application Integration
microsoft-active-directory-201x (en)


ServicePilot application-microsoft-active-directory-201x


# Microsoft Active Directory 201x

Overview

This package monitors the availability and performance of Microsoft Active Directory 201x role on a Microsoft Windows server.

Description

This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Windows System Agent in order to monitor Microsoft Active Directory 201x by using WMI counters. The statistics gathered in this way include:

  • CPU, Memory and Disk utilization (optional)
  • Microsoft Active Directory Replication
  • Microsoft Active Directory service and process (optional)

Requirements

'It is necessary to install the ServicePilot Windows System Agent directly on the target server.' The Windows System Agent needs to run under an account with local administrative privileges. The Windows System Agent** uses the local system account by default which has these privileges.

  • ServicePilot Requirements

    • ServicePilot Manager minimum version: 8.5
    • ServicePilot Windows System 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 that ServicePilot Agent is communicating correctly with the ServicePilot Manager. Resources can be added to ServicePilot configuration 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 application-microsoft-active-directory-201x package into the View editor and let go.
  5. The Resource properties dialog box will open to allow resource configuration.
  6. Click OK to close the Resource 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.
  8. Check if the objects has been created in your map and that indicators are populated after a few minutes.

License

Object Type License object Consumed Condition
Replication 1
Services 9 If Monitor Server Resources enabled
Disk volumes 1 per volume monitored If Monitor Server Resources and Disks enabled
Network Interfaces 1 per interface monitored If Monitor Server Resources and Interfaces enabled
Process 1 per process monitored If Monitor Server Resources enabled and process defined

Key field notes

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

  2. Resources tab:

    1. Monitor Server Resources Enable monitoring of server resources If checked, the next 3 fields will be available.
      1. Disks: Tick to get statistics for all disks
      2. Interfaces: Tick to get statistics for all network interfaces
  3. Processes tab:
    1. Processes: A multi-line text field containing one process per line. Each line consists of 4 fields that are comma (,) separated. The first field is the process Name. The second field is a process alias. If the alias field is empty then the process name will be used. Use an alias if the process Name is not unique. The third field is the process CommandLine parameter. If the CommandLine parameter is empty then it is assumed that only one process with a particular name is running. The last field is the process ExecutablePath parameter. If the ExecutablePath parameter is empty then it is assumed that only one process with a particular name is running. Following is an example:
    `svchost.exe,DCOM Server Process Launcher,C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch,C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe`

Notes

  • It is posible to get a list of processes by opening a Windows Command Prompt as Administrator with escalated UAC privileges and running wmic process|more. The process Name is 16th parameter, the process CommandLine is the 2nd parameter and the ExecutablePath is the 8th parameter.