Is there any way to monitor Office 365 through Nimsoft ? If not, is there anything in the roadmap either ?
I think Nimsoft has a bigger problem with Office365. The report_engine can not send scheduled reports via Office365. I was informed that it needs to be rewritten. (something about TLS) Also the internet_mail_response I could not get working sofar.
Engineering / developement suggested to step over to UMP 2.5.1 the new report_scheduler porlet should do the job, they said. Unfortunately after migrating to UMP251 (Liferay 6) I still get errors .. and no reports are sent. Strange enough: alarm message (using the emailgtw_probe) does work fine with Office365.
I realy hope that Nimsoft address this issue with the highest priority
Thanks Ashley for your inputs. I hope Nimsoft will come up with the new probe version for the same so that we don't get to face monitoring issues related to Office 365.
I'm nudging this post to see if 3 years on there is more interest in monitoring MS Office 365.
My personal opinion is that there is demand for this, our customers are asking for a probe for Office365 which can do the same as the GoogleApps probe. The really want the following:
Has anyone done any monitoring of Office365 themselves using Nimsoft or another tool? Anyone any thoughts on building a probe to do this yourself? How easy is it to write a probe that would take an rss feed and turn the info into QoS data and alarms?
There was an idea on the ideas list for an Office365 probe but it was closed due to lack of market demand. However, I notice there is an MS SCOM management pack for Office365 so Microsoft must think there is demand. If you think there is demand then please promote that idea. You can find it by searching for Office365 on the support site (https://na4.salesforce.com/ideas/viewIdea.apexp?id=08760000000GpbV&srPos=0&srKp=087).
I went to an event in Colorado a few weeks ago and O365 wasn't really even on their radar. I had to speak up about it and I was the only customer there actually using O365. This is a huge product for Microsoft and to not even see it on Nimsoft's road map, does not make me happy.
Microsoft is just starting to open up the API for O365 to allow monitoring of services.
Here is some reference I believe
Would be cool to see Nimsoft leverage this and quickly too. I really liked the idea of not using synthetic transactions that everytime you look at them funny, they fail. Being able to natively leverage the API to get you the info you need vs scripting would just be awesome.
I fully agree with your views on this.
In addition to that, I would like to make it a point that going forward, we would see a lot of tools ( mostly SaaS based ) coming up with their own monitoring solutions. It's true that the benefit of Nimsoft is to provide a centralized monitoring solution however in scenarios like this where there is no existing monitoring probe in Nimsoft, customers will either move to tool specific monitoring capabilities or move to a different tool which provides the monitoring solution.
My suggestion to CA / Nimsoft would be to do a comparison on what their product is lacking in terms of monitoring compared to other vendors and starts incorporating them if they would like to have an edge in the market in terms of infrastructure monitoring tools otherwise they will face tough times for sure.
It seems that unlike earlier releases of Nimsoft, the current and few recent releases of Nimsoft is putting more focus on the overall solution but much less on the probes which constitutes the core and strength of their product. I might be wrong here but you can check it for yourself by finding out how many percentage of newer probes released in their last few releases or during Nimsoft 7.x till date and compare it with the times when Nimsoft was going with 5.x release cycle.
In a seperate thread, we can ask for views from customers and users on this.
What your views on this ? Please let us know.
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