Alligate Load Monitor

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The Alligate Load Monitor (AGLM) is a stand alone utility that lets you monitor the connection load on your Alligate server in real time. To use the load monitor, you must be running AgSMTPSvc.exe version 3.8.4.15 or higher.

 

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The executable, AgLM.exe, is a stand alone application and does not require any additional files. On a new install, it is installed in the Alligate root folder.

 

To run the load monitor, simply click on the Alligate Load Monitor icon.

 

To prevent someone else from monitoring your server, your Alligate GATEWAY registration code is used as an authentication mechanism. If you are running it on Alligate server, no configuration is needed. The load monitor will pick up the stored registration code from the registry. If you are running AGLM from a remote computer, click on the "Configure" button and enter your registration code.

 

Note: AGLM uses UDP port 3144. If you want to use it from a remote computer, make sure you set your firewall accordingly.

 

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If you are monitoring multiple Alligate servers, and want to switch between them without having to re-enter registration codes, or want to launch multiple instances of AGLM without changing codes, you can create a "Master Code" that will allow you to connect to whatever Alligate servers you are responsible for. To do this, you will need to create the following registry value on each Alligate server:

 

HKLM\SOFTWARE\SolidOak\Alligate\Chart\Code (REG_SZ String)

 

Your "Master Code" must be a 16 character string with only letters and numbers. Alligate will validate a connection request using this code instead of your normal gateway registry code if this registry entry is present. Simply click on the Configure button and enter your master code to set AGLM to use this code when connecting.

 

Terminology and control definitions:

 

 

Elapsed: hr:min:sec

The elapsed time since the monitor was started.

Load

The current number of open connections.

History

A graphical strip chart showing load trends for the last 5 minutes.

Scale

Allows setting the graph scale to your preference. If your load exceeds your graph scale, AGLM will auto-scale the graph automatically to reflect your highest value.

Max

The maximum load seen over the elapsed period. The time displayed below this field is the time when the highest number recorded. If you position the mouse cursor over the time, the full date and time will be displayed as a mouse "hint".

Min

The minimum load seen over the elapsed period. The time displayed below this field is the time when the lowest number  recorded. If you position the mouse cursor over the time, the full date and time will be displayed as a mouse "hint".

Avg

The average load seen over the elapsed period.

CPM

The current Connections Per Minute load on the server.

Max CPM

The maximum Connections Per Minute load observed on the server for the elapsed period. The time displayed below this field is the time when the higest number recorded. If you position the mouse cursor over the time, the full date and time will be displayed as a mouse "hint".

Bad

The current overall rejection rate calculated by the number of connections received and the number of messages delivered. This number is calculated based on the total up-time of the server.

Up days:hrs:min

The total time since the last SMTP service restart on the server.