Glossary

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Abended thread count

The number of threads that have ended abnormally and are suspended because of abended recovery. Show related articles

Action Profile

Action profiles are templates that tell up.time how to deal with a problem that up.time encounters on a system. Show related articles

AES

The successor to DES, which is used with a variety of software that require encyrption including SSL servers Show related articles

Agent Monitor

A monitor that requires the up.time agent on the system. Show related articles

agent software

The up.time agent software package, usually installed on a agent system for the purposes of data collection. Show related articles

agent system

A device that will be contacted by up.time for service monitoring and performance data collection. Show related articles

Agentless Monitor

Monitors or applications that do not need the up.time agent installed on the system. Show related articles

Alert Profiles

This is a Template which tells up.time exactly how to react to various alerts -- issuing alert notifications and performing recovery options -- generated by your service checks. Show related articles

Application

This is the application or service that you want to monitor. For example: SMTP server, Exchange, Qmail,IIS, Apache Show related articles

Available ECBS

The status of available Event Control Blocks which are packet and receive buffers that have been created but which are not currently being used. Show related articles

C

Cookie

A file that is stored on your machine when visiting web pages which stores variables for the web application. Show related articles

Core Service

This is the application that monitors all the services and systems. Show related articles

CPU Usage

The percentage of the system's CPU resources being used. Show related articles

Custom Monitor

Monitors that return the status of a monitor and an automated message to clarify the returned status. This monitor could be an External Check which rely on an external event to trigger the capture of service information. Show related articles

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Datastore

This is the database in which up.time stores all its information in. Example: Systems,Elements,Services Show related articles

DES

An older method used to encrypt information (Used with SNMPV3) Show related articles

Disk Busy

The percentage of time that the disk is handling transactions in progress. Show related articles

Disk Capacity

The percentage of space on the system disk that is being used. Show related articles

DNS

This is a distributed database that links various host names to specific internet addresses. Show related articles

DS Thread Usage

The number of server threads that Novell eDirecotry uses. Show related articles

E

element

A system, node or application. Show related articles

Enterprise Panel

This is the starting point on the monitoring station where you can see all your systems and add new ones. Show related articles

Event Log

Windows system log files there are 3 types Application, System and Security Show related articles

F

ftp

File Transfer Protocol: This is an application used for transferring files to one computer or another. Show related articles

G

GET

A type of form queyr for web pages. A related query is POST Show related articles

H

Host Check

A service check that you select and assign to each server being monitored to test if a specific system is functioning properly. Service checks are temporarily disabled if up.time determines that a host is down. Show related articles

HOSTID

The unique hardware identifier used to node-lock the uptime software license key to a specific host system. Based largely on MAC address of the host system. Show related articles

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LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is a protocol that is used to organize directory hierachies and enables communication with directory servers. Example uses: Passwords/Files/Devices Show related articles

Lock Wait / Sec

The amount of time in seconds to wait for a database lock. Show related articles

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MD5

A widely used method of for creating digital signatures used to authenticate and verify the integrity of data. Show related articles

Memory Usage

The amount of memory expressed as a percentage of total available memory, being consumed by a process. Show related articles

Monitor

The service monitor template that is bundled with up.time. You use the template to configure a service check. Show related articles

Monitor Escalation

The exact definition of when and how up.time should escalate service alerts if they have not been acknowledged by specific users within pre-defined time limits. Show related articles

My Portal

This is the main page you see when you log on which contains my reports and operations you can do Show related articles

N

Nested Group

These enable you to further group your systems. Example: You have a parent group Called data centre and 2 systems underneath it called "North America" and "Asia" Show related articles

net-snmp

A SNMP application that presents a set of SNMP mib's. Some of these mib's are used to collect system performance information for use on the monitoring station. Show related articles

Network IN

The average amount of traffic coming in over the network interface. Show related articles

Network out

The average amount of traffic going out over the network interface. Show related articles

NIS/YP

Network Information Services/Yellow pages is a distributed database that enables a system administrator to configure multiple hosts from a central location. You can also use it for a main username/password server. Show related articles

NNTP

Network News Transport Protocol. This was usually used for the old internet usenet news groups. Show related articles

node

A device without an agent, but which up.time can communicate using an ip address. Show related articles

Notification Group

This is a group which up.time notifies when a service is down or having problems. Show related articles

Novell NRM

An XML service that sends out stats of your novell server which up.time uses to track performance. Show related articles

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offline

System that is currently not running Show related articles

online

System that is currently running Show related articles

outages

This is a status when the service is not running or not available. Show related articles

P

Performance Check Monitor

This monitor allows you to monitor the following CPU% utilization, swap space, CPU usage, network collisions and network transmits. Show related articles

Performance Counters

These are containers that contain performance information on windows which allows the up.time agent to track performance stats. Show related articles

POP

A type of email retrieval server. Show related articles

POST

A type of form query for web pages. A related query is GET Show related articles

Privacy Type

Used with authentication of SNMP v3 Show related articles

Process

An application that is running on your system. Show related articles

Process Check Monitor

A monitor that checks to see if a process is on the system and how many are running. Show related articles

R

Regular Expression

(1) A mechanism to select specific strings from a set of character strings. (2) A set of characters, metacharacters, and operators that define a string or group of strings in a search pattern. (3) A string containing wildcard characters and operations that define a set of one or more possible strings. Show related articles

rpm

Redhat Package Manager: this application and format is used to install the linux uptime agent and many other software programs. Show related articles

S

sar

This is an application used on unix/linux systems to collect performance stats for disk/cpu Show related articles

Scheduled Maintenence

A period of time when the system will not be monitored or send out alerts. Show related articles

Scheduled Reports

These are reports that can be done automatically every week/daily/monthly. Show related articles

Service Group

Service monitor templates that enable you to apply a common service check to one or multiple hosts. (servers, network devices) that you are monitoring. Show related articles

Service State

The status of a service. Example: Okay, Warn, Crit, Maint, Unknown Show related articles

SHA

A secure method of creating digital signatures. SHA Is considered the successor of MD5 and is widely used with network and internet data transfer protocols. Show related articles

SID

The oracle system identifier which identifies the oracle instance. Show related articles

SMB

Windows File Shares Show related articles

SMTP Server

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Server: This is the mail server that is used for sending out mail. Example: Sending out alerts and reports. Show related articles

SSH

This is a program and a network protocol for logging into and executing commands on a remote computer. Show related articles

SSL

Secure Socket Layer: This is a protocol for manging security of message transmissions in a network. SSL uses the public/private key encryption system. Show related articles

sybase

A database server application Show related articles

system

The computer or device that you are monitoring Show related articles

System Profile

This is a web interface which lets you change basic configuration on a system. Show related articles

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tablespace

This is a block of space designated for your data/tables in your database. Show related articles

tar

An application used to gather multiple files into one usually used with gzip or bz2. Show related articles

TCP header

Contains transmission information such as ip address of the sender and receiver, the protocol being used, and the packet number. Show related articles

Tcp payload

Contains data being sent Show related articles

TCP Retransmits

The amount of times packets had to be resent. Show related articles

TCP Trailer

Contains data that denotes the end of the packet, as well as error correction information Show related articles

tcpwrappers

A connection filtering and security tool commonly used together with (x)inetd to control access to secure system services. Show related articles

telnet

An application to connect to a open tcp port Show related articles

Time Period

A specific window during which you want to have up.time generate and send alert notifications. Show related articles

Topological Dependencies

Topological dependencies create parent child relationships between systems. Both entities and entity groups can be dependent on a parent system or node. Show related articles

U

URI

The location of the web page you would like to monitor. Example /login/login.php Show related articles

User

An Individual to whom an up.time administrator grants specific access to up.time. Show related articles

User Group

A group of users who can receive up.time alerts and who can be included in service alert monitoring escalations. Show related articles

User Roles

User roles define the following: What a user can add/view/edit or delete in the up.time GUI. Show related articles

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Virtual Node

A device which up.time can communicate using a floating ip address. Show related articles

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