Advanced Host Monitor
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This review applies to version 9.0.
The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our
Being able to permanently monitor the availability of a server is highly beneficial, even if you aren’t a webmaster or server administrator. Advanced Host Monitor is a powerful tool that will assist you with this task.
With Advanced Host Monitor you will be able to monitor the availability of any server or domain address that you desire. What’s even better is that you can do it continuously or schedule tests to occur even when you are not at the computer.
One of the things that I really like about Advanced Host Monitor is that it allows you to create multiple profiles, each with its own settings and monitored websites. This is great, as it allows multiple users to efficiently share a computer.
Another plus for this application is that it will help you use the trace route function for websites and IP addresses, in order to find out where they originate from and the hops that they go through. Furthermore, the IP Monitor that the program embeds can also come in very handy.
Although Advanced Host Monitor doesn’t have the best graphical interface that you have ever used, you can still find a lot of positive things in this area. For starters, the application can be minimized to the system tray so it won’t get in your way. Moreover, the color scheme is fully customizable, so you can easily adapt the program to your own work style.
Personally, I think that Advanced Host Monitor is an efficient program that you will surely find very useful. This feature-rich application is definitely worth its price.
- Allows you to schedule tests.
- The program can act as an IP monitor.
- Allows you to trace route IPs and web domains.
- Supports the creation of multiple user profiles.
- The throng of buttons may be a bit overwhelming for inexperienced users.
What's new in version 9.0
HostMonitor, RMA for Windows: Trace test offers 6 new variables that provide information about slowest host in the chain and information about last responsive host in the route: %TraceSlowestNode%, %TraceSlowestHost%, %TraceSlowestTime%, %TraceLastNode%, %TraceLastHost%, %TraceLastTime%
HostMonitor: old version could create reports and logs on shared network drives specified by UNC path (e.g. \server\logs\hmlogs\primary.htm) but it could not create new folders on such resources. New version can create folders on local and remote systems
2.The following issues were resolved
HostMonitor, RMA for Windows: if target host name could not be resolved due to DNS related problems, %TraceFull% and %TraceBrief% variables could display route detected by previous (old) test probe. Fixed
HostMonitor, RMA for Windows: NT Event Log test method could work incorrectly in Vista compatibility mode due to some bugs in Windows Vista API (including Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7). Fixed
HostMonitor: minor GUI corrections
What's new in version 8.8
The new version has a lots of improvements including the fact that you may setup Ping test performed by Passive RMA using rma itself string instead of target host name. In such case HostMonitor will check agent status without using backup agent even if such backup agent specified for selected RMA. Earlier such option was implemented for Active RMA, it allows to check status of the agent itself, it has also minor GUI improvements. It also has resolved a series of issues such as :Test History dialog could set incorrect scale for Traffic Monitor test items, if you enable disabled test items with "irregular" schedules, under some conditions HostMonitor could perform 1st check of such tests immediately, regardless of specified schedule,other minor corrections for HostMonitor, RCC and Web Service and much more.
What's new in version 7.2
HostMonitor is a system management tool that continuously monitors servers' availability and performance. In the event of network errors, HostMonitor will alert the network administrator (or even correct the problem when possible) before problems get seriously out of hand. This helps protect your company's data and reduces the likelihood of costly network failures.
HostMonitor can check any TCP service, ping a host, check a route, monitor Web, FTP, Mail, DNS servers. It can check the available disk space, monitor size of a file or folder, check integrity of your files and web site; it tests your SQL servers, monitors network traffic and much, much more. See complete test list.
But what is of no less importance is how you can manage monitoring tasks ("test items" in our terminology). Test items can be organized into different groups (folders), each folder has its own settings such as color palette, list of reports, different statistic information, etc.
Tests can be performed on regular intervals (e.g. every 5 min) or on schedule (e.g. every Friday between 6pm and 9pm); tests can be performed directly by HostMonitor or they can be performed by Remote Monitoring Agents installed on remote network. Some tests may depend on another, e.g. you may easily configure HostMonitor to check 10 web servers when your primary router is up, and check another (backup) server when your primary router is down.