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Metalogix Diagnostic Manager 4.15 - User Guide

Copyright Welcome to Metalogix Diagnostic Manager Getting Started The Diagnostic Manager Home Page Configuring your Deployment Using Alerts Viewing and Reporting on the Performance of SharePoint Farms, Server Group, and Office 365 Tenants Monitoring SharePoint and Web Pages Viewing the Health of a Farm Monitoring StoragePoint Timer Job Performance Viewing ULS Log Entries for a Farm Viewing the Status of Data Collection Jobs Viewing a Content Summary Using the Web Dashboard to View Performance Data from Within a SharePoint Site Reporting Managing Metalogix Diagnostic Manager Setting the Collection Service Options About Us

Information in the Diagnostic Manager Web Dashboard

The  Metalogix Diagnostic Manager Dashboard provides you with a single location to view the performance data of your current farm and server status including your active alerts for a selected site.  You can view the  Metalogix Diagnostic Manager Dashboard for any page in your site collection where the Dashboard is active.

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NOTE: As this is a Dashboard view, there are limited actions available on this page.

You can use the  Metalogix Diagnostic Manager Dashboard to quickly review the status of a SharePoint farm.  Metalogix Diagnostic Manager also lists the monitored pages and active alerts on the selected farm along with the following details.

Information

Description

Farm Status

The current alert state for the farm, plus the number of servers and pages in each state within the farm.

Server Status

The current alert status for each server within the farm, plus whether the server is a Web front end (WFE) or hosts a SQL Server instance.

Active Alerts

The current active alerts for the farm. Click the alert summary to open the Alerts Details page and view details about your alerts.

Changing Web Dashboard Configuration Settings

The Collection Service collects data from your SharePoint farms and stores it for the Management Console to access. You connect the  Metalogix Diagnostic Manager Management Console to a Collection Service. If your network includes multiple Collection Services, you can connect to each in turn.

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NOTE: If you run the Management Console on a computer that also hosts the Collection Service, then Management Console connects to the local Collection Service by default. You can manually select a different Collection Service.

To change Web Dashboard configuration settings:

1Open the Site Settings Page for the site where you want to configure dashboard settings

2In the Site Actions menu, choose DM Dashboard.

3Click Configuration.

4In the Configuration page, type the name or IP Address of the computer that hosts the Collection Service.

5Type the port number where the collection service is assigned. The default port number is 5294.

6Click [Update].

 

Reporting

Metalogix Diagnostic Manager Reports functionality helps you to monitor your SharePoint deployments, analyze performance and problems, and plan for the future. You can choose from several pre-defined reports, and create custom reports consisting of individual metrics that Metalogix Diagnostic Manager collects.

Reports can be run immediately or scheduled to run later and/or on a recurring basis, and results can be printed or exported as an Excel or .PDF (and for scheduled reports, .CSV) file for distribution and further analysis outside of the Metalogix Diagnostic Manager Management Console.

 

Information Contained in Pre-Defined Reports

Metalogix Diagnostic Manager includes pre-defined reports in the following categories:

·Farm/Group Reports

·Server Reports

·Content Summary Reports

·Page Reports

·Office 365 Reports

Farm/Group Reports

Report

Description

Active Alerts (Farm/Groups)

All of the active alerts. You can limit the report to one farm or Server Group or include all that are being monitored.

Alert History (Farm/Group)

Alert history for monitored servers in a single  farm or Server Group. You can control the time period for the alerts that the report includes.

Content Database Summary

A summary of the content databases used by the selected SharePoint farm sorted by database size.

Farm/Group Capacity Summary

The disk usage for each server in the SharePoint farm  and/or Server Group.

Farm/Group Summary

A summary of the health of a selected SharePoint farm or Server Group, including a high-level view of the health and status of the servers that make up the farm or Server Group.

SQL Server Inventory

An inventory of the SQL Server instances and databases that are included in the selected SharePoint farm.

Server Reports

Report

Description

Active Alerts (Servers)

All of the active alerts. You can limit the report to one SharePoint farm or include all monitored SharePoint farms. You can include all servers, all servers in a single farm, or a single server.

Alert History (Servers)

The alert history for monitored servers in one SharePoint farm/Server Group or in all monitored SharePoint farms and Server Groups. You can include a single server, or all servers from the included farms/groups. You can control the time period for the alerts that the report includes.

Application Pools Summary

An overview of the configuration and status of Application Pools for one or more selected SharePoint farms/Server Groups.

Current Services Status

A summary of the status—as of the last collection of server performance metrics—of key Windows Services running on one or more SharePoint farm or Server Group servers.

Historical Service Status

A graphical representation of  the status of a selected Windows Service on a SharePoint farm or Server Group server over a specified time period.  You also have the option of displaying a  tabular view of this data.

CPU Statistics

CPU usage statistics for a single monitored server. You can specify the time period that the report includes. You can specify the time period over which the report averages data. If needed, you can include tables of the data that the report is based on.

Disk Statistics

Disk usage statistics for a single monitored server. You can specify the time period that the report includes. You can specify the time period over which the report averages data. If needed, you can include tables of the data that the report is based on.

Memory Statistics

Memory usage statistics for a single monitored server. You can specify the time period that the report includes as well as the period over which the report averages data. If needed, you can include tables of the data that the report is based on.

Network Status

A summary of network metric alerts that were raised for  servers within one or more selected SharePoint farms/Server Groups over a specified time period.

Server Capacity Summary

Disk usage for each of the servers that makes up a single SharePoint farm or Server Group.

Server Summary

A summary of a single monitored server, including the server properties, configuration, and trends.

Top Servers

A list of the worst-performing servers from a single farm/Server Group or from all farms/Server Groups. You can control the time period the report includes. You can also control the number of servers that the report includes. By default, the report includes five servers.

The list is based on the following criteria:

·Number of active alerts.

·CPU usage.

·Memory usage.

·Disk activity.

Content Summary Reports

Report

Description

Active Alerts (Content Summary)

All of the active content summary alerts. You can limit the report to one SharePoint farm or tenant or include all monitored SharePoint farms and tenants.

Alert History (Content Summary)

The alert history for the content summary in one SharePoint farm/tenant or in all monitored SharePoint farms and tenants. You can control the time period for the alerts that the report includes.

Content Summary Errors

A summary of errors that may have occurred during data collection.

Farm Content Summary

A summary of the content of a selected SharePoint farm. You can control the time period the report includes. If needed, you can include tables of the data that the report is based on.

Farm Document Composition

The types of documents that a specific SharePoint farm includes.

Farm Growth

A summary of the growth of the content databases and database files that make up the SharePoint farm. You can control the time period the report includes.

Site Collection Document Composition

The types of documents included in a selected Site Collection.

Site Collection Growth

A summary of the growth of the content, databases and database files that make up a Site Collection that you select. You can control the time period the report includes.

Site Collection Summary

A summary of the contents of a Site Collection that you select in a SharePoint farm. You can control the time period the report includes.

Top Site Collections

A summary of the largest Site Collections and the fastest growing Site Collections in your SharePoint farm.

Top Sites

A summary of the largest Sites and the fastest growing Sites in your SharePoint farm

Top Web Applications

A summary that includes a list of the largest Web applications and the fastest growing Web applications. You can include Web applications from all monitored SharePoint farms or from a specific farm that you select.

Web Application Document Composition

The types of documents within a selected Web application.

Web Application Growth

A summary of growth of the content, databases and database files that make up a selected Web application. You can control the time period the report includes.

Web Application Summary

A summary of the contents of a selected Web application. You can control the time period the report includes. If needed, you can include tables of the site collection data and content database data that the report is based on.

Page Reports

Reports

Description

Active Alerts (Pages)

All of the active page alerts. You can limit the report to one SharePoint farm or Server Group or include all monitored SharePoint farms/Server Groups. You can include all pages from the included farms/Server Groups or a single page that you specify.

Alert History (Pages)

The alert history for monitored pages on SharePoint farm or Server Group or on all monitored SharePoint farms/Server Groups. You can include a single page, or all pages from the included farms/Server Groups. You can control the time period for the alerts that the report includes.

Page Component Analysis

Performance details of the individual components that make up a SharePoint page.

Page Statistics

A summary of the page statistics for a single monitored page. You can specify the period included in the report. You can also specify the time period over which the report averages data. If needed, you can include tables of the data that the report is based on.

Page Uptime

A summary of the availability and performance for a single monitored page that you specify.

Page Uptime Summary

A summary of the availability and performance data for all of the monitored pages in a selected farm or Server Group. You can specify the period included in the report. You can also specify the time period over which the report averages data.

Top Pages

A list of the worst-performing monitored pages. You can include pages from a single farm or Server Group or from all farms/Server Groups. You can control the time period the report includes. You can also control the number of pages that the report includes. By default, the report includes five pages.

The list is based on the following criteria:

·Number of active alerts.

·Average load time.

·Total downtime.

Page Status

The following status information for one or more Monitored Pages

·Server Status

·Load Time

·Thresholds

·Date and time data was collected

·Summary of http Status code and message, (e.g., OK; Access Denied)

Office 365 Reports

Reports

Description

Current Traffic Analytic

For one or more selected SharePoint Online sites, the number of site visits and unique views:

·for the last seven days

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·over the lifetime of the site.

 

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