EventLogs - WAD (classic) Test

To enable administrators to rapidly capture error/warning events generated by the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage, and troubleshoot issues that occur, the EventLogs - WAD (classic) test will be of much use.

This test monitors the WADWindowsEventLogsTable and reports the count and details of errors and warning events captured by that log.

This test is disabled by default. To enable the test, go to the enable / disable tests page using the menu sequence : Agents -> Tests -> Enable/Disable, pick Microsoft Azure as the Component type, Performance as the Test type, choose this test from the disabled tests list, and click on the < button to move the test to the ENABLED TESTS list. Finally, click the Update button.

Target of the Test: Microsoft Azure

Agent deploying the test: A remote agent

Output of the test: One set of results for each Storage account:Cloud service:EventType of the target Microsoft Azure being monitored

First-level Descriptor: Storage account

Second-level Descriptor: Cloud service

Third-level Descriptor: Event Type

  1. TEST PERIOD - How often should the test be executed
  2. Host– The host for which the test is being configured
  3. SUBSCRIPTION ID- Specify the GUID which uniquely identifies your subscription to the target Microsoft Azure that is to be monitored.
  4. CERTIFICATE PATH - In order to collect metrics from the target Microsoft Azure, the eG agent communicates via Microsoft Azure Service Management API Requests. By default, a management certificate is required to authenticate Microsoft Azure Service Management API Requests. The Management certificate should be associated with the subscription ID. The management certificate can be created on your own or you can request Microsoft Azure portal to create a certificate on behalf of you. Prior to creating a management certificate, you have to create a keystore. The steps for creating a management certificate and the keystore is discussed elaborately in Section 1.1. The created keystore will reside in the <JAVA_INSTALL_DIR>\jre7\bin folder. Specify the exact path to the keystore file in this text box. If you have requested Microsoft Azure portal to create the management certificate, then, specify the exact path on which you have stored the keystore file. For example, if the keystore file created is WindowsAzureKeyStore.jks and if you have stored it in D:\Azure folder, then specify the CERTIFICATE PATH as D:\Azure\WindowsAzureKeyStore.jks.
  5. CERTIFICATE PASSWORD - Specify the password that is provided while creating the keystore in this text box.
  6. confirm password - Confirm the password by retyping it here.
  7. dd frequency - Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.
  8. detailed diagnosis - To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG system embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option against DETAILED DIAGNOSIS. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

    The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

    • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability.
    • Both the bad and normal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.

Measures reported by the test:

Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Information

Indicates the number of WAD windows information events of this type that were generated during the last execution of the test.

Number

A change in value of this measure may indicate infrequent but successful operations.

Please check the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage for more details.

Error

Indicates the number of WAD windows error events of this type that were generated during the last execution of the test.

Number

A very low value (zero) is desired for this measure, as it indicates good health.

An increasing trend or a high value indicates the existence of problems.

Please check the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage for more details.

Warning

Indicates the number of WAD windows warnings of this type that were generated.

Number

A high value of this measure indicates problems that may not have an immediate impact, but may cause future problems.

Please check the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage for more details.

Critical

Indicates the number of WAD windows critical error events of this type that were generated when the test was last executed.

Number

This measure is applicable only for Windows 2008/Windows Vista/Windows 7 systems.

A very low value (zero) indicates that the service is in a healthy state and is running smoothly without any potential problems.

An increasing trend or high value indicates the existence of fatal/irrepairable problems.

Please check the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage for more details.

Verbose

Indicates the number of verbose events of this type that were generated when the test was last executed.

Number

Verbose logging provides more details in the log entry, which will enable you to troubleshoot issues better.

This measure is applicable only for Windows 2008/Windows Vista/Windows 7 systems.

Please check the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage for more details.