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by marcopolo
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Moving DUDE from one Windows Server to another
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

Moving DUDE from one Windows Server to another

I've exported DUDE settings and installed on another Server and imported the XML.

Having set it to run as a Service, on my old server when the app closed it would still be seen in the Task Manager processes, but when I close on new server it is not.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Mark
by marcopolo
Tue May 03, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Hard Disk usage (History)
Replies: 1
Views: 1434

Hard Disk usage (History)

I have various probes that are monitoring several servers.

Is there a way to show historical space availability?
by marcopolo
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring disk space for Virtual Machines
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Monitoring disk space for Virtual Machines

Could anyone suggest a solution so we can monitor disk space for Virtual Machines, we have a mixture of Hyper-V and VS2003

Thanks
by marcopolo
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Windows Event ID error notifications
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Windows Event ID error notifications

Is it possible to config monitoring for Windows Server event errors?
by marcopolo
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email notifications stopped
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Email notifications stopped

Yes, it seems that the notifications for each device had become disabled (unticked) so I re-enabled it for the items that have notifications.
by marcopolo
Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email notifications stopped
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Email notifications stopped

No it isn't, but isn't that showing the setting from the top level in settings > polling if you wanted to set all object to use notifications by default? If it's unticked you then set at the lower level for each object you want notification for. My issue was that it was working and then stopped afte...
by marcopolo
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: DHCP Server timeout
Replies: 0
Views: 540

DHCP Server timeout

I'm trying to use the DHCP probe for server but continually receive timeout in the 'Problem' field

DNS, http, Netbios and Ping are fine

Any ideas?
by marcopolo
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email notifications stopped
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Email notifications stopped

This seems to have happened since rebooting the server where Dude 3.6 resides
by marcopolo
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Email notifications stopped
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Email notifications stopped

Just noticed all my email notifications have stopped. First thing I did was restart DUDE 1. Checked the Polling tab on a monitored server which is set 'Use Notifications' = ticked, and the name 'Notification' is ticked, when I check this and press the 'Test' button I get the email. 2. Checked the Se...
by marcopolo
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: network bottlenecks
Replies: 11
Views: 3360

Re: network bottlenecks

The broken link are virtual servers but I've not setup the fixed links.

What I now want to do is monitor activity/performance between one server running an MS application but where the SQL database is located on another server. Is this possible with Dude?

Thanks
by marcopolo
Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude sensitivity
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Re: Dude sensitivity

Dude is installed on my PDC, the external HD is connected to a Server that Dude is monitoring but the copy requirement is only once a month. I think half the problem is the lack of configuration that probes enjoy, e.g. there's no average over time, only instant interogation of a single point in time.
by marcopolo
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude sensitivity
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Re: Dude sensitivity

I'm not sure the polling interval will make much of a difference. I was copying 80Gb so that can take a considerable amount of time, simply changing the polling internal will only delay when it interogates, not improve the sensitivity.
by marcopolo
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: network bottlenecks
Replies: 11
Views: 3360

Re: network bottlenecks

Done all that but doesn't seem to show much at all
by marcopolo
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Dude sensitivity
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Dude sensitivity

I'm hoping this is probably a setting per network object.

I was copying a large chunk of data to an external harddisk and Dude reported lots of unstable emails for said server, what's the best setting to adjust?

Thanks
by marcopolo
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: network bottlenecks
Replies: 11
Views: 3360

Re: network bottlenecks

I have a map that has the servers defined and ports they connected to on the switch. Is this a good start?
by marcopolo
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: network bottlenecks
Replies: 11
Views: 3360

Re: network bottlenecks

I've got dude already setup, then I've created seperate maps for various items such as Workstation, Servers, Switches, etc.

Should I create another map? If so how do I then show the traffic, etc
by marcopolo
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: network bottlenecks
Replies: 11
Views: 3360

Re: network bottlenecks

Yes basically, would like to see the packetflow and whether I can identify certain areas, whether switch, server, etc
by marcopolo
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: network bottlenecks
Replies: 11
Views: 3360

network bottlenecks

Is there an easy process I can go through to show bottlenecks?
by marcopolo
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring DHCP
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: Monitoring DHCP

So it is, silly me.

So do I need to populate any Send/Receive area?
by marcopolo
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Monitoring DHCP
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Monitoring DHCP

I see there is a Probe for DNS, but how would I setup one for DHCP?

Would I use a TCP and set the port and what other settings would need to be populated?

Thanks
by marcopolo
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Switch Port mapping
Replies: 8
Views: 2712

Re: Switch Port mapping

Do you think it's something that is likely to be added to DUDE at some point, it would be an extremely useful facility?
by marcopolo
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Switch Port mapping
Replies: 8
Views: 2712

Re: Switch Port mapping

Yes I saw that but was put off by the amount of configuration so I've tried this today and it works a treat. http://sourceforge.net/projects/switchminer/ The sample command line I use is this, which also maps all the chlid switches sm -s 10.0.0.3 -c public -r 10.0.0.21 -e public -l Where 10.0.0.3 is...
by marcopolo
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Switch Port mapping
Replies: 8
Views: 2712

Re: Switch Port mapping

Ok, I'm still looking how I can track what domain PC/IP address is mapped to which switch port?
by marcopolo
Fri May 21, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Switch Port mapping
Replies: 8
Views: 2712

Re: Switch Port mapping

When I tested with some software it would show me port numbers and resolved IP/Domain name connected, so I guess it's possible but simply walking the units delivers nothing.
by marcopolo
Thu May 20, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Switch Port mapping
Replies: 8
Views: 2712

Switch Port mapping

I have a map with only switches added and want to know if there is a way to interrogate them to see what devices are connected to what port by IP address.

I know there are plenty of tools out there, but I'm hoping I can acheive the same with Dude
by marcopolo
Wed May 19, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Memory and CPU history graphs
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: Memory and CPU history graphs

Thanks, and the % is based on availability, not used
by marcopolo
Wed May 19, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: OID round up not working
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: OID round up not working

Cheers, I missed some calculation

[round(((oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.1")*oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.4.1"))/1024)/1024*1024)] rounds up to 18gb now. :D
by marcopolo
Wed May 19, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Memory and CPU history graphs
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Memory and CPU history graphs

I've a quick question hopefully.

When I view a graph for a device such as a server, is the CPU % refering to the same % as refered to in the task manager performance as I need to monitor CPU/Memory over a period of time?

Thanks,

Mark
by marcopolo
Wed May 19, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: OID round up not working
Replies: 2
Views: 988

OID round up not working

Anyone help with this, the first rounds up the value to two digits, but the second shows more. [round(((((oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.1")-oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.1"))*oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.4.1"))/1024)/1024)/1024)] rounds up to 11gb [round(((oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.1")*oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.2...
by marcopolo
Mon May 10, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: HD space/usage
Replies: 6
Views: 2721

Re: HD space/usage

I have this setup in the appearance of my servers, simply insert into the 'label' though you will need to make sure you have the correct OID Current disk space available C:[round(((((oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.2")-oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.2"))*oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.4.2"))/1024)/1024)/1024)] ...
by marcopolo
Mon May 10, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Polling settings
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Polling settings

Could someone explain to me the Probe Timeout and Down Count?

I'm thinking I need to change these on a global scale since we get a lot of down/up emails within a very short time interval.

Thanks
by marcopolo
Fri May 07, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: HD available space
Replies: 1
Views: 662

HD available space

I'm using these in appearence to show available diskspace but is there anyway to round up the values C:[(((((oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.2")-oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.2"))*oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.4.2"))/1024)/1024)/1024)] GB D:[(((((oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.3")-oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.3")...
by marcopolo
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: manually adding devices
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: manually adding devices

Yes I can pick the port but how do I know that this device is physically connected to that port?

Can I not snmp walk the switch and it tell me what device it is connected to?
by marcopolo
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: updating already discovered workstations
Replies: 1
Views: 580

updating already discovered workstations

Could someone explain the best way and what settings I should have for discovered items that I want to update and not end up with duplications on my map. When an update is run, I often get the same name computer appearing twice but with it's new IP address I appreciate the discovery checks the DNS e...
by marcopolo
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: manually adding devices
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: manually adding devices

Cheers, but if I do that and know for a fact that a server (teamed NIC's) is connected to a switch how can I be sure which port I'm monitoring is connected to that server?

Both the NIC's on the Server and Switch are SNMP enabled

Thanks
by marcopolo
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: manually adding devices
Replies: 4
Views: 963

manually adding devices

If I manually add a device how do I set it to show the connection lines without discovering since I auto discover only on the first time of map creation?

Ta
by marcopolo
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Map layout and information
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Map layout and information

Thanks, I'll take a look. All I really want is a map showing the hardware and what switch port it's connect to, I'll know the subnet from the IP of the device so don't really need to see Computer > subnet > switch. I've also notice the ether port it shows is only displayed between the subnet picture...
by marcopolo
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Map layout and information
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Map layout and information

My Map is starting to look and feel very unworkable so I was wondering whether I could simplify the look and feel. I have probes setup to monitor Server thresholds that work fine, but... The links and the layout is a right mess, trying to see what hardware is connected to what port of a switch is al...
by marcopolo
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Discovery updates
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Discovery updates

It would be useful to have some feedback from the people in the know please.

My current DNS lookup is set to 'none' for Windows PC's is this correct?

When Dude performs a Discovery update, should I change the Discovery settings?
by marcopolo
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Discovery updates
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Discovery updates

Just noticed that I'm starting to see duplicate domain names on the map, but different IP addresses. I've checked the DNS forward and reverse lookup and these are fine, with the TTL set to 20mins and lease time for DHCP is 30mins. Obviously DNS names stay the same but since the lease is 30mins, the ...
by marcopolo
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Discovery
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: Discovery

My available line equates to this, which are Hard Disk 'Drive' letters refering to disk numbers.

if((((((oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.5.2")-oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.6.2"))*oid("1.3.6.1.2.1.25.2.3.1.4.2"))/1024)/1024)/1024)>0, 1, -1)

So you're saying remove the '2'

Regards

Mark
by marcopolo
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Discovery
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Discovery

I've set the discovery not to use certain services but these are still being assigned.

Any ideas?
by marcopolo
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Radius message in server event log
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Re: Radius message in server event log

Initially installed on workstation, used this to create a configuration that I could export/import into the Dude when installed on server.

I've just unticked the service 'Radius' to see if this stops the event message
by marcopolo
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Radius message in server event log
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Radius message in server event log

I've installed Dude on both a PC and Domain controller, but have noticed this error in the server 'system' event log and it's only appeared since installing the application. Further chaecking shows the event happening approx every hour on the hour "A RADIUS message was received from the invalid RADI...
by marcopolo
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: The Dude
Topic: Probe Thread
Replies: 324
Views: 226040

Re: Probe Thread

Hi everyone, I'm new to the Dude too and I'm trying to set up the win_diskc_free_percent probe as defined by pjulian Feb.10.2009 in this thread. I have the SNMP community defined correctly and I can do an SNMP walk from The Dude to my servers. I created the function exactly as pjulian describes and...