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Empirix' OneSight 5.0

OneSight includes Tomcat Web server and MSDE (Microsoft Desktop Engine) and supports MS SQL databases. All administrative functions, including configuration, can be accomplished using the product's Web console, which requires Java 1.4.1 or above and Macromedia Flash 5.0. However, you can view device status and alerts without these plug-ins.

Get Organized

I easily installed OneSight in our Syracuse University Real-World Labs®. I accepted all the default settings and used OneSight to monitor our NWC Inc. Oracle server. NWC Inc., in Green Bay, Wis., is our Web-based widget manufacturing company and 24/7 business applications lab (go to for details on the lab and a blog about our testing).

OneSight organizes devices and services--including switches, servers and application processes--into groups, then shows each item in the group as a dot on its clever status screen. Item status is conveyed through the dot's color: red for critical, yellow for warning or green for good. Click on a dot and you're linked to underlying details that can be used to diagnose problems or for simple monitoring. This setup made it easy for me to scan the services I was monitoring to assess NWC Inc.'s overall status.

  • Groups like systems and applications
  • Provides granular links to specific performance data
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