First of all Alchemy Network Monitor has nothing to do with Alchemy or bubbling potions in labs. It's all about administering and monitoring servers to ensure that if there are any problems, you are notified immediately.
The program utilises several protocols such as TCP/IP, ICMP (ping), IPX/SPX, POP3, smtp, Oracle and MySQL to continually monitor the status of your network. If it detects any problems or if the sever goes down, Alchemy Network Monitor can warn the network administrator via mobile phone SMS or email. This is great for those who have to monitor a network but don't want to be stuck in the office all day or need instant recovery of networks 24/7. Whatsmore, it generates a report of exactly what went wrong and where so you can get down to the important job of solving the problem immediately.
Configuring it to monitor your network will require a considerable degree of network knowledge. Setting it up to notify your phone is easy though. Just use the default e-mail address given to you by your mobile network provider as the contact with which Alchemy Network Monitor can send messages to. However, if you don't have this address, you can also use a special plugin for Network Monitor which allows you to send alerts directly to your pager or cell phone. The one you need is the Alchemy Alert plugin. Alternatively, you can also use the program to launch external programs that can send SMS's such as Skype or other 3rd party software. An excellent network monitoring program that will prove a Godsend to Network Administrators on the move.