SAS Environment Manager

Netservices Monitoring & Management

The netservices plugin monitors and manages two types of resources, DNS and Inetaddress-ping.

Auto-Discover your hardware and Netservices resources
Monitor every metric, log, and configuration for all Netservices resources in your inventory
Identify problem resources with automatic baselines for every metric
Control all your Netservices resources on-demand, on schedule, or in response to alerts
Alert on any measurement, log, or security event in your Netservices environment


This service checks availability of a specific DNS server, as specified by the hostname property. The service will be considered available if the DNS server can be spoken to, even if there are no answers for the specified lookupname.

The optional match property can be used to change this behavior, where the service availability will report at the warning level if there are non matches in the answer section.

The match property can be a regular expression or substring, where a value of * simply means one or more answers of any value is considered a successful lookup.


This service checks availablility of hostname using the method.