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Windows WMI DNS Monitoring

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Windows 2008 WMI - DNS 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
Check DNS A Records Check system A Records without agent using WMI
Check DNS C Records Check system C Records without agent using WMI

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

Setup and Configuration

To configure and utilize this Opspack, you simply need to add the 'OS - Windows Server 2008 WMI - DNS' Opspack to the host running the Windows Server 2008 WMI - DNS software and specify the Windows Server 2008 WMI - DNS port via the 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 host variable

Add variables

Step 3: Reload and view the Windows Server 2008 WMI - DNS 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 - DNS Agentless' Opspack to your Opsview Monitor system.

Step 1: Import the Opspack

Download the os-windows-wmi-dns-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-dns-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

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 - DNS OS - Windows WMI - DNS 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