Solved

What are the most important things (services etc) to Monitor on file servers?

Posted on 2010-11-23
11
1,064 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
What's most important to monitor on file-servers?  I want to make sure I'm notified of any problems.  Ping is one.  What else should I be monitoring?
0
Comment
Question by:victor2008
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
11 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
ShareefHuddle earned 84 total points
Comment Utility
Drive space!
0
 
LVL 42

Assisted Solution

by:kevinhsieh
kevinhsieh earned 84 total points
Comment Utility
I monitor disk space from a remote machine using IPSentry. What I like about it is that if the disk space monitoring fails, it indicates that the server may be having other problems that may not be detected by PING or SNMP. If you want, you can monitor the server service to make sure that it is running, and the DFS services if you are using DFS. If you have some way to monitor the event logs, that would be great too. So would CPU utilization.
0
 

Author Comment

by:victor2008
Comment Utility
thanks.  any other suggestions?  
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:ShareefHuddle
Comment Utility
Temperature of server and server room
0
 

Author Comment

by:victor2008
Comment Utility
What windows services do you guys monitor on files-servers? Are there windows processes and/or services one can monitor for security?
0
Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:madunix
madunix earned 166 total points
Comment Utility
(1) Server Hardware Health Check such as
Physical inspection, LCD Display, Attention light, Power supplies,Disk lights

(2)Logs
Error logs

(3) Server space Check
Local file,External File, Paging space. Volume Group, External Disk, Disk space

(4) Server network Health Check
Network media speed, Network adapter errors, Gateway, Routing

(5) Performance health Check
Perfomance logs, CPU Ideal %, Paging space status, Load rate

(6) Backup Check
Check Backup logs


look @ http://demo.opennms.org/opennms/index.jsp   demo version to see which parameter you need to check
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:TechHammer
TechHammer earned 166 total points
Comment Utility
Other important things to monitor, memory usage, server reboots, failed login attempts, unexpected service stoppages
0
 

Author Comment

by:victor2008
Comment Utility
TechHammer,

Thank you.  How would I set a monitor for server reboots and unexpected service stoppages?
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:madunix
madunix earned 166 total points
Comment Utility
for this issue i use Nagios http://nagios.org/  running on linux server to monitor my environment...and send sms/mail notification via qmail/sendmail and smstoools
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:TechHammer
TechHammer earned 166 total points
Comment Utility
MS SCOM is an excellent tool to monitor just about anyitem you can think of.
0

Featured Post

Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

Join & Write a Comment

Many companies are looking to get out of the datacenter business and to services like Microsoft Azure to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions for legacy client server workloads, rather than continuing to make capital investments in h…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

7 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now