This chapter covers monitoring, the last major feature area of Microsoft Application Center 2000 (Application Center). Because monitoring is such a broad topic, and is a feature that meets the diverse needs of users with differing goals and objectives, this chapter focuses on the elements that make up Application Center monitoring. In addition to showing you how Application Center interacts with operating system tools such as the Microsoft Windows 2000 Event Viewer, this chapter provides detailed information about the unique, single-console view of a cluster and its members that is provided by Application Center.
In This Chapter
The Role of Monitoring
Windows Management Instrumentation
Microsoft Health Monitor 2.1
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine and ACLog
Monitoring: a Four-Step Process