The OS Monitor
To monitor a server operating system, you need an OS monitor, which is referred to in the eG license as a basic monitor. Using a basic monitor license, you can monitor Windows, AIX, Solaris, Linux, HPUX, Netware, AS400, OpenVMS and other servers. This license can also be used for Microsoft File and Print servers. The OS monitor tracks system uptime, utilization of key OS resources such as CPU, memory, and disk, network traffic to and from the server, the performance of the TCP/IP stack, etc. It can also monitor application log files for exceptions, Windows and Unix system logs, and it can monitor the status and resource usage of key processes/services running on the system. Typically, the OS monitor is used to any staging/development systems that do not require in-depth monitoring of applications.
The eG licensing is not based on the hardware capabilities of the server being managed or on the specific operating system being monitored. This provides unparalleled flexibility to an IT manager. Therefore, she/he can be managing a Unix server on one day and a Windows servers on another, with the same eG monitoring license.