What would be the best way to set up an alert or something to monitor my Orion services? In particular this week, my Netflow Service has stopped. Not sure why yet, but if it would notify me then I could look into it and get it going again before the boss comes and asks me Netflow related questions.
I use the Solarwinds event log forwarder on my Orion server and point it to the Solarwinds syslog server where I have alerts defined to notify me when Orion Specific services fail. I also use APM to monitor the Orion services. This way I'm covered. If APM dies the Syslog service will notify me, and if the syslog service fails APM will notify me. Hope this helps.