How to monitor all running services on a Windows server using the ntservices probe

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Article ID: 35706

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Introduction:

How to monitor all running services on a Windows server using the ntservices probe.

By default, the ntservices will NOT monitor all running services.

You can use a .cfx configuration template file to update the default section of the setup section to allow for all automatic and running services to be monitored.

 

Instructions:

1. Create a .cfg file for the ntservices probe by dragging an existing ntservices probe to the archive.

2. When the dialog comes up change the name and check configuration only.

3. Next, edit the new configuration only ntservices package you created in the archive and

change the following sections of the .cfx

 In the <setup> Section change the following:

 

From:

delete_profile_section = no

 

To:

delete_profile_section = yes

 

4. In the <default> section change the following:

From:

<default>

      active = no

      action = report

      severity = major

      subsystem = 1.1.2.1

      alarm_on_action = yes

      qos = yes

</default>

 

To:

<default>

   active = automatic or running

   action = report

   severity = major

   subsystem = 1.1.2.1

   alarm_on_action = yes

   qos = no

 

or as needed.

 

Additional Information:

There was a problem with some versions of ntservices before ntservices version 3.24 when trying to configure a default profile to automatically monitor running services. Please make sure you are using ntservices probe v3.24 or newer.

 

Also for details on creating configuration templates and probe super packages please see the following KB articles:

tec000004443

tec000003882

 

Environment

Release: CNMSPP99000-7.6-Unified Infrastructure Mgmt-Server Pack-- On Prem
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