- Create a "KeepAlive" page; a simple page with a static, predictable response. I have created a simple page that displays the Site Name, Web Server Name, and Site IP Address:
- Implement a VBScript which makes an http request of the Keep Alive page, returning the response string. The script implements the Microsoft.XMLHTTP object. If the request does not resolve or returns an unexpected result, the script sends an email to the stakeholder (you).
- Implement an NT Scheduled Task to run the VBScript (#2) every five minutes. Hopefully, you'll never hear from the tool :)
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Site Monitoring - Simple Tool
You want to ensure that your site is accessible 24x7, and want to be notified ASAP if there is an outtage. Here is a simple recipe.