System Scope for iPad
System Scope is designed for server and network device monitoring and troubleshooting using ICMP V4. It has two main panels with distinct functions. The Monitoring Panel on the left is used to check quick status of devices being monitored. The Troubleshooting Panel on the right side is used for troubleshooting with extensive configurable parameters. The app can utlize both WIFI and 3G networks although WIFI is always given preference if a valid connection is available.
Features And Controls
Quick SYSTEMs STATUS
This panel allows system and network administrators to store and monitor device statuses. The device list is completely configurable.
This panel allows extensive troubleshooting of a device using configurable parameters. The results can be emailed or printed also.
SYSTEM STATUS SUBPANELS
These are the systems or devices you add to monitor. Each panel contains a display (or friendly) name for the system or device and the hostname or IP address defined. You can touch a panel to have its hostname or IP address quickly appear in the hostname entry box on the troubleshooting panel to start detailed analysis.
The display name is followed by an LED which represents a color based on system availability.
The colors are:
- Green: Available with low latency.
- Yellow: Available with high latency.
- Red: Not available or reachable.
These panels are saved in the Documents folders and are backed up as part of iTunes.
These rotary controls allow fine control over all major ICMP parameters. The controls and there ranges are as follows:
- Packet Count: 1 to UL (Unlimited) packets.
- Packet Interval: 1 to 2000 milliseconds.
- Packet Wait Time: 1 to 2000 milliseconds.
- Time To Live: 1 to 255 hops.
- Payload Size: 1 to 1500 bytes.
Swiping your finger in a clockwise or counter-clockwise circular motion moves the counter up or down. Double tapping the control knob will jump to its default value.
The two switches control sound and fragmentation and the Payload Pattern box allows a 16 byte hex pattern for data related troubleshooting scenarios.
MONITORING STATUS COUNTERS
These counters tell you how many systems are being monitored and how many are green, yellow and red. In addition, this display shows an activity indicator when the statuses are being updated. These counters update in real time when the status update process is kicked off.
The main display provides all the output for the troubleshooting panel. The console output provides raw output from all the ping replies. The response time graph updates in real time to provide a trend of the response times and lays out the time for last 50 packets with automatically adjusting scale. The counters on the left provide various response times, timeouts and counts.
These four buttons and their functions are:
- ADD: Add a host to the table.
- EDIT: Reorder and delete subpanels.
- OPTIONS: Set monitoring panel options.
- UPDATE: Run the system status update process.
SIDE BUTTON PANEL
The side buttons and their functions are:
- Email: Email the last diagnostic run.
- Print: Print the last diagnostic run.
- Defaults: Reset parameter controls to defaults.
- Info: Support information.