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WhatsUpGold Distributed

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Built on the extensible and scalable core architecture, WhatsUp Gold Distributed is a full-featured network, server, and application monitoring solution designed to manage complex multi-site networks. Supporting both central and remote installations, WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition provides local network monitoring and management, as well as the roll up of all critical data to the central site for coordinated action and analysis.

WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition leverages the features of WhatsUp Gold Premium and extends them to provide secure connectivity between a central NOC and any number of remote sites. With powerful network discovery and mapping, real-time SNMP and WMI monitoring, comprehensive reporting, and the industry’s leading alert management capabilities, WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition provides 360° visibility, actionable intelligence and complete control.

WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition adds to the core feature set of WhatsUp Gold Premium, by providing a highly scalable and low bandwidth solution with the following benefits:


  • A highly efficient distributed architecture as processing loads are handled by remote sites minimizing the overhead at the central location


  • Dramatic reduction in false alarms, a frequent pain point in distributed network management through intelligent analysis of device and alert dependencies


  • Real-time centralized network management across multiple sites using individualized dashboards


  • Continuous uninterrupted monitoring; each site runs independently of the central site


  • Actionable intelligence with over 200 reports available to slice and dice consolidated data, including SLAs levels


  • Minimal traffic overhead on the network as monitoring is localized at each remote site


  • Unlimited scalability, supporting any number of remote sites from a single central NOC


  • Air-tight security with support for FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) 140-2 standards and 128-bit SSL encryption between each remote network connection to central site. SSL over VPN can also be configured.


With WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition, you have a tried, tested, and proven solution that provides complete visibility across your diverse network and application infrastructure. It delivers the automation, intelligence and control you need within a single scalable solution, at the lowest possible TCO.

System Requirements


Operating System Requirements

Ipswitch supports WhatsUp Gold operating on the following Windows operating systems:


  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate edition (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate & Business editions with Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)


Ipswitch supports WhatsUp Gold operating on the following Windows Server platforms:


  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • VMware ESX versions 3.5, 4.0
  • VMware ESXi versions 3.5, 4.0, and 4.1
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2


Important: If WhatsUp Gold is hosted on VMWare ESX, ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, to avoid licensing issues, make sure that you assign a static MAC address to the virtual machine that WhatsUp Gold is operating on.
Note: WhatsUp Gold v15 is not supported on Windows XP.

Web Server Requirements

The following is a list of the supported web servers and specific requirements for each version:


  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7 (Use with WhatsUp Gold on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Vista).

WhatsUp Gold requires the following Web Server (IIS) Role Services at a minimum:

  • Web Server
  • ASP
  • Static Content
  • HTTP Redirection
  • Default Document


Note: The installation program will automatically install IIS 7 on platforms where it is supported, you can then verify that IIS 7 is installed and properly configured from the Turn Windows Features on or off dialog. (Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off) Verify that Web Server, ASP, Static Content, HTTP Redirection, and Default Document Web Server (IIS) Roles Services have been installed and are enabled.


Microsoft IIS version 6 (Use with WhatsUp Gold on Windows Server 2003). WhatsUp Gold requires the following web server extensions:


  • ASP
Note: You must manually install IIS 6, using instructions provided in the Microsoft Windows documentation included with your operating system or the Installing and Configuring WhatsUp Gold guide.
Note: The WhatsUp Gold Web server is available as an option only in the case that Microsoft IIS is not available. It is recommended that Microsoft IIS be used where possible as it provides a more robust and feature rich web platform for WhatsUp Gold.