1Anturis Monitoring Software Detects Problems in your Websites
by Jeff Cogswell
2Anturis GUI Makes It Easy to Get Started
When you first create an account and log in, you see a nice GUI that lets you immediately start configuring your components.
3Anturis Monitors Multiple Components
Anturis includes monitoring for several types of components, including web servers, MySQL servers, and various hardware and operating systems.
4Setting Up a Website Monitor
Setting up a web server to monitor a site is a simple matter of entering the Website address and choosing which protocols to use such as HTTP and PING.
5Control Panel Provides Quick Access
After you’ve created a monitor, the control panel gives you quick access to various components, as well as providing nice graphical information about site status and problems.
6Site Monitoring Helped Solve Problems
After a month of monitoring, the same control panel showed a whole list of status updates, including errors and warnings that helped us track down a few problems we were unaware of.
7MySQL Monitor Easy to Set Up
Monitoring a MySQL instance was equally easy to set up, after we installed the agent software on the server. Here we chose the server; this information was gleaned from the running agents.
8Monitoring a MySQL Database
Next we provided the username and password for the MySQL instance that the agent was monitoring. This information was entered while logged into our control panel on the Anturis site.
9Anturis Monitors Multiple MySQL Metrics
Anturis provides a large list of MySQL metrics to monitor. You can monitor as many metrics as you want, but can see a chart for only one.
10Monitor Quickly Discovers Tuning Issues
Immediately after starting the monitor, we were informed of some tuning issues with our MySQL installation.
11Log Shows MySQL Problems
Once running, we could also see the MySQL problems listed in the GUI’s data log.