How to monitor processes and tasks from Pulseway’s mobile app


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How to monitor processes and tasks from Pulseway’s mobile app

Video Transcript

Speakers in this video: Jimmy (GetApp) and Edgar (Pulseway)

Edgar: Furthermore, you can monitor the services to see which services are ... which services are stopped; you can restart and stop a service. Also on the processes, this various for production service where you can see which processes are consuming a lot of memory or the CPU and you can eventually kill it.

For instance, we'll just pick one like Jing and kill the process. If this is a service, the service will restart automatically especially you'll see if a service goes wild and starts consuming and eating all the resources available on the server, you will just kill it and it will automatically restart.

Furthermore, we can see under the Performance Counters, we can see all the failed requests, connection failures which gives you an extensive monitoring opportunity for SQL transaction accounts, ISS connections per second; and in this case, connection failures in the TCP stack.

You can dive in to logged in users and see if they're active right now which we can see that they're being idle for zero seconds which means that they are active. We can send them a message or log them off from their workstation.

You can check event logs from the mobile device to see if there were some errors. We can see here that from Pulseway, there's been a request that was denied because the Get folder command was not authorized for this device and I can send this event to my email address.

This really helps IP admin to dive through what actually happened with their systems so they don't need to actually remote into the system and check event logs from there. We'll now just do it from the mobile device. Also, on more complex problems in the system, they can actually run commands from their mobile device like from terminal or PowerShell. They can run commands like get-process and they will actually receive the feedback immediately on their mobile device and they'll see which processes are using a lot of virtual memory or CPUs. They can also send this output via email.

As ... mentioned previously, we can manage Windows Updates directly from the mobile device. So what if a Windows Update is available, you will receive a notification, install the updates and then restart the system directly from the mobile device. So if you want, you have like 30 production servers, you can manage and you can check for updates on all 30 systems at once and then install the updates from all 30 systems and restart them all at once with one button press.

Under the Security tab, you can check the Windows Firewall status and the antivirus overview. In here, we can see that we have the Windows Defender which is disabled; however, it's up to date. Its virus definitions are up to date and under the firewall, we all have three firewalls disabled. We can, from here, enable the firewalls and we can receive notifications if the firewall is disabled.

Paul: As you can see yourself, it's not only a view-only solution where you can look at your phone and you can see what's operational, what's not. This is full control from any mobile device where you can take control and manage all the systems directly.

Edgar: You can send a command. We allow them like locking the operating system, logging off the user, entering my ... to disable online applications.