This step-by-step guide explains how to setup and monitor standalone Windows Server resources using CloudMonix.
In this article
1. Monitoring setup
2. Collect, understand and use your data
3. Setup verification and troubleshooting
a. Download and install CloudMonix Agent:
Click on the Download Agent link in the platform dashboard, select platform and operating system and click on the Download link:
Upload the agent setup script to your server and follow the installation instructions in the install-readme.txt file in the archive to install the monitoring agent for your VM.
Refresh your browser to see the resource added to your dashboard.
c. Fill in required information in the Definition tab:
Definition tab provides settings for the resource name, machine name, monitoring agent selection, configuration template and categories:
Definition tab for an existing resource can be accessed by clicking the resource's monitoring settings in the performance dashboard:
d. Advanced configuration:
Advanced configuration tab provides additional monitoring settings, which are already set as default for most use-cases.
Collect, understand and use your data
Diagnostic data points retrieved from the monitored resource are referred to as metrics . CloudMonix provides default templates for the metrics recommended for common configurations. Metrics can be further added, removed or customized in the Metrics tab of the Windows Server resource configuration dialog:
CloudMonix features a sophisticated alert engine that allows alerts to be published for very particular conditions pre-defined by a template configuration or custom based on any of the available metrics. Alerts can be further added, removed or customized in the Alerts tab of the Windows Server resource configuration dialog:
Actions are automation features that can be configured to fire based on specific conditions or schedule. Actions can be added and configured in the Actions tab of the Windows Server resource configuration dialog:
Setup verification and troubleshooting
a. Setup verification:
Successful resource setup can be verified by clicking Test button in the resource configuration dialog and visiting the Test Results tab:
b. Troubleshooting monitoring issues:
CloudMonix provides deep insights into resource monitoring issues via the Status Dashboard screen. The screen allows to overview resources that have raised alerts and troubleshoot them by diving into the monitoring logs.
Read the full article on how to use Status Dashboard to diagnose resource monitoring issues.