What is Windows Server monitoring with SNMP?
Microsoft Windows SNMP Server monitoring involves using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to manage equipment and diagnose problems on a Windows Server.
System administrators and Performance Engineers can use SNMP to gather a variety of metrics from a Windows Server. This data can provide insights into server performance and health, helping to ensure that the server is running optimally and that potential issues are identified and addressed promptly.
Please note that Microsoft does not recommend SNMP for Windows server monitoring (NT, W2k, Volume Mount Points, uptime metrics reboot time). Unfortunately Microsoft deprecated SNMP in server 2012 and does not support 64 bits counters. So we are unlikely to see any major changes to it in the future: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831568.aspx
How to monitor Microsoft Windows Servers with SNMP?
ServicePilot makes it very easy to monitor Windows Server with SNMP. Simply configure the SNMP interface of the Windows Server. Then use the ServicePilot web interface to add a resource from the ServicePilot server-windows-snmp package.
The monitoring statistics gathered in this way include:
- System: CPU and Memory utilization
- Storage: Logical Disk utilization (Optional)
- Network: Interface status and utilization (Optional)
The Microsoft Windows Server (SNMP) package supports Windows from Server version 2008/7.
How to install a microsoft-windows-snmp resource?
- Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
- Add a new microsoft-windows-snmp resource via the web interface (
/prmresources) or via API (
/prmpackagespage), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.
Details of the microsoft-windows-snmp package are located in the
/prmpackagespage of the software.
ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.
By correlating the technology MICROSOFT WINDOWS SNMP with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.
This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.