Metalogix Replicator 7.1 Will Save Administrators Time for Monitoring
As the Product Manager for the Replicator product, I’m excited to write about the release of version 7.1. It was a great experience learning from our solution engineers, developers and customers about all of the capabilities within Replicator. One consistent message from all my teachers was that replication/synchronization of SharePoint content isn’t a simple thing, and that there’s a lot that goes into monitoring the flow of content from one location to the next.
With a focus on monitoring, we set forth to reduce the level of effort an administrator takes to view the multiple environments they are synchronizing. Listening to customer feedback, we also added some labels to the monitoring KPIs – because luckily people don’t have to visit the dashboard too often to view issues.
Replicator 7.1 includes, (among other back-end technical fixes):
Email notifications from the Administrator farm
When the status of a KPI changes from green to yellow, or yellow to red, an email is sent to the specified e-mail address. This e-mail will include detailed information on the specific KPI, which farm it is found in, and a direct link to that farm.
Identify a farm as the Administrator, and central location for monitoring.
To aggregate the KPI information across multiple farms, in direct or adaptive mode, one farm is identified as the central repository (or Administrator) and becomes the alerting engine for a replication network. From the start-up configuration wizard, the Administrator farm can be identified and e-mails can be added for notifications.
Once the Administrator farm has been identified, the KPIs will begin to replicate to this location at 15 minute intervals. A new overview KPI set will be displayed, representing all farms within the replication network. Once selected, users will be able to view the detailed KPIs for the remote farms from the Administrator farm.
Even though this blog is short, there’s much to learn about Replicator. If you’re currently working with Replicator, or are interested in learning more please visit the Replicator product page or download Replicator 7.1. You can also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide direct feedback.
Adam is a Director of Product Management at Metalogix and a Microsoft MVP advocating for collaboration by connecting business needs with the right technology. Prior to Metalogix, Adam was a Practice Lead for Office 365 in a cutting edge Microsoft Consulting firm where he was responsible for moving customers to the cloud, designing and implementing information architecture (SharePoint Farm and content) and increasing user adoption. Adam is an ongoing member of the SharePoint Saturday DC coordinating committee and active speaker at various events.