Network Monitoring of different computers

Hello,

I am running 2 testing system on 2 different computers that are on a local network. The testing systems consist of an Arduino that is the interface between some hardware and computer. The computer program is in processing. Each system is a datalogging application; the arduino tests some hardware and sends data to computer and the processing is analyzing and saving data from time to time... (meaning not always and not on every test).

Here is what I want to do and I am looking for ideas... Given the 2 systems, I want to be able to monitor the 2 systems from a third computer on the same local network. I want this to be in way that this monitoring application does not interfere in any way with either of the test systems. The network monitoring should just indicate in some way whether or not the test system is running normally.

Any idea? Please also ask question... I tried explaining as best as I could...

Thanks

  • Are the PC running windows?
  • if it is professional you could use remote desktop?
  • teamviewer.com might be an answer?

you can also let the 2 PC’s log their data on a network disk that is monitored by the 3rd one…

Yes both are running windows, one is XP, the other is 7

The xp computer is very old (600 MHz and 380MB ram). I am not sure if it can take the extra processing power of remote desktop…

Writing to a network disk is a good idea, but its not ideal where I am…

Any other ideas??

Thanks

How about writing data to a network address with processing that other computers on the same network can see this data just by viewing that network address or port (etc) on internet explorer or google chrome (etc)??? is this possible at all?

Thanks

Share the log file directory on both servers, and poll the output files from the third computer at regular intervals to see whether they have been updated recently. You could also use WMI to confirm that the Processing application is running if you wanted to, although I would have thought that monitoring the output files would be sufficient. (This would be quite easy to implement with a couple of dozen lines of jscript or similar.)

but its not ideal where I am...

Where are you, what is blocking the network disk option?

The problem is that on one of the test stations the computer has tendency to disconnect from the network from time to time for no apparent reason. If I were to write my data to network disk, this disconnection would stop my test and that is bad...

you should write both to local disk and network disk and you will not loose data. After detecting network loss a reboot can be a (bold) solution.

Write locally and read remotely is the better option imo.

FardinB: I am running 2 testing system on 2 different computers that are on a local network....

...I want to be able to monitor the 2 systems from a third computer on the same local network....

There are lots of free network monitoring software. I ve used TNM. You can try it.