1. Getting started

System Requirements

  1. Operating systems: Windows 7 or later.

  2. PowerShell: version 4.0 or higher.
    Windows 10, Windows server 2012 R2 & later operating systems are already having the required PowerShell version by default.
    To get help updating the PowerShell version, see the Knowledge Base article, PowerShell Upgrade

  3. NET Framework: version 4.5.2 or higher.
    You can download the .NET Framework from the Microsoft website link below.
    https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-framework

Running Network Monitor

Extract SCNM.exe from the downloaded archive and run the application. A basic configuration file (scnm-config.conf) will be created automatically when you first open the application. Then follow one of the options below.

1. Using SCNM without saving the host configuration (for temporary use)
  • Enter the IP address and hostname (optional) of the computer or network device you wish to monitor.
  • Select all the hosts you want to monitor and click the Start button
2. Using SCNM with saved configurations
  • Create a new host group by clicking on the + button
  • Enter the IP address and hostname (optional) of the computer or network device you wish to monitor
  • Save the configuration
  • Select all the hosts you want to monitor and click the Start button

Connection status, response time, and resource usage (CPU, HDD, RAM) are displayed on the SCNM dashboard. The resource usage feature is only supported on Windows computers and requires admin access from the SCNM host computer. Only status and response time are displayed for non-Windows network hosts.