FRS uses a number of finite resources — bandwidth availability, disk space, CPU — and yet FRS has no way of limiting how much change can be introduced in the file system. For this reason, it is essential that you monitor FRS regularly to ensure that the resources are matched to the replication demands and that the underlying technologies that FRS uses are available.
By using monitoring tools such as Sonar or Ultrasound, you can determine whether FRS is working optimally, in a potential error state, or not replicating. This proactive approach to monitoring FRS can help you identify problems early and decrease the amount of time you spend troubleshooting replication failures.
For more information about choosing an FRS monitoring tool that’s right for your organization, see Tools for Monitoring and Troubleshooting FRS.