Big Brother - Help
Big Brother FAQ
Bad things are happening.
No report from this client in the last 30 minutes. The client may have died.
The reporting system has crossed a threshold you should know about
Everything is fine. Have a nice day.
The associated test has been turned off, or does not apply. A common example is connectivity on disconnected dialup lines
Notification for this test has been disabled. Used when performing maintenance
A current event has been acknowledged by one or many recipients. The acknowledgement is valid until the longest delay has expired
Under these circumstances, the screen should turn red. Click on the corresponding red dot for additional information about the condition.
If a severe situation is occurring that is not being noticed by Big Brother, use the PAGE/ACK
button on the main screen to notify the administrator manually.
The screen should turn yellow if this is the most severe situation at the time.
Click on the corresponding yellow dot for additional information, and notify
the administrator manually if necessary.
These may be the result of heavily loaded systems, but may also indicate a more
serious loss of communication within the Big Brother system itself.
Occasionally the screen changes color for CPU or HTTP warnings. These can usually be disregarded since Big Brother has been instructed to be very sensitive during this initial test. Similarly, internet connections may turn yellow when the network is heavily loaded. Although it should be checked out, this is usually not a problem unless the whole Internet section goes yellow.