Chapter 1. System Overview

Table of Contents
1.1. SysOrb Components
1.2. How It Works

The purpose of the SysOrb Monitoring System is to monitor servers in a network by talking to the servers and retrieving information about running services, current load and other metrics. This information can be used by the administrators of the network to track down problems with monitored servers, to solve problems before they arise, or as documentation or a forensics tool once problems has occurred.

1.1. SysOrb Components

The SysOrb Network Monitoring System consists of several major software components, the responsibilities of which are outlined below: