Microsoft SharePoint

CA APM for Microsoft SharePoint is a complete performance monitoring and management solution. This extension offers continous monitoring of your SharePoint portal components during development, QA, staging, and production. The extension also extends visibility beyond SharePoint portal, allowing you to identify performance problems both within SharePoint portal and in connection to critical back-end systems.
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CA APM for Microsoft SharePoint is a complete performance monitoring and management solution. This extension offers continous monitoring of your SharePoint portal components during development, QA, staging, and production. The extension also extends visibility beyond SharePoint portal, allowing you to identify performance problems both within SharePoint portal and in connection to critical back-end systems.
The extension collects and analyzes metrics from the SharePoint portal in real time. Metrics show problems that are related to availability, performance, or health. You can customize the extension to alert an administrator or system user about the problem that has occurred. You can configure alerts to meet the needs of an individual SharePoint portal deployment. The extension is built on the CA Introscope enterprise monitoring platform and shares all its key benefits.
You can view the overall health, performance, and availability of SharePoint portal using the dashboards. The Investigator tree provides a list of top worst performing components in a tabular view. You can use this tabular view to generate a graphical view. This graphical view displays the relationships between the worst performing components with other SharePoint portal components. The graphical view helps you understand how the worst performing components can affect the other components in SharePoint portal.
In addition, when you deploy the SharePoint Monitor agent in SharePoint portal server environment, the components of the SharePoint Monitor agent reports Performance Monitor counters and Windows application events.
Extension Components
CA APM for Microsoft SharePoint includes the following components:
  • Agent Extension, PBL, and PBD files 
     
    collects SharePoint portal metric data and transfers the data to Enterprise Manager.
  • Enterprise Manager plug-ins, and Workstation plug-in
     – analyzes and aggregates the metrics and transfers the data to Workstation for display.
  • Management Module 
     
    displays metric groupings, Alerts, and Dashboards for SharePoint portal.
  • SharePoint Monitor Agent 
     
    reports Windows events and PerfMon counters to the Enterprise Manager.
The extension components work as follows:
  • CA Introscope Agent collects metrics and passes them to the Enterprise Manager. This agent resides in the SharePoint portal and application server.
  • SharePoint Monitor Agent collects the Windows events and PerfMon counters, then passes the events and counters to the Enterprise Manager. This agent resides in one of the SharePoint servers in a farm. 
  • Enterprise Manager analyzes the metrics and aggregates them using Enterprise Manager plug-ins.
The Workstation displays these metrics and the worst performing components based on the metrics. The Workstation also displays the overall health, performance, and availability of SharePoint portal Server.
SharePoint Monitor Agent
The SharePoint Monitor agent includes the following components:
  • SPPerfCounters.list.xml 
     
    contains a list of PerfMon categories, counters, and their instance information that the extension monitors. This component also contains monitoring levels that are associated with the counters.
  • SPEvents.list 
     
    contains a list of SharePoint Windows application event sources that the extension monitors.
  • SPMonitor.properties
     – contains properties for monitoring SharePoint.
The SharePoint Monitor agent works as follows:
  • Monitors the PerfMon counters and Windows events of the Sharepoint portal application server.
  • Sends the specified metrics to the Enterprise Manager. This depends on the monitoring level set for services.
  • Monitors application event for the sources specified in the SPEvents.list file and sends the event information to the Enterprise Manager.