The Microsoft Windows ZenPack provides support for monitoring Microsoft Windows servers. Monitoring is performed using the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) and Windows Remote Shell (WinRS) to collect Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Perfmon data.
The Microsoft Windows ZenPack automatically discovers attributes and relationships of components — including servers, clusters, processors, hard disk and more — through the Windows server address, username and password you provide. This ZenPack monitors all of the metrics that help you understand system health and performance. The properties and relationships will be periodically updated by modeling. This ZenPack also allows IT Ops teams to manage performance and availability monitoring. Performance counters are collected using the PowerShell Get-Counter cmdlet within WinRS.
This ZenPack issues alerts if performance metrics exceed defined thresholds and provides the ability to trigger automated remediation for defined scenarios. It includes default thresholds that are set on the device monitoring template. This ZenPack also allows you to collect events from a Windows event log using a PowerShell script that calls the Get-WinEvent. The events collected through this mechanism will be time stamped based on the time they occurred within the Windows event log.
The Microsoft Windows ZenPack models the relationship between the service and underlying infrastructure components to provide service-centric views into availability and performance risk. This ZenPack adds built-in service impact capability for services running on Microsoft Windows. Service impact relationships are automatically added for file systems, processes, network routes, processors, interfaces, cluster services, Windows services, Hyper-V and more and will be included in any services that contain one or more of the explicitly mentioned entities.
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