ITCAMMA 6.2.3 : Monitoring Lync Server Performance
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Did you know you can monitor health of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 using ITCAM for Microsoft Applications 6.2.3 ?
Yes, It is very much possible with the Office Communications Server Agent 6.2.3.
No matter whether you have Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 or the latest Lync Server 2010, you will be able to monitor them using the Office Communications Server Agent 6.2.3 of the ITCAM for Ms Apps 6.2.3 bundle.
You will have exactly same UI experience, no matter which version of OCS you have.
Using OCS Agent 6.2.3, you can monitor
There are many more important metrics available to monitor and analyze the overall performance of your Lync infrastructure.
In this section, I will provide some more detail about how to monitor the availability of your Lync Server using ITCAMMA 6.2.3
Monitoring the Availability of Lync Server Specific Services
As an Lync Server Administrator, you would be very much interested in knowing the availability of your Lync Server. In other words, whether each and every important service is running on the server. The Availability navigator item of the OCS Agent provides you exactly the same.
It displays the state of each component in the application. Each service is displayed using a descriptive name, the short name of the service, and the state of the service (UP, DOWN, or UNKNOWN). The state is UP if the service is running, DOWN if the service exists but is not running. UNKNOWN indicates that the service is not installed, so these elements are filtered from the view. When the state of the component is DOWN (for a process, or service) it is highlighted with a red background.
Apart from the workspace showing availability of services, you also get notification if any of the service is down. You can also start/stop the relevant service without physically logging on-to the server, by means of predefined 'Take Actions' provided with the agents.
Steps To Perform
Like I described earlier, there are many more possibilities apart from the availability monitoring and notification. I will try to provide you with the more TIPS and TRICKS to best use the OCS agent to monitor your Lync Server infrastructure in my future posts.
Stay Tuned ...