We are proud to present to you our newest, most exciting product, SysKit, which comes with many powerful features. It’s one of the biggest Acceleratio releases so far. We’ve decided to take our four great server monitoring products, to the next level by rebranding them as the even-better SysKit.
You can read more about the history of the SysKit name and logo in this article.
Here at Acceleratio, we’ve been developing innovative software since 2008, and we have many creative application specialists, who are divided into three teams. The SysKit team has been working hard for the past six months to bring you one of the best server monitoring solutions available today.
Behind every success are hours of plain hard work, and we, undeniably, have a lot to celebrate. We look to the future with the creation of SysKit 2016, a release that brings new promise and a new mission to restore stability to a chaotic server environment world.
SysKit supports monitoring of the technologies and platforms listed below:
- Remote Desktop Services
- Windows Server editions: Windows Server 2003 – 2016, all editions
- SQL Server editions: SQL Server 2005 – 2016, all editions
- SharePoint editions: SharePoint 2007 – 2016, all editions
- Microsoft Exchange Server editions: Exchange Server 2003 – 2016
- Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) Server
- Other Windows Server roles, including File Server, AD, WSUS, Hyper-V, etc.
- Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop
Check out SysKit 2016’s exciting new features, product migration, and licensing model. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think, or file a bug using our Feedback form.
Product version: 7.0.1
Build number: 27051
Database version: 7.0.0
Release date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
SysKit’s Features & Benefits
All monitoring and reporting features remain the same with SysKit. The SysKit, enables you to instantly report on server performance in real time without having to use another tool to remotely access the problematic server.
SysKit also allows you to monitor connections to your servers made via RD Gateway, so you don’t need to use our Remote Desktop Gateway Monitor tool anymore. SysKit has it all.
Monitoring Windows Server and Application Performance
- Real-Time and History reports will give you all the information you need about the performance and health of your server environment, remotely. This way you can easily detect the applications that are slowing the servers down.
- SysKit allows you to configure the key Performance Counters and thresholds that are used to define when a server should change its state. There are nine predefined threshold groups designed for a specific type of server.
- SysKit makes it possible for you to adjust the Session Thresholds and receive alerts when your computers have reached an alarming number of user sessions.
- System administrators can easily manage all current user sessions and immediately disconnect idle or rogue users.
Monitoring and Restarting Stopped Windows Services
- The Services report will help you to easily monitor all services that are installed and running on your local and remote computers.
- SysKit automatically classifies important services according to the following server roles: SharePoint, SQL, IIS, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Exchange, Hyper-V, Remote Desktop Services, VPN, and Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop.
- You can configure SysKit to monitor the important services – for all servers – that are required to stay running or to restart automatically if they are stopped or crashed.
- SysKit can send you alerts when one or more important services have stopped.
- SysKit provides intelligent alerting, which avoids unnecessary notifications, so system administrators can focus on more important issues.
- Intelligent alerting is crucial for effective performance monitoring of your server environment. This is where SysKit is useful, because it can send you alerts for key Performance Counters, Sessions, and Services, as well as classifying the importance of these alerts.
Monitoring User Activities and Application Usage
- Monitoring user sessions on Remote Desktop Services allows you to get detailed session logs for selected users; these logs include data on a session’s start and end times and the user’s total time spent on the system in each session state (active, idle, remote, and disconnected).
- User Reports provide access information, giving you detailed insights, such as who is connected, from which computer(s), when, for how long, etc.
- Monitoring a user’s application usage provides data such as the number of application instances and the total time the users spent using a particular application on Remote Desktop Services.
Monitoring RD Gateway Connections
- SysKit provides you with a clear understanding of who is using your Remote Desktop Gateway to access your corporate network from the outside.
- SysKit allows you to measure, track, and monitor connections made via RD Gateway to your Remote Desktop Services. Gateway reports provide both real-time and historical data about users and logon activities.
- SysKit provides hardware and software asset inventories that help you get a detailed overview of everything that is deployed across your server environment.
- With SysKit’s inventory capabilities, you can:
- Manage your hardware and software inventory more efficiently, and estimate PC readiness for technology implementations, upgrades, and migrations.
- Detect the presence of harmful or unnecessary applications.
- Keep track of installed Windows updates on your servers for more efficient patch management.
SysKit Web Application
- SysKit Web UI allows you to monitor and report from wherever you are. It can be accessed from desktop computers and mobile devices.
- You can access all reports from the SysKit desktop application through the web interface, and apply filters to reports so that you see only the data you want to see.
- The SysKit Web Application simplifies organization-wide access to all reports.
- Embedded databases are no longer supported in SysKit, so if you are using your Terminal Services Log or Remote Desktop Gateway Monitor with an embedded database and want to use SysKit, you will need to upgrade to the SQL Express database, which is free.
- The Product Migration article will help you make a smooth transition from one product to the other.
What is the SysKit Licensing model and how does it affect TSL, RDGM, and SMTK users?
- SysKit is available as a single full-featured edition and can be bought in license packs.
- Existing Terminal Services Log customers who have valid Software Assurance will be able to upgrade to the full-featured SysKit 2016 version at no cost.
- Existing Remote Desktop Gateway Monitor customers using the Professional or Enterprise Edition who have valid Software Assurance will be able to upgrade to the full-featured SysKit 2016 version at no cost.
- Existing Server Monitoring Toolkit customers who have valid Software Assurance will be able to upgrade to the full-featured SysKit 2016 version at no cost.