The current Monitoring tab in Service Pulse will sometimes read as follows:
Endpoint monitoring not available
Monitoring is not available due to one or more of these reasons:
- the monitoring server is not configured or is unavailable
- the monitoring plugin is not installed on the endpoints to be monitored
- endpoints without the monitoring plugin do not have auditing enabled
I am questioning whether the last one is accurate. Should it read as “* endpoints with the monitoring plugin do not have auditing enabled”. Not it says “With the moniting plugin” vs “with out”.
Also I think it might make sense to add one additional line item. “All endpoints that are properly configured to send monitoring metrics, have been off line for more than an hour.” My understanding is that the service pulse only reports on the last hour of activity. On my local dev box if I come in the morning service pulse will report this because my endpoints were turned off for the evening. If I start them up then it starts reporting. This implies that original 3 bullet points were not applicable, as I did not have to make a change. Which leads me to surmise that the 4th bullet point I am proposing is of value particularly for users who are new to the system and do not make a correlation between this an heartbeats. In fact, the heart beat information is gone as well, so the user would not see this either.