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Monitis was founded in 2006 with the goal of providing the best cloud-based, agentless monitoring product on the market. We built a talented team that supports our customer base from offices in the US, Germany and Armenia.

Monitis joined the TeamViewer family in 2011.

We have a Dell R710 running Oracle Standard Edition Two on two xeon X5687 processors and 192gb of dual rank (12x16gb) ddr3 running at 1333MHz. This is a standard database running on Solaris 10, supporting a website using a similar set up to LAMP, with the exception that, rather than using MySQL, or using Oracle 11 G. We measure responsiveness of the whole platform using a service called Monitis.  It times the process of going to the website hitting the back end database and then returning results to the web viewer.

Our problem is that, after we run a job like datapump or do a large insert, the performance of the machine deteriorates noticeably and stays on that new poorer performance track for hours and days at a time UNTIL the next system reboot.

We've noticed that the performance can be rectified immediately on a full system restart. On Wednesday night, for example, the system which had been running very slowly snapped back to great performance metrics after a reboot. It stayed this way until the next evening at 10 PM when the nightly data pump job was run. Responsiveness crashed dramatically at the outset of the process and, while it improved a lot once the process was finished, it has established a new lower plateau of performance that has persisted over the last 24 hours.

We've ruled out any kind of networking issues and are positive that the problem resides in the Oracle database server.

Is there an issue with memory leaking or too much ram for Oracle 11g?  …
looking for something that can be setup on a pc or a router that monitors if the internet connection is active.  would have to connect/report to some sort of server that will alert me upon the internet connection going down.
Hi expert

Need advise on both options below and quick analysis on cost, Advantages/Disadvantes of each and like to know any articles or reviews comparing the 2 services?



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I currently use the MONITIS.com Android phone app to
get 15 minute updates of my five external IPs for $0/year
  ** need to monitor 50 IPs, not just the above 5 IPs

What other Android phone apps do you recommend like this,
but do every 5 minutes for $0/year since I do NOT want to
pay $384/yr for 50 external IPs every 5 minutes like
MONITIS.com offers
I want to continually ping my server at work and be notified by my Android phone if the ping fails - ie the server has crashed or the internet connection is down - any suggestions
I have a Sonicwall device that is connected in bridge mode to a Telstra Max modem (netgear).

During normal operation the modem is in bridge mode and the SonicWall WAN port gets the public ip address directly not a local/private address.

My local network address are in the range of 10.0.0.x. If I want to access the modem admin pages I need to change the settings on the SonicWall WAN port to Static & set an ip in the range 192.168.0.x so that I can access the modem on

Is there away of accessing the modem while the bridge connection is active. I thought that it would be possible to create some sort of static route but don't know a lot about it and have had no luck.

Thanks for the assisstance.

One of my clients has developped in house Web applications
using the classic tools available: HTML, PHP, Java, SQLServer

They have deployed these apps to remote agencies based
in the West Indies; these are connected with have 2Mbps
SDSL uplinks

They often complain of sluggish responses
They can click on a roll out list and at best count till five for the list to appear,
same thing with button clicks.

I have been trying to help them out by adjusting the agencies' routers
to reserve bandwith for these remote accesses; so far my impact hasn't
been that impressive

I always ask the remote users whether normal Web browsing is fine or
similarly affected. In most cases standard navigation works fine.

I'm not a developper so I'm not really able to advise them on the
quality of their developments

The developpers themselves seem pretty confident that it isn't the
apps causing the sluggishness - when they access them from here
all seems fine

The apps are normally housed in a data center

A storm wreaked havoc about two months ago so they relocated
some of their apps on their local office servers. The symptoms
are unfortunately still the same

Any ideas, pointers ?

What tools are there so that I could be alerted when there's a change to a web page.
I'd like to receive instant notification.
Or as close as  possible.
Visualping.io is TOO EXPENSIVE for constant monitoring.  They just raised the prices exorbitantly.
Is there a way to create a permanent network connectivity test to a URL.
I'm talking about something more than a ping, like a software that would analyze the connection.

The situation is that we have a service provider and the service goes down at least once a day, it then comes back up but I need first to know when it goes down, and then I need some information to be able to analyze why it went down.
We use PRTG to monitor our networking, servers, and internet connection. If something goes down then PRTG sends me an email and a text. However, that's dependent upon our internet connection being up.

I want to know if our connection ever drops, so is there a connection monitoring service which would check our connection (or that one of our servers could regularly ping) and if the connection drops it would alert me?
We don't know why but our small business Cisco ASA 5505 v05 annoyingly needs a Power cycle every 2 months or so .   We host a couple of websites for customers so this is a big problem when it occurs and someone has to run over to our offices just to pull the power plug and reinsert it.    Otherwise our 5505 works fine.  

Cisco ASA 5505 v05    
    ASA version is 8.4(2)
    ASDM version is 7.1(1)52
    Flash 128MB, Memory 1024MB

 We do not have a Cisco service contract.   We admit we are not fluent in managing our  5505.    We know just enough about the ASDM manager program to have set up the unit up a couple of years ago, and since then not much hands on.  

Q1  Is there something wrong with our unit or is this acceptable frequency of annoyance for doing a power cycle?
Q2  Should we figure out how to update our 5505's software ASA & ASDM, perhaps by acquiring the Cisco contract?
Q3  Should we upgrade to a newer Cisco Router?  

Any comments, advice and hints would be truly appreciated.
Looking for a product (preferably a service) that monitors page load times and maybe site uptime.  PRTG does a great job of this but we would like a 3rd party off-site service monitoring selected sites from various locales to get a good picture of end-user experiences.  Previous postings have identified NCCGroup.  Are there others?

For the last couple months, we've been losing internet connection at our small business about every night. The LAN seems fine. The main components are: AT&T Uverse ISP, a Sonicwall TZ 105, a Dell 24 port 100Mb switch with two Gb ports, and a Windows Server 2012.

Rebooting the AT&T modem fixes it, but it may take two or three reboots sometimes. Once it is rebooted, the connection will be fine all day until the next night sometime. It seems as though it started shortly after AT&T switched us from regular service to Uverse service, but that just may be coincidence. AT&T says their lines appear good.

I've tried replacing the AT&T modem (with the help of a technician who verified the modem settings, since we have a router behind the modem), different Ethernet cables, and the router (was a Linksys, now the Sonicwall). The only modifications to the router are a static IP, DHCP enabled, a VPN tunnel to a remote office, and several opens ports, such as RDP.

My next thoughts were to switch to NIC2 on the server or replace the switch.

Not sure where to look next or even what time the connection goes down to see if there is a conflict somewhere with a nightly service.

Thanks for your help.

I'm just using a monitoring application called "Monitis" and we are just having a problem using the SNMP notification, i basically want to monitor if a backup was successful or not via SNMP.

1. Is this possible
2. How do you do it using the SNMP.


As part of my technology refresh, I have upgraded four servers to Exchange 2013 and, after some hiccups, all went well and full functionality was achieved.  At this point, two of the servers were WS12 and the other two were WS08R2.  The two WS12 servers are "swing" servers to host a DAG while the WS08R2 servers are upgraded to WS12 (you can't do an in-place upgrade with a cluster).

So, yesterday, I decided to upgrade one of the WS08R2 servers to WS12. For various reasons, this involved a full rebuild after cleaning up the AD of Exchange stuff.  All went well and EX13 installed OK although I lost client access to everything until a reboot of ALL four servers.

Now, everything works except on mobile devices using ActiveSync which just won't connect at all.  This applies to Windows  Mobile, iPhone and Android. I thought I had a solution when I remembered that I hadn't imported the certificate with SANs (from a private PKI) onto the rebuilt server so that I did and assigned it to all services.  On this point, all the mobile devices have the PKI's root certificate in their root stores and this arrangement worked even under EX13 until I rebuilt this one server with WS12.

So, off to www.testexchangeconnectivity.com to find out where it fails.  Only it doesn't!  All OWA and ActiveSync tests pass OK and yet I still can't get any mobile devices to connect on any accounts (well, four devices on two accounts).

Any suggestions where to look now?


Further …
I currently am working on a personal project. I want to start up a high traffic site..but for the time being, I am building a site at home for the beta stages..my domain is registered with go daddy and i don't have any IP blocks so I am playing with dynamic dns from no-ip.com to take advantage of my AT&T Uverse residential broadband connection. If i use a cname for my dynamic dns host on godaddy (domain registrar) I should be able to use my domain name instead of the subdomain name used with dynamic dns providers.

Will using the CNAME pointing to No-ip.com be a dumb long term solution? Must i get a block of static IP's down the line? Will dns traffic congest and be inadequate because I am using a dynamic dns provider?


Our website is hosted by a vendor and we recently had an outage where the site was "down" for roughly ten hours due to none of the alarms having activated. The outage was with a backend process, so the site was returning a cryptic DB error to users. Since the site was responding with something other than a standard error code, none of the alarms went off.

I am looking for a monitoring service that would check the website periodically and emulate a few user actions - such as accessing a couple of pages and making certain a specific result comes back (i.e. not just pages of SQL errors). The goal is to detect a situation where the web server is operational but the content is not being delivered as expected.

Any ideas or suggestions? I prefer a hosted service, however if there is a tool I can run on one of my windows servers I am open to that as well. The key is that we do not host the site, so I don't have server level access to the site.

Whenever I use the aero mode of Windows 7 my monitor blinks especially if I am running more than 1 program
We are looking for availability monitoring software. Are there any for monitoring critical services consisting of
- Windows file server
- Oracle database apps
- web server
- Internet access
- Exchange email
- Financial market link routers (Cisco 1800 routers) e.g. Bloomberg, Reuters etc
- SFTP servers
- able to monitor server health like RAM, CPU, HDD would be good. And also ability tp email and SMS.

I was thinking the likes of What's Up Gold, but not sure if there are any good alternatives available. Thanks
I work for a small business and we need a service that can monitor our websites for outages.  We have had software that would notify us, but that didn't work out as well as hoped.  We are looking for something that will cost $20 or less a month and will physically call our duty phone.  

I would like to hear comparisons from people that have actually used services like this and some tips for what features are needed and what is not.  I am new to the company and I am looking for expert opinions from people who have actually used these types of services.

If more detail is needed please let me know.
We've moved to a new building with a new ISP and new external IP range. Moved the Watchguard Firebox to new building and tried changing IP address to new IP range. Internal\Trusted network seems to be working fine (able to browse to internet and send outgoing email), but Optional DMZ seems to be having problems. Our SPAM server sits out there, so there's no incoming email at this point. DNS changes to new MX server have propagated.
Here's our current IP configuration, in case this might be the problem.
Router\Default Gateway:
connects to
Cisco 2960 switch
connects to
connects to Optional Port
Cisco Catalyst 2950 Switch
default gateway (should this be the firebox instead?)
connects to
SPAM Server
default gateway (should this be the firebox?)

Any assistance is apprecitated. thank you!


Monitis was founded in 2006 with the goal of providing the best cloud-based, agentless monitoring product on the market. We built a talented team that supports our customer base from offices in the US, Germany and Armenia.

Monitis joined the TeamViewer family in 2011.