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  • Question

  • Hi all,

     

    I have created 5 monitors on Windows Services for some specific applications installed on servers and workstations.  I would like to monitor these and be alerted vai email if one of the services stops.  The monitors work and I have tested this functionality successfully.

     

    When a service is stopped, the alert falls into the Critical severity area and I usually get critical alerts sent to my email.  However I do not get alerts for the 5 custom monitors that I have created myself. 

     

    I have also created a seperate Notification Subscription to alert on groups "All Clients' and 'All Servers' and in classes section only selected the 5 custom monitors only.  This seperate notification subscription also did not help. 

     

    Anyone have any ideas or feedback whether you have successfully created custom monitors and if you receive email/sms alerts on these events when triggered.  Any suggestions would be most welcome as I am a bit stumped on this one.

     

    Thanks,

    WebberF1

     

     

    Friday, July 4, 2008 4:08 AM

Answers

  • Hi WebberF1,

    Please try the following steps to create a customize service monitor:

    1. Open SCE console, navigate to Authoring space.

    2. Right click monitor to create a unit monitor.

    3. Choose the monitor type as "Windows service" - "Basic service monitor".

    4. Save the monitor to default MP or a new MP.

    5. Select the monitor target as "Agent" and the parent monitor as "Entity Health".

    6. Choose the service name.

    7. In the "Alert setting" page, choose "Generate alert for this monitor

    8. Create the monitor.

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    Regards,
    Eric Zhang



    Monday, July 7, 2008 9:13 AM

All replies

  • Hi WebberF1,

    Please try the following steps to create a customize service monitor:

    1. Open SCE console, navigate to Authoring space.

    2. Right click monitor to create a unit monitor.

    3. Choose the monitor type as "Windows service" - "Basic service monitor".

    4. Save the monitor to default MP or a new MP.

    5. Select the monitor target as "Agent" and the parent monitor as "Entity Health".

    6. Choose the service name.

    7. In the "Alert setting" page, choose "Generate alert for this monitor

    8. Create the monitor.

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    Regards,
    Eric Zhang



    Monday, July 7, 2008 9:13 AM
  • Hi Eric,

     

    Thank you very much.  This has resolved the issue and is working well. 

     

    I had previously created the monitors under Management Pack Templates, Windows Service and as mentioned they worked but did not notify. 

     

    Kind regards,

    WebberF1

     

    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 1:42 AM
  • Hi,

    I'm glad that the problem has been resolved.

    Have a nice day Smile

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    Regards,
    Eric Zhang



    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:23 AM