How to find which services are running on the network

One of the daunting tasks for any Contracted IT Administrator is quickly understanding the network topology, as well a remembering which IP address corresponds to which service. With this task in mind, NetCrunch Tools v.2 was released. The Network Service Scanner is a handy utility which can discover 70 (TCP and UDP) most well-known network […]

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Two-way helpdesk integrations in NetCrunch 9.3

NetCrunch 9.2 already had several two-way service desk platform ticket integrations: with Freshdesk, HipChat, PagerDuty, IFTTT, slack, Trello and even Twitter. These integrations allow NetCrunch to automatically create support tickets, or react to closed tickets as well. With Twitter integration, NetCrunch can even tweet a status update (alert) of your choice. With version 9.3, NetCrunch […]

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VMWare ESXi monitoring with NetCrunch 9.3

NetCrunch NMS has the ability to monitor many operating systems, without any agents and out of the box: Windows, Mac OS, BSD, Solaris and many more. You can also monitor ESX/i hardware, as well as Virtual Machines running on VMWare hosts. NetCrunch supports ESX/i version 4, 5.5 and 6 and does not need vSphere to […]

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Monitoring printers with NetCrunch

Did you know that aside from monitoring networks and network infrastructure, NetCrunch is capable of SNMP monitoring on a granular level, such as monitoring printers and even their ink level? In order to save you time and the hassle, you can set up NetCrunch to automatically check up on all your office printers, and alert […]

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PagerDuty Integration

NetCrunch 9.3 has several two-way ticket integrations with popular service desks platforms. One of them is PagerDuty. When something happens on your network, NetCrunch can automatically alert you through a variety of means: by sending an e-mail, running a custom script (for example, to restart a service or restart the machine), showing you a desktop […]

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Inventory view in NetCrunch 9.3

In NetCrunch 9.3 the Network Atlas incorporates numerous views designed to enable you to effortlessly view your entire network. Within the Network Atlas, you can find the Windows Inventory view, which outlines all your nodes, their hardware information and their status. In one window you can see a list of nodes, their visual representation (corresponding […]

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Top Charts view in NetCrunch 9.2

Top Charts view is a feature of NetCrunch 9.2 NMS which is designed to allow the network admin to quickly see the outliers in their network: their best and worst performing machines. This view is highly customizable and can display lists of top nodes according to the performance metrics of your choice: CPU load, memory […]

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Monitoring packs in NetCrunch 9.2

Monitoring packs is a unique feature to NetCrunch network monitoring suite. Essentially, these are sets of rules that define what event condition should be checked for and which performance data should be collected. For example, if you have a switch or a router and would like to quickly set up monitoring without getting into too much […]

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Two-way service desk ticket integrations

In some cases, if a company has a service desk already rolled out, a network administrator might not want to be alerted by text messages, emails or popups. Instead, if the company is operating in Slack, for example, it would be much easier if the network admin was alerted via service desk of their choice. […]

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Text Parsing Expressions

Are you still working with a massive load of log files? The good news is that NetCrunch can do that for you. The Text Parsing Expressions feature can parse any text file or log file of your choice (such as Windows Event Log) and notify you in case an event shows up in the log. […]

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Nodes Overview Dashboard in NetCrunch 9.3

Nodes Overview Dashboard is a new UI feature in NetCrunch 9.3. It’s purpose is to make monitoring of smaller networks much easier by displaying each monitored node and detailed information about the node in a single window. Here you can see the node’s IP address, average response time, it’s status, visual representation of the node […]

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Atlas Dashboard

Atlas Dashboard is the main window in NetCrunch 9.3 NMS. Here the user can see the overview of the network, including: monitoring engines and their state, graph outlining the alerts in last 24 hours, virtualization hosts (such as ESX hosts), server types (grouped by OS: Windows, Linux, SunOS, VMWare ESX, etc) and devices. On the […]

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Monitoring Amazon Cloudwatch with NetCrunch

NetCrunch being an exquisitely versatile Network Monitoring Suite, is able to monitor Amazon Web Services using Amazon’s Simple Notification Service. Here’s an article, on how to configure your NetCrunch NMS to do so. It explains how to create an Amazon SNS webhook, how to specify the recipient endpoint in NetCrunch, and finally how to set an […]

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Triggering IFTTT actions with NetCrunch alerts

                              IFTTT is a very practical tool which enables connections between countless of applications. Thanks to a two-way integration between NetCrunch and IFTTT, the NMS can be easily set up to trigger certain actions in any applications that can be integrated […]

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Sending NetCrunch alerts to Freshservice

                              One of NetCrunch’s many integrations is Freshservice two-way helpdesk integration. Freshservice is a service desk designed specifically for IT departments, to help locate, manage and solve the internal issues before they become problems. NetCrunch has a two-way integration already built-in. […]

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