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Monitoring Windows 2003 with Dynatrace

DynaMight Guru
DynaMight Guru

There are effectively clients that still have Windows 2003 around. In this thread I will be sharing some ideas, and would invite who else has done some monitoring of Windows 2003 to share additional thoughts on them:

  1. Use the "Remote Windows Host Monitoring" extension:
    Pretty nice infrastructure metrics!
  2. If running these Windows 2003 machines on a VMware ESC/vCenter, additional metrics are available through the VMware integration.
  3. Additional WMI metrics can be gathered. Some ideas around this include monitoring generic perfmon metrics:
  4. Not sure if running some older version of SQL Server, eg. 2005, is still possible through the old ActiveGate SQL Server extension:
  5. You could eventually get logs out of the server with the Logs Ingest API. Haven't figured out exactly how to do this, but it should be doable.
  6. You could activate SNMP and get data out through the Dynatrace SNMP extension. Haven't tried it and not sure if it supplements WMI. Probably a little bit more lightweight than WMI. Not sure if traps even exist in Windows SNMP implementation...

Any additional ideas?

Antonio Sousa

DynaMight Leader
DynaMight Leader

Windows 2003?  Wow!  

Dynatrace Certified Professional

Yep, they are still out there. And when you encounter them, they are usually important stuff 😂

Antonio Sousa

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