Real Time Status
This is the area of the portal that you will probably end up using the most. Under the Real Time Status you can get real time information about the current load and any issues with the services on all your servers.
What you will see under the real time status section is all servers that have an issue related to high load, too many processes being ran simultaneously, excessively large mail queue or an issue with one or more of the monitored services.
It is recommended to check the Server Groups documentation under the General section for more information how to setup monitored servers, create new server groups, add a server to an existing group and how to change what services are monitored by default.
Display / Usage
By default when your first access the Real Time Status screen (or if you have removed all previously added boxes) you will see a single monitoring box that will list servers from all server groups you have created. We will explain how to add/remove server groups and how to add new boxes and change in which of them a specific server group is displayed later. Let's take a look at the columns available for the Real Time Status screen.
First you have the “Server” column. This will display the server name for the server that is experiencing issues. The server name reflects the name you have entered when adding the corresponding server via the Server Groups section.
Next is “LOAD”. This column will display the current average load for the server. These are particularly useful statistics and greatly help you to constantly monitor all your servers for issues related to excessive load. When you see that a server load is rising above the expected average values, this will be a sign to proceed with a deeper investigation and determine the cause of the issue.
“Procs” will show you the number of processes currently running on the server. It will help you immediately notice servers with an abnormal amount of running processes.
“Queue” will display how many email messages are currently in the server queue. This is a great option that will help you identify servers that are experiencing problems with email delivery. Whether the queued messages are spam attempts, a legit user trying to abuse the service by sending an excessive amount of email messages at once or possibly a problem with the mail server functionality - you will be immediately notified and you will be able to take the appropriate actions.
The “Services” column is the most important in the monitoring box. It will display all monitored services that are currently marked as down for this server.
It is a built in functionality of the Guardian running locally for each hosting server to constantly monitor the services and automatically fix any issues that arise. In case a service is displayed as down it is a sign that the problem is more complicated and the Guardian was not able to fix it automatically. At this point it is good to go forward with manual checks as this might indicate a very serious issue.
Note that you can adjust the services that are monitored via the “Server Groups” section. Those can be adjusted per server or per group depending on your needs.
Configuring Separate Boxes for Different Server Groups
The General options for Real Time Status section can be accessed via the Gear icon in the upper right. Here you can remove existing boxes or add new ones. The removal is easily accomplished by clicking the Remove link for the corresponding Grid. To add a new box just enter the desired name in the text box and click the Add New button. Once a new box is added you can adjust the settings for it via the Monitoring Options for the specific box.
Disable the Additional Information window
To disable this window you have to run this script: