Network Monitoring and Management
Network Monitoring and Management Software
AggreGate Platform

Microsoft Active Directory Monitoring

Microsoft Active Directory ranks among the most important and critical IT subsystems. Millions of users across the globe intensively use Active Directory services every day. For many companies, fail-safe operation of Active Directory is a prerequisite for successful and secure IT infrastructure functioning. Lots of other services and applications depend on functions provided by Active Directory. Any error may cost a way too much and outages are absolutely unacceptable for this IT subsystem.

The structure represented by Active Directory is quite complicated and versatile. Thousands of user accounts, millions of objects and billions of properties run over corporate networks. Timely and faultless management for Active Directory is a very demanding and labour-consuming task even for high-skilled system administrators. Providing comprehensive Active Directory monitoring tools out-of-the-box, AggreGate Network Manager takes on the most tedious and boring work. How does it assist you?

  • It monitors status of all Active Directory services and components
  • It discloses data replication problems allowing to fine-tune it according to the network capabilities and loading
  • It assists system administrators in Active Directory design
  • It helps to estimate needed resources when scaling the system
  • It allows to proactively reveal different kinds of potential problems, prevent possible devastating consequences and minimize outages
  • It can collect statistics for long periods of time allowing to analyze Active Directory performance and prevent robustness
  • It also provides required data for discovering bottleneck points and capacity planning
  • It increases the company’s general information security level

MS Active Directory Key Metrics

AggreGate Network Manager monitors all performance counters exposed by Active Directory, including:

  • Status and resources consumed by the Active Directory services and processes
  • Database operations, sessions, latencies and replication queues
  • Threads
  • LDAP read, write and search operations
  • LDAP connections, sessions and latencies
  • Directory Replications Agent (DRA) metrics, e.g. objects, properties, replication operations, and consumed traffic
  • Address Book utilization
  • All Domain Service counters
  • Distributed File System (DFS) and Domain Name System (DNS) services