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ServicePilot server-microsoft-windows-zabbix


# Microsoft Windows Server (Zabbix)

Overview

This package is designed to monitor a Microsoft Windows Server using the Zabbix Agent.

Description

This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Manager to collect statistics from the Microsoft Windows Server on which the Zabbix Agent has been installed and configured using the ServicePilot Agent. The statistics gathered in this way include:

  • System: CPU and Memory utilization
  • Storage: disk utilization
  • Network: Interface status and utilization
  • Applicative: Process status and resource consumption

Requirements

  • Zabbix Agent (v2.0.0 to x2.2.x) must be installed and configured (passive mode and allowed host must be set) and started on each target device.

  • Network Flows - It is necessary to ensure network connectivity between ServicePilot and the monitored device. In case of a network infrastructure using a firewall, all of the following flows must be opened:

    • ServicePilot Manager Web server access (by default TCP/80 when using HTTP or TCP/443 when using HTTPS although this port is configurable): Between ServicePilot Agent and ServicePilot Manager
    • TCP/10050: Between ServicePilot Agent and Zabbix Agent
  • ServicePilot Requirements

    • ServicePilot Manager minimum version: 8.5
    • ServicePilot Agent minimum version: 8.5 installed and configured

Installation

Before adding a resource to monitor, make certain that all pre-requisites are in place and if a ServicePilot Agent is required, that it is communicating correctly with the ServicePilot Manager. Resources can be added to ServicePilot configuration in a number of ways:

Add resource using Views Configuration web interface

  1. As an administrative user of ServicePilot, open the ServicePilot web interface.
  2. Navigate to Administration. The Configuration > Views web page will open.
  3. Click on the view in which to place the new resource in the Views hierarchy on the left of the interface. The View editor section will show the existing view contents.
  4. From the Packages list on the right of the interface, click and drag the server-microsoft-windows-zabbix package into the View editor and let go.
  5. The Package properties dialog box will open to allow resource configuration.
  6. Click OK to close the Package properties dialog box. Note that the dialog box will not close if required parameters are not set.
  7. Click Save to apply the new resource to ServicePilot configuration.

Add resource by changing servicepilot.conf configuration file

Resources can be added to ServicePilot configuration by directly editing the servicepilot.conf or other included YAML configuration files. The ServicePilot web interface can be used to make these changes and apply them to the running configuration.

  1. As an administrative user of ServicePilot, open the ServicePilot web interface.
  2. Navigate to Administration.
  3. Navigate to Configuration > Edit configuration.
  4. Expand the configuration to find the provisioning: and then packages: section of the view in which the new resource will be placed.
  5. Add the example package configuration line below.
  6. Click on the green - package: word to open then Package properties dialog box to allow resource configuration.
  7. Click OK to close the Package properties dialog box. Note that the dialog box will not close if required parameters are not set.
  8. Click Save to apply the new resource to ServicePilot configuration.

Example:

- package: "server-microsoft-windows-zabbix;;;;;;;;server-microsoft-windows-zabbix;;127.0.0.1;10050;;;"

Key field notes

  1. In the Monitoring Policies tab, specify the policy or policies to apply to the package

  2. Basic Parameters tab:

    1. IP address/FQDN: Specify the IP address, host name or FQDN for the Microsoft Windows Server (on which Zabbix Agent is installed), as resolvable by the machine on which ServicePilot Agent is running
    2. Zabbix Agent Port: Specify port on which Zabbix Agent is listening. (Default: 10050)
  3. Filters tab:

    1. Interface Description Filter: Specify the list of interfaces to monitor separated by | (e.g. Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller|Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter)
    2. Process Filter : Specify the list of processes to monitor (e.g. zabbix_agentd.exe|chrome.exe)
    3. Drive Filter: Specify the list of drives to monitor (e.g. C:|D:)

Note:

  1. Each element of the Interface Description/Process/Drive Filter lists is a regular expression as defined by Like Operator (Visual Basic)

  2. The following fields in the Zabbix Agent configuration file are recommended if using the Zabbix Agent with ServicePilot:

    1. Server: The IP of the machine where the ServicePilot Agent is installed
    2. Uncomment StartAgents and set to 10
    3. Comment ServerActive
    4. If Hostname is commented, the NETBOIS name of your machine will be used as a hostname else the value specified will be used
    5. Uncomment Timeout and set it to 10
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