This is the first blog post in a series of 3 that will discuss FrameFlow's advanced notification settings. This article highlights the best practices needed to schedule alerts based on who's on duty at what time.
FrameFlow encourages you to go beyond out-of-the-box monitoring and create new IT monitoring actions that serve you and your organization. This article details how to configure Windows Firewall monitoring with the Registry Event Monitor.
FrameFlow's current version is now v2022.5! Make sure to log in and upgrade soon, as this small update addresses issues with PagerDuty monitoring that were experienced by some users in earlier versions.
The final half of our tutorial series on dashboard panels is now live! The featured tutorials are sector graphs, the System Health dashboard panel, and many more. This blog post briefly highlights each dashboard panel, while the tutorials we've released on the Features page offer a deeper dive into the functionality of each panel type. Read on below!
Recently, we've begun an effort to highlight some of FrameFlow's Dashboards panels, starting with Alert panels, Data Point panels, and infinitely customizable Graph panels. These must-see tutorials go over how to configure and customize each panel, giving you the ideal information available all in one place. Check it out!
Have you checked out our Event Monitor Reference Guide yet? It details the protocols, sample outputs, and minimum authentication needed to run each event monitor. Make sure to take a look as each page is packed with tons of valuable information and documentation.
We just sent out our July 2021 newsletter! We explain what's to come in FrameFlow v2021.9 and talk about a problem that users experiences with Windows event log monitoring. Read all about it here.
This release fixes an issue that affected context menus in some parts of the dashboards section.
This update fixes an issue with editing network diagrams and has improvements to the System Restart event monitor. See our change log for full details.
FrameFlow v2021.6 has been released. This update adds performance improvements, new dashboard options and fixes for recently discovered issues. See our change log for full details.
Have you seen our new Windows Update Event Monitor? Make sure to check it out to learn how make sure your Windows systems have the latest updates.
Check out the new tutorial for our System Restart Event Monitor. Learn how to get alerts about planned and unplanned restarts and even get the reason codes entered by admins upon first login.
FrameFlow v2021.5 has been been released. In this version we made some improvements to network diagrams and fixed a few issues. See our change log for complete details.
FrameFlow v2021.4 has been been released. In this version we add a new notification template token for event monitor notes and we added event previews in the Sites section. We also improved how we handle multi-site lost contact notifications and we fixed an issue with editing notification profiles. See our change log for complete details.
FrameFlow v2021.3 has been released. FrameFlow v2021.3 has been been released. This version is a maintenance release which corrects some reported issues. See our change log for complete details.
FrameFlow v2021.2 has been released. This release includes improved VMware monitoring and fixes. See our change log for complete details.
FrameFlow v2021.1 has been released. This new version adds ticketing and collaboration features, helping larger organizations coordinate their IT monitoring efforts. See our change log for complete details.
Keeping track of all your systems, adding new ones to the network, and continuously analyzing their performance across the board can be daunting. This is where SNMP monitoring by FrameFlow can offer significant value to...
FrameFlow v2020.10 has been released, fixing an issue with saving authentication profiles. We recommend upgrading as soon as possible to avoid issues. See our change log for complete details.
FrameFlow v2020.9 has been released. This update is a maintenance release and includes fixes for recently reported issues. See our change log for complete details.
FrameFlow 2020.8 is now available for download. Version 2020.8 is a major update that adds two-factor authentication, IPv6 addressing, Amazon AWS monitoring, a refreshed interface and much more.
We are very happy to announce that FrameFlow 2020.7 is now available for download. For those of you who are developing monitoring scripts using Perl, we've added support for Strawberry Perl.
FrameFlow includes a wealth of IT monitoring features, so many that some of them might not be obvious at first glance. To shine a light on some of our more powerful hidden features, we've added a new tutorials section on our web site.
Drop by the new section to learn more about getting started with FrameFlow, about system health monitoring, and about SNMP bandwidth monitoring. We're adding more tutorials every week so check back often for new tips, techniques, and feature highlights.
After applying the Windows Updates for May 2020 on your FrameFlow server, you may start seeing unexpected messages in the user interface. You may see a message about an expired session or an invalid session ID.
A fix for this issue is available in our customer portal.
FrameFlow v2020.2 has been released. New in this release are options to show trend lines and predictions in your dashboard and report graphs. IT monitoring data changes rapidly and when you're looking at a graph, it's not always immediately clear how the data is trending.
FrameFlow can now auto generate trend lines so you can quickly see patterns in the data you collect. Not only that, it can take the existing data and generate predictions so you can anticipate future conditions in advance.
We are very happy to announce that FrameFlow v2020.1 has been released. This new version includes many new options and features. The major addition is the new Info status level. Alerts with info status appear in blue in the interface and in your dashboards and reports. We've also added new SNMP monitoring options, the ability to mark favorite network interfaces, two new dashboard themes called Cardo and Cardo Dark, new grouping option for email notifications, a new tag library option and much more.
Customers can upgrade by logging into their account on our web site. If you are currently evaluating FrameFlow, download the trial edition again and run the setup to upgrade while preserving all of your settings.
There's a beta release of FrameFlow v2020.1 available. Version 2020.1 will introduce a new Info status level that sits between the existing Success and Warning levels. Info status appears in blue and is best used for conditions that you want to know about but don't really qualify as a full-blown alert.
In this release the Info status level is available in the Windows Update event monitor and in the File event monitor. In the official v2020.1 release, which is due in mid-February, it will be available in the majority of the other event monitor types as well.
Existing customers can get the beta release by logging into their account on our web site. If you are currently evaluating FrameFlow, and would like to try the beta, get in touch with our support staff who can provide you with instructions on how to access it and upgrade.
We released FrameFlow v2019.5 today and it is now available in our portal for all licensed customers. This release is largely a maintenance release that delivers fixes for a number of issues that were recently reported.
You can download the licensed setup from your account. If you are in the evaluation phase, you can download our evaluation version again to upgrade. Either way, all of your settings and configuration will be preserved.
FrameFlow v2019.4 was released today and is available in our portal for all licensed customers. Some of the highlights include improved monitoring for Office 365 status, updated email templates with better compatibility for some versions of Outlook and a new option to control how many failures in a row it takes before an alert will change its status.
Log into your account now to download and upgrade. If you are using our 30-day evaluation version, then download and install the eval version again. Either way, our setup program will do the upgrade while preserving all of your settings.
FrameFlow includes an event monitor that helps you to keep track of the status of the Office 365 services that your organization uses. We're currently seeing sporadic issues where some incidents published by Microsoft are not being made available to our event monitor through the APIs that Microsoft provided us with. We're investigating and looking into various workarounds.
We released a beta version of FrameFlow v2019.4 today. This new version adds improved UI performance, better compatibility for email templates, new date formatting options and a new option to control how many alerts it takes before an alert switches from success status to another status. Licensed customers can get the beta release by logging into their account on our site.
Most, if not all, applications and business processes are based on multiple components or units, each of which plays an important role in the overall operation of the process. So how do you judge the overall health of the system as a whole? FrameFlow's new Business Process event monitor lets you do exactly that.
Have you tried FrameFlow's integrated support for maintenance windows? Maintenance windows let you define regular periods of time when systems will be down for planned maintenance so you don't get unnecessary alerts about them. FrameFlow has full support for both recurring and one-time maintenance windows. Take a look at our two-minute video that explains how they work.
Python is becoming more and more popular as a scripting language for sysadmins. FrameFlow v2019.3 will add a new Python-based event monitor. Just like our PowerShell event monitor, this new event monitor will let you integrate your Python scripts directly with FrameFlow's monitoring and alerting engines.
FrameFlow v2019.3 is currently in the testing phase. If you are excited to try our new Python event monitor for yourself, contact us and we'll get you access to pre-release build that you can try for free.
VMware 6.7 disables TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by default. As a result if your are using one of FrameFlow's "legacy" event monitors for VMware you may see connection errors when trying to monitor VMware 6.7 hosts. To work around this we suggest that you switch to using our set of newer VMware monitors. They support v6.7 and offer improved features and functionality. If you prefer to stay with the legacy versions and need to monitor VMware 6.7, contact us for a patch that you can apply to your FrameFlow 2019.2 installation.
Update: The patch is now included in latest v2019.2 release. Log into our portal to download and upgrade.
We updated the v2019.2 release today to include a few fixes and updates. In particular, we fixed an issue that could affect multi-site communications. We also fixed a problem with system health monitoring using SNMPv2c. Lastly we added new options to control what is displayed on "List of Alerts" dashboard panels. Log into your account now to get build 4553.
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We fully understand the importance monitoring all the various IT systems that are critical to your business operations including: servers, routers, switches, HVAC systems, temperature sensors, back-up power supplies and virtually any type of device with an IP address.
We continually strive to offer a robust and versatile server and IT systems monitoring solution for a variety of enterprise customers, we’ve noticed that there are several common issues, some of which are interrelated, detected by our software across the board. Here’s a rundown on the top five:
FrameFlow is highly customizable and offers a wide variety of monitoring options. We’ve designed it that way on purpose to give you the flexibility to build out your monitoring configuration in a way that best suits your work environment, practices and policies.
Your servers, switches and routers are the core of your operations so of course it’s important to ensure that everything is running smoothly and to get early warning about potential problems. With this set of five best practices you can optimize your server monitoring configuration.