Microsoft Active Directory Monitoring

AggreGate Microsoft Active Directory Monitoring

Microsoft Active Directory ranks among the most important and critical IT subsystems. Millions of users across the globe intensively use Active Directory services every day. For many companies, the fail-safe operation of Active Directory is a prerequisite for successful and secure IT infrastructure functioning. Lots of other services and applications depend on the functions provided by Active Directory. Any error may cost a way too much, so outages are absolutely unacceptable for this IT subsystem.

The structure represented by Active Directory is quite complicated and versatile. Thousands of user accounts, millions of objects and billions of properties run over corporate networks. Timely and faultless management for Active Directory is a very demanding and labour-consuming task even for high-skilled system administrators. Providing comprehensive Active Directory monitoring tools out-of-the-box, AggreGate Network Manager takes on the most tedious and boring work. How does it assist you?

It monitors the status of all Active Directory services and components
It discloses the data replication problems allowing to fine-tune it according to the network capabilities and loading
It assists the system administrators in Active Directory design
It helps to estimate the needed resources when scaling the system
It allows to proactively reveal different kinds of potential problems, prevent possible devastating consequences and minimize outages
It can collect the statistics for long periods of time allowing to analyze the Active Directory performance and prevent robustness
It also provides the required data for discovering bottleneck points and capacity planning
It increases the company’s general information security level

MS Active Directory Key Metrics

AggreGate Network Manager monitors all performance counters exposed by Active Directory, including:

Status and resources consumed by the Active Directory services and processes
Database operations, sessions, latencies and replication queues
LDAP read, write and search operations
LDAP connections, sessions and latencies
Directory Replications Agent (DRA) metrics, e.g. objects, properties, replication operations, and consumed traffic
Address Book utilization
All Domain Service counters
Distributed File System (DFS) and Domain Name System (DNS) services