OverTime Setup - Quick and Easy.

  1. On the Windows NT/2000 PC that will monitor the device, setup a web server (Personal Web server/IIS etc).
    You can test this by selecting a URL like:
    http://1.2.3.4/
    where 1.2.3.4 is the IP address of the PC that is running the web server.
    You should be able to view some type of default home page.



  2. Download “OverTime Solo” from http://www.netic.com/Solo-zip.exe into a temporary
    directory (say c:\temp) on the PC that will monitor the device.

  3. Open a command prompt (Click “Start”, then “Run” and enter “cmd”).



  4. Now change directory to the directory where Solo-zip.exe was copied:
    cd \temp
    and run the command “Solo-zip.exe”.
    Solo-zip



    Follow the prompts.
    You should be able to accept all the defaults.
    You will only need to enter the company name when asked.

  5. Shutdown and restart the PC. (This should start the Task Scheduler).

  6. If you want to use PingTime, then you need to do this step.
    From the command prompt again run:
    \OverTime\bin\schedule.bat



    This sets the schedule to collect the PingTime data.
    This scheduling can be checked from the command line by typing “at”.
    A list of times to run \OverTime\bin\batch.bat should be listed.



  7. OverTime is now installed and ready.

  8. To add the device to OverTime, then:
    cd \OverTime\bin
    otadd –c public 10.11.12.13
    Where “public” is the SNMP read community string for the device and 10.11.12.13 is its IP address set earlier.



    This will setup all necessary files and configurations to allow the device to be monitored.
    The command otadd will pull out the names for the graphs to be generated from the device.
    If you have more than one device, then repeat this step for each device.

  9. Once all your devices have been added to OverTime, from a browser, enter the URL:
    http://1.2.3.4/OverTime/index.html
    where 1.2.3.4 is the address of the PC that is running OverTime and the web server.
    The name of the device/s will appear on this page.



    This is stored locally in the PC in the directory where the web server keeps the web site.
    This may be \InetPub\wwwroot as seen here, or another location:



  10. Click on the name of the device to see graphical views of the statistics collected.



  11. Click on any of the graphs to see historical information for each item monitored.