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Windows 2008 WMI - Base

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Windows 2008 WMI - Base 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 Can You 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
C Drive Check C Drive without agent using WMI
CPU Check CPU without agent using WMI
CPU Queue length Check CPU queue length without agent using WMI
CPU info per process Check details of a process per cpu usage
CPU usage per process CPU usage per process using WMI
File size Check a files size without agent using WMI
I/O counters Check server IO counters without agent using WMI
LAN status Check Network without agent using WMI
Memory usage Check memory usage without agent using WMI
Memory usage per process Check memory used by a process using WMI
Network info Check basic net info using WMI
OS and SP Info Check OS and Service Pack info using WMI
Process status Check status of a process using WMI
Service status Check a service is running using WMI
Uptime Check system uptime without agent using WMI
Users Folder size Check a folder size without agent using WMI
Users Status OK Check users without agent using WMI

Windows WMI - Base Agentless Opspack

Windows WMI Agentless Opspacks allow you to monitor the status and various performance metrics for a range of Microsoft services such as DNS, Exchange, IIS, Terminal Services and more, without the need of installing an agent on your remote host.

What Can You Monitor

This Opspack allows you to monitor the status of your windows machines, with service checks that cover CPU, Disk, Memory and Network as well as the status of processes and services.

Service Checks

Service Check Description
C Drive Check status of the C Drive
CPU Check CPU usage
CPU Queue length Check CPU queue length
CPU info per process Check details of a process
CPU usage per process Check CPU usage of a process
File size Check a files size
I/O counters Check server IO counters
LAN status Check Network status
Memory usage Check memory usage
Memory usage per process Check memory used by a process
Network info Check basic network details
OS and SP Info Check OS and Service Pack details
Process status Check status of a process
Service status Check status of a service
Uptime Check system uptime
Users Folder size Check folder size
Users Status OK Check users status

Setup and Configuration

To configure and utilize this Opspack, you simply need to add the 'OS - Windows Server 2008 WMI - Base' Opspack to the host, and specify the variables WINCREDENTIALS and WINPROCESS.

Step 1: Add the host template

Add host template

Step 2: Add and configure the WINCREDENTIALS and WINPROCESS variables

Add variables

Step 3: Reload and view the Windows Server 2008 WMI - Base statistics

View Service Checks

Prerequisites

  • To use Windows WMI Agentless Opspacks, the remote windows host must first be configured to allow WMI queries to be run. See: Monitoring Services with WMI

Setup and Configuration

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

Step 1: Import the Opspack

Download the os-windows-wmi-base-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-wmi-base-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 variables 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.
WINPROCESS The name of the process to monitor. The value is the name of the process to monitor. You can have multiple host variables to check the status of each process individually.
WINSERVICE The name of the service to monitor. The value is the name of the service to monitor. You can have multiple host variables to check the status of each service individually.
WMI_NETWORK_INTERFACE The name of the network interface to monitor. The default is set to '.' which provides metrics for all network interfaces. Override this if you would like to monitor a network interface individually.

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

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 Server 2008 WMI - Base OS - Windows WMI - Base 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