Easily monitor your system for select events with this flexible utility, but some users will chaff at minor glitches. 24x7 Event Server's flexible interface defaults to a standard spreadsheet-style display of adjustable columns, but easily converts to an icon list. You set up events to monitor by following a wizard of simple questions and option screens.
24x7 Event Server monitors any of 41 event types. Click one and the wizard follows a path unique to that event. Questions are easy to follow, although novice users may need to click Help for parameter descriptions. We really liked the polling flexibility. You can easily set monitoring of each event by day, time of day, or any time. Most events can easily trigger e-mails, start programs, or any of six other responses. Some testers found that a few events didn't properly trigger or failed to invoke the selected response. The glitches were intermittent, though.
24x7 Event Server offers a generous number of default reports plus a simple method to create your own. The help manual is detailed and novice-friendly, but the program's numerous event triggers and responses will primarily appeal to advanced users. Overall, 24x7 Event Server deserves a test by savvy users looking to monitor their home or work systems.
24x7 Event Server can monitor and automate event response processing for all kinds of system and application events. Here is a brief list of supported event types: database data or performance change, database startup/shutdown, dial-up connection start/stop,disk free space threshold, file change (size or time), file deletion, file size threshold, folder changes (generic event), new e-mail message, new fax message received/sent, new file, new NT event log record, registry changes, screen saver activation/deactivation, remote server down, remote TCP service down (FTP, Telnet, HTTP), system performance threshold (CPU, disk I/O), system shutdown, user logon/logout, Web server slow response, Window appearance/disappearance.
Version 184.108.40.206 added 2 new event classes: events for monitoring Unix SysLogs and events for using and monitoring WMI events; improved management console interface.