SAM 6.8 is now available - Following up to our previously released AppInsight for SQL, Exchange and IIS... The latest installment of AppInsight is here and it wants to make your life easier when it comes to monitoring Active Directory. In addition to performance counters and event logs, detailed information about Replication, FSMO Roles and Sites is provided out-of-the-box
To get started there are a couple ways to get AppInsight for Active Directory applied to your domain controller nodes:
You can either use "List Resources" on a node you know to be a domain controller or you can run a network sonar discovery and we will find your DCs for you!.
Perf-counters and events are still here but we took the time to add some new ones and also improve the grouping presentation. User and Computer Events, System Events, Replication Events, Policy Events and Logon Events are all neatly grouped together to make it easy to find what you are looking for.
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Replication: If replication isn't working, your Active Directory isn't working. Keep an eye on replication and get alerted if anything goes wrong. In addition to status we are representing direction and site location. You can also expand any given DC to see more detail about it's configuration.
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FSMO Roles at a glance: When something is wrong with a particular DC it can be helpful to know what roles it holds. Hover over the pill to expand the role description. Filters are also available at the top of the resource to allow you to focus on servers of a particular type of role.
Site Details: This widget provides a detailed overview of your sites including a view into related Links and Subnets. The widget also allows for quick searching to zero in on a specific item.
Alerts objects specific to AppInsight for AD
So that wraps up our quick tour of this great new feature in SAM 6.8... Don't forget to check out part 2 of what's new in SAM 6.8 SAM 6.8 WHAT'S NEW PART 2 - Enhanced Support for Cisco UCS Monitoring
As always, if you like what you see or have a question or a comment please feel free to contribute below.
You can also submit a feature request Server & Application Monitor Feature Requests
If you are curious about what we are planning for future releases jump over to the public road map What We're Working On For Server & Application Monitor (Updated December, 2019)
Here are some additional useful links related to SAM:
- SAM release notes: http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/kbloader.aspx?kb=R56
- SAM system requirements: http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/kbloader.aspx?kb=R27
- SAM Installation Guide: https://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/kbloader.aspx?kb=MT88165
- SAM Getting Started Guide: https://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/kbloader.aspx?kb=48089
- SAM Upgrade Guide: https://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/kbloader.aspx?kb=MT30781
- Install SAM evaluation: Use https://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/kbloader.aspx?kb=MT90565
- Free SAM eLearning: https://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/kbloader.aspx?kb=MT110428
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