Microsoft Active Directory monitoring plugin

Verax NMS Microsoft Active Directory management plugin enables easy monitoring, alerting, health check, management and performance reporting for Active Directory services. The plugin supports Active Directory on Windows Server 2000 and higher.

General information

Verax NMS: Microsoft Active Directory  management plugin

The plugin provides all server information (domain controller, local domain, security identifier (SID), tree name, SAM name, etc.) as well as all current domain controller properties (common name, distinguished name, advertising locator, DNS registration status, Sysvol ready status, site name, percent of RIDs left and others).

Required services

The plugin checks status of services required by ActiveDirectory in order to run, including:

  • DNS Client
  • Intersite messaging
  • Kerberos Key Distribution Center
  • Workstation & Server
  • Net Logon
  • File Replication Service
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • Security Account Manager (SAM)
  • Windows Time

Replication status

The plugin provides full information about replication configuration and its current status.

Trusted domains

The plugin provides full inventory information about trusted domains including name, security ID, attributes, status, trust type and others.

Predefined Microsoft Active Directory monitoring templates

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

Microsoft Active Directory monitoring templates
Microsoft Active Directory SAM membership changes per second
Microsoft Active Directory SAM non transitive membership evaluations per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA sync failures on schema mismatch
Microsoft Active Directory DRA sync requests made
Microsoft Active Directory DS client binds per second
Microsoft Active Directory DS client name translations per second
Microsoft Active Directory DS directory reads per second
Microsoft Active Directory DS directory searches per second
Microsoft Active Directory DS directory writes per second
Microsoft Active Directory DS monitor list size
Microsoft Active Directory ATQ threads other than LDAP
Microsoft Active Directory ATQ threads total
Microsoft Active Directory DRA highest USN committed highpart
Microsoft Active Directory DRA highest USN committed lowpart
Microsoft Active Directory DRA highest USN issued highpart
Microsoft Active Directory DRA highest USN issued lowpart
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound bytes compressed between sites after compression per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound bytes compressed between sites after compression since boot
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound bytes compressed between sites before compression per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound values total per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound bytes total since boot
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound objects filtered per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound objects per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound properties per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound values DNs only per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound values total per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA pending replication operations
Microsoft Active Directory DRA pending replication synchronizations
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound bytes compressed between sites before compression since boot
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound bytes not compressed within site per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound bytes not compressed within site since boot
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound bytes total per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound bytes total since boot
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound full sync objects remaining
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound link value updates remaining in packet
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound objects applied per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound objects filtered per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound objects per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound object updates remaining in packet
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound properties applied per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound properties filtered per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound properties total per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound total updates remaining in packet
Microsoft Active Directory DRA inbound values DNs only per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound bytes compressed between sites after compression per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound bytes compressed between sites after compression since boot
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound bytes compressed between sites before compression per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound bytes compressed between sites before compression since boot
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound bytes not compressed within site per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound bytes not compressed within site since boot
Microsoft Active Directory DRA outbound bytes total per second
Microsoft Active Directory ABANR per second
Microsoft Active Directory AB browses per second
Microsoft Active Directory AB client sessions
Microsoft Active Directory AB matches per second
Microsoft Active Directory AB property reads per second
Microsoft Active Directory AB proxy lookups per second
Microsoft Active Directory AB searches per second
Microsoft Active Directory ATQ threads LDAP
Microsoft Active Directory SAM password changes per second
Microsoft Active Directory SAM resource group evaluation latency
Microsoft Active Directory SAM successful computer creations per second includes all requests
Microsoft Active Directory SAM successful user creations per second
Microsoft Active Directory SAM transitive membership evaluations per second
Microsoft Active Directory DS name cache hit rate
Microsoft Active Directory DS notify queue size
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent reads from DRA
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent reads from KCC
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent reads from LSA
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent reads from NSPI
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent reads from NTDSAPI
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent reads from SAM
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent reads other
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent searches from DRA
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent searches from KCC
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent searches from LDAP
Microsoft Active Directory Kerberos authentications
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP active threads
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP bind time
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP client sessions
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP closed connections per second
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP new SSL connections per second
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP searches per second
Microsoft Active Directory NTLM authentications
Microsoft Active Directory SAM account group evaluation latency
Microsoft Active Directory SAM display information queries per second
Microsoft Active Directory SAM domain local group membership evaluations per second
Microsoft Active Directory SAM enumerations per second
Microsoft Active Directory SAM universal group membership evaluations per second
Microsoft Active Directory SAM user creation attempts per second
Microsoft Active Directory DRA sync requests successful
Microsoft Active Directory DRA threads getting NC changes
Microsoft Active Directory DRA threads getting NC changes holding semaphore
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent searches from LSA
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent searches from NSPI
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent searches from NTDSAPI
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent searches from SAM
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent searches other
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent Writes from DRA
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent writes from KCC
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent writes from LDAP
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent writes from LSA
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent writes from NSPI
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent writes from NTDSAPI
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent writes from SAM
Microsoft Active Directory DS percent writes other
Microsoft Active Directory DS search sub operations per second
Microsoft Active Directory DS security descriptor propagations events
Microsoft Active Directory DS security descriptor propagator average exclusion time
Microsoft Active Directory DS security descriptor propagator runtime queue
Microsoft Active Directory DS security descriptor sub operations per second
Microsoft Active Directory DS server binds per second
Microsoft Active Directory DS server name translations per second
Microsoft Active Directory DS threads in use
Microsoft Active Directory KDCAS requests
Microsoft Active Directory KDCTGS requests
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP new connections per second
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP successful binds per second
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP UDP operations per second
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP writes per second
Microsoft Active Directory SAM GC evaluations per second
Microsoft Active Directory SAM global group membership evaluations per second
Microsoft Active Directory SAM machine creation attempts per second

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