Monitoring Web Server online status

If you’ve been reading my blog regularly (and I know you’re about 25 around here J), you know I’ve been playing (and suffering) with ISA Server 2004. This post from Roy reminds me of a functionality that is really nice when having several boxes for all your servers. ISA Server can actually monitor, by either pinging, simulating an HTTP request, or doing nasty ICMP based stuff, and alert you as soon as possible about a potential problem. It’s all included. Let’s say it is definitely a very nice feature, the kind of touch that makes you scream in pleasure.