Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

Edit the AppInsight for Active Directory template

The AppInsight for Active Directory template includes numerous component monitors to provide data about domain controllers and Active Directory services; click here for a list. If you modify the template, child application monitors already assigned to servers update to match.

The primary reason to edit most SAM templates is to configure polling frequency, polling method, and thresholds for warning and critical states for monitored metrics before assigning templates to nodes. Like the other AppInsight templates, the AppInsight for Active Directory template includes component monitors with default settings that cannot be modified due to dependencies. Also, you cannot add component monitors to this template.

When working with component monitors, note that AppInsight for Active Directory uses domain controller IP addresses instead of domain names for polling; LDAP components do not include the $DomainName parameter in configuration fields. This use of IP address enables different applications to get data from all monitored domain controllers in a single domain.

To edit this template:

  1. Navigate to the Manage Application Monitor Templates page.
  2. Click Edit to display component monitor details.
  3. Make your changes.
  4. Click Submit.

When you assign this template to individual nodes that represent domain controllers, you create individual application monitors (also called "applications") that have additional Advanced settings, including:

  • LDAP Port Number
  • Global Catalog Port Number
  • Ignore Certificate Errors
  • Enable Domain Components
  • Enable Total Counters

To learn about these settings and how they can impact domain controller performance, see Configure AppInsight for Active Directory on nodes