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parkar
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WMI v/s Netbios

Hi team,

What are different pros and cons in using WMI & Netbios method for sitescope monitoring?

Rgds,

Cheers!

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janardhanhs
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Re: WMI v/s Netbios

WMI is more secure compared to netBIOS as it doesnt use fileshare.

 

WMI doesnt supports all monitors .

Below are the monitors which WMI supports.

➤ Citrix Monitor
➤ ColdFusion Server Monitor
➤ CPU Monitor
➤ Disk Space Monitor
➤ Memory Monitor
➤ Microsoft ASP Server Monitor
➤ Microsoft Hyper-V Monitor
➤ Microsoft IIS Server Monitor
➤ Microsoft SQL Server Monitor
➤ Microsoft Windows Media Server Monitor
➤ Microsoft Windows Resources Monitor
➤ Microsoft Windows Services State Monitor
➤ Real Media Server Monitor
➤ Service Monitor

 

In SiteScope 10.x WMI doesnt supports Windows Event log monitors .In SiteScope 11.x verison may be it supports.

 

 

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Janardhan
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Performance Advisory
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Re: WMI v/s Netbios

so are yu recommending Netbios here?

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janardhanhs
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Re: WMI v/s Netbios

If you are creating only the monitors mentioned above then WMI is fine.

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Janardhan
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CLEFEBVRE
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Re: WMI v/s Netbios

Hello Janardhan,

 

I agree WMI is more secure than netbios but it seems netbios needs less ressources. What do you think about it ? Is there a big difference about the ressource consumption ?

 

Regards,

  Christophe

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JasonElliott
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Re: WMI v/s Netbios

Does anyone know how this conversation may have changed since now that 11.2x is  out?

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JasonElliott
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Re: WMI v/s Netbios

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Anyone aware of how I can measure current usage?  Is switching a remote from NetBIOS to WMI sufficient, or is it still possible for a remote configured to use WMI to use NetBIOS for specific monitor types?  I'd be surprised if SiS allowed you to switch to WMI (for a remote) and allow it to 'break' monitors which don't support WMI...

 

For example, if disk space monitor required NetBIOS, and I select WMI, does that mean the monitor will always return NO DATA, or does SiteScope identify this problem and automatically issue the query using NetBIOS to avoid NO DATA?

 

 

 

 

Lets use 'file monitor' above as the example since Disk Space was a bad example, since:

 

 

Monitors Supporting Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

The following lists the monitors that support the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) method for collecting data. WMI is a more secure communication method than NetBIOS for gathering management data from remote servers running on Windows servers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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