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KACE Systems Management Appliance 11.0 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Management Appliance Getting started
Configuring the appliance
Requirements and specifications Power-on the appliance and log in to the Administrator Console Access the Command Line Console Tracking configuration changes Configuring System-level and Admin-level General Settings Configure appliance date and time settings Enable Two-Factor Authentication for all users Verifying port settings, NTP service, and website access Configuring network and security settings Configuring Agent settings Configuring session timeout and auto-refresh settings Configuring locale settings Configuring the default theme Configure data sharing preferences About DIACAP compliance requirements Configuring Mobile Device Access Enable fast switching for organizations and linked appliances Linking Quest KACE appliances Configuring history settings
Setting up and using labels to manage groups of items Configuring user accounts, LDAP authentication, and SSO Using Replication Shares Managing credentials Configuring assets
About the Asset Management component Using the Asset Management Dashboard About managing assets Adding and customizing Asset Types and maintaining asset information Managing Software assets Managing physical and logical assets Maintaining and using manual asset information Managing locations Managing contracts Managing licenses Managing purchase records
Setting up License Compliance Managing License Compliance Setting up Service Desk Configure the Cache Lifetime for Service Desk widgets Creating and managing organizations Importing and exporting appliance resources
Managing inventory
Using the Inventory Dashboard Using Device Discovery Managing device inventory
About managing devices Features available for each device management method About inventory information Tracking changes to inventory settings Managing inventory information Finding and managing devices Registering KACE Agent with the appliance Provisioning the KACE Agent Manually deploying the KACE Agent Using Agentless management Adding devices manually in the Administrator Console or by using the API Forcing inventory updates Managing MIA devices Obtaining Dell warranty information
Managing applications on the Software page Managing Software Catalog inventory
About the Software Catalog Viewing Software Catalog information Adding applications to the Software Catalog Managing License assets for Software Catalog applications Associate Managed Installations with Cataloged Software Using software metering Using Application Control Update or reinstall the Software Catalog
Managing process, startup program, and service inventory Writing custom inventory rules
Deploying packages to managed devices
Distributing software and using Wake-on-LAN Broadcasting alerts to managed devices Running scripts on managed devices Managing Mac profiles Using Task Chains
Patching devices and maintaining security
Using the Security Dashboard About patch management Subscribing to and downloading patches Creating and managing patch schedules Managing patch inventory Managing Windows Feature Updates Managing Dell devices and updates Maintaining device and appliance security
Using reports and scheduling notifications Monitoring servers
Getting started with server monitoring Working with monitoring profiles Managing monitoring for devices Working with alerts
Using the Service Desk
Configuring Service Desk Using the Service Desk Dashboard Managing Service Desk tickets, processes, and reports
Overview of Service Desk ticket lifecycle Creating tickets from the Administrator Console and User Console Creating and managing tickets by email Viewing tickets and managing comments, work, and attachments Merging tickets Using the ticket escalation process Using Service Desk processes Using Ticket Rules Run Service Desk reports Archiving, restoring, and deleting tickets Managing ticket deletion
Managing Service Desk ticket queues About User Downloads and Knowledge Base articles Customizing Service Desk ticket settings Configuring SMTP email servers
Maintenance and troubleshooting
Maintaining the appliance Troubleshooting the appliance
Appendixes Glossary About us Legal notices

Getting started with server monitoring

Getting started with server monitoring

The appliance comes with monitoring available for a set number of servers. If a server is in inventory, you can enable monitoring for that device and have it start reporting alerts after the next inventory.

Enable monitoring for a device

Enable monitoring for a device

You can enable monitoring on any eligible server device in your inventory, up to a total of 200 servers, as prescribed by your appliance license.

Eligible devices have server-class operating systems. Non-computer devices and computers without server-class operating systems cannot be monitored.

The appliance provides two methods for enabling monitoring.

When a server is enabled, an icon in the Status column on the Device page in the Inventory section indicates the enabled status, and whether monitoring is active or paused:

: Server monitoring is enabled and active on this Agent-managed device.
: Server monitoring is paused on this Agent-managed device.
: Server monitoring is enabled and active on this Agentless-managed device.
: Server monitoring is paused on this Agentless-managed device.

Enable monitoring for one or more servers from the Devices inventory list

Enable monitoring for one or more servers from the Devices inventory list

You can enable monitoring on a server, or on several servers, from the Devices inventory list.

1.
Go to the Devices inventory page:
a.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console, https://appliance_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
b.
On the left navigation bar, click Inventory, then click Dashboard.
3.
Select Choose Action > Enable Monitoring.

Potential causes for failure to have monitoring enabled include the device's OS is not supported, or the type of device is not supported, or the monitoring license count has been exceeded.

4.
Optional: On the left navigation bar, select Monitoring > Devices, then click the name of a device to make any changes to the monitoring setup for this device on its Monitoring Detail page.

Enable monitoring for a server from its Device Detail page

Enable monitoring for a server from its Device Detail page

You can enable monitoring on an individual server from its Device Detail page.

1.
Go to the Device Detail page:
a.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console, https://appliance_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
b.
On the left navigation bar, click Inventory, then click Dashboard.
2.
Scroll down and click Monitoring under Activities to expand the section.

If a device is not eligible for monitoring because it does not have a server-class operating system, the Monitoring section appears with the message, Operating system is currently not supported by Monitoring.

3.
Click Enable Monitoring to start monitoring and also display details of the default monitoring setup for the device.
With monitoring enabled, the Monitoring section displays the name of the monitoring profile bound to the device by default. If a Maintenance Window has been defined as a default, its name appears as well. It also displays up to 10 recent alerts, in any.
4.
Optional: Click Edit Monitoring Details to make any changes to the monitoring setup for this device on its Monitoring Detail page.
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