Mac Workstation Monitoring

Proactive monitoring and alerting of Mac computers will lead to increased uptime and faster fault resolution with the following checks currently available.

Note: Daily Safety Checks run based on the local time of the computer the Agent is installed on.

Checks Frequency

24x7 Frequency (Minutes)

5 | 15 | 30 | 60 | 120

From Mac Agent 2.1.0

30 | 60 | 120

From Mac Agent 2.0

30 | 60

From Mac Agent 0.8.0

Daily Safety Check Frequency

Once a day

From Mac Agent 0.8.0

24x7 Checks

Daily Safety Checks

File System Space Check

+

Apple System Log Check

+

Log File Check

File System Space Change Check

+

OS X Daemon Check

+

Hacker Check

+

Process Check

Log File Check

Script Check

OS X Update Check

Physical Disk Health Check

+

Script Check

+ Check added by default when deploying the Agent

(where supported or the monitored product installed).

24x7 Frequency Behavior: Mac Agent 2.1.0

When selecting a 5 or 15 minute frequency, the Mac Agent synchronizes with the Dashboard every 30 minutes to upload results, retrieve updated settings etc.

For 5 or 15 minute frequencies, every time a Check runs a comparison is made with its previous result.

Where a change is detected, this is immediately communicated back to the Dashboard (please note that only the results are uploaded, this does not trigger a full synchronization).

If there is no change, the Check results are uploaded during the next synchronization cycle.

Assign a Task after creating the Check

Mac Agent 2.3.0 introduced Automated Tasks for Mac computers For Mac computers running Mac Agent 2.3.0 or later, depending on the Checks there is the option to Assign a Task after creating the Check. Where enabled, you can select and configure a script to run in the event of a Check failure. For example, run a cleanup script when the File System Space Check fails