OpManager checks URLs to ensure that they are reachable and serving pages which is a more reliable way of monitoring websites, instead of depending on ICMP pings or TCP port checks on port 80. You can monitor availability and health of all your public websites as well as your web-based applications running in your Intranet.
Your website is always prone to attack from hackers and when it is compromised, simply relying on availability checks won't help you. OpManager allows you to monitor a URL and search for a specific text on the page. When the text is missing you can be immediately alerted and you will get to know in real time that your website has been compromised.
When you are running a web server farm, you know that a global URL being available to end customers is not a real indicator of your website health and availability. If a few servers in your web farm are down, customers may start to experience slower website response due to increased load on the remaining servers. OpManager gives you the ability to monitor the same website on several machines so that you can track and fix failures on individual servers even though the website itself is available to end-customers.
Some of your Web applications may require a login ID, Password or some other type of form submission to access a web page. OpManager allows you to specify the request parameters of the form (like login and password) and then check if the page login was successful. This helps you to monitor web applications that require authentication.
A database failure on your public website can be quite an embarassing failure. Do your users fill up a lot of details and click on "submit" only to receive a database error or exception? With OpManager URL monitoring you have a simple solution. Just create a dynamic page which makes a database query and then prints a success message. By having OpManager monitor this page and do a content match for the success string, you can rest assured that your database is up and running along with your webpage.
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