System Monitoring Plug-in Installation Guide for Microsoft Internet Information Services
10g Release 2 (10.2.0.2)
This document provides a brief description about the Microsoft Internet Information Services Plug-in, details on the Internet Information Services versions and operating system platforms the plug-in supports, prerequisites for installing the plug-in, and step-by-step instructions on how to download, install, verify, and validate the plug-in.
Microsoft Internet Information Servicess is a Web server available in all versions of Windows Server 2003. The Microsoft Internet Information Services Plug-in extends Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control to add support for managing Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0. By deploying the plug-in within your Grid Control environment, you gain the following management features:
Monitor availability and receive Internet Information Services data for the following performance areas:
Perform trend analysis on collected performance information.
View and compare configuration data, as well as track configuration changes.
Receive email and/or page notification concerning potential problems surrounding availability, performance, and/or configuration data.
Gain access to rich out-of-box reports.
Support monitoring by a remote Agent. For remote monitoring, the Agent does not need to be on the same computer as Internet Information Services.
This plug-in supports the following versions of products:
Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g Release 2 or higher Management Service
Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g Release 2 or higher Agent for Windows
Microsoft Internet Information Server 6.0.x
Microsoft Internet Information Services running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (see note below)
Note:For details on which editions (such as Enterprise, Standard, and so forth) and versions of Windows operating systems that this Microsoft product is supported to run on, refer to the Microsoft website and/or documentation.
The following prerequisites must be met before you can deploy the plug-in:
Microsoft Internet Information Services is installed.
The following components of Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control release 2 or higher are installed:
Oracle Management Services with Oracle Management Repository
Oracle Management Agent for Windows
You can install the Agent on the same computer as Internet Information Services (referred to as local Agent monitoring), or you can install the Agent on a different computer from Internet Information Services (referred to as remote Agent monitoring).
Ensure that the Windows Management Instrumentation Service is up and running.
For remote Agent monitoring, a remote Agent must be properly configured. See "Configuring a Remote Agent" for the procedure.
User privileges for the Job system of Enterprise Manager. For the procedure, refer to "Setting Credentials for the Job System to Work with Enterprise Manager" in one of the following installation guides:
Oracle Database Installation Guide 10g Release 2 (10.2) for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) — B14316-01
Oracle Database Installation Guide 10g Release 2 (10.2) for Microsoft Windows (64-Bit) on Intel Itanium — B14317-02
Oracle Database Installation Guide 10g Release 2 (10.2) for Microsoft Windows (x64) — B15681-02
These guides are listed in the Installation Guides section of the Oracle Database Documentation Library at the following location:
Note:If you do not assign the correct privileges for users, the deployment will fail.
If you want to use version 184.108.40.206.0 of the Microsoft Internet Information Services plug-in, you need to do one of the following:
Install this version on Oracle Enterprise Manager Windows Agent version 10.2.0.2.
Apply a one-off patch on Oracle Enterprise Manager Windows Agent version 10.2.0.1. Refer to Metalink and Oracle bug #5349647 for more information.
After you ensure that the prerequisites are met, follow these steps to deploy the management plug-in:
Download the Microsoft Internet Information Services Server Plug-in archive to your desktop or computer on which the browser is launched.
Log in to Enterprise Manager Grid Control as a Super Administrator.
Click the Setup link in the upper right corner of the Grid Control Home page, then click the Management Plug-ins link on the left side of the Setup page.
Click Browse and select the plug-in archive.
Click List Archive.
Select the plug-in and click OK.
Verify that you have set preferred credentials on all Agents where you want to deploy the plug-in.
In the Management Plug-ins page, click the icon in the Deploy column for the Microsoft Internet Information Services Server. The Deploy Management Plug-in wizard appears.
Click Add Agents, then select one or more Agents to which you want to deploy the plug-in. The wizard reappears and displays the wizard you selected.
Click Next, then click Finish.
If you see an error message stating that the preferred credential is not set up, go to the Preferences page and add the preferred credentials for the Agent target type.
After successfully deploying the plug-in, follow these steps to add the plug-in target to Grid Control for central monitoring and management:
From the Agent Home page where the Microsoft Internet Information Services Plug-in was deployed, select the Microsoft Internet Information Services target type from the Add drop-down list, then click Go. The Add Microsoft Internet Information Services page appears.
Provide the following information for the properties:
Name — Unique target name across all the Grid Control targets, such as iis_Hostname. The name represents this Microsoft Internet Information Services target across all user interfaces within Grid Control.
Host — Full name (inclusive of domain, such as machineA.com) or the IP address of the host
Username — Host user name that must be an Administrator user. Required only for remote Agent monitoring.
Password — Password for the Username. Required only for remote Agent monitoring.
Agent Location — Remote specifies that the Agent monitoring Internet Information Services targets is not on the same computer as the target being monitored. (See "Configuring a Remote Agent" for more information.) Local specifies that the Agent monitoring the target is on the same computer as the target being monitored. Note that remote and local are case-sensitive and should be lowercase.
Click Test Connection to make sure the parameters you entered (such as the password) are correct.
Reenter the encrypted parameters from step 2 if the connection test was successful, then click OK.
Note:After you deploy and configure the plug-in to monitor one or more targets in the environment, you can customize the monitoring settings of the plug-in. This alters the collection intervals and threshold settings of the metrics to meet the particular needs of your environment. If you decide to disable one or more metric collections, this could impact the reports that the metric is a part of.
After waiting a few minutes for the plug-in to start collecting data, use the following steps to verify and validate that Enterprise Manager is properly monitoring the plug-in target:
Click the Internet Information Services Server target link from the Agent home page Monitored Targets table. The Microsoft Internet Information Services Server home page appears.
Verify that no metric collection errors are reported in the Metrics table.
Ensure that reports can be seen and no errors are reported by selecting the Reports property page.
The steps for deploying the plug-in are the same for remote Agent monitoring and local Agent monitoring. However, if the Agent is on a remote computer from the plug-in target, certain configuration changes are required to access the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) data on the computer where the plug-in target resides.
In a scenario where computer A runs the Agent, and the target is installed on computer B, do the following to set up computer A:
Go to the Windows Control Panel and select Administrative Tools, then Services.
Select the Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent service from the listed computer where the Agent is running.
Right-click the service, then select Properties.
Click the Log On tab. By default, this service is started with the Local System account.
Change the default account by selecting the This account radio button, and provide an account and password that exist on both computer A and computer B.
Note that the account should be a member of the Administrators group, and the account should have administrative privileges on computer B. The password should not be left blank.
Click OK, then restart the Agent service.
Ensure that the Windows Management Instrumentation Service is up and running on both computers.
The Agent should now be able to collect data from the remote plug-in target computer. If the configuration above is not initiated, metric collection errors can appear for the plug-in target's metrics.
To ensure that metric collection errors do not occur within Enterprise Manager, Oracle recommends reviewing the Microsoft documentation on the WMI setup. Refer to the Microsoft documentation from the Microsoft website for additional configuration details.
Note:For a remote Agent, the platform to which the Agent is installed can be any Windows type that may not be supported for the Internet Information Services. For example, if the Internet Information Services is running on Windows 2003, you can install the remote Agent on Windows XP to monitor it.
Follow these steps to undeploy the plug-in from an Agent:
Log in to Enterprise Manager Grid Control as a Super Administrator.
Select the Targets tab, then the All Targets subtab.
Select Microsoft Internet Information Services Plug-in target and click Remove. You must do this step for all targets of the plug-in.
Make sure that the preferred credentials are set on the Agents where the plug-in is deployed.
Click the Setup link in the upper right corner of the All Targets page, then click the Management Plug-ins link on the left side of the Setup page. The Management Plug-ins page appears.
Click the icon in the Undeploy column for the Microsoft Internet Information Services Plug-in. The Undeploy Management Plug-in page appears.
Check all the Agents that are currently deployed with the Microsoft Internet Information Services Plug-in and click OK.
You must undeploy the plug-in from every Agent in the system to completely remove it from the enterprise.
Select the Microsoft Internet Information Services Plug-in on the Management Plug-ins page and click Delete.
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