System Events Monitoring

About System Events Monitoring

System Events monitoring allows you monitoring certain Windows system events, so that you get alerted if any of these events occur.

Note: for all types of Server/Device monitoring (see Server/Device Monitoring), you need to have Smart Agent downloaded, installed and running on your machine to configure the monitoring (see Downloading Agents and Installing Smart Agent for Windows).

Adding System Events Monitoring

Adding System Events Monitoring for Windows

Go to the Monitors menu, select Server/Device Monitors->System Events and click Add.


The Add Server/Device Monitor – Step 1 window will open.


If you have already downloaded and installed Smart Agent for Windows, select it from the agent list.

Make sure that your Smart Agent for Windows is running, as shown under Agent Status. If the Agent is stopped, run it from the Smart Agent Controller window (see Downloading, Installing and Running Smart Agent for Windows).


If you haven’t downloaded Smart Agent for Windows yet, click on the Download Agent button to download it. Follow the instructions under Downloading, Installing and Running Smart Agent for Windows.

Note that it may take up to 5 min for newly installed Agent to appear in the agent list (you can click Refresh to refresh the agent list).

Select the Windows Agent from the list, and click Next.

The Add Server/Device Monitor – Step 2 window will appear.


Select from the Monitor Group combo box the monitor group for this monitor to be assigned to.

You can also create a new monitor group by clicking on the “+” icon next to Add Group.

Enter the host address under Host.

Under Log Name, choose between Application, System, and Security.

Select the system events to monitor from the below list of supported types. If you configure Alert Rules for your System Events monitor, you can receive alerts every time your specified Windows system event occurs (see below).

To add more Server-Device monitors of different types to the same Smart Agent, click the green “+” button under Add More Monitors (see Adding Multiple Server-Device and Application Monitors for the Same Agent).

Click Add when finished.

The Alert Configuration window will appear.

  • Click Send to All Contacts if you want to send alerts for this monitor to all contacts.
  • Click Custom Configuration (Advanced) to configure sending alerts for this monitor only to selected contacts.
    The New Alert Rule window will open. Click on the Add Alert Rule button to configure alert rule(s) for your monitor.

Alerts will be sent to your specified contacts whenever a new system event occurs.


  • Click Don’t Send Alerts if you don’t want any alerts for this monitor to be sent.

Your newly created Server-Device monitor will appear in your Monitis dashboard. Wait until it loads the first results.

Note: by default check frequency for Server/Device monitors is 5 min. You can upgrade your Server/Device monitors to run on 1 min frequency. See Check Frequency in Server/Device Monitors for more info.