Currently, supported features are as follows:


Windows server


• Event Log Collection

• Iris collects System Event logs every 5 minutes

• Alarms can be generated from these events status or event message


• General Performance

• CPU – User, processor and CPU interrupts

• Memory – Physical, Virtual and Paging

• Disk Performance – Capacity, Read/Write Queues, IO

• Network Performance – Network Traffic and Interface status


• Terminal Server

• User Login Count/Trend


• Service/Server status monitoring

• Iris checks for and graphs the status of Windows Services

• The default installation checks for all VMware VC related services as well as IIS, SQL and TS

• Extra applications can be added by Iris Support on request


Microsoft Exchange server


• Message Queue Length

• Mailbox Delivery Queue

• NonSMTP Delivery Queue

• Active Remote Delivery Queue

• Queues Per Second

• Messages Queued for Delivery

• Messages Completed Delivery

• Exchange Store Size


Microsoft SQL server


• Dead Locks per second

• Transactions per second

• Active Transactions

• Logfile Capacity Transactions

• Connected Users Counter


Microsoft Active Directory

• Binds Per Second

• Translations Per Second

• DS Read Per Second

• DS Searches Per Second

• DS Writes Per Second


Application Monitoring

WMI Requirements

There are some specific requirements for using the Iris WMI poller.

- A Domain Admin (or local for non-AD environments) User account with either Admin Rights or WMI permissions. For domain level services such Exchange, Iris will need an Enterprise Admin Service account.


- Similar to FTP WMI, it uses one port to connect (tcp 135) then several 1023+ ports to communicate. This means, in cases where there are firewalls between WMI devices and the Iris poller, the poller will either have to be granted full access to the devices or all Windows devices will have to be configured to use a set port range to use for WMI and the firewall rules configured accordingly.