Probe System Profile

System notifications

Setting parameters and thresholds for system error notifications.

Name

Description

Default value

CPU Usage Warning Threshold, %

The percentage of the CPU load at which a probe sends the High CPU Usage Warning state.

70

CPU Usage Error Threshold, %

The percentage of the CPU load at which a probe sends the High CPU Usage Error state.

90

RAM Usage Warning Threshold, %

The percentage of the RAM utilization at which a probe sends the Out of Memory Warning state.

70

RAM Usage Error Threshold, %

The percentage of the RAM utilization at which a probe sends the Out of Memory Error state.

90

RECORDING

Setting parameters for recording. | Read more in the User Guide.

Name

Description

Default value

Available recording space, MB

The amount of memory used for storing records, in megabytes. When the limit is reached, either older records will be removed or new data recording will be paused depending on the user’s choice.

10000

Limit the recording space if available disk space less than, MB

Specifies the minimal disk space threshold (in megabytes) upon reaching which either older records will be deleted or new data recording will be paused.

200

When the recording space limit is reached:

Specifies the probe behavior when there is no available space left for new records: stop recording or delete previous records.

Delete previous records

Pre-buffering to:

Specifies the buffer location: the RAM or HDD. With a sufficient amount of RAM, it is recommended to use pre-buffering in RAM in order not to create excessive load on a relatively slow HDD system.

RAM

HTTP streaming

User-Agent is a part of HTTP request header that the server or a node uses for the identification of the client application. Usually an identification string contains name, application version, OS and language. The User-agent string starts with User-agent: or User-Agent:.

If the field is blank, “Boro client (<PLATFORM>) <VERSION>” is used as User-agent by default.

To create your own identification string, you need to edit the System profile or create a new probe profile. For this, open Project Settings > Probe Profiles > SYSTEM. Click the profile name or copy one of the existing profiles and edit the User-Agent string. Pay attention that each profile has a counter that displays the number of probes with such a profile.

Fill in the UserAgent field (the string length is up to 4kB) and click the Save button located at the bottom of the page.

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Go to the probe page (by clicking the probe name in the side flip). The probe should be active. Select from the list the requred probe profile.

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After applying the pre-set profile, the probe should send requests with the stated User-Agent.

ALARM

Setting system error triggers for ALARM notifications.

Name

Description

Out of Memory Warning

Warning of exceeding the RAM threshold.

Out of Memory Error

Error of exceeding the RAM critical threshold.

High CPU Usage Warning

Warning of exceeding the CPU threshold.

High CPU Usage Error

Error of exceeding the CPU critical threshold.

Server Lost Connection to Probe

It triggers if the server does not receive data from a probe within 60 seconds. Afterwards, the connection with the probe is considered to be lost.

Probe Lost Connection to Server

It triggers if connection from the probe to server cannot be established within the stated period.

Pcap Loading Error

The Ethernet parameters are measured under the following conditions:
Windows: The Npcap (https://nmap.org/npcap/) packet capture library should be installed on the PC before a probe starts. While installing the library, WinPcap API-compatible Mode and Support Loopback Traffic options should be selected.
Linux: The probe should be launched with root privileges (sudo ./streamMonitor).

Record Access Error

It triggers when the probe cannot access the ‘./record’ folder, its subfolders and content. Usually, the error occurs when the probe was initially started with superuser privileges and then was restarted with regular user permissions. To address the error, stop the probe and change owner/access permissions for the ‘./record’ folder and its content.

EMAIL

Setting system error triggers for Email notifications.

Name

Description

Out of Memory Warning

Warning of exceeding the RAM threshold.

Out of Memory Error

Error of exceeding the RAM critical threshold.

High CPU Usage Warning

Warning of exceeding the CPU threshold.

High CPU Usage Error

Error of exceeding the CPU critical threshold.

Server Lost Connection to Probe

It triggers if the server does not receive data from a probe within 60 seconds. Afterwards, the connection with the probe is considered to be lost.

Probe Lost Connection to Server

It triggers if connection from the probe to server cannot be established within the stated period.

Pcap Loading Error

The Ethernet parameters are measured under the following conditions:
Windows: The Npcap (https://nmap.org/npcap/) packet capture library should be installed on the PC before a probe starts. While installing the library, WinPcap API-compatible Mode and Support Loopback Traffic options should be selected.
Linux: The probe should be launched with root privileges (sudo ./streamMonitor).

Record Access Error

It triggers when the probe cannot access the ‘./record’ folder, its subfolders and content. Usually, the error occurs when the probe was initially started with superuser privileges and then was restarted with regular user permissions. To address the error, stop the probe and change owner/access permissions for the ‘./record’ folder and its content.

Custom subject

You can specify your own subject for e-mail notifications. If necessary, use <Project> and <Probes> macros which will be replaced with the project and probe actual names while sending an e-mail. The subject may include no more than 80 characters.

Send error notifications by e-mail:

Selecting recipients for sending error notifications.

SNMP

Setting system error triggers for SNMP notifications.

Name

Description

Out of Memory Warning

Warning of exceeding the RAM threshold.

Out of Memory Error

Error of exceeding the RAM critical threshold.

High CPU Usage Warning

Warning of exceeding the CPU threshold.

High CPU Usage Error

Error of exceeding the CPU critical threshold.

Server Lost Connection to Probe

It triggers if the server does not receive data from a probe within 60 seconds. Afterwards, the connection with the probe is considered to be lost.

Probe Lost Connection to Server

It triggers if connection from the probe to server cannot be established within the stated period.

Pcap Loading Error

The Ethernet parameters are measured under the following conditions:
Windows: The Npcap (https://nmap.org/npcap/) packet capture library should be installed on the PC before a probe starts. While installing the library, WinPcap API-compatible Mode and Support Loopback Traffic options should be selected.
Linux: The probe should be launched with root privileges (sudo ./streamMonitor).

Record Access Error

It triggers when the probe cannot access the ‘./record’ folder, its subfolders and content. Usually, the error occurs when the probe was initially started with superuser privileges and then was restarted with regular user permissions. To address the error, stop the probe and change owner/access permissions for the ‘./record’ folder and its content.

Send error notifications via SNMP

Configuring SNMP notifications sending.

Community string

SNMP community string used for authentication.

Trap destination IP address

SNMP trap uses 162 port by default unless otherwise defined.