Monitoring WMI-enabled applications

The WMI Monitor is a module to WhatsUp that lets you monitor any WMI-enabled application. The WMI Monitor lets you create custom monitors to get real-time information about the state and health of applications and servers on your network. Most Windows applications and servers support WMI and provide their own set of real-time WMI data.

Note: WMI Monitor is part of the WhatsUp Gold Premium Edition, which extendended monitoring capabilities.

To create custom monitors, the host on which the application or server is installed must be WMI-enabled. You can connect to a host and view the WMI parameters reported by the Windows applications and servers on that host.

Why use it?

WhatsUp Gold can monitor and report the status of the standard services associated with TCP/IP servers, such as SMTP, POP3, IMAP, FTP, HTTP. If any of these services fail, network users cannot send mail, transfer files, or use the web. It is a good idea to set up monitoring on these services so that you are the first to know if they fail. The WMI Monitor extends monitoring to parameters reported by Windows-based applications and servers, allowing you to get an early warning of a degradation in performance. For example, you can monitor system parameters on your Oracle┬« database server to see if performance is within an expected range, and if not, you can intervene before the Oracle server fails. In other words, you can detect a looming problem before it causes an application or service failure.

Related Topics

Configuring a WMI Monitor