Last week my good friend Dan asked me if he could get a report in SolarWinds that displays the last time the Windows servers were patched, and, if possible, which the patches were deployed at that time. Now I must point out that Dan does not have the SolarWinds Patch Manager solution, which provides this information natively, oh and the ability to perform all system patching tasks, but Dan does not have Patch Manager. Still, the answer was ‘sure it does, it’s SolarWinds!’
Server & Application Monitoring
The AppInsight for Microsoft Exchange template is amazing, it gives you almost all the information you need from your mailboxes, however, there is just one little thing that doesn’t give, the total delivery queue length. Why is that? Basically, because AppInsight for Exchange is a template that has to be assigned to Exchange servers with the mailbox role, whereas delivery queue is a metric available on the Hub Transport servers.
If you are using the default the Windows DHCP template in Server and Application Monitor, you probably have noticed that it is a great template but it is missing a monitor for the total number of DHCP leases for a particular DHCP scope.
Learn how to monitor services configured for automatic startup in bulk, using a single component monitor with a PowerShell script, in SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor
In this second part of our two part article, you will learn how to leverage automation within SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) to completely automate the process of monitoring your server farm
Learn how to leverage automation within SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) to completely automate the process of monitoring your server farm