Monitoring Microsoft clustered servers requires some extra configuration. This how-to describes how to configure op5 Monitor to monitor drives and win32-services on clustered Windows servers.
Since Drives/partitions in Windows server clusters can failover between the physical servers, the drives need to be checked/monitored via the virtual server names. First you add the virtual servers as new hosts in your configuration. Secondly add services to these new hosts. See example below:
|service_description:||Disk usage Q:|
In a Windows server cluster the Win32-services are named using the format ‘win-servicename$virtualhostname’. To monitor these services the $-sign needs to be escaped in check_command_args. See example below:
|service_description:||SQL Server service|