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Monitoring using File Check Monitor

How to monitor metrics using file check monitor.

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File Check monitor enables you to easily monitor and receive alerts of heavily-processed files. File differences between the current time and last modified time can be tracked within a specific threshold. An agent can detect any unauthorized changes in a large file while receiving alerts of any file modifications.

File Check monitors can be added and managed from Setup > Monitoring > Templates > Other Monitors.

After applying the template to a device, the template can be validated if it is assigned to a resource. For more information, view Validate Template.

Creating file check templates

To create a file check monitor:

  1. From All Clients, select a client.
  2. Go to Setup > Monitoring > Templates.
  3. From TEMPLATES, click +Add. The monitor template screen appears.
  4. From MONITOR TEMPLATE, provide the details for the following parameters and click Save:
    • Select Template Scope: The partner template or client-specific template. For the client-specific template, select the client.
    • Collector Type: The application type used to gather information. Select the agent.
    • Applicable for: The type of application.
    • Template Name: The name of the template.
    • Description: The summary of the template.
    • Generation: The generation that the template belongs to. For example, Generation 2.
    • Tags: The user-defined tags used for enhanced filtering.
    • Prerequisites: The essential prerequisites to consider while monitoring using a template. For a Windows template, as an example, check the SQL services while monitoring SQL parameters.
    • Status: The active or end-of-life templates.
    • Notes: Additional information to add to the template.
    • Template Family Name: The category that applies to the application. For example, Windows server, storage server, and network server.
    • Deployment Type: Select one of the following methods to apply the template to resources:
      • Custom
      • Optional
      • Standard
  5. After configuring the template, go to Other Monitors and click +Add. The other monitors screen appears.
  6. From the options displayed in Monitor Type drop-down list, select the file check monitor. The file check monitor screen appears.
  7. From File Check Monitor, click Add to provide additional detailed parameters.
    Click Add and Remove to increase or decrease the following settings:
    • Frequency: The intervals used to monitor the connection. The recommendation is 15 minutes.
    • Alert: Select Alert to receive alerts in the event of any match. Critical alerts are only sent while monitoring the files.
    • Apply Availability Monitor: Select the checkbox to show the availability of the monitors.
    • Priority: The priority of the alert.
    • Name: The unique identifier for the file.
    • File Name: The absolute path of the file.
    • Threshold: A time boundary condition in seconds. A critical alert is sent if the difference between the current time and the last modified time is greater than or equal to the specified threshold.
Add File Check

Add File Check

After adding a template with file check monitor, assign the template to a device to start monitoring.

Managing file check monitors

File check monitor details can be viewed and modified when added to a template. Perform the following actions to manage the file check monitor:

  • Edit: Click the template name displayed on the templates screen to modify the file check monitor details.
  • View: View the file check monitor details on the templates screen. Click the arrow next to the template name to view the file check monitor added to the current template.
Manage File Check

Manage File Check

Collecting data

The collected metrics are viewed with the name: File Check Monitor in Infrastructure > Resources > Device Details > Monitors > Monitors.

Validating templates

The graphical data is displayed for each name configured in the file check monitor. Monitor graphs can be viewed under Infrastructure > Resources > Device Details > Metrics. Only one graph is displayed for all configured names in an individual file check monitor. The graph displays the monitor details using the unique identifier based on the last modified time.

Validate Template

Validate Template

File check monitor alerts

Critical alerts are only sent while monitoring files. View the alerts in the Alert browser. Examine the alert description to verify the last modified time.

File Check Alerts

File Check Alerts