Monitoring Windows Servers
In order to monitor the overall health of Windows hosts in particular, eG Enterprise embeds the Microsoft Windows server model (see Figure 1)
An operator can use the Application Processes layer in Figure 1 to monitor different processes executing on the Windows server. The Tcp, Network, and Operating System layers monitor the TCP/IP statistics, network availability and traffic rate, and CPU, memory, and disk statistics pertaining to the target server. The topmost layer is the Windows Service layer which tracks the health of the different services of the corresponding Windows server.
- Only a basic agent license is required for using the Windows model.
- To monitor applications running on a Windows 8/2012 host, you need to make sure that the .NET Framework 3.5 Features is enabled on that host.
- The eG agent will be able to monitor applications on Windows 2003 using powershell scripts only if Windows Powershell 2.0 pre-exists on that Windows 2003 host.
The sections to come discuss each of these layers in great detail.