GSX Monitor - Configuration Tips and Tricks

To add more server entries

Email Monitoring Tip 1


Click on the View - Server Settings menu to add more servers to be monitored.


Enable a feature in the Main View

Email Monitoring Tip 2This symbol is referenced as an LED. LED's are used for activating/deactivating a particular feature and displaying its status. A dot at the center means that the feature is enabled. Enable/disable a particular feature on all the servers in the same column through a mouse right/left click in the column label. For example, left click on the "Log" column label to enable the log scanning feature.


          Email Monitoring Tip 3

Maximize displayed information in the Main View

 Email Monitoring Tip 4 Press the F4 key, in Monitor's Main View to access the Display properties. Then, set the number of lines and columns to accomodate your needs.

Group server entries

  • drag and drop individual or multiple server bars and separators in the Main View to group them, for example by location or level
  • Separators help comment on server groups and make categories more visible. Press F3 in Main View or right click on an empty area

Email Monitoring Tip 5


Enable Replication monitoring

  • Enable Replication monitoring in the Main View for all servers by left clicking in the header column on the "Rep" word
  • Go to the Replication Monitoring menu. Names.nsf is already configured by default. Use the icon to add more databases to monitor for replication. Then, select servers on which these databases are available.

Note: in case several domains are monitored, you may have "names.nsf" listed several times.


Email Monitoring Tip 6


Enable Mail routing monitoring
This example shows how to monitor mail sent and received from the internet and alert in case it fails to meet SLAs.


Email Monitoring Tip 7

Other cycles can be used for example for checking mail routing between Notes domains.

  • SLA: 30 minutes for example (Time, in minutes or seconds, allowed for the completion of a Mail Routing cycle before GSX Monitor considers the cycle to be a "Mail failure")
  • Source mailbox, default: Mail1.box;Mail.box (this accomodates both multiple and single mailboxes)
  • Source server: any Domino server in your organization capable of routing a mail to the Internet
  • SendT echo@tu-berlin.de (sample echo service on the Internet that will forward the mail back)
  • Target server: GSXLN006/GSX is the server on which the Target Database is located
  • Target Database: MailGSXMonit.nsf (database where the mail is delivered)


Note: in this sample configuration, the mailbox of the ID used by GSX Monitor is MailGSXMonit.nsf on GSXLN006/GSX. This ID must have an internet address so that it can receive mail in the MailGSXMonit.nsf mailbox from the Internet. For this to work, the GSX Monitor ID must have an internet address defined in its Person document in the Domino Directory.


Web Enabler configuration

Accessing GSX Monitor remotely is simple

  • make sure there are some files in the GSX MonitorMoniWeb directory, otherwise, run the GSX Monitor installation program again and install the "Web Enabler" option
  • install a Web server on the machine running GSX Monitor. Virtually any Web server can be used, including IIS, Apache, Domino, ... (an alternative is to use an existing web server on another machine by mapping a remote drive but this solution does not work if Monitor is running as a Windows Service)
  • setup your web server to open the "gsxmonitor.html" file
  • in Monitor, enable Web Enabler, in Preferences - Web Enabler menu
Note:

you can hide some server entries by using profiles (Preferences - Web Enabler - Edit) ... especially useful for ISPs or Help Desks


Performance monitoring:
Any complaint from users saying that accessing a database is too slow ? Then, enable this feature.
Performance monitoring can also be used for checking databases' response time before they are put in production.


Log configuration tuning:
By default, server log file monitoring is setup to report many errors. GSX recommends to tune the list of keywords (Server Settings - log configuration) to report only the events you're interested in and avoid receiving too many reports