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  • In researching options for a server up/down dashboard, it seems like to do something using the visio add-in and Sharepoint, requires Sharepoint Enterprise.  Which we don't have.

    Any other options for a server up/down dashboard?  Even if its something that has to be purchased.  This is something we would display in the Helpdesk area.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:50 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    Its very much possible in SCOM. You need to follow below:

    First create a group and add the servers in it which needs to displayed in dashboard.

    1: Click Authoring >> Groups >> Create a new group.
    2: Give your group a friendly name >> select MP name and click Next
    3: Click on 'Add Remove objects" and search for the server.
    4: Select "Microsoft.system.center.agentWatcherGroup" from the list and click OK.
    5: Finish the group creation wizard by adding more servers in same way if required.

    Creating Dashboard:

    1: Open Operations Console >> Click on "Monitoring".
    2: Right click "Monitoring" >> New >> select "Dashboard View".
    3: Click "Grid Layout" and click Next.
    4: Give your dashboard a suitable name and click Next.
    5: Select the number of cells based upon number of gruops you want to show there >> click next and create.

    Now on dashboard, click on "Click to add widget"

    1: Click on Widgets >> slect "State Widget"
    2: Give it a suitable name >> click next.
    3: click "Add" button and provide the group name which we created >> click Next.
    4: select the health states you want to show >> click next.
    5: Select the columns to display >> Next >> Create >> Close.

    After few seconds, the server list should be displayed there. If any of those servers goes down. The health status will change from Healthy green to Critical Red.

    Please mark as Answer if it helps.


    • Proposed as answer by Shashi.Bhushan Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:46 PM
    • Edited by Shashi.Bhushan Thursday, September 1, 2016 1:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by Elton_Ji Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:50 PM
    Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:43 PM

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  • Hi

    Yes; the Visio add-in requires SharePoint Enterprise.

    For dashboards, I'd recommend taking a look at Squared Up.

    There is already a view for Windows Servers under Operations Manager \ Agents. 

    Regards

    Graham


    Regards Graham Senior Premier Field Engineer (UK) - System Center Operations Manager

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:32 PM
  • What do you mean by Server up/down?

    Under a Windows Server object, there are many monitors that affect the health state of the server.

    If you just want to know the overview health state (the top health state of the health explorer hierarchy). you may create a SCOM dashboard which includes all desired server state (by putting them into a group and use this group as filter).

    Then you can display this dashboard in SharePoint (remember you need to have SCOM web console running)

    reference

    SCOM dashboard on SharePoint

    hope this help

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 4:03 AM
  • How about using the built-in SCOM capabilities:

    Override / Enable the ping monitor for the windows computer class

    Create an availability monitor targeted to the group of computers you want to monitor

    Create a dashboard, add a state tile widget, add the group and SCOM will provide the health status for the objects.

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:32 AM
  • Hi Sir,

    >>Any other options for a server up/down dashboard?

    Using SCOM state view will display the server state ,if the server is 'offline' the healthy state will be changed to 'gray' .

    Best Regards,

    Elton


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    Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:48 AM
  • Hello,

    Its very much possible in SCOM. You need to follow below:

    First create a group and add the servers in it which needs to displayed in dashboard.

    1: Click Authoring >> Groups >> Create a new group.
    2: Give your group a friendly name >> select MP name and click Next
    3: Click on 'Add Remove objects" and search for the server.
    4: Select "Microsoft.system.center.agentWatcherGroup" from the list and click OK.
    5: Finish the group creation wizard by adding more servers in same way if required.

    Creating Dashboard:

    1: Open Operations Console >> Click on "Monitoring".
    2: Right click "Monitoring" >> New >> select "Dashboard View".
    3: Click "Grid Layout" and click Next.
    4: Give your dashboard a suitable name and click Next.
    5: Select the number of cells based upon number of gruops you want to show there >> click next and create.

    Now on dashboard, click on "Click to add widget"

    1: Click on Widgets >> slect "State Widget"
    2: Give it a suitable name >> click next.
    3: click "Add" button and provide the group name which we created >> click Next.
    4: select the health states you want to show >> click next.
    5: Select the columns to display >> Next >> Create >> Close.

    After few seconds, the server list should be displayed there. If any of those servers goes down. The health status will change from Healthy green to Critical Red.

    Please mark as Answer if it helps.


    • Proposed as answer by Shashi.Bhushan Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:46 PM
    • Edited by Shashi.Bhushan Thursday, September 1, 2016 1:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by Elton_Ji Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:50 PM
    Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:43 PM