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See how Foglight for Active Directory helps you to quickly detect, diagnose and resolve problems affecting the AD environment and infrastructure for both virtual and physical environments.

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Foglight for Active Directory

Simplified Virtual Active Directory Monitoring

Foglight for Active Directory helps you quickly detect, diagnose and resolve problems affecting virtual Active Directory performance and related infrastructure in both virtual and physical environments. Its logical and architectural representations offer unparalleled insight to the state of the virtual Microsoft Active Directory

With Foglight for Active Directory, you can easily identify and understand the causes of replication, performance and availability issues — an issue that's compounded when AD resides in a virtual or mixed physical/virtual environment. In addition, SLA reports help you more effectively manage and meet business needs. 


  • Detailed Architectural Representations – Identify problems quickly with intuitive dashboards that draw attention to critical load areas and abnormal flows of data.
  • Dashboard with Logical Views – See overall Active Directory health and understand relationships with dashboard views of Active Directory virtualization components depicting logical representations of each component, or group.
  • Visualize Physical and Virtual Environment – Navigate to problem areas quickly with consolidated views highlighting issues in the whole physical and virtual environment, including the hypervisor and application infrastructure perspectives.
  • Virtualization Awareness – Troubleshoot issues directly in the virtualization layer with visual cues identifying Active Directory components residing on virtual infrastructure.
  • Dashboard of Top Consumers – Identify load issues for quick troubleshooting and repair with dashboard views categorizing top resource consumers across the entire environment.
  • Out-of-the Box Alerts with Expert Advice – Speed MTTR with detailed alarms highlighting best practices, incident predictions, deviations and operational problems.
  • Advanced Drill-Down Capabilities – Save research time and effort with detailed dashboards providing answers to frequently asked questions about performance as well as the system environment and capacity.
  • SLA Reporting – Create SLA performance and availability reports easily showing how the Active Directory infrastructure supports the business.
  • Reporting – Produce ad hoc and scheduled reports easily with a unique drag-and-drop graphical report-building tool.
  • Metrics Management – Ensure additional exposure into normally-hidden areas when troubleshooting with a variety of additional metrics you can collect.
  • Diagnostic Tests and Reports – Experience deeper investigation abilities when troubleshooting alarms arise with the ability to schedule and initiate AD-specific reports.
  • FRS/DFS-R Visibility – Ensure that information from one domain controller is replicated to other partner domain controllers with additional graphs that show file system replication health.
  • Critical Change Alarms – Find out when a domain controller or server has been added or removed from the environment with automated alarms.
  • Cartridge User Roles – Control which users have access to specific parts of vFoglight/Foglight by assigning role-based delegate permissions.



Monitor Active Directory Replication

With Foglight for Active Directory, you can monitor AD replication instantly. You'll also have full visibility of the number of alarms and warnings direct from the vFoglight welcome screen.

Detect Alarms Throughout Your Entire AD Forest

By drilling into Foglight for Active Directory, you'll have full visibility of "All Forests Alarms."

See How Often an Alarm Has Occurred

To reveal the other instances of a specific alarm, simply select the "I" under "Info" at the bottom of the screen.

Detect Historical Occurrences of Alarms (1/3)

Selecting the "Alarm Message" reveals that the "File Replication Service has stopped on the Domain Controller." The alarm has not been acknowledged yet. Select "Find Historical Occurrences" for more detail..

Detect Historical Occurrences of Alarms (2/3)

The Alarm Historical Occurrences screen reveals that this alarm has occurred once before.

Detect Historical Occurrences of Alarms (3/3)

Drilling into a specific occurrence shows whether or not the alarm has been cleared, and if so, by whom. In this example, the alarm was cleared by admin "lmurphy".

Resolve Issues with Actionable Recommendations

With Foglight for Active Directory, you can acknowledge the alarm and restart the service on the Domain Controller as recommended by the alarm's "Message and Help" function.