How to get started using WMI Monitor

This topic describes the overall process of configuring a WMI monitor, assigning it to a device, and getting feedback from the monitor.

  1. Determine which WMI object you want to monitor.
  2. Decide whether to create a single monitor with multiple WMI objects, several monitors with one object, or some combination.

    To start, it may be simpler to create one monitor for each WMI object that you want to monitor. Whether you set up one monitor or many has a bearing on how the information is reported in WhatsUp Gold logs and by actions. For example, a single monitor to check errors on logon, named LogonErrors, is reported in logs with this name. If LogonErrors is reported down, you know it's a specific problem.

  3. Configure a WMI Monitor with your objects.
  4. Add the WMI Monitor to the device that represents your application host or server.
  5. Set up an action to tell you when the monitor goes down or comes back up.

Note: The monitor will be reported down if any of the objects that you selected to monitor are down.

Related Topics

Monitoring WMI-enabled applications

Configuring a WMI Monitor