The Microsoft Cluster Server KM supports the following features:
- New design to support multiple Cluster configuration
- Remote monitoring of Microsoft Failover Clusters
- Filter based on Resources Type
- Ability to configure operating system remote monitoring of nodes
- Ability to monitor Cluster using Virtual PATROL Agent
- Performance Scalability and Reliability
- Merged the PATROL for Microsoft Cluster Server KM into the Microsoft Windows Servers suite
- Upgrade from earlier versions not supported
New design to support multiple Cluster configuration
- Simplified UI for monitoring clusters
- A single collector (MCSCluster.exe)
- Reduced footprint on the PATROL Agent machine
- Notification based discovery and status of Roles and Resources
Remote monitoring of Microsoft Failover Clusters
PATROL for Microsoft Cluster Server monitors and analyzes the performance of a Microsoft Failover Cluster. With 2.0.00 release of the KM, now Windows failover clusters can be monitored remotely from any server within the domain or out of the domain. The KM uses WinRM and Cluster API for data collection. Using this KM, you can monitor the following cluster features:
- Cluster network and network interfaces
- Cluster nodes
- Cluster roles and resources
- Cluster Shares
- Cluster Shared Volumes
Filter based on Resources Type
The KM enabled you to create filters to exclude Resources from monitoring based on the resource type instead of the resource name. For more information, see
Ability to configure operating system remote monitoring of nodes
The KM now provides operating system monitoring of all the cluster nodes. The Node configuration option has been added to enable this monitoring. In this option, you can specify the cluster nodes for which you want to start the operating system monitoring and choose to monitor the Processor, Memory, Disks, Event logs, and other monitor types for the cluster nodes. For more information, see
Ability to monitor Cluster using Virtual PATROL Agent
The KM now enables you to monitor Clusters using the Virtual PATROL Agent. The Virtual PATROL Agent can be created using the PATROL Cluster Configuration (PCC) wizard as a resource. This resource can, in turn, be used to monitor clusters and provide high availability.
Performance Scalability and Reliability
With the 2.0.00 version of the PATROL for Microsoft Cluster, 50 clusters can be monitored depending on the load (in terms of roles or resources) on the clusters. For more information, see Performance Scalability and Reliability data.
Merged the PATROL for Microsoft Cluster Server KM into the Microsoft Windows Servers suite
The PATROL for Microsoft Cluster Server 2.0.00 is now a part of the PATROL for Microsoft Windows Servers suite version 5.0.00.
Upgrade from earlier versions not supported
Since the PATROL for Microsoft Cluster Server 2.0.00 KM has been redesigned to support multiple new features, upgrade from earlier versions of the KM is not supported.