Microsoft .NET Monitoring


To create Microsoft .NET Monitor

  1. Click on New Monitor link.
  2. Select Microsoft .NET Monitor.
  3. Enter the IP Address or hostname of the host where .NET runs.
  4. Enter the SubNetMask of the network.
  5. Set the Polling Interval.
  6. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.
  7. Enter the User Name / Domain Name  and Password  of the system.
  8. Choose the Monitor Group from the combo box with which you want to associate .NET Monitor (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.
  9. Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers .NET from the network and starts monitoring them.

Monitored Parameters

Microsoft .NET is monitored based on the attributes such as Heap Size, Threads etc. Data collection happens through WMI. The monitoring details of Microsoft .Net are represented graphically and that helps to understand the parameters with ease. You can also configure thresholds to the attributes monitored by the .Net, based on these details.

Availability tab, gives the Availability history for the past 24 hours or 30 days. Performance tab gives the Health Status and events for the past 24 hours or 30 days. List view enables you to perform bulk admin configurations. Click on the individual monitors listed, to view the following information.  

Parameter

Description

Availability

Shows the current status of the.Net - available or not available.

Threads
Physical Threads Shows the number of native OS threads created and owned by the CLR
to act as underlying threads for .NET thread objects.

Logical Threads

Shows the number of current .NET thread objects in the application.

Memory
Heap Size 
% Time in GC

Shows the current memory allocated(MB) 
Shows the percentage of elapsed time that was spent in performing a garbage collection (GC) since the last GC cycle. This counter is usually an indicator of the work done by the Garbage Collector on behalf of the application to collect and compact memory
 
Locks

Queue Length
Contentions/Min
 
Refers to the total number of threads currently waiting.
Refers to the rate at which threads in the runtime attempt to acquire a managed lock unsuccessfully.
Exceptions
 
Exceptions/Min

Refers to the number of exceptions per Minute
Security
TotalRuntimeChecks/Min

Refers the total number of runtime Code Access Security (CAS) checks performed per minute.
JIT
% Time In JIT

Refers to the percentage of elapsed time spent in JIT compilation since the last JIT compilation phase.
.NET Applications Details
Clicking on the Names of the .NET applications, you can see their performance based on their parameters.

The various .NET application's parameters that are monitored are:

ParameterDescription
Request Statistics
Requests/Min
Errors/Min
Requests Timeout/Min
Queued Requests

Refers to number of Requests executed per minute
Refers to rate of errors occured
Refers to number of Requests Timeout per minute
Refers to number of Queued Requests
Transactions
Transactions/Min
Abandoned Transactions/Min
Pending Transactions


Refers to number of Transactions started per minute
Refers to number of Transactions aborted per minute
Refers to number of Transactions in progress
Sessions
Active Sessions

Refers to number of sessions that are active currently
Network Traffic
Bytes Sent/Min
Bytes Received/Min

Refers to the number of Bytes sent per minute
Refers to the number of Bytes received per minute