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Windows WMI DNS Agentless Monitoring

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Windows WMI - DNS 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 DNS server, with service checks that cover the number of DNS A Records and DNS CNAME Records.

Service Checks

Service Check Description
DNS A Records Check system A Records
DNS C Records Check system CNAME Records

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 - DNS Agentless' Opspack to your Opsview Monitor system.

Step 1: Add the Host Template

Add the OS - Windows WMI - DNS Agentless Host Template to your Opsview Monitor host.

For more information, refer to Opsview Knowledge Center - Adding Host Templates to Hosts.

Step 2: Add and configure 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.

For more information, refer to Opsview Knowledge Center - Adding Variables to Hosts.

Step 3: Apply changes and the system will now be monitored

Windows WMI DNS Agentless Service Checks