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Windows - Advanced Opspack

Windows Server is a brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft. Windows Server also includes the popular series of server software hosting a range of software and services such as Microsoft IIS, Exchange and Hyper-V.

What You Can Monitor

Opsview Monitor’s Microsoft Windows Server Opspack gives you the power to monitor:

  • The status of your server checking all common metrics such as
  • Windows Checks: Allows you to monitor features such as CPU, Disk Queue, Paging File, Physical Memory, Windows Events, Windows Drive
  • Event Logs: Monitoring of Security, Application, and System Events
  • WMI Agentless: Monitoring of DNS, IIS, Exchange, Terminal Services and more.

Service Checks

Service Check Description
Microsoft RPC Checks TCP port 135
NETBIOS Checks NETBIOS on TCP port 139

Windows - Advanced Agentless Opspack

Microsoft Remote Procedure Call (RPC) greatly simplifies creating distributed client/server programs. It provides libraries that manage networking protocols and communications to reduce complexity so users can focus on developing applications rather than the details of the network.

Network Basic Input/Output System (NETBIOS) is a protocol that allows applications on different computers to communicate with each other over local area networks (LAN).

What You Can Monitor

This Opspack allows you to monitor the status of Microsoft RPC and NETBIOS through TCP checks on their relative ports.

Service Checks

Service Check Description
Microsoft RPC Checks RPC on TCP port 135
NETBIOS Checks NETBIOS on TCP port 139

Setup and Configuration

To configure and utilize this Opspack, you simply need to add the 'OS - Windows Advanced' Opspack to the host running the Windows Advanced software and specify the Windows Advanced variable WINCREDENTIALS which needs to be added to the host.

Step 1: Add the host template

Add host template

Step 2: Add and configure the 'WINCREDENTIALS' variable by adding your username and password to the overrides.

Add variable

Step 3: Reload and view the statistics

Service checks

Setup and Configuration

To configure and utilize this Opspack, you simply need to add the 'OS - Windows - Advanced Agentless' Opspack to your Opsview Monitor system.

Step 1: Import the Opspack

Download the os-windows-advanced-agentless.opspack file from the Releases section of this repository. Navigate to Host Template Settings inside Opsview Monitor and select Import Opspack in the top left corner.

Add Variables

Then click Browse and select the os-windows-advanced-agentless.opspack file. Click Upload and then click Import when the file is uploaded.

Add Variables

Step 2: Add the host template

Add host template

Step 3: Add and configure the host variable required for this host

Host Variable Description
WINCREDENTIALS Used for authenticating with the remote host. The value is not used and therefore can be set to anything. Override the username and password with the credentials to be used for authentication with the remote host.

Add variables

Step 4: Reload and the system will now be monitored

View Service Checks

v1.0-opsview-5

ODI-604 Release Opspacks to GitHub

Initial upload of existing Opspacks to GitHub

v2.1-opsview-6

ODI-2070 Rename Microsoft Opspacks

With the aim of maintaining consistency across Opsview Monitor, this Microsoft® monitoring-related Opspack and related Host Template and Service Checks have been renamed.

Original Host Template Name New Host Template Name
OS - Windows Advanced OS - Windows Advanced Agentless

This won't have any negative impact on your system when you manually install this opspack or are upgrading to Opsview Monitor 6.0 (November 2018 release). You will see both sets of Host Templates in the system. Nevertheless, to avoid confusion, we recommend removing the templates carried over from a previous Opsview Monitor version.

v2.0-opsview-6

ODI-1154 Release Opspacks for Opsview Monitor 6.0

Initial release of Opspack to work with Opsview Monitor 6.0