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WhatsUpGold Standard

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As a network administrator at a growing SMB, you need real-time visibility into how your network is performing, its underlying topology, and its dependencies. You want to be alerted when things go wrong and you also want to reduce the number of problems, by developing proactive network management practices. Lastly, as the business grows, you need to understand how to enable structured growth of the network in concert.

WhatsUp Gold Standard is a cost-effective network management solution designed to monitor small and mid-sized business (SMB) networks and ensure stable growth in the future. It's tried, tested, and proven on networks just like yours, and offers the best price-performance value compared to any other network management solution on the market today. With WhatsUp Gold managing your network infrastructure 24x7, you can be assured that you have the necessary visibility and control to meet the demands of your business.

  • High performance predictive and pre-emptive monitoring of networks and systems infrastructure and core IP services 24/7


  • Highly flexible, automated, and comprehensive network discovery and mapping


  • A powerful alert management platform, featuring easy to use alarms, alerts and notification capabilities for real-time operations support


  • Quick navigation with intuitive Web and Windows consoles


  • Air-tight security and configurable role-based management


  • A platform installed in just minutes and designed to be simple and intuitive to use right out of the box


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.