About server nananny softwareJust Want to Get Started using Sever Nanny?
To get started as quickly as possible take a look at the concepts and quick start help pages. In just a few minutes you will have the information you need to start setting up Server Nanny to monitor your systems. If you have any questions or comments please see the getting support help page for ways to find the information you need.
What is Server Nanny?
Server Nanny is a software based network monitoring system which runs on Windows 2000, XP, and 2003.
The system monitors devices from a central server, and does not require any type of "agent" to be installed on the monitored devices. Some monitors do require WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) to be installed, but it is a part of Windows that is normally installed by default.
How can Server Nanny help?
The primary function of Server Nanny is to send notifications when something goes wrong with any of the devices it is monitoring. You have to know about a problem before you can correct it, so Server Nanny will notify you immediately when a problem is detected to minimize downtime of your systems. At the same time it frees you from time consuming manual monitoring which is inefficient and expensive.
Server Nanny provides powerful scheduling of contacts and notifications. For example you can choose to notify Ted about problems only on Monday and Wednesday from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. You can even go one step further and notify Ted by email from 12:00PM to 3:00PM then by SMS text message from 3:00PM to 4:00PM.
Server Nanny can also perform actions such as rebooting servers, restarting Windows services, and more to automatically correct problems. All of this is done automatically for you. For ultimate flexibility Server Nanny can execute your own custom scripts and executables for monitors, notifications, and actions.