WMI (Windows Server 2003) monitoring
This extension documentation is now deprecated and will no longer be updated. We recommend using the new Remote Windows Host Monitoring extension for improved functionality and support.
Learn how to monitor Windows Server hosts using the WMI ActiveGate extension.
A Windows Environment ActiveGate (version 1.155+) that has the ActiveGate plugin module installed and isn't used for synthetic or mainframe monitoring.
- ActiveGate version 1.175+ is ready to accept and run extensions. If you are running an earlier version of ActiveGate, see Install ActiveGate plugin module for instructions on installing the plugin module.
- For Environment ActiveGate installation instructions, see Dynatrace ActiveGate.
1 environment ActiveGate can typically support 30-50 Windows Server hosts.
Windows Server host that supports WMI.
A user account belonging to both the
Distributed COMuser groups that has the following WMI rights:
To verify the user account rights, run
wmimgmt.msc, right-click WMI Control, select Properties, click Security, select Root, and click Security.
In the Dynatrace menu, go to Hub.
Find and select Windows Server.
Select Download to get the extension ZIP file. Don't rename the file.
Unzip the ZIP file to the
plugin_deploymentdirectory of your ActiveGate host. If the resulting directory structure isn't1.\plugin_deployment\<EXTENSION-SPECIFIC-DIRECTORY>\
<EXTENSION-SPECIFIC-DIRECTORY>is the name of the directory containing the files for this extension, make the necessary changes.
Restart the Dynatrace Remote Plugin Module service by running these two commands in a Command Prompt launched as Admin:1sc stop "Dynatrace Remote Plugin Module"2sc start "Dynatrace Remote Plugin Module"
Return to the Dynatrace web UI. Click Settings, the Add new technology monitoring button, and finally the Add ActiveGate extension button.
Select Upload extension and upload the ZIP file.
Enter the endpoint information requested for connecting to your Windows host:
Enter a meaningful endpoint name.
A user account that belongs to the
Performance Monitoruser group.
The password for the user account.
Hostname/IP and port of the server. Examples:
Comma-separated list of the processes to be monitored
Comma-separated list of Event Viewer log files that are to be monitored for errors
Enable debug logging
Select this only if a Dynatrace product expert requests it to investigate an issue.
Name of the group
Used for visualization.
The ActiveGate where the extension resides.
Troubleshoot ActiveGate extensions
The IP address of all network interfaces and the ports used by the services is automatically captured, as are the following metrics:
Number of logical processors
Number of enabled cores
Current/Max clock speed
Error entries in event log
Network (per interface)
Sent packets discarded/errors
Received packets discarded/errors
Output queue length
Disk (per logical disk)
Percent free space
Disk read/write latency
Disk read/write queue length
Disk read/write bytes per second
Processes (max 100 /host)