What affects the health of a system?

What affects the health of a system?

Quite often, administrators end up monitoring one or more attributes (or event logs) that may not be of importance than the standard performance attributes like CPU, Memory, Disk. These less-important attributes are required to be monitored but should not be  propagated  to the system health status.


ManageEngine  Applications Manager comes handy in such a scenario. You can configure the attributes that may affect the Health of a system - it could be a server, an application,  a network device, a storage device, or a database. Below are the steps to add/remove the essential/inessential attributes that affect the health of a system/monitor.


1. Click  Configure Alarms  in  Today's Availability  widget in the Device Snapshot Page

2. Select  Health  against the Attribute drop-down

3. Check the  Configure Actions at Attribute Level  select button - which enables you to see the  Associate Action  widget.

4. As you scroll down this widget, you'll see the  Show Advanced Option ' select button. You'll see the  Configure Dependencies  widget

5. You'll see a list of all attributes that affect the health of a monitor

6. To remove certain attributes, select and move them to the list onto your left


Select all or any of the attribute(s) on which the health of a system/monitor may depend on. If you choose the first option(Depends on all selected attributes), the health depends on all the attributes that are listed onto your right. If you select the latter (Depends on any 'n' selected attributes), the health is not affected until all the 'n' attributes have generated a warning or critical event due to a threshold violation or a service down event.


Isn't this interesting? There are many such tips and tricks that make application performance management easier using  ManageEngine  Applications Manager. Stay tuned for more posts sharing such tips and tricks across  ManageEngine  solutions.