I have several vb applications that grab incoming messages (medical), breaks them apart and saves them to the database. I would like the capability to have a web page that can somehow "see" what these parsers are doing (are they working, are they locked up, have they encountered an error, etc).
Is there a way that this can be accomplished? Do the parser applications have to be written in such a way as to provide this information (how is this done) for an external monitoring program?
Just not sure how to go about doing this.