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Netbotz 450 - Device Monitoring questions - Windows Server monitoring

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Netbotz 450 - Device Monitoring questions - Windows Server monitoring

This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by Law TJ on 2016-06-05


Hi Team, 

We are setting up Netbotz 450 with 5 node device monitoring pack to monitor user's Windows Server 2012. The user wish to monitor the following condition to send alert when the conditions are met:

1) Server has restarted

2) Server was shutdown

We are able to add the server through SNMP service from Windows Server 2012, but unable to get the required data.

 

So here are my questions:

1) Has anyone tried to monitor Windows server with this setup? Netbotz with device monitoring pack? Any suggestion on the MIB files?

2) How long will Netbotz trigger a sensor unplugged alert (for this case the Windows Server)? We have tried to unplug the network cable connected to the Windows Server, but the alert was sent after 5mins. (There was 0 min delay to send alert)

3) Does Multivendorsupport still producing ddf for Netbotz?

 

Appreciate if someone can help out on this.

Thank you

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Re: Netbotz 450 - Device Monitoring questions - Windows Server monitoring

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2016-06-06


Hi Law,

 

Although I have not specifically tried to monitor a system for shutdown or reboot, I can say that perhaps rather than monitoring via SNMP, you can try using IPMI if the Windows system has that option in it's bios. Perhaps you can get more information on the actual hardware side of things...just something to think about. As for MIBs, I'm not sure what you're looking for when you ask "Any suggestion on the MIB files"

 

As for length of time, NetBotz minimum polling time is 1 minute. If you're trying to monitor an OID to see if it is available, you may be able to see if the system is shut down or inaccessible but if the system takes lass than 1 minute to reboot, you could potentially miss it with a polling time of 1 minute.

 

As for DDF files, Multivendorsupport is not currently creating DDF files for NetBotz appliances. 

 

Steve

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Re: Netbotz 450 - Device Monitoring questions - Windows Server monitoring

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2016-06-06


Hi Law,

 

Although I have not specifically tried to monitor a system for shutdown or reboot, I can say that perhaps rather than monitoring via SNMP, you can try using IPMI if the Windows system has that option in it's bios. Perhaps you can get more information on the actual hardware side of things...just something to think about. As for MIBs, I'm not sure what you're looking for when you ask "Any suggestion on the MIB files"

 

As for length of time, NetBotz minimum polling time is 1 minute. If you're trying to monitor an OID to see if it is available, you may be able to see if the system is shut down or inaccessible but if the system takes lass than 1 minute to reboot, you could potentially miss it with a polling time of 1 minute.

 

As for DDF files, Multivendorsupport is not currently creating DDF files for NetBotz appliances. 

 

Steve

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Re: Netbotz 450 - Device Monitoring questions - Windows Server monitoring

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Law TJ on 2016-06-07


Hi Steve, Thanks for the suggestion. We will try out on IPMI options. We will discuss with the user on MIB as I found out there are few MIB available from Microsoft website https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa379157(v=vs.85).aspx Just trying my luck to check if any other members have done this kind of setup. Thanks and regards, Law

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Re: Netbotz 450 - Device Monitoring questions - Windows Server monitoring

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2016-06-07


Hi Law, The only suggestion I can make about the MIB (the bot doesn't accept MIB files) is to potentially look through it and see if there is an OID you can monitor to better suit your purposes. There is an option for "supplemental OID" where you can add an OID to have the system look at. This must be a numeric value. Steve

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