Best practice is to add all components of the cluster: the cluster, the cluster nodes, and each failover cluster instance.

In order to turn on cluster monitoring in LogicMonitor you will need to create or modify the property system.categories to have a value of “WindowsCluster”.

There are different components monitored for availability on each type of entity:

  • the cluster reports status of the cluster nodes, resource groups, and all resources
  • cluster nodes report the status of cluster groups on that node; state of other nodes; and state of resource groups.
  • the cluster instances report the availabilty of the instance

There is some duplication of what is reported: the disk usage for an instance  will show under both the cluster instance host and the cluster node that currently owns that resource, but alerts can be tuned to eliminate any duplication.


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