ArcGIS Monitor Tutorial
ArcGIS Monitor Optimize your enterprise GIS through proactive performance, health, and system usage monitoring.
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What is ArcGIS Monitor?
ArcGIS Monitor is designed to collect metrics and analyze and optimize the health of your enterprise Geographic Information System.
Its helps maximize your enterprise GIS investment by proactively identifying possible issues and providing timely and actionable insights on status, availability, usage, system performance, and resource utilization.
Also it is providing system administrators with real-time notifications when measurements are outside defined system thresholds.
The key components of Monitor are:
- Monitor Administrator—allows you to manage services and counters and perform administrative tasks.
- Monitor Server application—provides a web-based interface for analyzing alerts and viewing metrics.
How it Works?
- Perform GIS monitoring—Register your enterprise GIS resources and collect metrics on your system’s health, performance, usage, and more.
- Analyze—Observe and assess the health of your enterprise GIS by querying registered resources and visualizing data metrics.
- Respond—Turn metrics into actionable information to proactively manage your enterprise GIS. Configure alerts and notifications to prevent or minimize system downtime.
- Report—Organize metrics in the form of reports and dashboards and share them with senior management and stakeholders.
Benefits of Monitor
- Bigger return on investment: Increase your enterprise GIS return on investment by proactively finding issues before they become critical.
- Operational big picture: Administrators, managers, and other stakeholders can get insight into the inner workings of their enterprise GIS deployment.
- Reduction of downtime: Repeated downtime events can result in high operational costs and decreased end-user satisfaction.
- Optimal system health: Monitor is specifically designed to help you analyze and optimize the health of your ArcGIS implementation.
- Justification of resources: Justify your investment in GIS resources and determine the need for additional resources by proactively assessing the resource usage of your enterprise GIS.
- Enhanced communications: Enable better communication and improved decision-making by providing trends and metrics in a language easily understood by all stakeholders.
Set up ArcGIS Monitor
At first verify the system requirements.
Create or Register a connection to the ArcGIS Monitor Server application
- Start Monitor Administrator.
- The Connections view appears, click Add Connection in the lower left corner of the Connections view.
- The New Connection dialog box appears, type a name for the connection in the Name text box.
- Type the host name and port number in the Server text box for the machine where the Monitor Server application is installed.
- Type the Monitor Server application user credentials in the User and Password text boxes.
- Click Add.
Add a monitor service
- In the Connections view window, click Open on the ArcGIS Monitor Server application connection to which you want to add a monitor service.
- The collection pane appears, click a collection in the tree view to choose it.
- Right-click the collection to which you want to add a monitor service and click Add Monitor Service.
- The New Monitor Service dialog box appears,type a name for the monitor service in the Name text box.
- Type a port number for the monitor service in the Communication Port text box.
- Click Add.
Set Windows service permissions
- Start the Windows Services manager.
- Right-click the ArcGIS Monitor Service <Name> service that needs to be updated and click Properties.
- Click the Log On tab.
- Update the user name and password fields as necessary.
- Click Apply to save the changes.
- Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
- Right-click the ArcGIS Monitor Service <Name> service in the Windows Services manager and click Restart.