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File and FTP Folder Monitoring Agent

Get alerts when files are stockpiling and/or getting old!

The File and FTP Folder Monitoring Agent enables you to monitor the file age from folders (SMB and NFS) and FTP/SFTP/FTPS sources. png_MonitorViewListOfResources

The current state of the Resources are available in Monitor Views and alerts can be distributed (pushed) to end-users (Mail, Ticket handling systems, etc.).
Alert Metrics can be displayed either in the dashboard or using custom Reports using Power BI or any other tool that you prefer since data comes from the REST-based Web API.

graph LR subgraph "Nodinite Instance" roNI(fal:fa-folder File and FTP Monitoring agent) end subgraph "Windows/Linux" roNI --- roSMB(fal:fa-folders Folders - SMB) roNI --- roNFS(fal:fa-folders Folders - NFS) end subgraph "SFTP" roNI --- roSFTP(fal:fa-folder-tree Folders) end subgraph "FTP/FTPS" roNI --- roFTP(fal:fa-folder-tree Folders) end

What is evaluated for files on SMB/NFS shares and various FTP locations?

The different evaluated state for files are provided in the table below:

State Status Description Actions
Unavailable Resource not available When the File/Source can't be evaluated either due to network or security-related problems Review prerequisites
Error Too many Too many files according to user-defined thresholds were detected
Error Too old Too old files according to user-defined thresholds were detected
Error Size The size of files is outside user-defined thresholds (min, max, range)
Warning Too many Too many files according to user-defined thresholds were detected
Warning Too old Too old files according to user-defined thresholds were detected
Warning Size The size of files is outside user-defined thresholds (min, max, range)
OK Files are within all user-defined thresholds (#, Age, Size)

TIP: The evaluated state may be reconfigured using Expected State functionality that exists on every Resource within Nodinite.


Documentation support is provided by the Repository Model model.

Features

List of Capabilities that can be monitored by using this agent.

  • Any number of servers and file shares can be monitored from a single agent. The supported file protocols are:

  • Folders (SMB) - Local and network folders (for example: C:\Incoming\ or \\share\folder\)

  • Folder (NFS) (V2, V3, V4)

  • FTP / FTPS

  • SFTP (SSH)

  • File age (created or modified) verification per folder with options:

    • Root only
    • Root and child folders
    • Root and child folders with multiple exclusion filters
    • RegEx based file folder matching (for example all "XML"-files: filter=\.xml$)
    • Size
      • Min
      • Max
    • Count

Actions

Get insights about your aged files with ease from a distance without any other tool like some FTP Client or Windows Explorer. Using the Web Client for Nodinite, Actions can be sent to the Monitoring Agent, requesting operations to be performed on selected Resource. With the built-in role based privilege model, you can allow certain users to perform operations on selected resources. Grants are managed in the configuration for the Monitor View.

Actions

The following Actions are available on File Category Resources :

  • List Files - List files matching any applicable filters in the folder, works for local folders (Paths, NFS and SMB) and for FTP/FTPS and SFTP (SSH)
    • Download - download option available in the modal where you can download specific files.

Release Log

For information about the latest release, review the Release Log


Next Step

Install File Monitoring Agent
Configuration of the agent

Prerequisites