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Can IIS Probe be used to monitor site availability?

  • 1.  Can IIS Probe be used to monitor site availability?

    Posted 10-17-2018 02:57 PM

    In the IIS administrator when navigating down to Sites we have a site (picture below) that needs to be monitored for availability. Can this probe report on that sites availability and alarm if it fails?

     

     



  • 2.  Re: Can IIS Probe be used to monitor site availability?

    Posted 10-17-2018 03:34 PM

    yes, the IIS probe can monitor different instance individually and alarm when they are not responding.

    Might also want to use url_response on a remote robot to make sure the system can be reached remotely as IIS is usually run locally.



  • 3.  Re: Can IIS Probe be used to monitor site availability?

    Posted 10-17-2018 04:58 PM

    Hi Gene,

    I went through the iis probe documentation and I did not see where this is configured. Also, I opened the probe in IM and checked all the settings and don't see a place for configuring this.  As usual the probe configuration is not intuitive.  Could you please provide some guidance.



  • 4.  Re: Can IIS Probe be used to monitor site availability?

    Posted 10-18-2018 02:43 PM

    this is what an alarm looks like.

    this is being done byt the HTTP responce  value which is enabled by default.

     

     

    I have three sites setup on my IIS as you can see:



  • 5.  Re: Can IIS Probe be used to monitor site availability?

    Posted 10-18-2018 03:33 PM

    I went back and looked at your first post I think what you are calling a SITE is an application pool under the default site.

    if that is correc then go to the application pool in the IIS probe and do a rediscovery.

     

    Then enable the current applicaiton pool state.



  • 6.  Re: Can IIS Probe be used to monitor site availability?

    Posted 10-19-2018 10:04 AM

    Hi Gene, I do that and I get nothing.  Is there something else which needs to be enabled in order for the probe to see this site/pool?

     



  • 7.  Re: Can IIS Probe be used to monitor site availability?

    Posted 10-22-2018 12:03 PM

    So to get some data an ISAPI dll has to be added to the IIS instance.

    Support a DLL add-on for server-side monitoring of individual requested resources, and displays running and statistical data

     

    Also:

    Note: To monitor application pool counters, you must use perfmon probe version 1.53 or later.

     

    The application pools not showing look like  a permissions issues.

     

    Please see :

    iis (IIS Server Monitoring) Release Notes - CA Unified Infrastructure Management Probes - CA Technologies Documentation 



  • 8.  Re: Can IIS Probe be used to monitor site availability?

    Posted 10-23-2018 12:35 PM

    Okay, thanks Gene.