Overview

Simple Server Monitor is there - even when you're not.
Save time, money, and worry.

Simple Server Monitor supports the following monitors:
Ping
FTP/FTPS - active or passive.
HTTP/HTTPS - head, get, and post requests.
SMTP/SMTPS - optionally sends a test message.
POP/POPS - connects and logs in.
IMAP/IMAPS - connects and logs in.
Custom - user selected port with support for SSL/TLS.

Simple Server Monitor consists of two components.
Here's how it works:

1) The Monitoring Service is responsible for "pinging" your server and running as a Windows Service, will alert you or your colleagues by e-mail when a monitor fails. The subject and message of these e-mail alerts are fully customizable by the user. Also, because it's a Windows Service, you won't be required to log in for the server monitor to be running, it is always monitoring.

Simple Server Monitor Notification Icon2) The Monitoring Console runs unobtrusively in the background as a notification icon. This console is responsible for configuring your monitoring service, displaying real-time status of the monitors, and providing additional alerts (customizable by you).

Simple Server Monitor Pop-up Alert

As shown, when a monitor fails while you are when running the monitoring console, a pop-up alert is displayed above the notification bar. When you click on the pop-up, the full monitoring console is displayed so you can pinpoint the problem and take immediate steps in correcting it. You can choose to disable pop-ups altogether or set them to auto-close by accessing the program settings. You may also choose an audible alert to be played when a monitor fails.

Simple Server Monitor also has the following capabilities:

  1. The monitoring console can be customized to start an external application whenever a monitor fails. Users can then pass the server's name, location, monitor type, and configuration details on to the application.
  2. All monitor queries and alerts can be logged to a file and/or the Windows event log, if the user chooses.  The log file is a comma delimited file that can easily be imported into an Excel worksheet, or other applications, for further analysis.

To easily determine the current status of your servers, Simple Server Monitor's server panel displays all pertinent information with the click of your mouse. From the server panel, it's easy to enable or disable the monitors. All you have to do is double click on the monitor in question and a property dialog for that monitor pops-up. You'll be able to easily view the response time of the last monitor query as well as the average response time of all previous queries. Failed monitors are highlighted in red.

Simple Server Monitor Server Panel

The charts panel displays a performance chart for each monitor in your system. When you double click on a chart - a larger chart that covers an expanded time period will pop-up. When a monitor fails, the corresponding chart will be highlighted in red.

Simple Server Monitor Server Panel