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From the Device Editor Main, select to Add or Modify an entry, click on the Statistics Tab.

Device Statistics Configuration

IPSentry Device Entry Editor - Statistics

The Statistics tab in the ipSentry Entry Editor provides you with configuration options regarding statistical and reporting functionality for the specified entry.

Copy To
For either the Auto Output HTML or Detailed Statistics settings, you can copy the custom entries to other monitored entries.

Detail Statistics Logging
With the addition of the ipSentry Graphing Tool, each entry contains data values associated to with the entry that are logged to the graphing data tables for graphical and historical reporting.  (See ipSentry Graphing Tool for details on generating graphs and historical reports.)

Select this option to enable detailed statistics logging for this device.
If enabled, ALL entries log the following values including the Date/Time of the task:

Monitor Action Result
This data value will be the return state of the device as 0 or 1 (CRITICAL or OK).  The value is used to generate the Up Time percentage charts.

Monitor Time
This is the total milliseconds required to perform the monitoring task.  For example, if monitoring drive space, this is the amount of time to connect to the remote system, obtain the drive space value, disconnect from the remote system, and evaluate the value.  

At the end of a cycle, cumulative data is logged under "ipSentry Application" and contains the following data elements:

Polled Items
Total number of entries polled.

Critical Items
Total polled entries with CRITICAL result.

Success Items
Total polled entries with OK result.

Monitor Time
Total time to perform entire monitoring cycle of all entries.

Entry Specific Data
Each entry category and subtype will log different data items depending on the type of monitoring being performed, filters applied, and etc.   Below is a summary by type of the data elements that will be logged.

Drive Space Monitor

Free Space
Free Drive Space reported (MB).

Network Type Monitor

Connect Time
Total wait time for connection (ms)

Send Time
Total time to send specified data (ms)

Receive Time
Total time wait on expected data. (ms)

Network: ICMP Ping Monitor

Response Time
Packet Response receive time. (ms)

Network: RADIUS

Response Time
Packet Response receive time. (ms)

Network: DNS

Response Time
Packet Response receive time. (ms)

NT Service

State of Each Service by Name

Add-In: Event Log Monitor

Event Entries Scanned
Total event log entries scanned / evaluated.

Event Entries Found
Total event log entries found matching filters.

Add-In: File Content Monitor

Files Scanned
Total number of files scanned for content.

Bytes Scanned
Total number of bytes scanned for content.

Add-In: File/Directory Monitor

Folders Scanned
Total folders (including subfolders) scanned.

Files Scanned
Total number of files scanned.

Total Files Size
Total size of files accumulated. (bytes)

Total Files Count
Total count of files accumulated.

Add-In: HTTP/s Web Monitor

HTTP/s Response Time
Total wait time to receive response. (ms)

HTTP/s Bytes Received
Total bytes received during response. (bytes)

Add-In: Modem Connection Monitor

Modem Connect Time
Total time to establish connection (ms).

Add-In: MRTG Value Monitor

MRTG Connect Time
Total time to wait for connection. (ms)

MRTG value counter
For each MRTG value item you are monitoring, the value associated to the counter will be logged.  Thus, if you are monitoring avin d, avin m, and avin y, then you will have the following values available for charting:  MRTG AVIN D, MRTG AVIN Y, MRTG AVIN M

Add-In: Network Time Monitor

Net Time Response Time
Packet response time (ms)

Net Time Variance
Variance, in seconds, reported between time server and local clock.

Add-In: Database and Query Monitor

ODBC Connect Time
Total time to wait to establish connection.

ODBC Query Time
Total time to receive query results.

Rows returned from query.

ODBC Return Variable
Return value used in comparison.

Add-In: Performance Counter Data Monitor

PerfMon Connect Time
Total time to establish connection.

PerfMon: Counter Name
For every counter you are monitoring during this task, the counter value associated to that entry will be logged.
e.g. PerfMon: \\computer\Processor(_Total)\% Processor Time

Add-In: Mail Transaction Monitor

Mail Tran Connect Time
Time waiting on mail server connection.

Mail Tran Queue Time
Time since test message was sent.

Add-In: POP Queue Monitor

Mail Queue Connect Time

Mail Queue Queue Time
Time of oldest message in mailbox.

Mail Queue Message Count
Total messages in mailbox.

Mail Queue Content Matches
Number of message found matching content check.
(If performing a content match test)

Mail Queue Overdue Matches
Number of message found older than queue time threshold.
(If performing a mail queue-time test)

Add-In: SNMP Monitor

SNMP Query Time
Total time to perform SNMP Query

SNMP Response Count
Total number of responses received.

SNMP Average Response
Average time to receive response to request.

SNMP {filter name}:{OID}
For each OID being monitored, one entry will be logged containing the value associated to the SNMP object being monitored.  If the object is OCTET STRING, IP ADDRESS, or other non-numeric field, only the state result of the entry will be logged as the value.

Add-In: IT Environmental Monitor

IT Environ Connect Time
Time to connect and obtain values.

{module) Sensor:{sensor ID}
For each sensor being monitored, one entry will be logged containing the resulting value obtained from the module.

Add-In: RADIUS/DNS/UDP Monitor

UDP Monitor Response Count
Number of responses received.

UDP Monitor Average Response
Average response time.

Selecting this option will cause the logging graphing data to be skipped.  No detail data for this entry will be available.

Use From
You can set this option to utilize the Enable/Disable flags associated with another device or template.

HTML Output Option

ipSentry provides the option to generate basic status output reports in HTML format.  These reports are used to view the current status and 'forever' overview up the uptime percentages on various devices.

By default, all report data is output to the location specified in the Auto-Output section of the system options area.

Within each device, you may specify an alternative location in which to report this entries state and overall result information.

For example, let say that you want all Houston systems output to one report and all Los Angeles statistics output to another report. The recommended method here would be to setup a Group/Template entry item for Houston and one for Los Angeles.  Then, for each entry associated with the Houston report, set the Use From option to use the Houston template.  And of course, set each entry associated with Los Angeles to use the Los Angeles template.

In order to take advantage of the grouped reporting options, you must set the output of each different report to a different folder.  As an example, set the Houston output location to E:\Inetpub\ipSentryReports\Houston\Report.html and set the Los Angeles output location to E:\Inetpub\ipSentryReports\LosAngeles\Report.HTML. 

Check this option if you want to use specific HTML Output configuration options for this entry only.  You would normally utilize this option in a Group/Template entry that would then be referenced by all entries that should be output to this HTML report.

If this option is selected, the entry will not be output to any auto-build HTML reports.

Use From
Select this option and then select the entry (normally a Group/Template entry) from which the configuration data should be obtained.

Output file name
Select the default file name to which the base status report will be written.

*The base status report no longer contains an auto-refresh option embedded in the template. For automated status updates, we recommend using the DASH Client and configuring the DASH Client Access options on the Remote Access tab.

If you desire auto refresh options for the specified reports, we recommend creating a frames based page which automatically refreshes the target frame with the report information and placing that page in the path specified in this field.

For example:
If our report file is named report.html, we can create a file named refresher.html in the same path.  The contents of this page can be quite a simple page:
        <TITLE>ipSentry - Statistics Requestor</TITLE>
        <META http-equiv="refresh" content="30;"></META>
    <FRAMESET COLS="100%" ROWS="1">
        <FRAME src="report.html" TARGET="PFRAME"></FRAME>
    <FRAMESET COLS="100%" ROWS="100%">

Now, instead of loading report.html directly, you would load refresher.html instead and this would auto-refresh the statistics page display every 30 seconds.

If you are writing this out to a location accessible to a web server, you would then enter the URL to access the refresher.html page in the Report URL field.

Click this button to browse for a location / file name to which the base report will be written.

Report Title
Enter the title of the report you wish to have displayed in the base report.  This option is intended to identify the entries within the report as a report group and can be customized at the monitored device level and allows you to set the title based on the grouping functionality that you are using for report generation.

Report URL
When writing the report to a location which is accessible to a web server, this URL will be the link placed in the table of contents file that is built locally during a report view request and can be utilized when customizing your report pages by modifying the .HTI templates.  Basically, this will be the URL to obtain the specified report index from a location other than the ipSentry machine.

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