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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

Adding a Server Group

You can create a Server Group to monitor metrics for up to ten Windows servers and/or clients* that are not necessarily associated with a SharePoint farm.  The metrics you can monitor include:


·SQL Servers

·Monitored Web Pages



NOTE: For Windows clients, Resources are the only metrics that can be monitored.


CAUTION: Note that a SharePoint node does not display in the Management Console tree for a Server Group, even if SharePoint is present. SharePoint can be monitored only via the Add Farm functionality.

Before adding a Server Group:

All servers and/or clients in a group share common accounts for data collection.  Make sure the account(s) you will be using for data collection for the group meet the data collection requirements for server performance.

To add a Server Group:

1Use one of the following options:

§In the Management Console tree, select the Home Page node, right-click then choose Add Server Group.

§In the Management Console ribbon, choose Home > Add Server Group.

2For Name, enter a "friendly" name for the group that you would like to have appear in the Management Console tree.

Add Server Group

3Click [Next].

4If you want to collect data using credentials other than the Collection Service Account specified when the Collection Service was installed:

a)Check the appropriate option(s):

§Gather server performance data using WMI

§Query databases for SQL Server information

§Test page performance and availability

Add Server Group Alternate Accounts

b)Click [Next].

For each option you selected, you will be prompted to enter credentials for the alternate account.

c)Enter the User Name and Password for an account that has the appropriate permissions.

Server Performance AAA SERVER GROUP


NOTE: Remember to enter the full account name (for example, domain\user name).  

If an account fails validation, an error message displays.

Add Server Group Account Validation FAIL

You can either

§click [Yes] to ignore the warning and continue creating the server group with the specified account


§click [No] to fix the issue then re-enter credentials

5.Click [Next].

6For Setup Your Alerts, either Apply default or select Apply custom and select/deselect individual alerts and/or adjust the thresholds that you want to apply for the Server Group.

NOTE:  If you change the Alert priority, you can sort the Priority column in the Alerts view according to relative importance.

Add Server Group ALERTS


NOTE: You can further customize alerts for individual servers within the Server Group after the Server Group has been added.

7.Click [Next].

A Summary dialog displays.

Add Server Group SUMMARY

8.If you want to servers to the group (up to a maximum of 10):

a)click [Add Server>].

b)In the Add Server dialog box, enter the Server name.


NOTE: You can enter a machine name, IP address, or fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

c)Repeat substeps a) and b) for each server you want to add to the group.

9.Click [Finish].

The server group now displays in the Management Console tree.

Server Group in Tree

Now you can add monitored pages to the group.  

Editing a Server Group

You can change the name and/or access credentials for a Server Group.

If you want to add or remove servers within the group, use the procedure for Manually Adding and Removing Servers to Monitor.

To edit a Server Group:

1In the Management Console tree, select the Server Group  you want to edit, right-click then choose Edit farm.

2Update the appropriate fields on the Edit Server Group dialog(s).  (See also Adding a Server Group.)

3Click [OK].

Manually Adding and Removing Servers to Monitor

When you add a farm to  Metalogix Diagnostic Manager, the Management Console automatically adds the servers that make up the farm to the Farm Server list. Periodically, the Management Console refreshes its list to keep it up to date.

You can also add servers manually that the farm depends on for information that are not part of the farm. You can also add new servers that you create or servers that are not automatically added. You can also add servers manually (up to a maximum of 10) to a Server Group.              

After you manually add a server,  Metalogix Diagnostic Manager does not make a distinction between it and any servers added automatically.  Metalogix Diagnostic Manager uses the same credentials to access the servers that were added both manually and automatically.

A server must be available to add it manually. If the server is not available, you cannot add it.

After you add a server, you cannot change the server name or farm. You can remove the server from Metalogix Diagnostic Manager or disable it (see Temporarily Suspending Data Collection). When you delete a server,  Metalogix Diagnostic Manager deletes the historical data for the server.

To add a server manually:

1.In the Management Console tree, select a farm node, server node, or Server Group.  


§right-click and choose Add Monitored Server.


§In the Farm section of the ribbon, choose Overview > Add Monitored Server.

3.In the Add Server dialog box, enter the Server name.


NOTE: You can enter a machine name, IP address, or fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

Add Server to Group

4.Click [OK].

5.The server and its components now display under the appropriate farm or Server Group node.

Server Added to Group

Note that:

·If the server you added is part of a cluster and/or SQL AlwaysOn availability group, all other servers in the cluster/availabiliy group will be added to the Management Console automatically.  In order to actually be monitored, however, these servers must also be licensed.

Server Group Cluster

·If you added a Windows client to a Server Group, the only associated component is Resources.

Client Added to Group

To remove a manually-added server:


NOTE: You can only remove servers that were added manually. You cannot remove servers that  Metalogix Diagnostic Manager discovers automatically. (In the case of a server that was discovered as part of a cluster or SQL AlwaysOn availability group, If you attempt to remove it, it will be re-discovered.) You can, however, disable data collection from automatically-added servers.

In the Management Console tree, select the manually-added server that you want to remove, right-click then choose Remove Server.

You will be prompted to confirm the action.

Setting Farm or Server Group "Quiet Hours"

By default, Metalogix Diagnostic Manager provides continuous, 24/7 monitoring of your SharePoint farms and any Server Group(s) you have added.  You can, however choose to set regular "Quiet Hours" during which time monitoring, data collection, and alert processing is suspended for all objects modified in the farm or Server Group.

To set "Quiet Hours" for a farm or Server Group:

1In the Management Console tree, select the farm (or Server Group) for which you want to set Quiet Hours.

2Use one of the following options:

§Right-click and choose Edit Farm Settings (or Edit Server Group Settings).


§In the Farm section of the ribbon, choose Overview > Edit Farm Settings (or Overview > Edit Server Group Settings).

3Check the Make Farm quiet in this time period (or Make Server Group quiet in this time period) box to enable remaining fields.

4To specify Quiet Hours:

§Select the Start time and End time for which you want monitoring, data collection, and alerts to be suspended.


NOTE: The time interval you select reflects the local time of the Management Console machine where the Quiet Hours are set.

§Check each of the days for which you want the Quiet Hours to apply.

Farm Settings QUIET HOURS

5When you have finished setting Quiet Hours, click [OK].

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