Monitoring Microsoft IIS Web Servers

Internet Information Services (IIS) is a powerful Web server that provides a highly reliable, manageable, and scalable Web application infrastructure for Windows servers.

eG Enterprise offers a specialized IIS web server model for monitoring a Microsoft IIS web server. Figure 1 depicts the model used by the eG Enterprise suite to monitor an Internet Information Server.

Figure 1 : The different layers that eG Enterprise monitors for a Microsoft IIS web server

The Operating System, Network, and TCP layers of a Microsoft IIS web server model are similar to that of a Windows Generic server model. Since these tests have been dealt with in the Monitoring Unix and Windows Servers document.

Note:

  • The eG agent is capable of monitoring IIS web servers (ver. 4, 5, 6, and 7) in an agent-based and an agentless manner; however, note that, in the agentless mode, the solution cannot monitor web transactions to web sites configured on the target IIS web server.
  • To monitor an IIS web server on Windows 2008, you need to configure a Web Server role on  the target Windows 2008 server. To know how to configure the Web Server role, refer to the eG Installation Guide.