What is a sensor?
"With Hibouvision, we create devices that represent equipments on your network. On these devices, we create sensors. Let's take an example:"
Let's create a device "Firewall" and another one "Mail server". On each device, we create one or more sensors. Each sensor monitores a single aspect of your device. This can be a ping, a CPU load on a server, network card trafic or a test of a specific network port.
When most monitoring solutions are only working with fixed templates, Hibouvision is giving you the chance to adapt your own templates to your specific monitoring needs.
Hibouvision provides a huge list of sensors directly available in our plans.
From our experience, we count around 5 to 10 sensors per equipment. Of course that depends on your real needs. But keep in mind that if you need more sensors, you can easily upgrade to a bigger plan, while only paying for the cost difference without extra fee, keeping your configurations, your history and also without any downtime.
What is a probe?
A probe is an agent that has to be deployed in your own network in order to monitore your infrastucture. It is a simple .exe that must be installed on a Windows system (PC or server depending on your load requirements) and which sends your consolidated monitoring data to Hibouvision through a secure encrypted channel. It is this machine that connects to your equipments.
The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the following operating systems are officially supported. We strongly recommend 64-bit ones.
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2* (recommended)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012*
- Microsoft Windows 8.1
- Microsoft Windows 8
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- * Windows Server 2012 in Core mode and the Minimal Server Interface are not officially supported.
No external access to your network is required. It is a one way connection from the probe system to Hibouvision. A simple upload Internet access from your probe machine is sufficient.
What is a template?
To help you, Hibouvision provides proven monitoring templates that suit most cases.
Default templates list
What's in the sensors library?
In addition to the given templates, Hibouvision provides a large library of more than 200 different model sensors that you can use to monitor your own equipments. This list is continually updated. You can find it here : model sensors list