7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 9, 2017 3:34 AM by sierra1011

    AD Replication

    chadlevi

      Does anyone use SW to monitor AD Replication?  I realize SW will monitor Windows Event Viewer for failed replication codes but I am looking to monitor replication success and the amount of time replication took.

       

      Any suggestions?

      Any other cool things to utilize SW with Active Directory?

        • Re: AD Replication
          jm_sysadmin

          If you want something beyond events and built in counters there are a bunch of scripts that you could modify to run and capture other data. That said, what problem are you trying to fix? I always try to start there, when X breaks, Y is like Z. I monitor Y and alert on Z. With AD we haven't had issues that wasn't covered in the Solarwinds provided AD template: Active Directory 2008 R2 - 2012 Services and Counters but if you do, give some details and lets figure something out.

          • Re: AD Replication
            joe.tran

            Active Directory Replication to return the number of errors and how long ago the last successful replication took place.

              • Re: AD Replication
                chadlevi

                So I used the Active Directory Replication template and I am now getting the follow error. 

                 

                 

                 

                The return code is different than expected. Testing on node '10.10.1.2' failed with 'Down' status ('Down' might be different if script exits with a different exit code).

                ERROR: Incorrect replication scenario or wrong arguments. Please use "repadmin /showrepl" command to see available replication scenarios.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                  • Re: AD Replication
                    joe.tran

                    Did you configure the Script Arguments? The Script Arguments will need to be configured/customized to match your domain and domain controllers when you assign the template. If the script can't find those specific values in the output from the repadmin /showrepl command, it will throw the exact error message you're seeing.

                • Re: AD Replication
                  sierra1011

                  I have a similar issue where I've been tasked with making a SW dashboard showing replication stats for our DC's, we have about 90. Closest I've got by myself is to have an OOTB Summary view for the AD application which gives me a few things but they're mostly network metrics, response times etc. I've also found some PS scripts that monitor for event log codes for successful replication and actions, and I'm hoping between monitoring success events and failure events I can work out some magic.

                  Did you get any further with this? I'd be very interested as to what everyone else is coming up with.