Project report on Remote Server Monitoring System for Corporate Data Centers

Introduction

There is a need for a web based application which can capture all the organization and data center details and remotely check if each of servers is up and running all the time. This monitoring piece of the application keeps pinging each of the servers at the specific intervals and based on the rules setup and response received it sends out an

SMS to a predefined list of specialists whenever there is a failure. This SMS will also contain the information related to the server that has failed and also the time at which it had failed.

Processes Involved

  • Access Management process to provide Admin privileges to selected         personnel
  • Organization and Servers information capturing Process
  • Server Monitoring Criteria setup Process
  • Automated Server Monitoring Process
  • Server Monitoring status and failure logging process

 

  • Failure Notification SMS process
  • Corrective Action Completion Process
  • Monthly Management Reporting Process
  • Historical data archiving and cleanup process

Modules Involved

Organization Information management Module: Allows Admin users to capture   and update  Organization information related to Users, Specialists, Servers, IP           addresses etc

  • Access management Module: Allows Admin users to give admin privileges to other users as well as managing the userid/passwords of all the Network/System engineers
  • Automated Server Monitoring Module: Runs continuously to check if each of the servers is up and running and logs failures into a database.
  • SMS Failure Notification Module: Sends out SMS to the specified list of mobile numbers along with the failed server information.
  • Corrective Action Module: Allows Network/Systems engineers to put in the corrective action they have taken to rectify the failure.
  • Management Reporting: Allows Admin users to run reports based on Organization, Servers, Specialists and Corrective action taken.
  • Archiving and cleanup Module: Allows Admin users to Archive/Cleanup old data on the system

Application Development: System Requirements

  1. Windows Operating System

2. Front-end: Microsoft .Net Framework and Visual Studio (Express Edition)

3. Back-end: SQL Server Database

4.Mobile Phone and Mobile Phone Simulator applications.

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