9.0 Using NetIQ iMonitor

NetIQ iMonitor provides cross-platform monitoring and diagnostic capability to all servers in your eDirectory tree. This utility lets you monitor your servers from any location on your network where a Web browser is available.

iMonitor lets you look at the eDirectory environment in depth on a partition, replica, or server basis. You can also examine what tasks are taking place, when they are happening, what their results are, and how long they are taking.

iMonitor provides a Web-based alternative or replacement for many of the NetIQ traditional server-based eDirectory tools such as DSBrowse, DSTrace, DSDiag, and the diagnostic features available in DSRepair. Because of this, iMonitor’s features are primarily server focused, meaning that they focus on the health of individual eDirectory agents (running instances of the directory service) rather than the entire eDirectory tree.

iMonitor provides the following features:

  • eDirectory health summary

    • Synchronization information

    • Known servers

    • Agent configuration

  • eDirectory health checks

  • Hyperlinked DS Trace

  • Agent configuration

  • Agent activity and verb statistics

  • Reports

  • Agent information

  • Error information

  • Object/schema browser

  • NetIQ Identity Manager monitor

  • Search

  • Partition list

  • Agent process status

  • Background process schedule

  • DSRepair

  • Connection monitor

The information you can view in iMonitor is based the following factors:

  • The identity you have established

    Your identity's eDirectory rights are applied to every request you make in iMonitor. For example, you must log in as the Administrator of the server or a console operator on the server where you are trying to access the DSRepair page.

  • The eDirectory agent version you are monitoring

    Newer versions of NDS and eDirectory will have features and options that older versions do not.

The information you view in iMonitor immediately shows what is happening on your server.

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