NetCrunch is a comprehensive monitoring solution with over 675 out-of-the-box monitoring targets, custom script capabilities, and an SNMP compiler. This versatile tool efficiently covers multiple layers, including devices, hardware, and operating systems such as Windows and Linux. It extends to virtualization platforms like ESXi and Hyper-V, as well as cloud services and applications.
Designed to be adaptive and scalable, NetCrunch caters to various monitoring needs, making it ideal for both small networks and large enterprises. Its extensive monitoring capabilities allow for real-time insights and alerts, ensuring the smooth operation of your systems.
Whether managing a small network or overseeing a large enterprise, NetCrunch's robust and flexible design provides a one-stop solution for all your monitoring requirements. It offers unparalleled versatility and comprehensive coverage across numerous layers of your IT environment.
NetCrunch allows you to monitor numerous metrics using native Windows performance counters or WMI objects
NetCrunch monitors events on the Windows system with WMI and predefined Monitoring Packs
Monitor Windows services out-of-the-box and get alerted when service stopped or is not running.
NetCrunch's System Views offer a complete snapshot of Windows devices, covering services, processes, hardware, software, and more for streamlined management.
NetCrunch allows you to monitor a single process or a group of processes
With SQL data sensor you can monitor SQL Server database connection and the server performance data
NetCrunch includes monitoring of Hyper-v hosts and virtual machines
NetCrunch provides easy-to-use sensors for monitoring updates and reboots
Leverage the power of WMI without a need for scripting with 17 ready-to-use sensors
NetCrunch offers extensive monitoring features, but PowerShell can provide additional functionality.
Track all hardware components and installed software & hotfixes
You can remotely monitor files and folders on Windows machines
NetCrunch's performance monitoring for Windows systems is a sophisticated feature that leverages a variety of advanced triggers and alerting mechanisms. This ensures comprehensive oversight and efficient management of Windows environments.
NetCrunch offers an extensive set of event triggers for performance monitoring. These include threshold, deviation threshold, baseline threshold, state trigger, flat value, value missing/existing, delta, and range triggers. Each of these triggers serves a unique purpose, such as tracking deviations from expected behavior, monitoring discrete value changes, or detecting specific conditions like over-utilization or under-utilization of resources.
A notable feature in NetCrunch is the Baseline Threshold trigger. It enables setting thresholds based on deviations from previously observed behavior on specified counters. NetCrunch collects data over time, establishing hourly averages for each day, which serve as a baseline. This is particularly useful for monitoring metrics like % Committed Memory in Windows servers, allowing for detecting spikes or drops in utilization.
NetCrunch's capabilities in monitoring Windows Event Logs are a critical component of comprehensive Windows monitoring. Through remote gathering, filtering, and analysis of data from multiple Windows machines using WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation), NetCrunch offers a powerful and efficient way to oversee and manage your network's health and security.
Security Monitoring Event logs are a goldmine of information regarding network security. Monitoring logs can reveal unauthorized access attempts, security policy changes, and other potential security breaches.
System Health Tracking Logs provide insights into the health of your systems. This includes monitoring for signs of system or hardware failure, application errors, or other critical system issues.
Compliance and Auditing For many organizations, keeping detailed logs is not just good practice—it's a regulatory requirement. Monitoring event logs helps in maintaining compliance with various standards and regulations.
Operational Troubleshooting Event logs are instrumental in troubleshooting issues within the network. They offer detailed error messages and operational logs that can help diagnose and resolve problems.
Application Logs Track events logged by applications or programs. For example, a database application might report a file error when attempting to open a database file.
System Logs Contain events logged by the Windows system components. These can be events related to system setup, drivers, or other system components.
Security Logs Record events such as valid and invalid login attempts as well as events related to resource use like creating, opening, or deleting files or other objects.
Setup Logs Particularly useful in diagnosing issues during the installation of applications and operating system updates.
Forwarded Events These logs are forwarded from other machines in the network, providing a centralized view of event logs.
NetCrunch offers an advanced Windows Services Monitoring feature, designed to provide comprehensive oversight and management of Windows service statuses. This monitoring is crucial for ensuring the reliability and smooth functioning of key services on Windows servers and workstations.
NetCrunch allows administrators to set up specific alerts for various states of Windows services, ensuring immediate awareness and response to critical changes. The monitoring covers:
Service is Paused Receives an alert when a monitored service is in a paused state, which could indicate intentional or unintentional interruptions affecting the service's functionality.
Service is Running Generates an alert when a service starts running, useful for confirming the successful start of essential services after maintenance or a system restart.
Service is Stopped Triggers an alert when a service stops running, which is crucial for identifying unexpected shutdowns or failures in critical services.
Service is Not Running Alerts when a specified service isn't running, encompassing both stopped and paused states, ensuring that any deviation from the normal running state is promptly addressed.
Single Service Monitoring Set alerts for individual services, allowing for targeted monitoring of critical components in your IT environment.
Group Monitoring with Regex For broader oversight, NetCrunch enables alerts for groups of services matching a given regex pattern. This feature is particularly useful for monitoring multiple related services or services following a naming convention, streamlining the management of large-scale or complex environments.
NetCrunch's Windows Services Monitoring is a powerful tool for IT administrators, providing essential insights and control over the service statuses on Windows systems. By promptly responding to these alerts, administrators can maintain operational continuity, prevent downtime, and ensure the efficient running of their network services.
NetCrunch offers a suite of system views tailored for comprehensive monitoring of Windows devices. These views provide detailed insights into various aspects of your Windows environment, ensuring efficient and proactive management.
Services Monitor the status and health of Windows services. Easily track which services are running, stopped, or in a paused state, and receive alerts for any critical changes.
Processes Gain visibility into active processes on your Windows devices. Monitor resource usage, identify resource-intensive processes, and manage process lifecycles effectively.
Sessions Keep tabs on user sessions, including login times and session durations. This view is crucial for security and operational efficiency.
Scheduled Tasks Oversee all scheduled tasks within your Windows environment. Ensure that critical tasks are running as planned and troubleshoot any issues with task execution.
Hardware Monitoring Get detailed information about the hardware components of your Windows devices. This includes monitoring of CPUs, memory, disks, and other critical hardware elements.
Software and Hotfixes Stay updated on all installed software and hotfixes. This view allows you to manage software versions and ensure that necessary updates and security patches are applied.
Updates Track Windows updates and their status. This is vital for maintaining system security and functionality.
Virtual Machines For environments using virtualization, this view provides insights into the performance and health of virtual machines hosted on Windows servers.
NetCrunch's Windows Process Monitoring feature is a robust tool designed to offer detailed insights into the resource utilization of processes on Windows systems. This monitoring is essential for maintaining optimal performance and stability in your IT environment.
This sensor is adept at monitoring a single Windows process, providing critical data on various aspects such as processor utilization, number of handles, instances, memory usage, and threads. This detailed monitoring is invaluable for diagnosing issues related to specific processes, ensuring they are running efficiently and not consuming excessive system resources.
Building on the Process Sensor's capabilities, this sensor allows for the monitoring of multiple processes simultaneously. It utilizes a wildcard (*) for process name inclusion and supports the addition of multiple name patterns separated by commas. This extended functionality is crucial for overseeing groups of related processes or for systems where multiple instances of similar processes run concurrently.
Enhanced Performance Analysis By monitoring the resource utilization of individual and groups of processes, administrators can identify processes that are consuming excessive resources, potentially impacting system performance.
Proactive Problem Resolution The ability to monitor various process parameters enables IT teams to proactively address issues before they escalate into more significant problems affecting system availability or performance.
Customized Monitoring The flexibility to monitor specific processes or groups of processes using pattern matching allows for tailored monitoring that aligns with the unique needs of your IT environment.
Real-Time Insights NetCrunch provides real-time data, offering immediate visibility into the health and performance of Windows processes, crucial for timely decision-making and action.
NetCrunch offers a comprehensive monitoring solution for Microsoft SQL Server, ensuring high performance and reliability of your database systems. This feature-rich toolset is designed to keep a close watch on various critical aspects of SQL Server operations.
Advanced Data Querying Utilize two distinct sensors to query data from SQL Server. These sensors can be used for various purposes, including checking authentication processes, retrieving system table data, or querying specific database information.
Native Client Connection Support: NetCrunch supports native client connections to SQL Server, facilitating efficient and direct communication with your database.
NetCrunch provides an in-depth monitoring solution for Hyper-V environments, focusing on both Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines. This monitoring ensures efficient management and high availability of your virtualized infrastructure.
NetCrunch's Hyper-V Monitoring is a vital tool for administrators managing virtualized environments, providing the necessary insights and controls to maintain optimal operations.
For more detailed information and configuration guidelines, visit NetCrunch Hyper-V Monitoring.
NetCrunch enhances network management with intuitive sensors designed to monitor Windows updates and system reboots, ensuring your Windows environments are up-to-date and stable.
This sensor is specifically designed to monitor the status of Windows updates on any selected computer. It provides crucial data, including:
This level of detail helps administrators stay informed about the update status of each machine, ensuring that all systems are current with the latest security patches and feature updates.
Reboot Status Monitoring The Pending Reboot Sensor utilizes WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) to check if a Windows machine requires a reboot. This sensor is essential for:
Alerts for Action The sensor is configured to trigger an alert when a pending reboot is detected. This enables administrators to reboot the system immediately, minimizing downtime and disruption.
NetCrunch's WMI Sensors empower network administrators to harness the capabilities of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) without the complexity of scripting. With 17 ready-to-use sensors, NetCrunch offers various monitoring options from essential to advanced functionalities.
WMI Perfmon Offers an alternative to native performance data monitoring. This sensor simplifies the process by automatically mapping WMI objects and classes, eliminating the need to deal with complex WMI class names.
File Shares Monitors the status of Windows shares, providing options to manually enter or select share names from a list.
Process and Process Group Summary Enables monitoring of individual processes or multiple processes simultaneously, extending the capabilities of essential process monitoring.
AD Replication Checks Windows Domain Controllers for replication errors, crucial for maintaining the integrity of your domain environment.
Pending Reboot Sensors Identifies if a machine is awaiting a reboot due to updates, helping to ensure timely system restarts for update completions.
Windows Updates Monitors the status of Windows updates on a computer, with the functionality to alert on failed updates.
Registry Sensor Monitors the Windows registry for changes or specific values. For example, it allows detecting alterations in system startup programs.
Registry Counters Sensor Tracks performance-related data from the Windows registry. For example, you can track values that are not available via WMI or Performance counters, such as the total number of user profiles.
Remote Ping Tests connectivity from a remote system by executing a Ping command remotely, which is helpful for network diagnostics.
Time Difference Measures the time difference between a remote machine and a reference machine (NetCrunch Server or NTP server), ensuring time synchronization across the network.
WMI HDD Health Monitors HDD disk health, utilizing SMART technology to predict potential failures.
WMI Battery Tracks the health and status of system batteries.
WMI Data and WMI Object These sensors allow the monitoring of specific WMI classes, instances, and objects, providing detailed insights without needing to write WQL queries.
WQL Query:Object Offers the ability to run custom WQL queries and process the results for advanced WMI data retrieval.
Windows Task Scheduler Sensor Keeps track of the status of tasks within the Windows Task Scheduler, ensuring scheduled tasks are running as expected.
NetCrunch offers a comprehensive suite of monitoring tools, covering a wide range of needs through native counters and WMI. Its high-performance capabilities enable the efficient monitoring of thousands of machines. Yet, there are scenarios where the need for customization and flexibility arises, and this is where PowerShell scripting becomes invaluable.
Script Sensor This sensor is designed to run scripts or programs directly on the local NetCrunch Server machine, processing the results for insights. It offers the flexibility to:
Remote SSH Script Sensor Expanding the possibilities, this sensor executes scripts on remote machines via SSH. With SSH now available on Windows, this sensor provides a versatile and convenient method for remote scripting. It's particularly useful for:
The integration of scripting within NetCrunch empowers administrators to tailor their monitoring strategy to their unique environment. Whether it's leveraging existing PowerShell scripts or creating new ones for specific tasks, these sensors provide the means to capture and analyze data that is not readily accessible through standard monitoring tools.
NetCrunch's script sensors are key tools for advanced network management, offering the necessary flexibility to address the most specific and complex monitoring requirements.
NetCrunch offers an efficient solution for managing and tracking the hardware and software inventory of Windows machines. This feature is essential for maintaining an up-to-date overview of your network's infrastructure and ensuring system integrity.
This sensor enables you to monitor changes in the hardware configuration of Windows-based hosts, alerting you to any modifications. Key components covered include:
Stay informed about any alterations in hardware setup, allowing for timely responses to potential issues or unauthorized changes.
Collect comprehensive data on installed software across your network. This sensor provides capabilities to:
Keep track of all installed hotfixes on your Windows machines. This sensor is designed to:
NetCrunch provides a robust solution for remotely monitoring files and folders on Windows machines, essential for ensuring data integrity, security, and compliance.
This sensor is designed to track various file attributes and activities. Its capabilities include:
The Folder sensor provides an overview of specific folder activities, allowing you to:
NetCrunch is a beacon of innovation, seamlessly blending robust functionality with user-friendly design. Whether real-time analytics, customizable dashboards, or comprehensive coverage across your network, NetCrunch is the future of monitoring, available today.
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