Monitoring an External Website
I am trying to find a way to use SCE to monitor our production web site (which is hosted by an external supplier). I have created a "Web Application" entry and tested this, but I cannot find a way to create a report that will give me availability time over any time frame.When I go to reporting the object I created in the authoring section will not come up in any list/report.I would be grateful for any ideas on what I am doing wrong, or maybe it is just not possible in SCE.TanksChrisChris
September 4th, 2009 9:18pm

Hello Orgs,The Add Monitoring Wizard template generates monitors that verify the availability of Web-based applications. The default view for this template is in the Web Application folder of the "Monitoring" pane of the Essentials2007 console. It doesn't generate areport. For more information, please read the following articles:How to Start Monitoring a Web Application in System Center Essentialshttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437361.aspxManagement Pack Templates and the Add Monitoring Wizard in System Center Essentialshttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437262.aspxThanks,Yog Li - MSFT
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September 7th, 2009 11:38am

Hello Yog Li,Thank you for this... at least I know where I can see current alerts, but what I am really after is some form of historical report. For our SLA it would be nice to have a report that we can automate every week/month stating that we have 99.999% up time etc.Is there anyway to get hold of this data outside of the monitoring pane?RegardsChris
September 7th, 2009 1:51pm

Hello Chris,Try the followingsteps torun the report: 1. Navigate to Web Servers or Web Sites from Reporting -> Microsoft Generic Report Library -> Availability. 2. Click "Add Object", click Serach. 3. Find the object with the Web Application's name.4. Click Add and OK.5. Click Run. Hope it helps.Yog Li - MSFT
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September 8th, 2009 2:47pm

Hello Chris,As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as "Answered" as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. In addition, wed love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks,Yog Li - MSFT
September 14th, 2009 1:30pm

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