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Need help monitoring msmq Symantec Enterprise Vault



I would like to monitor msmq on our Symantec Enterprise Vault server using PRTG I'm using the Google code project sensor "Messagecount" mentioned in https://www.paessler.com/knowledgebase/en/topic/4023-how-to-alarm-when-sensor-value-doesn-t-change

PRTG sensorlog says "0:Queuename not found on specified machine" It seems to me, I must be using the wrong queuename but how to determine the right msmq queuename/queuetype? How about the use of quotes/brackets? Any suggestions to get it working? Gerard Feijth maybe?

Explanation of the Enterprise Vault Microsoft Message Queues (MSMQ) can be found here : http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH77223

Forgot the magic word, here it is : please! :-)

messagecount msmq queuename vault

Created on Feb 4, 2011 8:44:04 AM

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Hi Marc,

Unfortunately I do not have a Symantec Enterprise Vault at my disposal to test the sensor with. I did add an extra command line parameter in version 8.0.2 of the sensor to list all public and private MSMQ queues on the specified machine.

You can now use the -l switch to list all queues.

Note: this switch is to be used in command line mode only and not when running as a sensor!

Created on Feb 7, 2011 10:38:46 AM



Hi Gerard.

You're great, the hint/fix got me going! After getting your latest version and using the -l paramter I was able to extract all the appropiate msmqueuenames and I'm now getting the correct values in PRTG.

Thanks a million! Marc.

Created on Feb 8, 2011 9:41:09 PM

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