Foglight for Active Directory

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Easy performance monitoring for Active Directory.

Identify and understand the causes of replication, performance and availability issues.



Simplify your virtual Active Directory monitoring

Quickly find, diagnose and fix problems affecting your virtual Active Directory (AD) performance and related infrastructure. Foglight for AD works with both virtual and physical environments, and leverages logical and architectural representations to provide unparalleled insight into your virtual AD.

Easily identify and understand the causes of replication, performance and availability issues — problems that are compounded when your AD resides in a virtual or mixed environment. And with Foglight for Active Directory, you can produce reports that enable you to manage and monitor service levels from a business perspective – so you spend less time resolving performance bottlenecks and more time optimizing your AD infrastructure.


Detailed architectural representations
Draw attention to critical load areas and abnormal flows of data with intuitive dashboards that immediately identify problems.

Dashboard with logical views
Peruse virtualization components that depict logical representations of each component or group to better understand overall AD health and relationships.

Physical and virtual environment visualization
Get consolidated views that highlight issues across your physical and virtual environment (including the hypervisor and application infrastructure) and quickly navigate to problem areas.

Virtualization awareness
Use visual cues to identify AD components residing on virtual infrastructure, and troubleshoot issues directly in the virtualization layer.

Dashboard of top consumers
Categorize top resource consumers across the entire environment to detect load issues for quick troubleshooting and repair.

Out-of-the box alerts with expert advice
Get detailed alarms that highlight best practices, incident predictions, deviations and operational problems, and then speed mean time to resolution.

Advanced drill-down capabilities
Save research time by getting answers via detailed dashboards to frequently asked questions about performance, system environment and capacity.

SLA reporting
Demonstrate how the AD infrastructure supports your business by easily creating SLA performance and availability reports.

Use a unique drag-and-drop graphical report-building tool to quickly produce ad hoc and scheduled reports.

Metrics management
Benefit from additional troubleshooting metrics that provide exposure into hidden areas.

Diagnostic tests and reports
Schedule and initiate AD-specific reports, and get deeper troubleshooting capabilities when alarms arise.

FRS/DFS-R visibility
Ensure information you receive from one domain controller is replicated to other partner domain controllers by using additional graphs that show file system replication health.

Critical change alarms
Receive automated alarms when a domain controller or server has been added or removed from the environment.

Cartridge user roles
Assign role-based delegate permissions to control which users have access to specific parts of Foglight.
  • Operating system
    Windows Server (2003, 2008 R2, 2012)
    Linux ( Cent OS, RH Ent, Oracle, SUSE)

    Foglight Management Server
    4 vCPUs
    6 GB of memory
    120 GB of disk storage

    Platform support
    VMware: VirtualCenter (VCMS) 2.5.x, vCenter Server 5.5, vSphere up to version 6, vCloud 5.5 and View 5.5
    Microsoft Hyper-V: Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 or Windows 2012
    OpenStack: Juno (2014.2.x), IceHouse (2014.1.x), Havana (2013.2.x)
    KVM: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.x
    Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.0 and higher
    Citrix NetScaler 10.1 and higher

    Foglight for Virtualization must be installed in order to use Foglight for Active Directory

    Language supported
    US English
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