Ping Monitor: Network Connection State Monitoring Tool (free for 5 hosts)
A robust ping monitoring tool for automatic checking connection to network hosts. By making regular pings it monitors network connections and notifies you about detected ups/downs. EMCO Ping Monitor also provides connection statistics info, including uptime, outages, failed pings, etc. You can easily extend functionality and configure EMCO Ping Monitor to execute custom commands or launch applications when connections are lost or restored.
What is EMCO Ping Monitor?
EMCO Ping Monitor can work in the 24/7 mode to track the states of the connection of one or multiple hosts. The application analyzes ping replies to detect connection outages and report connection statistics. It can automatically detect connection outages and show Windows Tray balloons, play sounds and send e-mail notifications. It can also generate reports and send them by e-mail or save as PDF or HTML files.
The program allows you to get information about the statuses of all the hosts, check the detailed statistics of a selected host and compare the performance of different hosts. The program stores the collected ping data the database, so you can check statistics for a selected time period. The available information includes min/max/avg ping time, ping deviation, list of connection outages, etc. This information can represented as grid data and charts.
EMCO Ping Monitor: How it Works?
EMCO Ping Monitor can be used to perform ping monitoring of just a few hosts or thousands of hosts. All hosts are monitored in real-time by dedicated working threads, so you can get real-time statistics and notifications connection state changes for every host. The program doesn't have special requirements for hardware - you can monitor a few thousands of hosts on a typical modern PC.
The program uses pings to detect connection outages. If a few pings are failed in a raw - it reports an outage and notifies you about the problem. When connection is established and pings start to pass though - the program detects the end of outage and notifies you about that. You can customize outage and restore detection conditions and also notifications used by the program.
The Free edition allows performing ping monitoring of up to 5 hosts. It does not allow any specific configuration for hosts. It runs as a Windows program, so monitoring is stopped if you close the UI or log off from Windows.
The Professional edition allows monitoring of up to 250 hosts concurrently. Every host can have a custom configuration such as, notification of e-mail recipients or custom actions to be executed on connection lost and restore events. It runs as a Windows service, so monitoring continues even if you close the UI or log off from Windows.
The Enterprise edition does not have limitations on the number of monitored hosts. On a modern PC, it is possible to monitor 2500+ hosts depending on the hardware configuration.
This edition includes all the available features and works as a client/server. The server works as a Windows service to ensure ping monitoring in the 24/7 mode. The client is a Windows program that can connect to a server running on a local PC or to a remote server through a LAN or the Internet. Multiple clients can connect to the same server and work concurrently.
This edition also includes web reports, that allow reviewing host monitoring statistics remotely in a web browser.
Multi-Host Ping Monitoring
The application can monitor multiple hosts concurrently. The Free edition of the application allows monitoring up to five hosts; the Professional edition doesn't have any limitation for the number of monitored hosts. Monitoring of every host works independently from other hosts. You can monitor tens thousands of hosts from a modern PC.
Connection Outages Detection
The application sends ICMP ping echo requests and analyzes ping echo replies to monitor the connection state in the 24/7 mode. If the preset number of pings fail in a row, the application detects a connection outage and notifies you of the problem. The application tracks all outages, so you can see when a host was offline.
Connection Quality Analysis
When the application pings a monitored host, it saves and aggregates data about every ping, so you can get information about the minimum, maximum and average ping response times and the ping response deviation from the average for any reporting period. That allows you to estimate the quality of the network connection.
If you would like to get notifications about Connection Lost, Connection Restored and other events detected by the application, you can configure the application to send e-mail notifications, play sounds and show Windows Tray balloons. The application can send a single notification of any type or repeat notifications multiple times.
Charts and Reports
All statistical information collected by the application can be represented visually by charts. You can see the ping and uptime statistics for a single host and compare the performance of multiple hosts on charts. The application can automatically generate reports in different formats on a regular basis to represent the host statistics.
You can integrate the application with external software by executing external scripts or executable files when connections are lost or restored or in case of other events. For example, you can configure the application to run an external command-line tool to send SMS notifications about any changes in the host statuses.