How to install Directory Analyzer agents
To monitor Active Directory domains, an agent is required. The agent can be installed on each domain controller that you want to monitor, which is called standalone mode. Another option is to install the agents on servers in a pool that are used to monitor selected domain controllers. Installing the agents into a pool helps to distribute the workload.
IMPORTANT: For the Directory Analyzer agent to deploy successfully, .NET Framework 4.5 must be installed.
Installing Directory Analyzer agents into a pool:
Install Directory Analyzer agents into a pool to balance the workload among the servers in the pool. As domain controllers are added, removed, stopped, or started, the servers automatically adjust the workload every 24 hours. You also can initiate a workload evaluation manually at any time.
When installing the agents into a pool of servers, you can choose to have the pool monitor domain controllers in selected sites or all domain controllers.
NOTE: There must be one Directory Analyzer agent for every 25 monitored domain controllers. To monitor 100 domain controllers, you must have at least 4 Directory Analyzer agents in the pool.
NOTE: If you selected Managed Domain Controllers | Add, the first time you open this page, you see a warning that no Directory Analyzer agents are deployed. You can close the warning message.
NOTE: Regardless of the option selected, you will have the opportunity to select the actual domain controllers that the agent will monitor.
To load all the domain controllers for the forest, select the check box. Keep in mind that the load time depends on the size of the forest. If the forest is large, the load time may take a while.
Select the domain controllers that the servers in the pool will monitor. If you selected specific sites, only the domain controllers in the selected sites are listed.
When installation is complete, the Monitors column indicates the agent is available for all domain controllers or indicates which site it is monitoring.
To view the domain controllers monitored by the agent pool, click Monitored Domain Controllers. The Monitored by column indicates which server in the agent pool is monitoring each domain controller. You also can click Properties for a selected domain controller.
Installing Directory Analyzer agents onto domain controllers:
NOTE: If a Directory Analyzer agent is installed directly onto a domain controller, the agent monitors only that domain controller.
When installation is complete, the Monitors column indicates the agent is monitoring the domain controller on which it is installed.