What is a Windows Event?
Windows Events refer to the system-generated logs that record significant activities and occurrences within the Windows operating system. These logs capture a wide range of events, including system startup and shutdown, user logins and logouts, application errors, security-related incidents, hardware changes, and more. Windows Events provide valuable insights into the operation and performance of a Windows-based system.
Every event generated by the Windows operating system is assigned a unique Event ID, allowing administrators and IT professionals to identify and categorize events based on their nature and severity. Each event is accompanied by additional details such as the date and time of occurrence, the source of the event, and any relevant error codes or descriptions.
Windows Events play a critical role in system troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and security analysis. By analyzing these events, administrators can gain a deep understanding of system behavior, identify potential issues or bottlenecks, and take appropriate measures to maintain system reliability and security.
ServicePilot provides a centralized interface for viewing, managing, and analyzing Windows Events. It allows users to filter events based on various criteria, search for specific events, and configure event log monitoring settings. Additionally, features such as Machine Learning, Data Analytics or Advanced Notifications are available to not only collect and consolidate, but correlate Windows Events from multiple systems with other KPI or IT systems.
How to monitor Windows Events?
ServicePilot makes it easy to monitor Windows Event requiring only the installation of a ServicePilot Agent along with minimal configuration on the target Windows machine. A resource of the log-windows-event package then needs to be added via the ServicePilot web interface.
Several types of events are collected depending on the severity level or filters for specific events to be collected and analyzed in ServicePilot:
- System Events: Monitor system events
- Security Events: Monitor security events
- Application Events: Monitor application events
- DNS events: Monitor DNS events
- FRS Events: Monitor File Replication Service events
- Directory Service Events: Monitor Directory Service Events
- Sysmon Sysinternals Events: Monitor the events generated by your Sysmon XML configuration file
How to install a windows-event resource?
- Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
- Add a new windows-event resource via the web interface (
/prmresources) or via API (
/prmpackagespage), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.
Details of the windows-event 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 WINDOWS EVENT 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.