Windows 2008 R2 FTP Service

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    Windows 2008 R2 FTP Service

    This template assesses the status and overall of services and performance of a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 FTP service.

    Prerequisites: WMI access to the target server.

    Credentials: Windows Administrator on the target server.

    Monitored Components

    Note: You should manually enter thresholds for component monitors according to your requirements.

    Microsoft FTP Service

    This monitor returns CPU and memory usage for the Microsoft FTP Service, which enables this server to be a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. If this service is stopped, the server cannot function as an FTP server. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

    FTP User Experience Monitor

    This component monitor tests the ability of an FTP server to accept an incoming session, process the user login, and then transmit the specified file to the APM server. After receiving the file, APM performs a file integrity test comparing the MD5 checksum of the downloaded file against a previously generated checksum. If the checksums match, the component monitor reports its status as up. More information can be found here: http://www.solarwinds.com/NetPerfMon/SolarWinds/default.htm?context=SolarWinds&file=OrionAPMPHComponentTypesFtpUserExperience.htm.

    Note: This monitor should be properly configured before using it on the target FTP server. By default this monitor is disabled.

    Bytes Received/sec

    This monitor returns the number of bytes received per second by the FTP service.

    Bytes Sent/sec

    This monitor returns the number of bytes sent per second by the FTP service.

    Current Anonymous Users

    This monitor returns the number of users who currently have an anonymous connection using the FTP service.

    Current Connections

    This monitor returns the current number of connections established with the FTP service.

    Current Non-Anonymous Users

    This monitor returns the number of users who currently have a non-anonymous connection using the FTP service.

    Total Connection Attempts

    This monitor returns the number of connections that have attempted to use the FTP service since service startup. This counter is for all instances listed.

    Note: This counter has the Count statistic as difference option enabled and will show the statistical difference from the last APM polling cycle.

    Total Files Received

    This monitor returns the total number of files received by the FTP service since service startup.

    Note: This counter has the Count statistic as difference option enabled and will show the statistical difference from the last APM polling cycle.

    Total Files Sent

    This monitor returns the total number of files sent by the FTP service since service startup.

    Note: This counter has the Count statistic as difference option enabled and will show the statistical difference from the last APM polling cycle.

    Total Files Transferred

    This monitor returns the total number of files transferred by the FTP service since service startup.

    Note:This counter has the Count statistic as difference option enabled and will show the statistical difference from the last APM polling cycle.


    Portions of this document were originally created by and are excerpted from the following sources:

    Microsoft Corporation, “Technet Library,” Copyright © 2012 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    Available at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/0a6c9f07-a70c-4c3d-b93d-5dfef593c744.mspx?mfr=true