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Controlling Activity

Ping Monitor is used to check if the remote host is online and notify the user on connection status changes. The connection status checks are performed only when the monitoring process is running. The monitoring process can be initiated either automatically on the server startup, if this is enabled on the Automation preference page, or manually. Then the process can be either paused or stopped both automatically and manually. This chapter will show you how to control the monitoring process activity.

Start

Start

The Start button from the Quick Launch Ribbon group on the Home page should be used to start monitoring for all hosts included into the quick launch list.

Start

Start

The Start button from the Activity Ribbon group on the Monitoring contextual page from the Monitoring Tools category allows you to start monitoring for the currently selected hosts.

The monitoring process for host included to a quick launch list can be automatically started on each program start up, if enabled in the preferences. If the monitoring is currently inactive for all hosts, you can start it for those included in quick launch using the Start button from the Quick Launch Ribbon group on the Home page. To start a monitoring for specific hosts, you can select those hosts in the Hosts or the Hosts Browser view and press the Start button from the Activity Ribbon group on the Monitoring contextual page from the Monitoring Tools category. The same category is available when the Details view is currently active. Optionally you can use the Start Monitoring item from the pop-up menu or the Start item from the Manage Activity button drop-down on the toolbar.

Stop

Stop

The Stop button from the Quick Launch Ribbon group on the Home page should be used to stop the monitoring process for all hosts being currently monitored.

Stop

Stop

The Stop button from the Activity Ribbon group on the Monitoring contextual page from the Monitoring Tools category allows you to stop monitoring for the currently selected hosts.

With Ping Monitor, it is possible to stop the monitoring process for all the hosts being currently monitored at once or for individual hosts. To stop the monitoring process for all the hosts, press the Stop button from the Quick Launch Ribbon group. If you want to stop monitoring of an individual host, select it in the Hosts or the Hosts Browser view and press the Stop button from the Activity Ribbon group on the Monitoring contextual page from the Monitoring Tools category. Alternatively you can use the Stop Monitoring item from the pop-up menu or the Stop item from the Manage Activity button drop-down on the toolbar.

Pause

Pause

The Pause button from the Activity Ribbon group on the Monitoring contextual page from the Monitoring Tools category allows you to pause monitoring for the currently selected hosts.

With Ping Monitor, it is possible to pause the monitoring process any time you want. While the monitoring process is paused, the ping packets are not sent to the remote hosts and the ping statistics stays the same until the monitoring process is resumed. To pause monitoring manually, select the required host and press the Pause button from the Activity Ribbon group on the Monitoring contextual page from the Monitoring Tools category. Alternatively you can use the Pause Monitoring item from the pop-up menu or the Pause item from the Manage Activity button drop-down on the toolbar. It can also be paused automatically upon a certain predefined condition for a specified interval using the automation features of Ping Monitor. If the monitoring is paused, you can restart its operation using the Start Monitoring menu item, or stop it completely using the Stop Monitoring menu item.