SolarWinds Backup Help

Monitoring private storage

You can monitor private storage using third-party monitoring systems such as Nagios or Zabbix.

HTTPS port accessibility

To check the HTTPS port accessibility, start your monitoring system and format your request in the following way:

curl -k <server_address>

For example:

curl -k

The response must be 403 Forbidden and the port must be taken by the Nginx service.

<html> <head><title>403 Forbidden</title></head> <body bgcolor="white"> <center><h1>403 Forbidden</h1></center> <hr><center>nginx/1.8.1</center> </body> </html>

Other tasks

Here are some other typical tasks:

  • Monitor the amount of free space on your storage nodes
  • Monitor running storage node services. The primary services are as follows: the Cloud Storage Controller, Nginx, Reporting Service and Web Remote Connection Gateway.

Each monitoring system has its own templates to accomplish the tasks.

Data transfer statuses are monitored automatically. As a software-only customer, you are responsible for the file system integrity so that the uploaded data stay consistent.