Measure Windows Performance Counters
MetricsView Monitoring for Windows servers provides users with the ability to monitor a test, or production environment using data from the Windows Performance Counter (WPC) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa373083%28v=vs.85%29.aspx. There are dozens of different data counters, such as memory, processing, the cache that are captured by the Windows Performance Counter. MetricsView, in turn, applies a monitoring framework to the Windows Performance Counter data.
Measure SNMP Data
MetricsView agents can also subscribe to and monitor SNMP capable devices using SNMP V1, V2 or V3. For V1 and V2, you can specify a community, password and an OID to subscribe to while SNMP V3 requires a username and password.
Reporting and Alerting
Within the MetricsView framework, WPC and SNMP data can be used to establish baseline performance metrics, trends can be captured in reports, acceptable thresholds can be created, and alerting can be set up for error conditions for each established variable or monitored data point. The reporting and alerting aspects are set-up during the configuration of a MetricsView Device.
How MetricsView Works
After installing the MetricsView application (aka, MetricsView Agent), the Dotcom-Monitor system polls the MetricsView Agent at a specified frequency. The data from the polling is aggregated based on the frequency of monitoring.
WPC data is polled from the machine where the MetricsView Agent is installed, as well as from any Windows machine available for authorization from the MetricsView Agent.