Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Basic Edition is powerful, easy to try, buy and use software for unified server and network monitoring.
Your IT team gets the control, insight and automated resolution needed to:
Automated Discovery & Mapping
WhatsUp Gold Layer 2/3 Discovery identifies all of the devices on your network including your routers, switches, servers and more. WhatsUp Gold features Seed Scan technology which discovers all devices on the network by automatically learning your network topology. It can also discover the network using an IP Range Scan, from a Start and End IP Address and discovers all port-to-port connectivity and network dependencies.
WhatsUp Gold automatically generates Layer 2/3 network maps of your core infrastructure, Windows® infrastructure, servers, printers and more. The unique interactive network map displays your entire IT environment from end-to-end, quickly showing the status of every device and letting you see your end-to-end network health at a glance. Network administrators can click on any device to instantly display its status, properties and assigned monitors, or they can drill-down to dashboards displaying detailed performance data.
Manage & Monitor Your Infrastructure
WhatsUp Gold continuously monitors the availability and performance of your infrastructure from routers, switches, and firewalls through to your servers and applications. In short, WhatsUp Gold can monitor anything with an IP address that can be accessed with standard monitoring protocols including ICMP and SNMP.
Smart Alerting & Actions
WhatsUp Gold provides real-time alerts via email, text, and logging. Alerts empower you to proactively respond to problems before they impact users, applications and the business. WhatsUp Gold issues an alert when a device or monitor changes state (e.g., from an up state to a down state) or when a performance threshold is exceeded – for example, when memory utilization exceeds 75 percent. WhatsUp Gold’s “smart” alerting uses the network dependencies automatically identified in the discovery process to eliminate alert storms and quickly identify the root causes of network problems. The WhatsUp Gold Alert Center displays threshold-based alerts in a single dashboard.
You can create action policies for alerts including event logging, email, texting, and automated self-healing actions such as restarting an application service or any other action that can be initiated by a PowerShell script.
Reporting & Inventory
WhatsUp Gold delivers an easy-to-customize reporting environment. You can select from hundreds of out-of-the-box views or easily create drag-and-drop dashboards that provide a quick assessment of overall IT health – even detailed drill-down dashboards to isolate the root causes of performance problems. These dashboards can help you quickly resolve performance problems across your organization.
WhatsUp Gold also features integrated inventory reporting including hardware inventory, reports on installed software and updates, warranty reports, and more. These reports save both time and money and can decrease year-end IT inventory activities from weeks to minutes. The reports will also help you find under-utilized hardware resources that can be re-deployed and identify unlicensed software to avoid expensive true-up costs.
System requirements can be found in the WhatsUp Gold release notes.