Watchdog is a compilation of various programs, functions, services, and utilities that monitor, check, alert and report the current state of the systems under its control. Each of these Watchdog processes is called a MODULE. Each Watchdog module is designed to perform specific system dependant checks and tests. All activity between Watchdog and the System Under Test are controlled via a SQL Database local to the Watchdog system. (Hereafter the System Under Test will be referred to as the SUT.) The SUT that is under Watchdogs watchful eye must adhere to standardized functionality and may deviate from these standards ONLY in special case when the standards do not apply. These standards are in place to assure accurate, simple and fast deployment of new SUT systems being added to Watchdog Control.