How to Monitor DHCP Addresses with IPSentry

Recently, I had taken part in a maintenance weekend at the office, post maintenance, Our IPSentry dashboard, (we use IPSentry for some of our monitoring), reported a couple errors, which was fixed.

Come Monday morning, a colleague of mine noticed that certain systems were down, which he brought up. I did some further investigation and noticed one of our DHCP pools were running out of leases. I wanted to see if IPSentry could monitor DHCP addresses, and as it turns out, it can.

It took me a while to figure this out, but now I know it, I’ll add it here for the world to share.

As mentioned before, in order to monitor DHCP leases, you would need to make use of the SNMP Addin for IPSentry.

So here are the prerequisites:

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Using Lansweeper to find computers that do not have a specific windows update installed

So, today I was asked “How do I use product “X”” to to pull a report to list all systems that do not have a specific hotfix installed.

I will not be listing product “X” as

  1. It cannot do what was asked
  2. I don’t want to bad mouth the software, as what it’s actual purpose is, it does the job damn well.

So, below is a report (You can implement this via the “Report Builder” in Lansweeper).

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