WhatsUp Gold v16: A Powerful Solution for IT Infrastructure Monitoring
WhatsUp Gold v16 is a network monitoring software that provides complete visibility into the status and performance of applications, network devices and servers in the cloud or on-premises. It helps IT professionals to quickly identify and resolve issues, ensure optimal performance and availability, and simplify the management of complex IT infrastructure.
In this article, we will review some of the key features and benefits of WhatsUp Gold v16, and how it can help you to monitor your IT environment more effectively.
Network Discovery and Mapping
WhatsUp Gold v16 uses powerful layer 2/3 discovery to scan your network and create a detailed interactive map of your entire networked infrastructure. You can see all your devices, wireless controllers, servers, virtual machines, applications, traffic flows and configurations across Windows, LAMP and Java environments. You can also customize the map with different views, filters, icons and labels to suit your needs.
The network map provides you with a comprehensive overview of your network health and performance at a glance. You can easily drill down into any device or application to see more details, such as status, alerts, performance metrics, logs and reports. You can also initiate management tools directly from the map, such as ping, traceroute, remote desktop, SSH, telnet and more.
Network Performance Monitoring
WhatsUp Gold v16 monitors the availability and performance of your network devices and servers using various protocols and methods, such as SNMP, WMI, ICMP, NetFlow, sFlow, JMX and more. You can set up custom monitors and thresholds to track specific metrics and conditions that are relevant to your network. You can also use predefined monitors for common devices and applications, such as Cisco Nexus switches[^1^], SQL Server databases[^1^], Exchange servers[^1^], Active Directory[^1^] and more.
WhatsUp Gold v16 alerts you when any device or application goes down or exceeds a threshold. You can configure alert actions to notify you via email, SMS, sound, popup window or other methods. You can also set up escalation policies to escalate alerts to different groups or individuals based on severity or duration. You can also automate corrective actions to resolve issues faster, such as restarting services, rebooting servers or running scripts.
Application Performance Monitoring
WhatsUp Gold v16 includes an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) plug-in that allows you to monitor the performance and availability of your applications across multiple platforms and environments. You can use predefined application profiles for common applications such as IIS[^1^], Apache[^1^], Oracle[^1^], MySQL[^1^] and more. You can also create custom application profiles using various components such as Windows Performance Counters[^2^], Unix Scripts[^2^], Interface Monitors[^2^] and more.
The APM plug-in provides you with a holistic view of your application health and performance across all layers of the application stack. You can see how your applications are performing in relation to their dependencies on network devices, servers, virtual machines and cloud resources. You can also see how your applications are impacting the end-user experience by measuring response time, availability and SLA compliance.
WhatsUp Gold v16 supports monitoring of cloud-based resources such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)[^1^] and Microsoft Azure[^1^]. You can discover and monitor your cloud instances, services and metrics using the same interface as your on-premises devices and applications. You can also see how your cloud resources are connected to your on-premises infrastructure using the network map.
WhatsUp Gold v16 helps you to optimize your cloud usage and costs by providing you with visibility into your cloud resource consumption and billing. You can track your cloud spending by service type, region or tag. You can also set up alerts to notify you when your cloud usage exceeds a budget or quota.
WhatsUp Gold v16 includes a Log Management feature that allows you to collect, analyze and archive logs from your devices and applications. You can gather Windows event logs & syslogs[^3^], control and/or visualize them from the map or customizable dashboards[^3^] and trigger alerts on specified conditions[^3^ 061ffe29dd