AppManager for Microsoft Windows
AppManager® for Microsoft Windows is the core component of AppManager. It manages critical IT services in Windows environments, using embedded management knowledge of both the operating system and applications running in the environment. This module offers support for multiple Windows platforms, including Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit, including R2), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.
Proactive event management
AppManager for Microsoft Windows detects potential problems that could impact the availability of your Windows-based systems. With this module, you can easily view the discovered Windows servers and operating system configuration details, monitor Windows event logs and raise events when expected entries are not present, and monitor logical and physical disk statistics—even network mapped and clustered drives. In addition, the module supports PowerShell capabilities to leverage the latest capabilities on Microsoft Windows servers and workstations.
Automated event-driven actions
Easily set up event-driven actions—such as sending an email or a pager alert, generating an SNMP trap or running a corrective program—to execute automatically when a specific event occurs. Automating event-driven activities contributes to faster issue resolution including reduced downtime, improved end-user experience, and the ability to quickly address and potentially automate the required steps for recurring event management resolution.
Reporting performance on demand
AppManager for Microsoft Windows generates performance reports well beyond statistics provided by PerfMon counters. The module includes performance and service level agreement (SLA) report templates and stores performance data directly in a Microsoft SQL Server database, simplifying long-term and historical trend analysis.
AppManager for Microsoft Windows provides out-of-the-box Knowledge Scripts that manage simple or complex events, gather a wide range of diagnostic and management data, and collect data for diagnostics and real-time and historical performance analysis, all which can help prevent outages and keep things running smoothly. Some of the latest Knowledge Scripts support Windows Server 2008 R2, discover and manage the virtual server cluster alias, and run PowerShell commands.