Monitoring the Unitrend Enterprise Backup Server
eG Enterprise offers an exclusive Unitrend Enterprise Backup server monitoring model (see Figure 1), which keeps tabs on the backup and restore operations performed by the server, and reports deviations much before they impact the performance of the server as a whole, or the dependent service.
Each layer of Figure 1 is mapped to a wide variety of tests that report a wealth of performance tests using which administrators can find quick and accurate answers to the following performance queries:
- What is the status of each client archiving data?
- What is the size of the data archived by each client?
- How well each device connected to the target backup server is utilized? Are there adequate resources in each device to ensure smooth backup process?
- What is the status of each client processing backup data using a particular backup mode?
- What is the size of backup data processed by each client using a particular backup mode?
- What is the percentage of CPU utilized by the backup server?
- What is the health of each fan in the target backup server?
- What is the speed at which each fan is operating?
- How well the memory resources of the target backup server is utilized?
- What is the current health of each temperature sensor?
- What is the temperature of each temperature sensor?
- How many times each client had archived the files on the target backup serv er?
- How many times backup was performed by each client using a particular backup mode?
- What is the current health of each voltage source?
- What is the voltage passing through each voltage source?
Since the Network layer has been discussed extensively in Monitoring Unix and Windows Servers document, let us now discuss the tests pertaining to the remaining layers mentioned in Figure 1 in detail in the forthcoming sections.