Use the Data Overdue Cross Check

When a server fails to report back to the Dashboard within the allotted time period it may not necessarily be a problem with the server itself, but an issue with the ISP or network.

You can configure a Data Overdue Cross Check at the site level to identify this type of communication issue. You can also choose to generate an alert when the Data Overdue Cross Check fails.

The Data Overdue Cross Check PINGs up to two devices when a server at that Site is reported as overdue and based on the result either marks the server as Data Overdue (if the entered devices responded to the PING request) or Site Down (if the entered devices were unreachable) on the N-sight RMM Dashboard, Wall Chart and in the Outages tab.

A brief overview of the Data Overdue Cross Check behavior when a server fails to report in:

Setting Status PING Request Diagnosis Action
All Settings Data not received Successful Problem with server Alert sent and Dashboard/Wall Chart/Outages tab displays Data Overdue server_overdue
Default (no alert) Data not received Fail Problem with ISP No Alert sent or Wall Chart entry, Dashboard/Outages tab displays Site Down site_down
Alert sent and Dashboard/Wall Chart/Outages Data not received Fail Problem with ISP Alert sent and Dashboard/Wall Chart/Outages tab displays Site Down site_down

Setting up the Data Overdue Cross Check

  1. Expand the Client in the Monitoring and Management menu
  2. Right-click the target Site and select Edit Site
  3. Select Data Overdue Cross Check

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  4. Enable Receive Data Overdue Alerts when the Data Overdue Cross Check fails tickbox to generate an alert when the Cross Check fails

    If you do not select this option, an Alert is not generated regardless of Alert settings (default behavior).

  5. Enter the external IP Address or hostname of a network device accessible from the internet in the Primary Router and (if required) Secondary Router fields

    The Primary and Secondary Router fields support up to 30 characters. When you configure the router, use a trace-route to determine the furthest reachable external IP Address on the path to the router and enter this address in the relevant section. This ensures it checks your internet and not just local connection.

  6. Click PING Routers to ensure the entered devices are reachable from the N-sight RMM Dashboard. PING requests originate from our servers, for example those referenced in the Dashboard URLs section. Depending on your configuration, you may need to ensure the selected routers are setup to reply to PING requests, particularly those coming from our servers.
  7. Click OK to save and apply changes

Mail Template

You can add a Data Overdue Cross Check Status substitution string to the Data Overdue alert Mail Template to notify you that the entered Site was unreachable.

  1. On the N-sight RMM Dashboard go to Mail TemplatesServer MonitoringData Overdue Alert Mail
    1. Choose where you want the string to appear in the Plain Text Message
    2. From the substitution string drop-down select Data Overdue Cross Check Status
    3. Click Insert Code
    4. Choose where you want the string to appear in the HTML message
    5. From the substitution string drop-down select Data Overdue Cross Check Status
    6. Click Insert Code
  2. Click OK to save and apply