I started using AVTech products to monitor the temperature in our computer room. You might check it out. It also notifies you if the device loses connection.
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steinmetz, Paul
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2015 10:19 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: Is there an easy way to monitor for Internet failures?
Is there an easy way to monitor for Internet failures?
On Friday morning, Level3 had a major outage, which in turn was causing intermittent failures for our Curbstone credit card system which runs on our i5.
It was 4 hours before we were notified that Level3 was the source of the issue and no problem of ours.
Curbstone uses a URL, which rotates to any one of 6 ips, spread across the US.
When the IP was used that was in the Level3 outage area is when we noticed intermittent failures.
IBM i Systems Administrator
Pencor Services, Inc.
462 Delaware Ave
Palmerton Pa 18071