Ultrasound works by installing WMI providers on replica members in an organization. These providers gather FRS status information, which is polled and gathered by the Ultrasound controller. The controller places this information in a database and analyzes the data to look for problems or other issues that require administrator notification or intervention.
By using the user interface portion of Ultrasound, known as the console, administrators can configure Ultrasound to notify them via email of serious problems. Ultrasound also shows health ratings and historical information about replica sets.
The following sections describe how Ultrasound works.