How to monitor a Windows Server

Introduction

Monitoring Windows Servers is so easy with CloudRadar - in fact we can be up and running in about 2 minutes! Click this link if you prefer to view the full-length video how it's done.

The monitored server doesn’t need a public IP address, although internet access is required.

Add the host to CloudRadar

First, you need to add a host... Navigate to Dashboard now.

Then simply click the ADD HOST button, followed by Server.

A host will need a name that’s unique in your account. The FQDN/IP of the monitored server isn’t required and can be added later at any time to use agent-less monitoring.

Now the host has been created in CloudRadar, we need to install the agent.

Remember, to get this working correctly you will need to install this agent on the server, and administrative rights are needed.

Install the agent

You need to remote into the monitored windows server and follow the installation procedure.

From the options, select Windows via browser download and you’ll see all the information we need to get set up.

Click on the link to download the agent, run it...

and when prompted copy and paste the agent URL, user, and password.

When the installation is completed and the agent has successfully connected, you’ll see a green Windows notification, and the agent state on CloudRadar will turn green.

Now, to access all the latest data for your server, click on LATEST DATA tab.

Review the check results (latest data)

Here you’ll find over 50 pre-configured OS metrics like CPU Utilization, Available, Shared and Cached Memory and many, many more.

Don’t panic, if you don’t see all data items at first. It can take up to 2 minutes for the agent to do its thing and send up all your server metrics.

And here we have even more for you, expand OS monitoring graphs to view how your metrics have changed over time.

Expand OS monitoring processes and you’ll be presented with a full list of processes on the monitored server

Guess what, we have much more in this page for you. You can look up your services, TCP/UDP ports, Hardware Inventory and more.