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Microsoft SharePoint monitoring plugin

Verax NMS & APM Microsoft SharePoint management plugin enables easy monitoring, alerting, health check, management and performance reporting for Microsoft SharePoint servers. The plugin supports SharePoint versions 2007, 2010 and higher. All communication with the server takes place over WMI.

General information view

The view provides high level information about managed SharePoint server, including:

  • SharePoint Services status for: Search, Timer and Trace services.
  • SharePoint Search Indexer metrics:
    • Active connections
    • Documents filtered
    • Index size
    • Failed queries
    • Succeeded queries
  • IIS Snapshot information:
    • IIS service state
    • Current connection
    • Current output traffic
    • Current input traffic
    • Total cache entries
    • Cache hits
    • Cache misses
    • Queued ASP requests
    • Rejected ASP requests

Search services view

The view provides comprehensive information about SharePoint search services, including:

  • Search services idle threads
  • Search services application:
    • Name of the search service
    • Number of blocked documents
    • Number of processed documents
    • Number of retries per second
    • Number of waiting documents
  • Search indexer:
    • Indexer name
    • Number of active connections
    • Number of filtered documents
    • Number of index size
    • Number of failed queries
    • Number of succeeded queries

Excel services view

The view displays detailed information on Microsoft Excel web frontends and calculation services, including:

  • Web frontends:
    • Name
    • Number of active requests
    • Average request processing times
    • Requests per second
  • Excel calculation services:
    • Name
    • Number of active requests
    • Average request processing times
    • Average session duration
    • Sessions per second
    • Requests received per second
    • Requests with errors per second

Predefined Microsoft SharePoint monitoring templates

The plugin provides predefined templates for most commonly monitored Microsoft SharePoint items (listed in the table below). Other, user-defined sensors and performance counters can be added.

Microsoft SharePoint monitoring templates
SharePoint timer service
SharePoint search service
SharePoint trace service
ASP – total number of cache misses
ASP – requests queued
ASP – requests rejected
ASP – requests wait time
SharePoint 2007 – Search index size
SharePoint 2007 – Search – blocked documents
SharePoint 2007 – Search – waiting documents
SharePoint 2007 – Search indexer – queries failed
SharePoint 2010 – Search index size
SharePoint 2010 – Search – blocked documents
SharePoint 2010 – Search – waiting documents
SharePoint 2010 – Search indexer – queries failed
Web Services – connection attempts per second
Web Services – current connections
Web Services – total bytes received per second
Web Services – total bytes sent per second
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