Auto-configuring the Windows Services to be Monitored

To save the time and effort involved in manual service specification, eG Enterprise offers an easy-to-use auto-configure option in the form of a icon that is available next to the servicename text box.

To auto-configure the services to be monitored, do the following:

  1. Click on the icon next to the servicename text area in the Windows Services test configuration page (see Figure 93).

    Figure 93 : Configuring the WindowsServices test


    The icon will appear only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

    • The Windows Services test must be executed in an agent-based manner.
    • In case the eG manager in question is part of a redundant manager setup, then the agent executing the test must be reporting metrics to the primary manager only.
  2. When the button is clicked, a services page will appear (see Figure 94).

    Figure 94 : Auto-configuring the services to be monitored

  3. Upon clicking the Get Service button in the windows services configuration page, a pop up window with a list of services that are running on the host will be displayed (see Figure 95).

    Figure 95 : List of auto-discovered services


    The services that have already been configured for monitoring will not be listed in Figure 95.

  4. From the pop-up, select the services that require monitoring and click the Submit button.
  5. Clicking the Submit button in the pop-up will automatically populate the Windows service name text box available in the windows services configuration page, with the name of the chosen service (see Figure 96).

    Figure 96 : Multiple auto-discovered services configured for monitoring

  6. You can add more services in the windows services configuration page by clicking on the Add button present at the right corner. To remove a specification that pre-exists, just click on the icon that corresponds to it. You can also manually edit the service name using the icon. When you click the icon, a window will popup, where you can edit name of the chosen service (see Figure 96).

    Figure 97 : Editing the service name