I'm testing IPMonitor 9 and am trying to understand how I can get more granular monitoring of my windows servers using WMI. It seems that no matter how I configure WMI and my Windows Credentials, I cannot setup things like drive space monitoring, service monitoring and the like. Following the FAQ, I was able to fire up wbemtest.exe from my IPmonitor server, connect to the server in question using windows credentials and query the WMI namespace. However, when I go to setup a monitor under IPMonitor, it will scan for a bit, and spit out an error with this text:
To resolve this issue, ensure that:
The IP Address / Domain Name, UDP Port and Community Name are entered correctly.
A firewall is not blocking access to the remote device.
I believe I have the firewall setup to allow WMI traffic through. The account I tested was a domain admin account. And I can manually query the box using wbemtest.exe.
The server I am testing this on is a Win2k8 box.
ipMonitor isn't 2008-compatible yet (see page 7 of the Quick Start Guide), though it will be soon. If you're working with an evaluation copy, please open a support ticket and enter ipMonitor Evaluation for the SolarWinds Application. An engineer will get back to you soon to help you set up your monitoring.