Custom Monitors

This section is common to all the editions of IT360 - Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition (Probes only) and MSP Edition (Probes only).

Custom Monitors provide ways to monitor;

  1. Java applications or other applications that expose management information through SNMP (Simple Network Management JMX / SNMP DashBoard

  2. File and Directory Monitoring - File Directory Monitor

  3. Windows Performance Counters through generic - Windows Performance Counters

  4. The output of in-house custom scripts - Script Monitors

  5. AdventNet QEngine Webperformance script - AdventNet QEngine is an automated testing platform, for testing Back-End & Middle-tier (Server-side) and Web (Record & Play) functionality and performance of J2EE/J2SE applications - QEngine Script Monitors.

  6. Database query monitoring with SQL queries - Database Query Monitor

JMX / SNMP Dashboard

JMX / SNMP Dashboard is a logical grouping that consists of data sources, such as JMX MBean and SNMP OID. Also consider an example, where you have a Java application, with built-in manageability using JMX and any application that has an SNMP interface, then they are managed by building JMX / SNMP Dashboard.

Following are the JMX MBean resources, whose MBean attributes can be monitored by ManageEngine IT360.

Once you add a JMX / SNMP Dashboard, the Add Attributes option will be available; click that to add custom attributes to your Custom Monitor.

Steps to Create a JMX / SNMP Dashboard

  1. Login to IT360 console with the Username and Password of an Admin user.

  2. Click the Admin tab in the header pane.

  3. Click Discover/Add under Discovery.

  4. Choose the option Add from the Discover / Add type dropdown and select the Application radio button.

  5. In the Add New Monitor wizard displayed, click JMX/SNMP Dashboard under Custom Monitors. Fill-in the following details:

  6. Provide any Name for the custom monitor and a Description.

  7. Click Add JMX/SNMP Dashboard button, to go to a wizard that displays the attributes for the custom monitor.

Configuring Attributes

In case, if no attributes are configured for the custom monitor, the you can do the same by clicking the Add Attributes link. This displays the Customize Monitor wizard, as shown below. Here, you can:

  1. Either select a Monitor from the dropdown and click the Add button for adding attribute(s). [OR]
  2. If no monitors are present, first you need to create one by clicking the Add Monitor link and then follow the above step: i.

The next step is to build the custom monitor to enable monitoring your data sources. For more details on the attribues of the JMX/SNMP Dashboard, refer to the Custom Monitors section of Monitor Information.

You need to discover JMX MBeans and SNMP Agent data source, to add attributes. The following are the JMX MBean resources, whose MBean attributes are monitored by IT360, using Custom Monitor:

Troubleshoot: Having trouble in monitoring custom applications? Refer to the Online Troubleshooting section.

See Also:

Monitors - Custom Monitor | Create Other New Monitors

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