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Windows WMI IIS Monitoring

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Windows 2008 WMI - IIS Server 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
Transfer stats
User stats
Web server connections
Web server errors
Web server requests

Windows WMI - IIS Server 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 IIS server, with service checks that cover the transfer stats and user stats as well as information about the number of connections, errors and requests made to a web server.

Service Checks

Service Check Description
Transfer stats Check the number of bytes being sent and received
User stats Check the stats about the number of users
Web server connections Check the number of connections to the web server
Web server errors Check errors on the web server
Web server requests Check the number of requests to the web server

Setup and Configuration

To configure and utilize this Opspack, you simply need to add the 'OS - Windows Server 2008 WMI - IIS Server' Opspack to the host running the Windows Server 2008 WMI - IIS Server software and specify the Windows Server 2008 WMI - IIS Server 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 by adding your username and password to the overrides.

Add variables

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

Step 1: Import the Opspack

Download the os-windows-wmi-iis-server-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-iis-server-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.
WEB_SERVER_INSTANCE_NAME The name of the web server instance to monitor. The default is set to 'Default Web Site'. Override this with the name of your web server instance name. You can have multiple host variables to check the status of each instance 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 - IIS Server OS - Windows WMI - IIS Server 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.

v2.1-opsview-6

ODI-1823 Added Web Server Instance Name variable

Added Web Server Instance Name variable to the config file

v2.0-opsview-6

ODI-1154 Release Opspacks for Opsview Monitor 6.0

Initial release of Opspack to work with Opsview Monitor 6.0