Basic Monitoring Settings
SoftNAS performs monitoring of system resources, services and SoftNAS logging by polling the system based on the Polling Interval (secs). The default setting is 30 seconds.
The Notification settings are used to specify the administrator email address that will be sent monitoring alerts. You can also send monitoring alerts to the corporate SMTP server.
If "Use SMTP" is enabled the following fields are available for the SMTP server configuration:
FQDN of the mail server.
SMTP Port that will be used to send email notifications (25, 587, 465)
Username required for SMTP server authentication
Password required for SMTP server authentication.
Encryption setting for the SMTP server connection. The following settings are possible:
Monitoring System Resources
These thresholds control the percentage usage levels above which monitoring notifications will be issued. The following independant thresholds can be sent:
Threshold setting above which a monitoring notification will be issued for the system resource.
% Disk space
% CPU Wait
You can setup SoftNAS to monitor the core system services and issue monitoring notifications accordingly. The following services can be monitored by SoftNAS:
Apache web server service running on SoftNAS
secure shell service running on SoftNAS, enabling secure data communication.
Sendmail email routing facility running on SoftNAS.
samba service running on SoftNAS which enables connections to domain controllers.
Distributed file system protocol running on SoftNAS.
Server Message Block service.
SoftNAS Monitoring can be used to monitor a variety of logs. By default, when enabled an email notification is sent any time the word "ERROR" appears in the log.