Monitoring Microsoft FTP Server

eG Enterprise prescribes a specialized monitoring model for Microsoft FTP server.

Figure 1 : Layer model of Microsoft FTP server

Each layer of this model is associated with tests that report on a wide variety of KPIs related to the Microsoft FTP Server. Using the metrics so reported, administrators can find quick and accurate answers for the following performance queries:

  • What is the availability and response time of the Microsoft FTP server?

  • How many anonymous users have logged into the Microsoft FTP server?

  • How many unique users have logged into the Microsoft FTP Server?

  • How many connections are currently established through the FTP Service?

  • What is the rate at which data is sent/received through the FTP Service to the Microsoft FTP server?

  • How many files were sent/received by the Microsoft FTP Server?

Since the bottom five layers are already discussed in the Monitoring Unix and Windows Servers node, we will be taking only the FTP Service layer up for discussion.