COMPASS | Active Directory Monitoring Tool
With Compass Active Directory monitoring tool, you can avoid the following problems:
Logon failure can occur throughout the domain or forest if a trust relationship or name resolution fails, or if a global catalog server cannot determine universal group membership.
User and service accounts can become locked out if the PDC emulator is unavailable in the domain or replication fails between several domain controllers.
Domain Controller failure
If the drive containing the Ntds.dit file runs out of disk space, the domain controller stops functioning.
Applications that are critical to your business, such as Microsoft Exchange or another e-mail application, can fail if address book queries into the directory fail.
Inconsistent directory data
If replication fails for an extended period of time, objects (known as lingering objects and re-animated objects) can be created in the directory and might require extensive diagnosis and time to eliminate.
Account creation failure
A domain controller is unable to create user or computer accounts if it exhausts its supply of relative IDs and the RID master is unavailable.
Security policy failure
If the SYSVOL shared folder does not replicate properly, Group Policy objects and security policies are not properly applied to clients.
Ensure that your AD is backed up regularly with Compass.
Open up the hood on your Active Directory…
Go beyond the generic monitoring. Compass delivers comprehensive monitoring on all the key components in your environment.
- LDAP port test
- UDP port verification
- Global Catalog port listening
- DNS connectivity test
- DNS settings verification
- DNS Domain record verification
- DNS Forest record check
- DHCP, DNS, and DFS
- Kerberos Key Distribution Center
- Manual configuration of additional services
- Disk Space Monitoring
- CPU and Monitoring
- System and Application log
- Windows Update and Patches
- Active Directory Time Service
- Replication monitoring
- Backup verification
- LSASS monitoring
The Compass dashboard had indicated one of my domain
controllers had reached a critical state. By clicking deeper into the event I saw that the CPU was running at 100%.
After logging into the domain controller I found that our anti-virus software was the culprit. Without Compass I wouldn’t
have known this domain controller was running very slow, which could have affected replication with other domain controllers.
- Mitch Svihovec, First Interstate Bank
Our Loyal Customers