AggreGate Network Manager enables comprehensive windows servers monitoring and workstations monitoring operated by any version of Microsoft Windows. Important monitoring objectives include:
WMI Monitoring Methods
The list of OS and application metrics available for monitoring is huge. While Windows SNMP Agent exposes just hundreds of them to the outside world, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) protocol allows to remotely "turn a Windows machine inside out", providing thousands of object types and millions of operability and performance metrics. Many other protocols can be also used for monitoring, e.g. Manager's SMB/CIFS device driver allows to check existence, sizes, timestamps and contents of files and folders shared within a Windows network.
Network Manager's unique WMI device driver allows to access any WMI metrics by remote execution of WQL queries even if a monitoring server runs under Linux of Mac OS.
Here are some typical Windows monitoring functions supported by AggreGate Network Manager:
There is no need to manually add all Windows hosts in the network to the inventory, the Manager does this automatically during network discovery process.
Windows Performance Monitoring and Data Analysis
The Network Manager as a windows monitoring tool uses modeling engine to convert SNMP and WMI metrics to a common format, allowing unified approach for upper-level analysis and visualization, e.g. alerting, event filtering, reporting and network mapping. Bundled models measuring and processing OS performance metrics are fully compliant with all Windows versions making most features work out-of-the-box.