This is a proposed feature development roadmap
HIGH PRIORITY FEATURE
Server Hardware monitoring – Server hardware such as
Dell servers (iDRAC) and HP server (iLO) all have SNMP capabilities to monitor
hardware elements such as disk status, Write speeds (IOPS), Fan speeds, NIC
status, Pretty much all the information that SNMP will provide.
Storage Hardware monitoring – Storage Hardware such
as Dell Compellent, QNAP, NetApp SANs all provide SNMP and we would be
interested in monitoring all of the same elements as specified for server
Server Clustering Monitoring – Firstly, there needs
to be a way for Site24x7 to recognise that a server is in a windows Cluster so
the passive nodes does not set off any alerts when down, and secondly, the
health of the cluster should be monitored.
Bug Fix – There
is a bug in the agent for windows that shows the service as down in the system
tray when you click on the Site24x7 logo because it only gives the option to
start the service as the stop service option is grey’d out which would suggest
the service is already in a stopped state but when you look at the actual
service it is in a running state .
Really annoying this bug.
Bug Fix – The
server monitors (both windows and Linux) have an annoying habit of losing
connection with Site24x7 and alerting stating the server is down but when
investigating, the server is up and having looked at the logs, we can see no
errors or any evidence of connectivity or network issues. We have reported this type of issue to you on
many occasions and sent numerous log files
Windows DSC/PowerShell Integration – We would like to
see much better support and integration with the windows DSC configuration
management platform. Firstly, we would
like to be able to push the monitoring preferences to Site24x7 such as Monitor
Groups, Alert Profile, Notification Profile, free disk space threshold, specify
services/processes to monitor. Currently
we can push the Site24x7 agent out to servers using windows DSC which is great;
however, if we deploy 1000 new servers for example, once the agent has been
deployed, we would need to sit there and manually configure the monitoring
preferences for every single server which is way too time consuming. Also, it would be great if we could actually
monitor DSC to make sure it is doing exactly what it has been configured to do.
Microsoft Azure Cloud Integration – I’m going to
divide this request up into sub headings as there are quite a few
suggestions. I have discussed this with
Muralee and one of your developers but feel the need to reiterate the request.
App Services – Monitor Azure web apps for metrics such as HTTP request errors. Take this a step further and allow start/stop
of web apps from the Site24x7 console.
Query – Allow us to enter our subscription details and query the subscription to
pull all resources in the cloud and allow us to select which resources we would
like to monitor and configure accordingly. This would work in a similar way to
your AWS monitoring.
Outage Alert – Should one (or more) of the Azure Data centres were to
experience an outage, Provide us with
alerting to inform us of this.
Account - Monitor storage accounts using all available
Monitoring - Morning traffic on the V-NET, status and
all other available metrics
Monitoring - Monitor Azure’s
Database as a Service SQL offering
Directory - ADFS trust monitoring,
Azure Active Directory monitoring
Server Restarts – Currently, there is no way to
monitor and alert us when a server restarts.
If a server restarts, we need to know immediately so we can investigate
the cause as our servers needs to be highly available. We have tried using the resource check profile
and set this against the restart event on the logs but this did not work.
Active Directory Domain Services – Monitor Site-to-Site
replications, DFSR and general health check monitoring, global catalogue
Custom PRIVATE Dashboards – The ability to create
custom dashboards that are available internally with no way to share to anyone without a login.
Memory / CPU maps - Graphical representation of which
services/processes are using what percentage (or amount) of resources.
Core Network Services – Monitor core network services
DNS and DHCP