About GroundWork Monitor


What is GroundWork Monitor?

GroundWork Monitor is a comprehensive IT availability and performance monitoring solution that integrates open source and proprietary technologies together under a unified web services portal. It allows you to leverage the advantages of open source while simultaneously preserving existing investments in legacy management tools. Its open platform delivers enterprise-class network, system, application, and cloud monitoring solutions, and and features a flexible architecture that supports custom configurations and custom reporting.

JBoss Portal Platform 6 for GroundWork Monitor

GroundWork Monitor 7.0 utilizes the JBoss Portal Platform 6 which provides an open source and standards-based environment for hosting and serving a portal's Web interface, and publishing, managing, and customizing its content. Below is an image of the GroundWork Monitor portal.

GroundWork Monitor Portal Pages

GroundWork Monitor applications are categorized along with descriptions:





Auto Discovery allows administrators to automatically add and coordinate network resources with the GroundWork Monitor Foundation configuration database. Auto Discovery discovers all devices visible on your local subnet, and automatically apply a set of service checks with properly set thresholds.

Configuration is a web-based tool that eases and speeds up the configuration of the monitoring system. Includes the options: Performance - an option to tailor the performance graphs displayed from data gathered by Nagios; Maintenance - allows for device, service, and externals cleanup and closing of events; NoMa - a notifications and alerts manager for Nagios; Configuration Reports - which shows you the hosts with their contained commands, and all hostgroups with their services; and Downtimes and Recurring Downtimes to manage hostgroups, servicegroups and hosts downtimes.

Dashboards can be used as a monitoring starting point for system users who wish to see a quick real-time status overview of data and then drill-down into the various sub applications when needed. The Dashboards tab provides standard system dashboard. Webmetrics is integrated within GroundWork Monitor Dashboards to offer web performance management monitoring. The Dashboard link at the top enables users to define personal dashboards.

Event Console is a data-rich event monitoring console which provides a detailed, at-a-glance view of event and status data.

Status is a fast, scalable open source interface tool designed to improve the visualization and manageability of monitoring data from Nagios.

Views launches the NagVis a presentation tool for the information which is gathered by Nagios and transferred using supported backends including GroundWork Monitor.

GroundWork NMS offers integrated open source toolkits including; Ntop, NeDi, Cacti, and Weathermap.

GroundWork Reports: Availability, Event, Performance, and Status

Insight Reports: Performance View, Alerts, Notifications, Outages, SLA Management

Custom Reports: Create, modify, generate, and distribute custom monitoring reports using the BIRT Report Designer

Administration is used to define and configure system users, including managing passwords and constructing roles. In addition, administration for Foundation, Views, CustomGroups, Cloud Hub for VMware , and GroundWork License.

Resources enables access to product documentation and the GroundWork Connect support portal.

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