The Reboot Server alert recovery action reboots a Microsoft Windows workstation or server computer when a monitor encounters a problem.
The alert uses the recovery parameters you defined during the monitor configuration. Using a credential that you define when you configure the monitor, the alert can service several monitors because the recovery parameters are passed to the recovery alert by the failing monitor.
Use the Reboot Server alert to:
- Remotely reboot a Windows workstation or server computer.
- Configure escalated alerting and attempt to reboot a workstation or server after running a recovery application to restore service or after executing the Restart Service action.
The target machine to reboot is defined in the Recovery Parameters section under the monitor configuration settings. If a specific user account and password is required to perform the Reboot Server action, ipMonitor uses the recovery credential you selected when you configured the monitor.