Heart beat and small data segment to monitor the health of a system
Availability of geographically distributed system and its components are to be monitored in real time. This may pose appreciable challenges and take in significant resources. Webyfy has developed a methodology to send the status report of almost 1000 subsystems in a location using just one kilobits of data.
Having a large number of systems installed across geographies makes it difficult to understand the operational status of the individual systems. This becomes a nightmare when dealing with thousands of concurrent systems carrying out operations in real time. The central monitoring server must be significantly large to cater to such a huge demand. Further the bandwidth required to know if the system is available or not is also significant.
Heartbeat is a small signal which gives the identity of the location and is transmitted at periodic intervals. This signal is processed by the server at the central control and monitoring center to identify that a system is connected.
The usual practice is to send a heartbeat to the server indicating that the system is alive. However, this is not enough to get the operational status of various systems that are in use at a specific location.
Webyfy has developed a methodology to send the status report of almost 1000 subsystems in a location using just one kilobits of data. An extremely small amount of data makes the server at the central control center understand the operational status of all the systems in the specific location. The server need to do minimal processing to understand the status of received signal. This enables monitoring of thousands of remote locations and map the operational readiness of the individual modules at work in each of these locations.
Significant bandwidth and server processing power is reduced by using this logical module developed by Webyfy. It is possible to use this in any distributed system sending data to a central location.