.

Sorry, I am not sure how it can be easier if you still have to use expression.
You may use Master-Dependant list instead of expression but its less flexible.
So HostMonitor offers both options: list and expression.

If you are using SNMP Get tests to retrieve such information, then may be you can use 1 test instead of several.
E.g. if test1 is checking OID1 (should be 1), test2 is checking OID2 (should be 1) and test3 is checking OID3 (should be 1), then you can replace 3 test items with 1 item using expression like Total = [oid1]+[oid2]+[oid3], alert if result <> 3

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Alex
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
(9)- Android RCC would be awesome (or a even a revised Web Interface that is mobile friendly)

So far we set the following priority for RCC
- Linux
- macOS
- Android

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Alex
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