Spot problems before they happen with
Wouldn’t it be great to have a tool that alerts you to potential problems before they become the crisis of the day? SX Sentinel does exactly that. The program will increase your overall system reliability and reduce your stress.
The SX Sentinel program monitors the overall health of your Windows hardware and software, SX Enterprise System and Progress database. The software looks for common problems that happen from time to time and alerts users of potential problems before they happen. Alerting is done by email or by text message or on demand. Email is the normal mode of delivery, but critical issues can be elevated to text messages and can be sent to a larger pool of recipients.
The Sentinel supports a full complement of diagnostic tools ranging from disk space checks, server pinging, and process checking. All diagnostics are completely configurable.
Here are 10 reasons why you want SX Sentinel:
- Monitor the success of the nightly database backup.
- Review the SX Enterprise system log for user-defined anomalies.
- Check for available drive space.
- Check the system database for excessive fragmentation.
- Check for an oversized after-image. The after-image is a record of database transactions since the last backup. The Sentinel can check if the after-image size is excessive.
- Validate that the after-image processor is active. Failure to activate the after-image processor means that a database failure may result in a possible loss of data since the last backup.
- Database connectivity test. The Sentinel can check to see that the database broker is alive and well and can also check to see that ODBC connectivity is working properly.
- Open journals and open jobs. The program looks for any journals or jobs that were left open after the end of the day so that they can be properly closed.
- Server and website ping. The Sentinel can ping any number of servers or websites to verify that they are still active and running.
- Control Windows Services. The Sentinel can monitor Windows services and restart them at designated times.