How do you monitor the IsItUp monitor?  

Setup IsItUp to monitor itself.

 For a professional monitoring operation, you need to make sure the IsItUp system is itself up and running. To accomplish this you need to setup IsItUp to be monitored by another installation of IsItUp to ensure that the primary IsItUp application is always running.

 Precondition - IsItUp should already be installed on your primary IsItUp computer. This is the copy that performs monitoring of your network devices.

 Step 1 – Install IsItUp on a Secondary Computer

 You need to install IsItUp on a second computer. This secondary IsItUp installation will monitor the primary IsItUp installation to make sure it is functioning.

 On the secondary computer, run the IsItUp installation program and follow the installation script. 

Next, you will be setting up a device monitor within each copy of IsItUp to cross-monitor the two applications. 

Step 2 – Identify the IP Address on the Primary and Secondary IsItUp Machines 

IsItUp uses Ping to run tests against the IP address associated with the Primary and Secondary IsItUp computers. An IP address is a unique identifier for a computer or device on a network running TCP/IP protocol.  

You need to find the IP address for the primary and secondary machines using Microsoft’s IPConfig utility or by checking with your system administrator.

Step 3 – Setup IP Device Monitor for the Primary IsItUp Machine on the Secondary Machine 

On the Secondary IsItUp machine, select “Setup / IP Monitor” off of the main IsItUP menu.

 

 

In the dialog box displayed (above), specify the IP Address you found in Step 2 above for the Primary IsItUp computer you want to monitor:

 Follow through the wizard by hitting “Next” to configure notification options.

Step 4 – Setup IP Device Monitor for the Secondary machine on the Primary IsItUp Machine

On the Primary IsItUp machine, select Setup/IP Monitor off of the menu. Next Identify the Device for the Secondary IsItUp computer you want to monitor. Repeat the process in step 3 except for switching the role of the primary and secondary machines.