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What is Alive Monitoring?
Alive Monitoring refers to the act of constantly monitoring the status of a computer or system with the help of an external instrument. Natural disasters and various network issues can compromise even bleeding edge systems. In the age of ubiquitous computing and IoT, personal computers and routers aren’t the only hardware requiring internet connectivity. On the other hand, interruption with network connectivity causes problems with much wider circumstances.
Alive Monitoring makes it possible for you to remotely keep an eye on system stability and perform maintenance operations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without the need to deploy expensive maintenance crews or spending hours commuting to the site.
What is PING Monitoring?
PING is an internet program that exists under the “ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol)”. PING monitoring is one of the more common method that is employed when designing an Alive Monitoring system.
A packet of data is sent out to confirm the connection between a network or service. If a response is unusual or absent, the event is logged and an email is sent to a designated address.
PING monitoring allows an administrator to monitor the reachability and latency of the network 24 hours a day.
The Spread of Alive Monitoring Technologies
Until recently, Alive Monitoring has been utilized mainly in conjunction with routers and servers. However, as more everyday things feature internet connectivity as a primary feature, network monitoring is now deployed over a much wider spectrum of hardware.
For example, digital signage, a medium utilized for advertisement, is one that is constantly connected to a network. Screens and monitors in storefronts, trains, and other public transportation are able to deliver a wide array of advertisement because they are connected to the internet.
University forums broadcast lecture recordings and real-time discussions through networks.
As personal consumption of network connectivity continues its global proliferation through smart phones and other personal media devices, further innovation and techniques are required to foresee connection interruptions and prevent downtime.