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Group

Learn how to monitor the utilization of your physical Group and get alerts when the amount/percentage free is too low

This page describes what's being monitored and managed for configured BizTalk Server Group to monitor within Nodinite, using one ore more role-based Monitor Views. Nodinite monitors the state, based on user-defined thresholds, either global or specific. For managing the Group, remote commands are available as Actions. These help you swiftly manage reported problems. The implemented Remote Actions are further detailed on this page.

Group items As Resources
Example list with a monitored 'Group' resource in a Monitor View

Monitoring Features

  • Automatic Discovery
    • The Nodinite Windows Server Monitoring Agent makes use of WMI, the ExplorerOM component and performs direct SQL queries for performance, and thereby offer automatic synchronization with your BizTalk Server Group. Sharing insights is very easy from within Nodinite using Monitor Views.
  • State Evaluation - Based on user-defined thresholds
  • Category based monitoring - To help you sort out the different type of resources, the monitored Resources are grouped by Categories

State evaluation for Groups

The monitored Group is displayed within Nodinite as a Resources. For example, if you have 2 BizTalk Server groups, then you will have 2 'Group' resources in Nodinite

  • The name of the Resources are the same as the names of the BizTalk Server Group as commonly seen in the BizTalk MMC

  • The 'Group' resource belongs to the following Category:

    Category Description
    Group Make sure the BizTalk Server Group is operational

    Categories
    List of the Group related category as a filter in a Monitor View

  • The Application name is the Display Name from the configuration of the monitored Windows Server:
    ApplicationPathExample

Each item (represented in Nodinite as a Resource) and is evaluated with a state. (OK, Warning, Error, Unavailable).

The evaluated state may be reconfigured using Expected State override setting that exists on every Resource within Nodinite.

Note: Depending on the user-defined synchronization interval set for the Windows Server Monitoring Agent, there might be a delay before Nodinite Web Client/Monitor Views reflects upon the change. Click on the Sync All button (or on the dropdown for individual agent selection) to force Nodinite to issue a resynchronization request.

Sync
Option to force Nodinite to issue a resynchronization request with the monitoring agent


Monitoring Group

For the Group category, the monitored state is evaluated as described in the table below:

State Status Description Actions
Unavailable Service not available If the server can't be reached and evaluated either due to Group or security-related problems Review prerequisites
OK Online The 'Group' card is enabled and media is connected Group Chart
Edit

Actions for Group

The following Remote Actions are implemented for the Group Category:

Actions

Instances

You can view accumulated information about all types of instances for the BizTalk Server Group resource, simply click on the Action button and then click on the Instances menu item within the 'Control Center' section.

Instances Menu Action
View information about instances, using the 'Instances' action menu item

Next, the modal from the operation will be presented.

Instances Overview modal
Example of the 'Instances' modal

Widget on Dashboard
Widget with Instance KPI for selected group on the Dashboard

Use a Monitor View with this Group Resource and:
* Replace 42 with actual Monitor View Id
* Replace 1337 with actual Resource Id

<div ng-controller="widgetResourceMyDetailsController" ng-init="init(42,1337,'BizTalkGroupInstances',{Name:'BizTalk Group', Category:{Name:'Group'}, Application:{Name:''}})">
    <div g-show="chart.error==null" style="height: 375px;overflow-y: auto;overflow-x: hidden;">
        <div compile="html"></div>
    </div>
    <div ng-show="chart.error!=null">
        {{chart.error.Title}}<br>
        {{chart.error.Message}}
    </div>
</div>

HTML code to add the 'Instances' overview information to the Dashboard

Group Overview

You can view some KPIs about the selected Group resource, simply click on the Action button and then click on the Group menu item within the 'Control Center' section.

Group Menu Item
Show Group KPIs, using the 'Group' action

Next, the modal from the operation will be presented.

Group Performance Counters
Example of KPIs for the Group

This modal is designed for the purpose of being used as a Widget in the Dashboard.

Widget on Dashboard
Group KPIs as a Widget on the Dashboard

Use a Monitor View with this Group Resource and:
* Replace 42 with actual Monitor View Id
* Replace 1337 with actual Resource Id

<div ng-controller="widgetResourceMyDetailsController" ng-init="init(42,1337,'BizTalkGroupInformation',{Name:'BizTalk Group', Category:{Name:'Group'}, Application:{Name:''}})">
    <div g-show="chart.error==null" style="height: 375px;overflow-y: auto;overflow-x: hidden;">
        <div compile="html"></div>
    </div>
    <div ng-show="chart.error!=null">
        {{chart.error.Title}}<br>
        {{chart.error.Message}}
    </div>
</div>

HTML code to add the 'Instances' overview information to the Dashboard


Next Step

Add or manage Monitor View

Windows Server Monitoring Agent
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