Monitor Windows SharePoint Services

These questions are based on 70-631 TS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring Microsoft Self Test Software Practice Test.


Objective: Monitor Windows SharePoint Services
Sub-objective: Configure centralized monitoring for WSS


Single answer, multiple choice


You are a network administrator for NuTex Corp. You have deployed Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 in a server farm environment with five front-end Web servers, named Web1, Web2, Web3, Web4 and Web5. All of the front-end servers are managed by a network server, named Server1.


Your IT management policy requires that you log all “HTTP Error 500-13 – Server too busy” errors that Internet Information Servers (IIS) encounter. How can you do this?



  1. Install Microsoft Operation Manager (MOM) 2005 on the network server, Server1, and install the IIS Management Pack on the five Web servers.
  2. Create a ProcessorInterruptsSec counter log on each Web server running WSS 3.0.
  3. View system logs on each Web server running WSS 3.0.
  4. View trace logs on each Web server running WSS 3.0.

Answer:
A. Install Microsoft Operation Manager (MOM) 2005 on the network server, Server1, and install the IIS Management Pack on the five Web servers.


Tutorial:
You should install Microsoft Operation Manager (MOM) 2005 on the network server and install the IIS Management Pack on the five Web servers. MOM 2005 is used to identify areas of concern and resolve issues with the Web front-end servers and database back-end servers. MOM 2005 monitors events written in the Windows event log by various servers and tracks and responds to a selected set of critical events based on a list of key performance counters. MOM uses management packs that provide product-specific operations knowledge for various server applications. Certain rules are specified in the management packs for monitoring the server health indicators and creating alerts when any issues are detected, or when certain thresholds that require attention from the administrator are exceeded.


The IIS Management Pack is used to monitor the health of IIS and its related services. Various reports are included in the IIS Management Pack that can be used to track the health of IIS server. The Count of HTTP 500 Errors by Day report in the IIS Management Pack is used to view the count of HTTP 500 errors in the IIS log for each IIS server in the server farm. The IIS management pack also can be used to trigger an alert when IIS generates a single type of event repeatedly.


For example, the IIS Management Pack can be used to trigger an alert when a client receives an “Error 404 – File not found” error more than 200 times in 120 seconds.


Some of the common HTTP errors are as follows:



  • Security: Error 401: “Access Denied” Error
  • Security: Error 403: “Forbidden” Error
  • Error 404: “Page Not Found” Error
  • Error 405: “Method Not Allowed” Error
  • Security: 414: “Request-URL Too Long” Error.
  • Error 500: “Internal Server Error”

You should not create a ProcessorInterruptsSec counter log on each Web server running WSS 3.0. The ProcessorInterruptsSec counter log is used to record the number of times the processing has stopped to handle a hardware request for disk or memory I/O.


You should not view the system logs on each Web server running WSS 3.0. System logs are used to view the events logged by Windows operating system components. The system logs cannot be used to view the number of HTTP 500 errors that the IIS servers have encountered.


You should not view the trace logs on each Web server running WSS 3.0. Trace logs are used to resolve issues with configuration changes to your SharePoint environment. These logs also can be used to resolve serious system issues. The trace logs cannot be used to view the number of HTTP 500 errors that the IIS servers have encountered. The IIS logs can be used to view HTTP 500 errors as well.


Reference:
Microsoft TechNet > MOM Management Pack Guides > Windows Internet Information Services Management Pack Guide > Deploying the Internet Information Services Management Pack > Additional Configuration for the IIS Management Pack > Customizing Rules that Generate Events Based on Repeat Counts

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